Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets — J.K. Rowling

TITLE: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Harry Potter, #2) AUTHOR: J.K. Rowling GENRE: Fantasy AGE RANGE: MG SYNOPSIS: The Dursleys were so mean and hideous that summer that all Harry Potter wanted was to get back to the Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry. But just as he’s packing his bags, Harry receives a warning from […]

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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (reliving the magic) — J.K. Rowling

TITLE: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (Harry Potter, #1) AUTHOR: J.K. Rowling GENRE: Fantasy AGE RANGE: MG SYNOPSIS: Harry Potter’s life is miserable. His parents are dead and he’s stuck with his heartless relatives, who force him to live in a tiny closet under the stairs. But his fortune changes when he receives a letter that tells […]

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Sorcery of Thorns (a new all-time favorite) — Margaret Rogerson

TITLE: Sorcery of Thorns AUTHOR: Margaret Rogerson GENRE: Fantasy AGE RANGE: YA SYNOPSIS: All sorcerers are evil. Elisabeth has known that as long as she has known anything. Raised as a foundling in one of Austermeer’s Great Libraries, Elisabeth has grown up among the tools of sorcery—magical grimoires that whisper on shelves and rattle beneath iron chains. […]

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DISCUSSION: How I’m Celebrating Samhain

I feel like this should go without saying, but just to be clear: THIS IS A NEGATIVITY-FREE ZONE. This is not the space to criticize anyone’s beliefs, argue over what you consider real or not real, convert anyone, etc. If you have anything unkind to say, your comment will simply be deleted in order to keep […]

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Blue Lily, Lily Blue – Maggie Stiefvater

book 1 | book 2 Blue was perfectly aware that it was possible to have a friendship that wasn’t all-encompassing, that wasn’t blinding, deafening, maddening, quickening. It was just that now that she’d had this kind, she didn’t want the other. Where do I even begin? This review took me six weeks to write, and it’s […]

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The Hearts We Sold – Emily Lloyd-Jones

“Nothing comes for free. We just don’t know what it’ll cost.” I can’t believe it’s taken me three months to write this review, but every time I sat down to attempt it, I just couldn’t get the right words on paper. This book meant so much to me. I honestly went into it not expecting […]

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The Goblins of Bellwater – Molly Ringle (ARC Review)

Most people have no idea goblins live in the woods around the small town of Bellwater, Washington. But some are about to find out. Skye falls victim to a goblin curse in the forest one winter night, rendering her depressed and silenced. Her older sister, Livy, is at wit’s end trying to understand what’s wrong with her. Local mechanic Kit would know, […]

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