That Ain’t Witchcraft–Book Review

That Ain’t Witchcraft (InCryptid, #8)That Ain’t Witchcraft by Seanan McGuire
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This was another great adventure, fast paced and constantly twisting. I have really been enjoying the movement and almost ensemble cast feel of the Antimony stories, and I’m excited that it seems like we’re going to get to see more of at least some of these characters. I also really enjoyed the novella at the end that seems to be leading to the next story and also answered an important question that popped up during the novel.

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Tricks for Free–Book Review

Tricks for Free (InCryptid, #7)Tricks for Free by Seanan McGuire
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is the next bit of Antimony’s story, and it’s just as compelling and fast paced as Magic for Nothing. The only downside to these stories is that I can’t read fast enough to just pull it in all at once and completely immerse myself. Don’t tell Verity, but Antimony is my favorite, and I could read stories about her all day long.

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Chaos Choreography–Book Review

Chaos Choreography (InCryptid, #5)Chaos Choreography by Seanan McGuire
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is my favorite InCryptid so far! The dancing and dialogue and relationships! It was fabulous, and I stayed up way too late reading, but it was worth it. And that ending! I have one little complaint–I think the end of the competition meant that Verity got off easy with making her decision, but she was already leaning that way anyhow, so it’s okay.

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Juniper Wiles–Book Review

Warning: this is a Charles de Lint book, so I am wildly biased because I love everything he does. But you should read this.

Juniper Wiles (Newford, #21)Juniper Wiles by Charles de Lint
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I found myself weepy in the early pages of this book because I was so happy to be back in Newford. Later, I was a little uncertain. It was Newford, but it was focused on new people and new locations. Then I remembered that places and people change and grow, and this has happened in Newford. And I got a delightful check-in with old friends and found some new ones. Oh, and the story? So good! Really full of adventure and excitement. I’m hoping to see more of Juniper Wiles at some point.

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Four and Twenty Blackbirds–Book Review

Four and Twenty Blackbirds (Eden Moore, #1)Four and Twenty Blackbirds by Cherie Priest
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This was a terrible choice to read right when I’m starting a three-week intensive grad school class and really don’t have time to stay up late reading and sit on the couch reading instead of doing homework. But I did it anyway, and I’m not sorry! This was so good. It kept giving me more questions to try to figure out so I had to keep reading to see if my suspicions were right. And sometimes they were, but sometimes they weren’t, and that made it even better, because it was not predictable. This was definitely worth losing sleep over.

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The Spookshow–Book Review

The SpookshowThe Spookshow by Tim McGregor
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

I like the idea of this story. The actual story suffered from a lot of descriptions that were trying to hard to be unique. Twice someone “hushed” a sentence. I think he meant “whispered.” Someone was described as “plate eyed.” I think that was supposed to mean their eyes were wide with surprise. There were so many instances of this kind of language throughout the book. I also didn’t find the characters very sympathetic at all. I didn’t connect with any of them. On top of that, the book ended in the middle of the story. This is not a complete story.

In reading other reviews, I see that this book is part of the third book in the series which might have the complete story. So in case you decide you want to read it, you might want to start there.

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