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Audiobook Review: A Magic Steeped in Poison (The Book of Tea #1)

Published March 29th 2022 Author: Judy I. Lin Narrator: Carolyn Kang Audiobook Length: 11 hours 11 minutes I used to look at my hands with pride. Now all I can think is, "These are the hands that buried my mother." For Ning, the only thing worse than losing her mother is knowing that it's her… Continue reading Audiobook Review: A Magic Steeped in Poison (The Book of Tea #1)

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Book Review: Spells for Forgetting (ARC)

Expected publication: September 27th 2022  Author: Adrienne Young A rural island community steeped in the mystical superstitions of its founders and haunted by an unsolved murder is upended by the return of the suspected killer in this deeply atmospheric novel. Emery Blackwood’s life was forever changed on the eve of her high school graduation, when… Continue reading Book Review: Spells for Forgetting (ARC)

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Audiobook Review: Blood Like Fate (Blood Like Magic #2)

Published August 9th 2022 Author: Liselle Sambury Narrator: Joniece Abbott-Pratt Audiobook Length: 15 hours 48 minutes In the spellbinding sequel to “breath of fresh air for the genre” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review) Blood Like Magic, Voya fights to save her witch community from a terrible future, perfect for fans of Legendborn and Cemetery Boys. Voya Thomas may have passed… Continue reading Audiobook Review: Blood Like Fate (Blood Like Magic #2)

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Audiobook Review: A Darkness at the Door (Dauntless Path #3)

Published July 21, 2022 Author: Intisar Khanani Narrator: Shiromi Arserio Audiobook Length: 15 hours 7 minutes I've been cursed, betrayed, and sold into slavery – but the truth I carry can't be allowed to die. Only Rae knows the extent of the corruption at the heart of the kingdom of Menaiya, from the noble lord… Continue reading Audiobook Review: A Darkness at the Door (Dauntless Path #3)

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~ Book Tag: Birthstone Book Covers: September – Sapphire ~

This month’s birthstone book cover is Sapphire for the month of September. This is such a beautiful birthstone! I came across this monthly tag on two different blogs, Julie's (@OneBookMore) and Yolanda's (@PastMidnight). The original creator of this book tag is Leslie @ Books Are The New Black! All three blogs are amazing and are well worth… Continue reading ~ Book Tag: Birthstone Book Covers: September – Sapphire ~

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~ Goodreads Monday: A Darkness at the Door (Dauntless Path #3) ~

This is a weekly meme where any one can choose a random book from their Goodreads TBR and highlight it. Once you choose a book and create your post, make sure you link and reference the new host, @Budget Tales Book Blog. Eventually, I will try to find a rhyme or reason to my choices,… Continue reading ~ Goodreads Monday: A Darkness at the Door (Dauntless Path #3) ~

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Audiobook Review: Electric Idol (Dark Olympus #2)

Published January 18th 2022 Author: Katee Robert Narrators: Zara Hampton-Brown & Alex Moorcock Audiobook Length: 10 hours 53 minutes He was the most beautiful man alive.And if I wasn't careful, he was going to be my death. *A scorchingly hot modern retelling of Psyche and Eros that's as sinful as it is sweet.* In the ultra-modern city… Continue reading Audiobook Review: Electric Idol (Dark Olympus #2)

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Audiobook Review: Blood Like Magic (Blood Like Magic #1)

Published June 15th 2021 Author: Liselle Sambury Narrator: Joniece Abbott-Pratt Audiobook Length: 16 hours 14 minutes A rich, dark urban fantasy debut following a teen witch who is given a horrifying task: sacrificing her first love to save her family’s magic. The problem is, she’s never been in love—she’ll have to find the perfect guy before… Continue reading Audiobook Review: Blood Like Magic (Blood Like Magic #1)

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Audiobook Review: Evermore (Everless #2)

Published December 31st 2018 Author: Sara Holland Narrator: Eileen Stevens Audiobook Length: 9 hours 2 minutes Jules Ember confronts the girl who is both her oldest friend and greatest enemy in the highly anticipated sequel to Everless, praised by New York Times bestelling author Stephanie Garber as “an intoxicating blend of blood, secrets, and haunting mythology.” Jules Ember… Continue reading Audiobook Review: Evermore (Everless #2)

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Audiobook Review: Furysong (The Aurelian Cycle #3)

 Published August 9th 2022 Author: Rosaria Munda Narrators: Christian Coulson (Lee), Candice Moll (Annie), Aidan Kelly (Griff), Anthony Mark Barrow (Delo), & Steve West (Main Narrator) Audiobook Length: 16 hours 15 minutes In this explosive conclusion to the epic trilogy that began with Fireborne, Annie and Lee are fighting for their lives—and for each other—as invading dragonfire threatens to burn… Continue reading Audiobook Review: Furysong (The Aurelian Cycle #3)

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Audiobook Review: Magic Lessons (Practical Magic #0.1)

Published October 6, 2020 Author: Alice Hoffman Narrator: Sutton Foster Audiobook Length: 13 hours 26 minutes From New York Times bestselling author Alice Hoffman comes the origin story of her beloved novel and basis for the cult classic film Practical Magic—taking us on a captivating journey to the Salem witch trials, featuring the indomitable matriarch of the Owens… Continue reading Audiobook Review: Magic Lessons (Practical Magic #0.1)

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Audiobook Review: The Ballad of Never After (OUABH #2) (ARC)

Expected publication: September 13th 2022 Author: Stephanie Garber Narrator: Rebecca Soler Audiobook Length: 9 hours 22 minutes Stephanie Garber's The Ballad of Never After is the fiercely-anticipated sequel to the #1 New York Times bestseller Once Upon a Broken Heart, starring Evangeline Fox and the Prince of Hearts on a new journey of magic, mystery, and heartbreak Not every love… Continue reading Audiobook Review: The Ballad of Never After (OUABH #2) (ARC)

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Audiobook Review: The Nobleman’s Guide to Secrecy and Shipwrecks (The Montague Siblings #3)

Published November 16th 2021 Author: Mackenzi Lee Narrator: Christian Coulson Audiobook Length: 14 hours 38 minutes Return to the enchanting world of the Montague siblings in the finale to the New York Times best-selling and Stonewall Honor-winning series, featuring a teenage Adrian Montague as he desperately seeks the now adult Monty and Felicity - the… Continue reading Audiobook Review: The Nobleman’s Guide to Secrecy and Shipwrecks (The Montague Siblings #3)

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~ Most Anticipated Releases: Ten September Novels ~

There are tons of new releases that I am looking forward to reading. I decided to feature ten of them that I hope to read this month once they are available! September 6th The Sunbearer Trials (The Sunbearer Duology #1) Welcome to The Sunbearer Trials, where teen semidioses compete in a series of challenges with… Continue reading ~ Most Anticipated Releases: Ten September Novels ~

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Audiobook Review: Everless (Everless #1)

Published January 2nd 2018 Author: Sara Holland Narrator: Eileen Stevens Audiobook Length: 9 hours 58 minutes In the kingdom of Sempera, time is currency—extracted from blood, bound to iron, and consumed to add time to one’s own lifespan. The rich aristocracy, like the Gerlings, tax the poor to the hilt, extending their own lives by… Continue reading Audiobook Review: Everless (Everless #1)

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~ FairyLoot Unboxing: Trials & Retribution (July 2022) ~

FROM FAIRYLOOT: We are so excited to reveal the July theme for our Young Adult monthly box and it is… TRIALS & RETRIBUTION! Some of us battle storms, facing trial after trial with the hope of achieving peace… others only want retribution. This box is dedicated to characters that are willing to do whatever is… Continue reading ~ FairyLoot Unboxing: Trials & Retribution (July 2022) ~