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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The Most Disappointing Music, Books, & Movies of 2018

I’ve been pretty lucky this year to not have been disappointed by too much media. I’ve gotten a lot better at choosing things I know I’m going to enjoy or recognizing tropes I don’t like in plot summaries and avoiding said media. In fact, I’d argue that I’ve had an overall good year for music, …

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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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