¡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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