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Editorial Review – The King of Fu

 

Title: The King of Fu

Author: Benjamin Davis

Genre: Memoir / Magical realism / Coming of age

 

The kingdom of Fu is the unique backdrop Benjamin Davis uses to share the beginning of his life story. Divided into three parts–umbilical cords, childhood, and adolescence–The King of Fu is a reflection of his feelings about everything from his relationships with his family members to death, sex, and pornography and focuses on the question of what it means to be an adult.

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Editorial Review – Valley Fever

 

Title: Valley Fever

Author: C. J. Bahr

Genre: Fantasy / Supernatural Suspense

 

This quick-paced novel recounts the adventures of Jill Cassidy—a geology student and assistant to Professor Mitchell—as she uncovers the existence of the Fae, immortal creatures entrusted with the care of the earth.

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Editorial Review – The Metanoia Phases: The Change of Heart

 

 

Title of the Book: The Metanoia Phases: The Change of Heart

Author name: Maria E. L. Thomassen

Genre: YA Fantasy

 

Magic, romance, and family secrets collide in this young adult fantasy novel by Maria Thomassen. As the crowned princess of Serendia, Maria has always known love and security. Beloved by friends and family and admired by many, she has always been certain about her place in the world.

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A Gathering of Shadows – Book Review

 

Harry Potter meets A Knight’s Tale meets Pirates of the Caribbean in this swashbuckling second installment of the Shades of Magic trilogy.

In fact, its quite unfair to describe this book in terms of pop culture references because it is so much more than the sum of all its parts, but I do it only to emphasise how truly magnificent this book is.

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Editorial Review – Rise

 

Title: Rise

Author: M. Ainihi

Genre: Dark Fantasy

 

An ordinary Saturday morning hike sends Amanda to a magical world of genies and evil sorcerers after she and her father stumble across ancient ruins in the forest. When Amanda tries to unearth a strange relic buried in the ground, she falls into an underground cellar. She has no idea how she escapes from what should have been her coffin, but she’s pretty certain it has something to do with the mysterious guy who materializes out of thin air in the middle of her kitchen.

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Editorial Review – The Brotherhood of Merlin Book Two: Lycenea

 

Title: The Brotherhood of Merlin Book Two: Lycenea

Author: Rory D. Nelson

Genre: Dark Fantasy / Action Adventure

 

In the second installment of The Brotherhood of Merlin series, all seems to be well when Merlin returns victorious from his and the Brotherhood’s defeat of the sadistic King of the Visi-Gauls. But an enemy close to home lingers, and it’s up to Merlin and the Brethren to figure out and stop whoever is trying to usurp the throne.

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The Girl in The Tower – Book Review

 

Book: The Girl in The Tower (Winternight Trilogy)

Author: Katherine Arden

Rating: 4.5/5

Publishing Date: 25th Jan 2018

Publisher: Ebury

No. of Pages: 363

Goodreads Summary: Orphaned and cast out as a witch by her village, Vasya’s options are few: resign herself to life in a convent, or allow her older sister to make her a match with a Moscovite prince. Both doom her to live in a tower, cut off from the vast world she longs to explore. So instead she chooses adventure, disguising herself as a boy and riding her horse into the woods.

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Editorial Review – The Secret Keeper

 

Book Title: The Secret Keeper

Author: Jane Alvey Harris

Genre: Young Adult / Contemporary Realism / Fantasy

 

The Secret Keeper is the second book in the My Myth trilogy. It tells the story of seventeen-year-old Emily Alvey, who was sexually abused by her own father when she was only seven years old.

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Editorial Review – Breaking Into the Light

 

Title: Breaking Into the Light

Author: Cynthia A. Morgan

Genre: YA Fantasy

 

The third book in the Dark Fey series brings the band of characters to their darkest battles. The Fey of the Light have managed to save some abducted younglings who were taken to become Dark Fey, but when Legionnaires follow them back across, complications ensue.

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Editorial Review – The Last One: JFK Returns

 

Title: The Last One: JFK Returns 

Author: Mary Carruthers

Genre: Urban Fantasy

 

November 22, 1963: a date that has left an indelible imprint on the minds and hearts of Americans because of the tragic assassination of one of the most beloved presidents in history: John F. Kennedy (JFK). 

We’ve read the books and we think we know everything there is to know about the series of events that led to an American hero’s untimely death, including who was to blame.

But what if everything we thought we knew was a lie?

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