¡Dios Mío! What a Debut!: “Nocturna” by Maya Motayne Review

Official Summary To Finn Voy, magic is two things: a knife to hold under the chin of anyone who crosses her… and a disguise she shrugs on as easily as others pull on cloaks. As a talented faceshifter, it’s been years since Finn has seen her own face, and that’s exactly how she likes it. …

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The America the Gays Want: “Red, White, & Royal Blue” by Casey McQuiston Review

Official Summary First Son Alex Claremont-Diaz is the closest thing to a prince this side of the Atlantic. With his intrepid sister and the Veep’s genius granddaughter, they’re the White House Trio, a beautiful millennial marketing strategy for his mother, President Ellen Claremont. International socialite duties do have downsides—namely, when photos of a confrontation with …

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A Slice-of-Life Story, But with Demons: “The Red Scrolls of Magic” by Cassandra Clare & Wesley Chu

Official Summary Magnus Bane, a centuries old High Warlock, has taken possession of one of the great relics of the supernatural world, a powerful spell book of dark magic known as The Book of the White and there are many who want to claim it for themselves. After the Mortal War where the part-human and …

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Dragons and Lesbians and War! Oh My!: “The Priory of the Orange Tree” by Samantha Shannon Review

Official Summary The House of Berethnet has ruled Inys for a thousand years. Still unwed, Queen Sabran the Ninth must conceive a daughter to protect her realm from destruction— but assassins are getting closer to her door. Ead Duryan is an outsider at court. Though she has risen to the position of lady-in-waiting, she is …

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Bronze Dust Book: A Review of “Daisy Jones & The Six” by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Official Summary Everyone knows Daisy Jones & The Six, but nobody knows the reason behind their split at the absolute height of their popularity . . . until now. Daisy is a girl coming of age in L.A. in the late sixties, sneaking into clubs on the Sunset Strip, sleeping with rock stars, and dreaming …

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Show & Tell Without the Showing: A Review of “Prince of Air and Darkness” by M.A. Grant

Official Summary The only human student at Mather’s School of Magick, Phineas Smith has a target on his back. Born with the rare ability to tap into unlimited magick, he finds both Faerie Courts want his allegiance—and will do anything to get it. They don’t realize he can’t levitate a feather, much less defend the …

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Writing This Good is Improbable, But Not Impossible: A Review of “King of Scars” by Leigh Bardugo

Official Summary Nikolai Lantsov has always had a gift for the impossible. No one knows what he endured in his country’s bloody civil war—and he intends to keep it that way. Now, as enemies gather at his weakened borders, the young king must find a way to refill Ravka’s coffers, forge new alliances, and stop …

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The Tamest Wolves: A Review of “The Gilded Wolves” by Roshani Chokshi

Official Summary Paris, 1889: The world is on the cusp of industry and power, and the Exposition Universelle has breathed new life into the streets and dredged up ancient secrets. In this city, no one keeps tabs on secrets better than treasure-hunter and wealthy hotelier, Séverin Montagnet-Alarie. But when the all-powerful society, the Order of …

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Dreams of Yesteryear: A Dual Review of “Vengeful” by V.E. Schwab and “Muse of Nightmares” by Laini Taylor

When I went to edit this post, I realized I never wrote an introduction or conclusion. Since both mini-reviews contain their own introduction and conclusion, I’m just not going to bother with one for the whole post. Let’s just jump into this. Vengeful by V.E. Schwab Official Summary: Sydney once had Serena—beloved sister, betrayed enemy, …

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The Pressure of Expectations: A Review of “Queen of Air and Darkness” by Cassandra Clare

Official Summary: What if damnation is the price of true love? Innocent blood has been spilled on the steps of the Council Hall, the sacred stronghold of the Shadowhunters. In the wake of the tragic death of Livia Blackthorn, the Clave teeters on the brink of civil war. One fragment of the Blackthorn family flees …

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