Title: Magic Mourns (3.5), Magic Dreams (4.5), Magic Tests (5.3), Magic Gifts (5.4), Gunmental Magic (5.4), Magic Steals (7.5), Magic Stars (8.5), Curran Volume Author: Ilona Andrews Genre: Urban Fantasy/ Romance/ Adventure Summary: A sum of all spinoffs, extras and scenes written from different POV Ilona Andrews shared with us.      I’ve thought about it and decided it may be best to put all Extra books (not the main story o...

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Title: Magic Breaks Author: Ilona Andrews Genre: Urban Fantasy/ Romance/ Adventure Publication date: 2014 Summary: No matter how much the paranormal politics of Atlanta change, one thing always remains the same: if there’s trouble, Kate Daniels will be in the middle of it… As the mate of the Beast Lord, Curran, former mercenary Kate Daniels has more responsibilities than it seems possible to juggle. Not only is she still struggling to keep he...

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Title: Crooked House Author: Agatha Christie Genre: Mystery First Publication date: 1949 Summary: In the sprawling, half-timbered mansion in the affluent suburb of Swinly Dean, Aristide Leonides lies dead from barbiturate poisoning. An accident? Not likely. In fact, suspicion has already fallen on his luscious widow, a cunning beauty fifty years his junior, set to inherit a sizeable fortune, and rumored to be carrying on with a strapping young tu...

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Title: Infernal Devices Author: Philip Reeve Genre: Fantasy/ Steampunk/ Adventure Publication date: 2005 Summary: The mighty engines of Anchorage have been rusted and dead for years. The derelict city no longer roams the Ice Wastes, but has settled on the edge of the land that was once America. Tom Natsworthy and Hester Shaw are happy in the safety of a static settlement, but their daughter, Wren, is desperate for adventure. When a dangerously ch...

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Title: Predator’s Gold Author: Philip Reeve Genre: Fantasy/ Steampunk/ Adventure Publication date: 2003 Summary: Fleeing from an Anti-Tractionist sect, the Green Storm, Tom and Hester are left drifting in the frozen Ice Wastes, slowly dying of cold after the Jenny Haniver’s engines have failed. They are saved at the last minute, finding Anchorage, a once-beautiful ice city that has fallen on hard times. Crippled by plague, there are b...

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Title: Mortal Engines Author: Philip Reeve Genre: Fantasy/ Steampunk/ Adventure Publication date: 2001 Summary: The great traction city London has been skulking in the hills to avoid the bigger, faster, hungrier cities loose in the Great Hunting Ground. But now, the sinister plans of Lord Mayor Mangus Crome can finally unfold. Thaddeus Valentine, London’s Head Historian and adored famous archaeologist, and his lovely daughter, Katherine, ar...

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Title: A Discovery of Witches Author: Deborah Harkness Genre: Fantasy/ Romance/ Paranormal Publication date: 2011 Summary:   Deep in the stacks of Oxford’s Bodleian Library, young scholar Diana Bishop unwittingly calls up a bewitched alchemical manuscript in the course of her research. Descended from an old and distinguished line of witches, Diana wants nothing to do with sorcery; so after a furtive glance and a few notes, she banishes the...

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Title: The Alchemist Author: Paulo Coelho Genre: Fantasy/ Philosophy Publication date: 1993 Summary: Paulo Coelho’s masterpiece tells the mystical story of Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who yearns to travel in search of a worldly treasure. His quest will lead him to riches far different—and far more satisfying—than he ever imagined. Santiago’s journey teaches us about the essential wisdom of listening to our hearts, of reco...

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Title: City of Bones Author: Cassandra Clare Genre: Fantasy/ Romance Publication date: 2007 Summary: When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder― much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air. It’s hard to call the police when the murderers are invisible to e...

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Title: Speaker for the Dead Author: Orson Scott Card Genre: Fantasy/ Science Fiction Publication date: 1994 Summary: In the aftermath of his terrible war, Ender Wiggin disappeared, and a powerful voice arose: The Speaker for the Dead, who told the true story of the Bugger War. Now, long years later, a second alien race has been discovered, but again the aliens’ ways are strange and frightening… again, humans die. And it is only the Sp...

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Review: Magic Extras [Kate Daniels Extras]
All , Fantasy / February 14, 2019

Title: Magic Mourns (3.5), Magic Dreams (4.5), Magic Tests (5.3), Magic Gifts (5.4), Gunmental Magic (5.4), Magic Steals (7.5), Magic Stars (8.5), Curran Volume Author: Ilona Andrews Genre: Urban Fantasy/ Romance/ Adventure Summary: A sum of all spinoffs, extras and scenes written from different POV Ilona Andrews shared with us.      I’ve thought about it and decided it may be best to put all Extra books (not the ma...

Review: Magic Breaks [Kate Daniels #7]
All , Fantasy / February 14, 2019

Title: Magic Breaks Author: Ilona Andrews Genre: Urban Fantasy/ Romance/ Adventure Publication date: 2014 Summary: No matter how much the paranormal politics of Atlanta change, one thing always remains the same: if there’s trouble, Kate Daniels will be in the middle of it… As the mate of the Beast Lord, Curran, former mercenary Kate Daniels has more responsibilities than it seems possible to juggle. Not only is she still struggling ...

Review: Crooked House
All , Mystery / February 11, 2019

Title: Crooked House Author: Agatha Christie Genre: Mystery First Publication date: 1949 Summary: In the sprawling, half-timbered mansion in the affluent suburb of Swinly Dean, Aristide Leonides lies dead from barbiturate poisoning. An accident? Not likely. In fact, suspicion has already fallen on his luscious widow, a cunning beauty fifty years his junior, set to inherit a sizeable fortune, and rumored to be carrying on with a strappin...

Review: Infernal Devices [The Hungry City Chronicles, #3]
All , Dystopian fiction , Fantasy / December 25, 2018

Title: Infernal Devices Author: Philip Reeve Genre: Fantasy/ Steampunk/ Adventure Publication date: 2005 Summary: The mighty engines of Anchorage have been rusted and dead for years. The derelict city no longer roams the Ice Wastes, but has settled on the edge of the land that was once America. Tom Natsworthy and Hester Shaw are happy in the safety of a static settlement, but their daughter, Wren, is desperate for adventure. When a dang...

Review: Predator’s Gold [The Hungry City Chronicles, #2]
All , Dystopian fiction , Fantasy / December 24, 2018

Title: Predator’s Gold Author: Philip Reeve Genre: Fantasy/ Steampunk/ Adventure Publication date: 2003 Summary: Fleeing from an Anti-Tractionist sect, the Green Storm, Tom and Hester are left drifting in the frozen Ice Wastes, slowly dying of cold after the Jenny Haniver’s engines have failed. They are saved at the last minute, finding Anchorage, a once-beautiful ice city that has fallen on hard times. Crippled by plague, t...

Review: Mortal Engines [The Hungry City Chronicles, #1]
All , Dystopian fiction , Fantasy / December 23, 2018

Title: Mortal Engines Author: Philip Reeve Genre: Fantasy/ Steampunk/ Adventure Publication date: 2001 Summary: The great traction city London has been skulking in the hills to avoid the bigger, faster, hungrier cities loose in the Great Hunting Ground. But now, the sinister plans of Lord Mayor Mangus Crome can finally unfold. Thaddeus Valentine, London’s Head Historian and adored famous archaeologist, and his lovely daughter, Kat...

Review: A Discovery of Witches [All Souls #1]
All , Fantasy , Romance / November 14, 2018

Title: A Discovery of Witches Author: Deborah Harkness Genre: Fantasy/ Romance/ Paranormal Publication date: 2011 Summary:   Deep in the stacks of Oxford’s Bodleian Library, young scholar Diana Bishop unwittingly calls up a bewitched alchemical manuscript in the course of her research. Descended from an old and distinguished line of witches, Diana wants nothing to do with sorcery; so after a furtive glance and a few notes, she ba...

Review: The Alchemist
All , Fantasy / July 26, 2018

Title: The Alchemist Author: Paulo Coelho Genre: Fantasy/ Philosophy Publication date: 1993 Summary: Paulo Coelho’s masterpiece tells the mystical story of Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who yearns to travel in search of a worldly treasure. His quest will lead him to riches far different—and far more satisfying—than he ever imagined. Santiago’s journey teaches us about the essential wisdom of listening to our heart...

Review: City of Bones [The Mortal Instruments #1]
All , Fantasy , Romance / May 22, 2018

Title: City of Bones Author: Cassandra Clare Genre: Fantasy/ Romance Publication date: 2007 Summary: When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder― much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air. It’s hard to call the police when the murderers are invi...

Review: Speaker for the Dead [Ender Series #2]
All , Sci-Fi / May 17, 2018

Title: Speaker for the Dead Author: Orson Scott Card Genre: Fantasy/ Science Fiction Publication date: 1994 Summary: In the aftermath of his terrible war, Ender Wiggin disappeared, and a powerful voice arose: The Speaker for the Dead, who told the true story of the Bugger War. Now, long years later, a second alien race has been discovered, but again the aliens’ ways are strange and frightening… again, humans die. And it is o...