The Paper Magician by Charlie N. Holmberg

My Opinion Ms Holmberg delivers this story with aplomb. Ceony was a well-crafted character as was Emery Thane.The magical aspect of the story was dealt with in a beautiful way. The descriptions of spell-casting were good.I really liked the idea of paper crafting.At a time when the genre is full of vampires and werewolves, the…

What’s a Soulmate? by Lindsey Ouimet

  Beautiful cover… I love it!   My Opinion I received an ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.   I usually don’t read romance, but the description was really interesting, so I went for it. I must say, it was really good.   The very idea of people living in a bleak world…

A Golden Web by Barbara Quick

MY OPINION A woman anatomist- can you even imagine that?  It was this chauvinistic view that Alessandra  Giliani sought to oppose and she did it well.The book is so beautiful and sad at the same time.  You keep wondering if being born as a girl is a mistake, for a girl can only do so…

Madam, Will You Talk? – Mary Stewart

                                        My Review: Recently widowed, Charity is taking a quiet holiday or so she thinks. A boy befriends her and as she learns his pitiable story, she resolves to protect him from his evil father.But the…

Howl’s Moving Castle

                                    Book Description: Sophie has the great misfortune of being the eldest of three daughters, destined to fail miserably should she ever leave home to seek her fate. But when she unwittingly attracts the ire of the Witch…

Spinning Thorns – Anna Sheehan

                                                       Book Description Sleeping Beauty has woken.The world has been renewed.Everyone is living happily ever after . . .Almost.Sharp, blood-seeking thorns still surround the castle. A feud remains between…

The Season of Lightning

This is a superb book.It reminded me of Time enough for drums by Ann Rinaldi. Book description: Emma meets Robin Hood in this antebellum-esque historical fantasy set in the same fantasy world as A Gift of Poison.Verity Elysius is the only daughter of a famous retired general and rich plantation owner. She lives in an…

She Is Not Invisible – Marcus Sedgwick

Book Description: The feeling that coincidences give us tells us they mean something… But what? What do they mean?LAURETH PEAK’S father has taught her to look for recurring events, patterns, and numbers – a skill at which she’s remarkably talented. When he goes missing while researching coincidence for a new book, Laureth and her younger…

StarCrossed – Elizabeth Bunce

Book Description Digger thrives as a spy and sneak-thief among the feuding religious factions of Gerse, dodging the Greenmen who have banned all magic. But when a routine job goes horribly wrong and her partner  Tegen is killed, she has to get out of the city, fast, and hides herself in a merry group of…

Crown Duel and Court Duel – Sherwood Smith

BOOK DESCRIPTIONCrown Duel:A deathbed promise to their father sends a daring girl and her brother off to war. Filled with intrigue, romance, and magic, this spellbinding novel is a dramatic coming-of-age story about a girl who rises from impoverished beginnings to take command of her own fate.“Smith tells a fast-moving tale of adventure, intrigue, and…

Ella Enchanted – Gail Carson Levine

Book Description: How can a fairy’s blessing be such a curse? At her birth, Ella of Frell was given a foolish fairy’s gift—the “gift” of obedience. Ella must obey any order given to her, whether it’s hopping on one foot for a day or chopping off her own head! But strong-willed Ella does not tamely…

To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee

This book is old but evergreen in the ethics and values it propagates. Book Description:The unforgettable novel of a childhood in a sleepy Southern town and the crisis of conscience that rocked it, To Kill A Mockingbird became both an instant bestseller and a critical success when it was first published in 1960. It went on to…