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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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Truth and The Serpent – Book Review

 

Synopsis:

What if you encountered a dark and sinister character of not so subtle reputation? One whose origins are the very meaning of temptation and sin.

What do we really know of creation, myth, and belief? There was a Man, a Woman, a Garden, and of course… a Serpent. Yet, what we have come to know as temptation, and mortal sin are only one side of the story. You see, three sinned, and three were punished, but only two were expelled from the Garden, but afterwards…what happened to the Serpent?

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Editorial Review – The Beasts of Electra Drive

 

Title: The Beasts of Electra Drive

Author: Rohan Quine

Genre: Literary Fiction/Magical Realism/Horror

Aptly titled, The Beasts of Electra Drive tells the story of a video game designer’s revenge on the “Dreary Ones,” the corporate leaders at Bang Dead Games, the company where he worked until recently.

They’re about to release a new, glamorous social media software, Ain’t They Freaky!, designed to fuel the tabloid-style view of the world—cutting others down to build oneself up—and Jaymi Peek feels that something is wrong. Despite owning an opulent house on Electra Drive and two nearby rental properties, something is missing…and then he has an epiphany.

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The Healer’s Secret – Book Review

 

The newly released Healer’s Secret by Helen Pryke is a beautifully disturbing story.

Not a cozy read, it deals with controversial topics like alcoholism, domestic violence and decisions that can turn the fate of a whole family. Strung out over several generations of women who pass their healer’s knowledge on from mother to daughter, the tale draws the reader into their troubles and heartaches.

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Editorial Review – Elements

 

Title: Elements

Author: Nia Markos

Genre: Urban Fantasy/YA

Elements (Book One—The Crystal Series) by Nia Markos is an imaginative Young Adult Urban Fantasy. The book starts out in the setting of Alba with some backstory that sets up the current plot.

Queen Eliana has discord with her general Elsam over his misuse of the Kaemorra stone and she exiles him into darkness. Meanwhile, Elsam has used the stone to disrupt the barrier between the celestial and the human world. After his 1000 years in exile, Elsam aims to take over the human world. From that premise the plot of this story grows.

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Waiting for Aegina – Book Review

 

Author name: Effie Kammenou

Name of the book: Waiting For Aegina: Book Two in The Gift Saga

Genre of the book: Women’s Fiction, Family Saga

Book synopsis: Book Two in The Gift Saga: The continuation of Evanthia’s Gift…

In 1961, five little girls moved into a suburban neighborhood and became inseparable, lifelong friends. They called themselves the ‘Honey Hill Girls,’ named after the street on which they lived. As teenagers they shared one another’s ambitions and dreams, secrets and heartaches. Now, more than thirty years later, they remain devoted and loyal, supporting each other through triumphs and sorrows.

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Bargain Book of the Week – Gol

 

This series highlights inexpensive, free, or discounted books to give you, dear reader, the most options on what to read.

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A Doomed Continent Where Two Lovers Struggle To Survive

When a vengeful sorcerer unleashes a Fire Demon to destroy his rivals, he sets off a chain of events that will eventually destroy Gol, a war-torn continent at the other side of the world. Unaware that time is running out Gol’s scheming barons overthrow their king and strive to seize control, unleashing a bloody civil war. Two young lovers find themselves caught in the web of murder, treachery, and sword and sorcery threatening to destroy their existence.

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