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Fantasy Literary Fiction Young Adult

Feathers and Fae by Crystal L. Kirkham

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November 4, 2019

Hello, my friends, and I welcome you to the spectacular month of November. To start our journey into the holiday season, I bring you the much-anticipated release from Crystal L. Kirkham. For those of you who have read my reviews for over a year, I have reviewed three of…


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Fantasy Young Adult

Billy Tree-Folks – Lawrence M. Nysschens

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October 22, 2019

Intolerance

Billy is a ten-year-old Tree-Folk being from another world and they have a similar physical structure to humans but glow with an almost ethereal appearance. This frightens humans, so to avoid attention they use a human shell to disguise their appearance and blend unnoticed. There are those humans that…


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Childrens Fantasy Literary Fiction Young Adult

Jake the Lucid Dreamer – David Naiman

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September 9, 2019

I was contacted by David Naiman to read his book “Jake the Lucid Dreamer,” and I picked it up on Kindle Unlimited. This book is not a very long novel, but I found for the size, it packs a serious emotional punch.

I know when I was a young…


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Fantasy Young Adult

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets – JK Rowling

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February 19, 2019

Destiny

Here I am with The Chamber of Secrets, the second book of the Harry Potter series feeling the tightening grip of adoration, as I get ensnared in the glorious bewitching world created by JK Rowling. Certainly, the first book and now the second, primarily introduce us to the extensive cast…


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Fantasy Mystery Young Adult

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone – J.K. Rowling

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February 4, 2019

WizardIt’s difficult to say anything unique about the most successful book series in history. The Harry Potter series by JK Rowling is momentous, captivating, obsessive, magical and intelligently written. The array of characters have become household names and our appetite for magic, good versus evil, humour, friendships and action-packed…


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Fantasy Horror Young Adult

Ransom TX – E.L. Dubois & T.J. Dubois

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November 7, 2018

Saviour

Ransom TX is a non-stop fantasy horror adventure that is riveting from the prologue to the last page. With a story of constant action it is difficult to achieve deep characterisation yet we need to develop some empathy and connection with the main characters. I felt this novel achieved the…


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Fantasy Young Adult

Avaland – Amy Croucher Rose

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August 24, 2018

Magical

Avaland is an all-embracing fantasy that is so beautifully written that you are completely engrossed in a set of adventures in a magical realm. The storyline follows a well-adopted recipe made most famous by JK Rowling in Harry Potter. In Avaland, Charlotte is the unexpected teenager destined to play a…

Peter Donnelly
Ireland

Founder of The Reading Desk, supporting readers, authors, publishers and book industry. Top Reviewer on Amazon, Goodreads, and NetGalley peter@thereadingdesk.com

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