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Intrigues

Intrigues
Posted 2 August 2015 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review I am a huge Mercedes Lackey fan and the entire Valdemar series is one of my all-time favorites to binge on every few years.  I love the story lines, the mystery, the intrigue, the characters.  I pick up one of these books and I am transported to a totally different world and I love […]

Forgotten Things

Forgotten Things
Posted 28 July 2015 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review Forgotten Things is the debut full-length novel by author Stephen Mullaney-Westwood.  It is a beautiful story woven between the reality that we all know and that inhabited by the creatures of lore that so many of us dismiss.  It is a coming-of-age story that centers around Adam and his friends Martin and Josh.  Adam has just moved […]

Magic’s Price

Magic’s Price
Posted 28 July 2015 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review While I have loved this series, I think that this one is my least favorite of the three.  I love Vanyel’s character as much as ever, even with all of his stubbornness.  For me it was Stefan’s character, as well as bits of his back story, that just didn’t do it for me. […]

Foundation

Foundation
Posted 28 July 2015 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review One of my favorite parts of the Valdemar epic saga are the Collegium so I love that there is now an entire series based on them!  Foundation is the first in a (so far) five book series set in the Collegium.  While Mags is the center of the series from the Herald Collegium, the […]

Escape from Witchwood Hollow

Escape from Witchwood Hollow
Posted 24 July 2015 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review Such an interesting book with a great premise!  The novel centers around three girls of varying ages.  Each of these girls is from a different historical time period… the 1600s, the 1800s and the 2000s.  Each of them is connected in some way to the mysteriously cursed Witchwood Hollow.  Historical novels are not […]

Magic’s Promise

Magic’s Promise
Posted 20 July 2015 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review This book takes up long after the end of Magic’s Pawn and Vanyel is exhuasted by the wild magic and trauma that he has been through.  He is almost an entirely different person in this book, changed and matured with the experiences of his past.  As much as I loved the first book, I think […]

About a Girl

About a Girl
Posted 13 July 2015 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review About a Girl is the third book in Sarah McCarry’s Metamorphoses series, telling of a third generation.  The first book, All Our Pretty Songs, tells the stories of Aurora and her nameless best friend.  The second book, Dirty Wings, tells the stories of Cassie and Maia, the mother sof Aurora and her friend.  This book tells the […]

Magic’s Pawn

Magic’s Pawn
Posted 12 July 2015 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review I love all of the series and singles that make up the entire Valdemar saga, and this one has always been one of my favorites.  Vanyel is a character that I think, in some way, is a universal character that we can all identify with in one way or another. Vanyel Ashkevron is […]

Ink and Bone

Ink and Bone
Posted 7 July 2015 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review Ink and Bone is the first book in the new Great Library series and it is such an interesting premise, rewriting history in a way that is absolutely intense for anyone who truly loves the written word. In this world, knowledge, or too much of it, is seen as almost a disease, the foundation of ruin […]

The Silver Gryphon

The Silver Gryphon
Posted 5 July 2015 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review The Silver Gryphon is the last book in the Mage Wars trilogy, the first in the epic Valdemar saga.  The first book in the series was pure high fantasy, the second less magic and more intrigue, and this one is a tale of survival.  It also contains one of my favorite quotes from any […]