Tag: magic

Review: Jinx’s Fire, Sage Blackwood

Review: Jinx’s Fire, Sage Blackwood

The battle for the Urwald is drawing in, with enemies on all sides. Jinx, now a powerful fourteen-year-old wizard, is currently trying to convince the various inhabitants of the enormous forest to group together and form an independent nation, while at the same time work out what the evil Bonemaster… Read more »

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Review: Nightbird, Alice Hoffman

Review: Nightbird, Alice Hoffman

– A beautifully written middle-grade book, but the story was fairly simple. Twig and her mother live in the small town of Sidwell, where there are rumours of a monster lurking. Twig keeps the monster a secret – it’s her brother, James. Twig is forbidden to visit the new family next… Read more »

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Review: Akarnae, Lynette Noni

Review: Akarnae, Lynette Noni

Alex turns up to start the year at her new boarding school, only to step through a doorway into the Akarnae Academy – a school in the world of Medora. It’s not long before there’s a strange threat to the school and Alex must use her knowledge of the ancient and enigmatic… Read more »

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Review: The Perilous Sea, Sherry Thomas

Review: The Perilous Sea, Sherry Thomas

A story of love, destiny and loyalty set in a magical society hidden at Eton College. Sound interesting? I loved the first book in this series, The Burning Sky, when I read it a year ago and this second instalment was even better than I hoped. The story picks up after the summer… Read more »

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Review: Thief’s Magic, Trudi Canavan

Review: Thief’s Magic, Trudi Canavan

I was very excited to read this first book in a brand new series from an Aussie author I have heard so many great things about. While I was very impressed with the world-building, the stories themselves left me a little disappointed. This is a totally new world – no… Read more »

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Review: Newt’s Emerald, Garth Nix

Review: Newt’s Emerald, Garth Nix

If you’re familiar with Garth Nix’s other works (eg Sabriel, A Confusion of Princes, Troubletwisters), then it may come as something of a surprise that he is a big fan of Georgette Heyer and Jane Austen! Newt’s Emerald was certainly a rather unexpected story from my point of view –… Read more »

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Review: The Burning Sky, Sherry Thomas

Review: The Burning Sky, Sherry Thomas

The Burning Sky is a story about Elemental Mages set partially in Victorian England. I couldn’t wait to get stuck into this one after hearing about it! I was even more delighted to discover that the English setting is none other than Eton College, just up the road from where I… Read more »

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