Posts Tagged: magic

Release Day Review: Spider’s Trap (Elemental Assassin #13) by Jennifer Estep

Release Day Review: Spider’s Trap (Elemental Assassin #13) by Jennifer Estep

July 28, 2015 Review 1 ★★★★

In SPIDER’S TRAP Gin is in a new position of power with some different problems to deal with including the not so different constant threats of death. I enjoyed seeing how she dealt with more of Ashland’s underworld, especially since she has been dragged into the center of it and so obviously doesn’t want to be involved. Most of these seedy underworld sort of folk are handled pretty easily with a helping of death by Spider.

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Review:  Disciple of the Wind (Fated Blades #3) by Steve Bein

Review: Disciple of the Wind (Fated Blades #3) by Steve Bein

July 10, 2015 Review 0 ★★★★

You know you’ve read a really good book when you finally put it down and want to re-read it right away just to be immersed in the world again. DISCIPLE OF THE WIND is one such book. DISCIPLE OF THE WIND has everything you’d want in a thriller from frantic chases, diabolical city destroying plots, and compelling characters you want to root for.

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Review: Illusionarium by Heather Dixon

Review: Illusionarium by Heather Dixon

June 8, 2015 Review 0 ★★★

When a plague deadly to women sweeps through the aerial empire of Arthurise, doctor’s assistant Jonathan Gouden discovers that with the aid of a strange chemical called fantillium, he can create powerful illusions, which is key to finding an antidote. Unfortunately for Jonathan, the woman with the solution won’t help unless he agrees to be her champion in a magical arena. Heather Dixon’s ILLUSIONARIUM has some charms, but it’s centered around a flawed premise, and rushes through young adult tropes as if moving quickly will keep anyone from noticing the predictability. The system of magic which holds the book together makes no sense, and I had a hard time getting past it.

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The Shadow Revolution (Crown & Key #1) by Clay Griffith and Susan Griffith

The Shadow Revolution (Crown & Key #1) by Clay Griffith and Susan Griffith

June 4, 2015 Review 4 ★★★★

There be monsters here; amid the gas lamp laden walkways of Victorian era London in THE SHADOW REVOLUTION and just a few magic practitioners stand in defense against the darkness. I loved the setting and the world building set up in this story and the idea of a order of magical practitioners with various sorts of skills really peaked my interest.

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