Magic

From Bad to Cursed by Lana Harper: Fun and Intriguing

Wild child Isidora Avramov is a thrill chaser, adept demon summoner, and—despite the whole sexy-evil-sorceress vibe—also a cuddly animal lover. When she’s not designing costumes and new storylines for the Arcane Emporium’s haunted house, Issa’s nursing a secret, conflicted dream of ditching her family’s witchy business to become an indie fashion designer in her own …

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Heroic Hearts by Jim Butcher, Kerrie Hughes et al: Dynamic and Compelling

An all-star urban fantasy collection featuring short stories from number one New York Times best-selling authors Jim Butcher, Patricia Briggs, Charlaine Harris, Kelley Armstrong, and more…. In this short story collection of courage, adventure, and magic, heroes—ordinary people who do the right thing – bravely step forward. But running toward danger might cost them everything…. …

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Seasonal Fears by Seanan McGuire: Multilayered and Magical

The king of winter and the queen of summer are dead. The fight for their crowns begins! Melanie has a destiny, though it isn’t the one everyone assumes it to be. She’s delicate; she’s fragile; she’s dying. Now, truly, is the winter of her soul. Harry doesn’t want to believe in destiny, because that means …

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In a Garden Burning Gold by Rory Power: Gorgeous Story

Rhea and Lexos were born into a family unlike any other. Together with their siblings, they control the seasons, the tides, and the stars, and help their father rule their kingdom. Thanks to their magic, the family has ruled for an eternity, and plan to rule for an eternity more.  But Rhea and Lexos are …

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The League of Gentlewomen Witches by India Holton: Delightful

Miss Charlotte Pettifer belongs to a secret league of women skilled in the subtle arts. That is to say—although it must never be said—witchcraft. The League of Gentlewomen Witches strives to improve the world in small ways. Using magic, they tidy, correct, and manipulate according to their notions of what is proper, entirely unlike those …

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Isolate: A Novel of the Grand Illusion by L. E. Modesitt Jr.: Political Intrigue, Engrossing

Industrialization. Social unrest. Underground movements. Government corruption and surveillance. Something is about to give. Steffan Dekkard is an isolate, one of the small percentage of people who are immune to the projections of empaths. As an isolate, he has been trained as a security specialist, and he and his security partner Avraal Ysella, a highly …

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“The Silver Bullets of Annie Oakley” by Mercedes Lackey: Fun Historical Twist

“The Silver Bullets of Annie Oakley” by Mercedes Lackey: Fun Historical Twist An Elemental Masters Novel The sixteenth novel in the magical alternate history Elemental Masters series follows sharpshooter Annie Oakley as she tours Europe and discovers untapped powers.    Annie Oakley has always suspected there is something “uncanny” about herself, but has never been …

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“The Amber Crown” by Jacey Bedford: Epic and Thrilling

The king is dead, his queen is missing. On the amber coast, the usurper king is driving Zavonia to the brink of war. A dangerous magical power is rising up in Biela Miasto, and the only people who can set things right are a failed bodyguard, a Landstrider witch, and the assassin who set off …

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