Tag Archives: magic

Movie review: Now You See Me (2013) directed by Louis Leterrier

Movie info (from Wikipedia): Four amateur magicians, J. Daniel “Danny” Atlas (Jesse Eisenberg), Merritt McKinney (Woody Harrelson), Henley Reeves (Isla Fisher), and Jack Wilder (Dave Franco), are each singled out and given a tarot card that lead them to the same empty New York … Continue reading

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The House of Shattered Wings by Aliette de Bodard

Lovely Melfka recommended this one to me – thank you very much, you rock! Synopsis (from Goodreads): Paris has survived the Great Houses War – just. Its streets are lined with haunted ruins, Notre-Dame is a burnt-out shell, and the … Continue reading

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Witch’s Bell Book One by Odette C. Bell

Synopsis (from Goodreads): Ebony Bell is living just exactly the life she wants. She has her very own magical bookstore, a wardrobe full of fabulously glitzy clothes, and a sweet bowl just brimming with lollies. But when a 6ft-tall annoyance … Continue reading

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Series review: Furies of Calderon (Codex Alera 01), Academ’s Fury (Codex Alera 02) by Jim Butcher

Synopses (from Goodreads): Furies of Calderon Gaius Sextus, First Lord of Alera, grows old and lacks an heir. Ambitious High Lords plot and maneuver to place their Houses in positions of power. A war of succession looms on the horizon. … Continue reading

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The Scholomance by R. Lee Smith

Synopsis (from Goodreads): For centuries, there has been a legend of a hidden school where magic is taught by the demons who dwell there to anyone who seeks them out. Still the price of the education is high: anyone who … Continue reading

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She Moved Through the Fair (The Caitlin Ross series 02) by Katherine Lampe

Synopsis (from Goodreads): Autumn brings a new music festival to Gordarosa, Colorado, and Caitlin Ross’s band is playing! Hoping to get through the event with a minimum of arguing over set lists and placement, Caitlin soon discovers more trials await … Continue reading

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The Unquiet Grave (The Caitlin Ross series 01) by Katherine Lampe

Synopsis: Caitlin Ross is a musician and a witch who, once upon a time, for a reason or two, decided that she wouldn’t use her powers. Ever. Not worth the risk. Still when she is hired for a gig in … Continue reading

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Review: The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker

I found this one while reading a review published on Carole Rae Random Ramblings blog – thank you very much, Carole and Blodeuedd for featuring it!  Synopsis (mostly from Goodreads): Chava is a golem, a creature made of clay, brought … Continue reading

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Review: Shalador’s Lady (The Black Jewels 08) by Anne Bishop

Synopsis (from Goodreads): For years the Shalador people suffered the cruelties of the corrupt Queens who ruled them, forbidding their traditions, punishing those who dared show defiance, and forcing many more into hiding. Now that their land has been cleansed … Continue reading

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Shades of Milk & Honey by (Glamourist Histories 01) Mary Robinette Kowal

Synopsis: Jane and her sister Melody vie for the attentions of eligible men, and while Jane’s skill with glamour is remarkable, it is her sister who is fair of face. When Jane realizes that one of Melody’s suitors is set … Continue reading

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