Category Archives: Book Reviews

Book Review: The Exercise of Vital Powers

The Exercise of Vital Powers Ian Gregoire Fantasy Rating: 4.5/5 Synopsis from Goodreads Some Lessons Must Be Learned The Hard Way Since its inception, The Order has been dedicated to the prevention of the misuse and abuse of magic. For seven decades this mandate has guaranteed peace and stability throughout The Nine Kingdoms. But a …

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Book Review: Elusive Heir

Elusive Heir Prophecy Unravelled #1 Rin Grey Fantasy Rating: 3.5/5 Synopsis from Goodreads Powerful mages, centuries old secrets, and a prophecy to fulfil. In a world where mages taken away to the Dome as soon as their magic manifests, never to return, a powerful mage like Elizabeth is highly unusual. She chooses to use her …

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Book Review: Belgarath the Sorcerer

Belgarath the Sorcerer David and Leigh Eddings Epic Fantasy Rating: 5/5 Synopsis from Goodreads Bestselling authors David and Leigh Eddings welcome readers back to the time before The Belgariad and The Malloreon series. Join them as they chronicle that fateful conflict between two mortally opposed Destinies, in a monumental war of men and kings and …

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Book Review: The Very Cranky Bear

The Very Cranky Bear Nick Bland Children’s fiction Rating: 5/5 Synopsis from Goodreads When four friends encounter a cranky bear, Moose, Lion and Zebra all think they know how to cheer him up. But it is plain, boring Sheep who has the answer. Review I know this is not the usual type of book that …

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Review: The Malloreon

The Malloreon (Series) > Guardians of the West > King of the Murgos > Demon Lord of Karanda > Sorceress of Darshiva > The Seeress of Kell David Eddings Epic Fantasy Rating: 4.5/5 Guardians of the West synopsis from Goodreads Garion has slain the evil God Torak and been crowned King of Riva. The Prophecy …

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Review: A Dance of Dragons, Series Starter Bundle

A Dance of Dragons: Series Starter Bundle Dance of Dragons 0.5 & 1 Kaitlyn Davis Fantasy Rating: 4.5/5 Synopsis from Goodreads (The Golden Cage, A Dance of Dragons #0.5) In the land of Ourthuro, cruelty is a way of life. The king rules with an iron fist and no one dare defy him–no one except …

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Book Review: The Winner’s Curse

The Winner’s Curse The Winner’s Trilogy #1 Marie Rutkoski Fantasy Rating: 4/5 Synopsis from Goodreads Winning what you want may cost you everything you love… As a general’s daughter in a vast empire that revels in war and enslaves those it conquers, seventeen-year-old Kestrel has two choices: she can join the military or get married. …

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Book Review: The Spark: A Mother’s Story of Nurturing Genius

The Spark: A Mother’s Story of Nurturing Genius Kristine Barnett Autobiography Rating: 5/5 Synopsis from Goodreads Kristine Barnett’s son Jacob has an IQ higher than Einstein’s, a photographic memory, and he taught himself calculus in two weeks. At nine he started working on an original theory in astrophysics that experts believe may someday put him …

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Review: Reckless Rescue

Reckless Rescue Barren Planet #1 Rinelle Grey Science Fiction – Romance Rating: 5/5 Synopsis from Goodreads Stranded on the dying planet of Zerris, Marlee longs for the one thing she can’t have…a family. Due to the noxious gas covering the planet, she can’t conceive a child, and the Council, determined to repopulate the planet, have …

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Review: True Calling

True Calling True Calling #1 Siobhan Davis Science Fiction Rating: 3.5/5 Synopsis from Goodreads Welcome to Novo: Your new home in Space For Ariana Skyee, Planet Novo was everything it promised to be until the authorities introduced “The Calling” as their response to repopulation. Now, all seventeen-year-olds are to participate in this Bachelor-style pageant to …

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