Practical Magic, by Alice Hoffman

I don’t want to give Practical Magic a bad review. The movie, starring Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman, is a fluffy Halloween staple for many, and I love stories about witches trying to balance magic and love in their lives. And no doubt, Alice Hoffman can craft an intriguing fantasy; just look at Green Angel … Continue reading Practical Magic, by Alice Hoffman

The Wolf Princess, by Cathryn Constable

Little as I know about Russia, its mythology keeps finding its way into my reading. First, the two books of Katherine Arden’s Winter Witch trilogy blew me away, and now, another tale of snow, danger, and magic happened upon my reading pile—only this time of a more middle-grade sort. Orphan girl Sophie Smith and her … Continue reading The Wolf Princess, by Cathryn Constable

Fantasy Lover, by Sherrilyn Kenyon

Now, my friends…I’m going into uncharted territory. Actually, I’m kind of nervous about this review because…um, how do I put this without sounding like a complete and total prude? Aw, to heck with it. I have never read a proper romance novel…until today. I’m sorry, it’s just that I could never take them seriously. What … Continue reading Fantasy Lover, by Sherrilyn Kenyon