Tag Archives: Magic

The Enchanter Heir — Cinda Williams Chima

Out October 1, 2013 The Thorn Hill Massacre was a brutal attack on the anawizard weir. Only some of the children there survived and those that did, did come out unharmed. Jonah survived but anyone he touches dies, which makes … Continue reading

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The Warrior Heir, The Wizard Heir, and The Dragon Heir — Chinda Williams Chima

   Because I read the first three books in the Heir Chronicles in the course of a week, I felt that it would be easier for me to write a review of all of them together instead of three separate blog posts. … Continue reading

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The Night Circus — Erin Morganstern

WARNING SPOILERS! Morgenstern, Erin. The Night Circus. Anchor, 2012. 516 p. Grades 10-12. Alternate History. (Alex Award 2012). Marcus and Celia have been trained since childhood to preform in a competition that centers on a circus, The Night Circus. While … Continue reading

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Born of Illusion — Teri Brown

Balzer & Bray, Out June 11th, 2013 Anna, a gifted illusionist, helps her mother, Marguerite Van Housen with her mentalist performances and séances in 1920s New York. Because Anna is supposedly the illegitimate daughter of Harry Houdini, magic tricks have never been much … Continue reading

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Beauty — Robin Mckinley

Mckinley, Robin. Beauty: A Retelling of Beauty and the Beast. Eos, 1978. 325p. Grades 7-12. Nonfiction/Fairytale. Beauty is the youngest of three daughters to a wealthy merchant, when their fortune is lost. Beauty and her family travel to the country … Continue reading

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The Demon King — Cinda Williams Chima

Chima, Cinda Williams. The Demon King. Hyperion, 2009. 506 p. Grades 6-11. Fantasy. (VOYA Perfect 10). Reisa, the Princess Heir to Fells doesn’t know what is going on in her country. Her mother wants her to marry a wizard, which … Continue reading

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