Reviews by Tag: magic

Teen Review
All of Us Villains by Amanda Food & Christine Lynn Herman

All of Us Villains

By Amanda Foody & Christine Lynn Herman
4
Rated by
Anonymous
Sep 8, 2022

All of Us Villains revolves around 4 teenagers mainly. They’re Alistair Lowe, Isobel
Macaslan, Gavin Grieve, and Briony Thorburn. All four teenagers live in a small town called
Ilvernath. Ilvernath is cursed, and the curse is that every 20 years, there will be seven people
from the seven families of Ilvernath that compete in a secret deathly competition for high
magick. However, this year, a book exposing all of the secrets of Ilvernath comes out, and now

Staff Review
Back of a princess as she moves through the castle garden

Entwined

By Wallwork, Heather Dixon
4
Rated by Anne G
Sep 6, 2022

Entwined is a fairy-tale inspired fiction of the story The Twelve Dancing Princesses. It's a suspenseful retelling. If I'm honest, the folktale that inspired this fantasy fiction was never been one of my favorites. This author manages to take a rather thin story and turn it into something interesting with a hero that is a strong woman of steel! This atmospheric version is my favorite retelling.

 

Teen Review
Storm Front by Jim Butcher

Storm Front

By Jim Butcher
4
Rated by
Joey
Aug 13, 2022

Summary: Harry Dresden is a detective wizard living in Chicago. Having difficulty paying
rent, he eagerly takes a job from a woman named Monica Sells, asking him to find her husband
who disappeared while dabbling in magic. What at first seems like a simple case though soon
turns into something far more dangerous than Harry could’ve imagined.

Teen Review
Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan

Girls of Paper and Fire

By Natasha Ngan
5
Rated by
Sarah
Aug 12, 2022

Girls of Paper and Fire, by Natasha Ngan, is set in a world brimming with
demons, living alongside humans. As our story begins, Lei is taken from her home to
become one of the king’s concubines, a Paper Girl; girls from the lowest caste, fully
human. When Lei arrives at the palace, she discovers that she has no hope, not of
escaping, not of ever seeing her family again, and not of ever having a choice again.

Teen Review
Splinters of Scarlet by Emily Bain Murphy

Splinters of Scarlet

By Emily Bain Murphy
3
Rated by
Aadit G.
Aug 12, 2022

Rating: 3
My rating for this book is a 3 because the book only takes place in one setting for the
most part. This makes the book not at all compelling to me personally. It was hard to
focus reading the book as it was not very interesting.

Teen Review
Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

Shadow and Bone

By Leigh Bardugo
4
Rated by
Nischay R.
Aug 10, 2022

Mal and Alina are orphans who grow up in military service. They are great
friends but then a military conflict happens and Alina is drafted by a
mysterious figure called the Darkling to be a Grisha. Alina is learning what
it means to be a Grisha while the Darkling takes a special interest in her
because she has the powers of a sun summoner which have been gone for
centuries. She has to run from the palace though when Baghra reveals the
Darkling’s true colors and reveals that he intends to bind Alina with a

Teen Review
Ever the Hunted by Erin Summerill

Ever the Hunted

By Erin Summerill
4
Rated by
Anonymous
Aug 9, 2022

Britta Flannery is a girl in Malam who is disliked for her Shaerdanian origin on her
mother’s side. Her father was a bounty hunter who was recently murdered, so she wants to find
his murderer and avenge him. However, things aren’t so black and white when she finds out that
her best friend, Cohen, wasn’t the one who actually murdered her father, despite the evidence.
So, she sets out to find the real murderer, but realizes dark things about her past and the King of
Malam. Britta and Cohen work together to find the real murderer and stop a war between Malam

Teen Review
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

By J.K. Rowling
5
Rated by
Nihanth D.
Jul 24, 2022

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is the 7th and final book in the Harry Potter series and is
written by J.K. Rowling. In this book, Harry and his friends have to collect and destroy all the horcruxes
in order to have a chance to destroy Voldemort. However, Voldemort is not going to let Harry win and
will throw everything up his sleeve to resume his terrifying reign over the world. In order to win, Harry

Teen Review
Of Curses and Kisses by Sandhya Menon

Of Curses and Kisses

By Sandhya Menon
4
Rated by
Anonymous
Jul 24, 2022

Summary:
Princess Jaya Rao, heiress to the Indian Kingdom has long upheld her duties as the
eldest daughter in a brown household. The weight of responsibility she carries on her
shoulders that she has taken upon herself is weighing her down. The only thing in world
that she wants in this world is to make her family happy and prove to be a dutiful
daughter. She finds out she will be attending St. Rosetta’s Academy for boarding
school, however, Grey Emerson happens to attend here as well. The Emerson family

Teen Review Jul 24, 2022

Fantastic Beasts and the Secrets of Dumbledore was a complete letdown. It felt rushed and
messy as many of the characters weren’t even in the movie despite being in previous Fantastic
Beasts movies. Such as Nagini, who was supposed to be in love with Credence, was
completely missing, and where was Tina? The action was also very debatable since the only
good duel we had was between Dumbledore and Credence. But the most baffling and

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