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The Darker Shade of Magic Trilogy

Sometimes it’s easier to simply talk about a whole series. The Darker Shade of Magic trilogy flows smoothly from one book to the next and is hard to describe as separate entities. Granted I was forced to read them with … Continue reading

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The Shadow of What Was Lost: A New Name in Epic Fantasy

When I looked up “must read fantasy novels” I found a variety of opinions. Recently I decided to take a look and see what everyone thought was the best fantasy fiction out there, and there was a lot of cross-over: … Continue reading

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Fireborn: The Book that Proves a Sequel Can Outshine the Original

Why do authors do this to me? I mean, I know why, but why?! I just finished this book and I loved it… and yet I want to throw it across the room at the same time. Now I have … Continue reading

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A Man Called Ove: A Book for Everyone

Over the years I have read many books that take root in my mind and become a part of how I think. In those same years I have found very few books that plant a seed in my heart and … Continue reading

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A Fatal Grace: A Chilling Mystery

I have finally read a mystery where I successfully guessed the culprit before the end! YES!!! As I say this I feel strange. I could have sworn that I had successfully beaten the author of a mystery book before, but … Continue reading

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How to Read a Mystery Novel

There is a big difference between solving a mystery and solving a mystery novel. The mystery novel is specifically designed to lead you in the wrong direction until the very end where you kick yourself for not being able to … Continue reading

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The Secret of Chimneys: Not All Is As It Seems

I don’t know what it is about mysteries lately, but they’ve got their hooks in me. I finished reading Still Life, by Louise Penny, and had a couple days before I could get the sequel, so I started reading The … Continue reading

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