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Month: July 2016

Arrows of the Queen by Mercedes Lackey

Arrows of the Queen by Mercedes Lackey

Mercedes Lackey is an author that has always been a daunting undertaking in my mind- she has so many books, so many different series, and so many fans. I’ve been putting off reading any of her books for probably a decade, and I knew that someday I would regret it. Today is that day. I just finished her novel Arrows of the Queen, the first in the series Heralds of Valdemar. The reason I put aside my decade-long hesitation is…

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The Storms of War (Williams)

The Storms of War (Williams)

The Storms of War is a historical fiction novel about the ways WWI affects one family — a German family who has lived in England for many years.  The story shows the war from several different family member’s perspectives who all experience it in different ways.  I gave this book three stars …  I liked it ok, but there were a couple of times I actually considered putting it down and not finishing it. Title: The Storms of War Author:…

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A Darker Shade of Magic

A Darker Shade of Magic

Books like this are EXACTLY what remind me of why the fantasy genre has always been, and will always be, my favorite genre. The people that told me that this was slow must have been reading a different book! And besides, good fantasy doesn’t always have to be some rip-roaring adventure, where the hero is slaying a dragon and huge wars are fought. No, they can be on a smaller scale with smaller battles with magic that isn’t that flashy and…

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Throne of Glass

Throne of Glass

While Throne of Glass has been out since 2012, the fifth book in the series, Empire of Storms, comes out this September.  Because of this, I plan on re-reading the entire series to refresh my memory before buying book five. This is a series that I wish I could back with and start from the beginning, without knowing what happens in books two through four.  This is a series that, no matter how old I get, will leave me speechless…

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From Here to Home (Bostwick)

From Here to Home (Bostwick)

“From Here to Home” is the first book in a new series by Marie Bostwick, but its main character will be familiar to those who have read her Cobbled Quilt series.  Mary Dell Templeton, the main character in this new series is the best friend of Evelyn Dixon, the main character from the Cobbled Quilts series.  Mary Dell is talked about and makes some appearances in that series, but a reader does not have to have read that series to…

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