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The Forgotten Kingdom: A Novel (The Lost Queen #2) by Signe Pike - Book Review

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$28.00
ISBN: 9781501191459
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Published: Atria Books - September 15th, 2020

The Forgotten Kingdom is the second volume in the The Lost Queen Trilogy and it picks up right where The Lost Queen ended. Get a cup of tea and a scone and a comfy chair and be prepared to get lost in the dark, peaty Scottish mists of the 6th century British Isles and ancient poetry. Based on years of research and scholarly material that has been largely ignored or forgotten, this is for anyone who loves The Mists of Avalon. ~ Reviewed by Maeve Noonan


The Book of Dust: The Secret Commonwealth (Book of Dust, Volume 2) by Philip Pullman - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780553510669
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - October 3rd, 2019

Pullman’s second volume in The Book of Dust series, which expands on His Dark Materials. Lovers of this series will dive right into Lyra and Pan’s continuing saga, picking up when Lyra is 20. Lyra and Pan find themselves drifting apart, literally and figuratively, and at a loss as to how to put things right. When Pan witnesses a murder, they find themselves drawn back into the dark and sinister world of the Magisterium and its evil ways trying to find and vanquish the source of Dust. Along with Malcolm Polstead, but following separate paths, they seek to find the cause of the murder and the source of the Magesterium’s focus. Does not disappoint. It was a joy to read, and I look forward to the final book in this series. ~ Reviewed by Tambra Johnson Reap


Flyaway by Kathleen Jennings - Book Review

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By Kathleen Jennings, Ellen Datlow (Consultant editor)
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ISBN: 9781250260499
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Published: Tor.com - July 28th, 2020

This modern day fairy tale is a stunning debut novella by a wonderful Australian writer, one I am so glad to have discovered. In enchanting prose we follow the tale of a young woman in western Australia. A series of events causes her to begin to question her memories of the unexpected disappearance of her brothers and the earlier departure of her father from the family. She slowly begins to unravel the truth of her past, as well as who her mother is and her father was. This enchanting read brings to life our own often tumultuous memories and understandings of our past. ~ Reviewed by Tambra Johnson Reap


The City of Brass: A Novel (The Daevabad Trilogy) by S. A. Chakraborty - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780062678119
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Published: Harper Voyager - July 3rd, 2018

Set in an alternative 18th-century middle east, The City of Brass follows a young woman named Nahri, a con-artist with miraculous healing abilities. Despite her abilities, Nahri does not believe in magic; that is until she accidentally summons a djinn warrior named Dara. What follows is an adventure filled with danger, magic, and political intrigue. A new favorite, for sure! ~ Reviewed by Cassidy Washburn


Piranesi by Susanna Clarke - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781635575637
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - September 15th, 2020

Piranesi, though that’s not his name, lives in a house with no end, by himself, save for a few fish and birds, and a once-weekly visit from someone he calls “the Other”. The house, with vast white marble rooms, full of statues and columns, goes on for infinity through halls, corridors, and courtyards, and exists on three levels, the lower floors are home to an ocean with its unique tidal flow, the upper floors are in the clouds, and in the middle is Piranesi’s world. Piranesi is blissfully happy, and perfectly in balance with his world, a master of its internal seasons and its idiosyncrasies, until the day “the Oracle” unexpectedly arrives and then all he thinks he knows begins to unravel. A work of genius! ~ Reviewed by Becky Doherty


A Deadly Education: A Novel (The Scholomance #1) by Naomi Novik - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780593128480
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Published: Del Rey - September 29th, 2020

The premise is in the title. This is a novel about a school where literally everything wants to kill you, and not only will you need to work hard to graduate, but also just stay alive. This is the first in a new series for Novik, and the world we’re stepping into is that of the Scholomance, a magical school for gifted teenagers. Our protagonist is El, a homeschooled rebel, who wants desperately to be good enough to get into one of the large city enclaves with the savvy city kids upon graduation and be able to enjoy the safety that being a member of that kind of society affords. But, of course, things don’t go exactly to plan, and not everything is as it seems.
A really fun, page turner, and I can’t wait to find out what comes next. ~ Reviewed by Becky Doherty


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