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Two Last-Minute Mini-Reviews

So the year is almost over, and I’m pretty much done with anything I might read in 2020. Tomorrow, my end-of-year book post will go up, and I wanted to have everything reviewed beforehand. Thankfully, the last two books I … Continue reading

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The Blood Card, by Elly Griffiths (audio)

In this third volume of the Magic Men series, Edgar Stevens and Max Mephisto are called in by the military to investigate the suspicious death of their former commander. Only no one is who they appear to be, everyone has … Continue reading

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Smoke and Mirrors, by Elly Griffiths (audio)

In this second book of the Magic Men** series, two children are found dead in the snow, a line of candy leading to them as if in parody of Hansel and Gretel. Fairy tales play a major thematic part of … Continue reading

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The Zig Zag Girl, by Elly Griffiths (audio)

From GoodReads: Brighton, 1950. When the body of a girl is found, cut into three, Detective Inspector Edgar Stephens is reminded of a magic trick, the Zig Zag Girl. The inventor of the trick, Max Mephisto, is an old friend … Continue reading

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Mexican Gothic, by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Mexico, 1950s. Noemí travels out to check up on her newly-married cousin after some strange letters arrived from her at home. She’s “welcomed” into a decrepit old house by a family who believes they are superior to the “local” population … Continue reading

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The Call, by Peadar O’Guilin (audio)

It’s been twenty-five years since the Sidhe began their revenge on the Irish. They were banished thousands of years ago, and now they plot to exterminate the population of the island. No one can get in or out of Ireland. … Continue reading

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The Motion of Puppets, by Keith Donohue (audio)

Theo and Kay Harper are newly married and spending the summer in Quebec when Kay goes missing. Theo frantically tries to find her, but Kay has been turned into a puppet, and while it’s possible for him to rescue her … Continue reading

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The Creeping Shadow, by Jonathan Stroud (audio)

Book 4 in the Lockwood & Co series. This review will have minor spoilers from previous books but no spoilers from this volume. So this book begins a few months after the abrupt end of The Hollow Boy. Lucy is … Continue reading

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The Raven King, by Maggie Stiefvater

1. Book 4 of the Raven Cycle. 2. There will be no spoilers at all in this review (book or series). 3. I honestly considered simply writing the word LOVE!!!!! on this review and being done with it. 4. I … Continue reading

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Wink Poppy Midnight, by April Genevieve Tucholke

I’m not going to summarize this book. Even a small summary would provide spoilers. The book jacket is extremely vague on purpose. The GoodReads summary provides a little more, but even then, I’d be a bit wary. Read it if … Continue reading

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