Review: A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab

Review: A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab

Kell lives in a unique world where more than just one London exists. First there’s non-magical Grey London, then there’s White London, which is slowly destructing due to magical war. There’s also the London Kell calls home, Red London, where magic is celebrated and cherished. And once there was a London consumed by magic: Black London… As a blood magician, or Antari, Kell is one of the few who can still travel between the worlds, acting as an ambassador and delivering messages from throne to throne. But delivering messages...


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Review: The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner

Review: The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner

For most teenagers, the end of high school is an exciting time that marks the chance at a fresh start. Not for Dill. He can’t help but to feel like it’s the beginning of the end of everything good. His whole life he has lived in the shadow of his father who is known as a snake wielding, Pentecostal minister, with a reputation that is far from noble. The kids at school use this as fuel to bully Dill and at home he’s left to face the consequences of...


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Review: The Love That Split the World by Emily Henry

Review: The Love That Split the World by Emily Henry

Natalie Cleary is months away from starting college and leaving her town behind to start a new adventure. All is seemly going well until the friendly apparition who visited her at night throughout her youth, pops in for a visit the night before her final day of high school. “Grandmother,” as Nat affectionately calls her, has a message: you have three months to save him. Naturally, the cryptic yet frightening message leaves Natalie alarmed. Who is the “he” Grandmother is referring to? Her Dad? Brother? Then, the next night,...


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Review: Learning to Swim by Annie Cosby

Review: Learning to Swim by Annie Cosby

High school graduate Cora, like most teenagers, is trying to figure out what she wants from life. When her mother decides her family needs to spend the Summer at their newly purchased beach house, Cora resigns herself to months in the “pink palace,” away from her best friend. Amongst the fellow privileged kids, who also summer on the beach, Cora finds little comfort. Seeking an escape from the looming decisions and shallow peers, Cora befriends an elderly local named Mrs. O’Leary who fills her days with Celtic folklore. She...


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Review: Assassin’s Heart by Sarah Ahiers

Review: Assassin’s Heart by Sarah Ahiers

As a member of the Saldana Family, seventeen year old Lea is a trained assassin. In Lovero, nine Families are permitted to legally kill their marks for a price. Along with sharing a job, the Families also have another thing in common, rivalry. When Lea awakens to find her home in flames and her Family murdered she knows the Da Vias, the Saldana’s biggest adversary, must be the culprit. Worse yet, she fears that her secret tryst with Da Via member, Val, could have led to their demise. Full...


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