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Careful Magic

22029529Title: Careful Magic
Author: Karen Healey
Genre: urban fantasy, magic

This is the part of my 100 Short Stories in 2014 challenge. This story is also part of the crowdfunded anthology Kaleidoscope, that I helped fund.

This was definitely one of my favourite stories of the anthology. Helen is such a wonderful protagonist and I was sad when the story ended. Not because it was a sad ending, but because it ended. That’s what you want from a short story isn’t it?

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Clean Sweep

19090384Title: Clean Sweep
Author: Ilona Andrews
Series: Innkeeper Chronicles, book 1
Genre: Urban fantasy

This is really good solid urban fantasy and I really enjoyed it. It is not a very deep book with lots of themes that you will ponder for days, however it was the perfect summer read. It has action, an interesting magic system, good world building, some hot guys, a very capable female protagonist and mystery. In other words good solid urban fantasy and I really enjoyed it.

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Magic Bleeds

Magic BleedsTitle: Magic Bleeds
Author: Ilona Andrews
Series: Kate Daniels book 4
Genre: Urban fantasy, post-apocalyptic, future, magic apocalypse

Have you every brought a book that wasn’t the book, you thought it was? Well that is what happened with Magic Bleeds. I thought I was picking up the next book in the Raine Benares series – that is a fantasy adventure series. I have read the Kate Daniels series before and enjoyed it. But boy was it not what I expected it to be (my mind all bend on a silly fantasy adventure story), which of course couldn’t not shape my perception on the first part of the book. It took me a lot longer than normal to get into the book and it wasn’t at all the poor book’s fault – just me messing up my amazon orders.

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The Circle

16101193Title: The Circle
Author: Series: Engelsfors, book 1
Genre: Urban fantasy, young adult

It has been some time since I read a young adult book that I actually liked. I think I found one! While many young adult books make teenage problems seems so trivial and angsty to the adult reader, The Circle managed to transport me into the mind of the young women in the book. Made me feel their emotions, their frustrations, their joy.

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Sandry’s Book & Circle of Magic

Sandry's BookTitle:  Sandry’s Book (or The Magic in the Weaving)
Author: Tamora PierceSeries: Circle of Magic, book 1
Published:  1997 by Scholastic Press
Read: 2000
Format: Paperback, Danish
Genre: Fantasy, young adult

Earlier this week when I was putting together a list of epic fantasy books that I recommend, I had to write a little about the first book in the Circle of Magic series by Tamora Pierce. And I found that I almost couldn’t stop writing, so I decided that I would write a longer piece on the book. Mind you it has been a year or two since I read the series. But I have re-read it multiple times over the years. It is one of my favourite fantasy series. Why, you ask?

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