Book Review: The Harp of Kings by Juliet Marillier

Summary: Eighteen-year-old Liobhan is a powerful singer and an expert whistle player. Her brother has a voice to melt the hardest heart, and a rare talent on the harp. But Liobhan's burning ambition is to join the elite warrior band on Swan Island. She and her brother train there to compete for places, and find … Continue reading Book Review: The Harp of Kings by Juliet Marillier

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Book Review: Mist, Metal, and Ash by Gwendolyn Clare

Summary: Worlds collide in this thrilling sequel to the epic, imaginative, acclaimed fantasy Ink, Iron, and Glass. In an alternate 19th-century Italy, Elsa has an incredible gift: she can craft new worlds with precise lines of script written in books. But political extremists have stolen the most dangerous book ever scribed―one that can rewrite the … Continue reading Book Review: Mist, Metal, and Ash by Gwendolyn Clare

Book Review: The Night Tiger by Yangsze Choo

Summary: When 11-year-old Ren's master dies, he makes one last request of his Chinese houseboy: that Ren find his severed finger, lost years ago in an accident, and reunite it with his body. Ren has 49 days, or else his master's soul will roam the earth, unable to rest in peace. Ji Lin always wanted … Continue reading Book Review: The Night Tiger by Yangsze Choo

Book Review: A Magical Inheritance by Krista D. Ball

Summary:   Miss Elizabeth Knight received an unexpected legacy upon her uncle’s death: a collection of occult books. However, when one of the books begins talking to her, she discovers an entire world of female occultist history opened to her—a legacy the Royal Occult Society had purposely hidden from the world. However, the magic allowing … Continue reading Book Review: A Magical Inheritance by Krista D. Ball

Book Review: Enchantée by Gita Trelease

Summary: Paris in 1789 is a labyrinth of twisted streets, filled with beggars, thieves, revolutionaries—and magicians... When smallpox kills her parents, Camille Durbonne must find a way to provide for her frail, naive sister while managing her volatile brother. Relying on petty magic—la magie ordinaire—Camille painstakingly transforms scraps of metal into money to buy the … Continue reading Book Review: Enchantée by Gita Trelease

Book Review: Masks and Shadows by Stephanie Burgis

Summary: The year is 1779, and Carlo Morelli, the most renowned castrato singer in Europe, has been invited as an honored guest to Eszterháza Palace. With Carlo in Prince Nikolaus Esterházy's carriage, ride a Prussian spy and one of the most notorious alchemists in the Habsburg Empire. Already at Eszterháza is Charlotte von Steinbeck, the … Continue reading Book Review: Masks and Shadows by Stephanie Burgis

Book Review: The Bird King by G. Willow Wilson

Summary: Set in 1491 during the reign of the last sultanate in the Iberian peninsula, The Bird King is the story of Fatima, the only remaining Circassian concubine to the sultan, and her dearest friend Hassan, the palace mapmaker. Hassan has a secret--he can draw maps of places he's never seen and bend the shape … Continue reading Book Review: The Bird King by G. Willow Wilson