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Book Review – When the Moon Was Ours

When the Moon Was OursWhen the Moon Was Ours by Anna-Marie McLemore

Miel and Sam have been best friends since they were young, but they are somewhat strange. Miel grows roses out of her wrist and Sam hangs painted moons in trees. But as weird as they are, even Miel and Sam stay away from the Bonner sisters, rumored to be witches. When the Bonner sisters decide they want Miel’s roses, Miel and Sam must fight to protect all their respective secrets from exposure. I’m not quite sure how to describe this book. I think it is best described as magical realism but really it was just strange. However, I still felt that the book is a worthwhile, haunting, character-driven story that is nothing if not unique.

Book Review – Forestium

Forestium book coverForestium by Christopher D. Morgan

Joshua, a young Woodsman, from the village of Morelle, goes in search of his missing father and discovers a much deeper destiny. He and his companions must find three magical orbs to open the Portallas, the gateway between worlds before the evil creature, the Goat, finds them. This self-published fantasy novel was professionally edited which is always a huge plus for me, however, the writing still seems underdeveloped. The characters and the story are lacking complexity and final polish. Also, while I appreciate a quickly moving plot, the character development felt rushed and unbelievable. The protagonist and his love interest fell deeply in love very quickly without any substantial descriptions of how their feelings evolved. I would have liked more depth in this novel given the story’s potential.

*Disclosure: I was provided a free copy of this novel with a request for an honest review.*

Book Review – The Paper Magician

The Paper Magician The Paper Magician by Charlie N. Holmberg

Ceony Twill has spent the last five years daydreaming of being a Smelter, enchanting jewelry, bullets and cannons but she’s been apprenticed to Emery Thane, a paper magician and once bonded to paper it will be her material for life. The Paper Magician is written with the very interesting concept of magic tied to a specific material such as paper, glass, metal or plastic. Paper magicians make specific folds or cuts to different types of paper to create enchantments and spells. I very much enjoyed the magical system that Ms. Holmberg created. I also liked the character of Emery Thane. He is eccentric and has more depth than the main protagonist. This novel is the beginning of a series that I am excited to continue reading. I would recommend this quick fantasy novel to anyone who enjoys magical worlds.

Book Review – The Dreamweaver’s Journey #FeyronTour

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The Dreamweaver's JourneyThe Dreamweaver’s Journey: The Age of Awakenings by Diana L. Wicker

The first book in the Tales from Feyron, “The Dreamweaver’s Journey” centers on the Realm of Feyron — the origin of all things magical and point where all worlds meet. For the first time in over three hundred years, a Dreamweaver has come of age and must awaken the long-lost Guardians of the Realm. However, when one of the Dreamweaver’s friends goes missing, the Guardians summon the Dreamweaver on a quest that will take her and her companions in search of answers. Diana L. Wicker’s novel is jammed packed with charming fantasy lore from her Realm of Feyron. The intricacy and depth of her world can be overwhelming at times but that is a testament to her imagination and the magic she’s spun into her pages. The story is a good mix of magic, adventure and history. I would recommend this light YA fantasy novel for readers ranging from young to old.

*Disclosure: I was provided a free copy of this novel with a request for an honest review.*

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