Magic Monday: Chung Jo and the Sea Dragon by Erica Laurie

Magic Monday is back, today with a review of a fantastical folk tale by Erica Laurie. The first thing that caught my eye about this book was its gorgeous cover. The blurb that accompanies it is brief, but promises a lot: The lonely sea dragon,Yong, wants a bride. Chung Jo …

Magic Monday: Snapdragon by Lea Doué

Today’s Magic Monday post features a short story rather than a full-length novel. Why? Because I enjoyed it so much! Here’s Snapdragon‘s blurb: Scarred and isolated, and bound to her beautiful twin sister through a horrible curse, Ryll passes her days in their country manor, resigned to her lonely existence. …

Magic Monday: Where Carpets Fly by Elise Edmonds

Magic Monday is normally on the second Monday of the month, but I missed February (shamefully, because I didn’t do much reading…) and I just finished reading an amazing young adult fantasy novel a couple days ago. So, without further ado, we return to another Magic Monday fantasy book review! …

Magic Monday: The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill

When I was first planning this blog post, the first Magic Monday book review of 2017, I thought it would be the first book I read this year, Iron Hearted Violet by Kelly Barnhill. However, I then picked up The Girl Who Drank the Moon by the same author (which …

Magic Monday: The Temptation of Dragons by Chrys Cymri

Today’s Magic Monday review features a book that I normally wouldn’t have considered reading, much less reviewing as favorably as I am about to. The main reason for this is that, though fantasy, the book features a vicar as the main character, and religion plays a strong role in the …

Magic Monday: Shield of Drani by Melonie Purcell

Today’s post is a day late…but that’s because I only just finished reading this book yesterday! Today I’m reviewing Shield of Drani by Melonie Purcell, a science fiction novel filled with different planets and aliens, spiced with plenty of action, intrigue…and telepathic/telekinetic characters. Here’s the blurb: One planet rich in …

Magic Monday: Stitching Snow by R. C. Lewis

As I mentioned in a previous post, this month’s Magic Monday is arriving today, the fourth Monday of the month, rather than the second Monday of the month. I wanted to give a little more leeway between when I read the book and when I reviewed it, as it’s for …

Magic Monday: Castle Waiting by Linda Medley

This month’s fantasy book review is a little late. Time has a habit of slipping by… But enough of that. Time to focus on the main event, that is to say, the book review! Today’s novel is a graphic novel, Castle Waiting, written and illustrated by the talented Linda Medley. …

Magic Monday: Heart of the Winterland by Kristen Kooistra

Today I’m reviewing Heart of the Winterland by Kristen Kooistra, a fantasy novel full of powerful female characters, enchanting scenery, and–most importantly–friendship, and love. I should note before I go further that I do know Kristen, but this review was by no means solicited–I had Heart of the Winterland on …