Bone Gap

Bone Gap by Laura Ruby (2015)

bone gap

YA Fiction | Magical Realism | Mystery
4 StarsBlurb:

“Everyone knows Bone Gap is full of gaps—gaps to trip you up, gaps to slide through so you can disappear forever. So when young, beautiful Roza went missing, the people of Bone Gap weren’t surprised. After all, it wasn’t the first time that someone had slipped away and left Finn and Sean O’Sullivan on their own. Just a few years before, their mother had high-tailed it to Oregon for a brand new guy, a brand new life. That’s just how things go, the people said. Who are you going to blame? Continue reading

Half Bad

Half Bad (Half Bad #1) by Sally Green (2014)

Half Bad

YA Fiction | Fantasy/Magical Realism
3.5 Stars
Blurb:

Wanted by no one.
Hunted by everyone.

Sixteen-year-old Nathan lives in a cage: beaten, shackled, trained to kill. In a modern-day England where two warring factions of witches live amongst humans, Nathan is an abomination, the illegitimate son of the world’s most terrifying and violent witch, Marcus. Nathan’s only hope for survival is Continue reading

Blood Rose Rebellion

Blood Rose Rebellion (Blood Rose Rebellion #1) by Rosalyn Eves (2017)
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blood rose rebellion

YA Fiction | Historical | Magical Realism
4.5 stars
Blurb:

Sixteen-year-old Anna Arden is barred from society by a defect of blood. Though her family is part of the Luminate, powerful users of magic, she is Barren, unable to perform the simplest spells. Anna would do anything to belong. But her fate takes another course when, after inadvertently breaking her sister’s debutante spell—an important chance for a highborn young woman to show her prowess with magic—Anna finds herself exiled to her family’s once powerful but now crumbling native Hungary.  Continue reading

The Ghosts of Nagasaki

The Ghosts of Nagasaki by Daniel Clausen (2012)
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the ghosts of nagasaki

Fiction | Magical Realism
3.5 Stars
Blurb:

“One night a foreign business analyst in Tokyo sits down in his spacious high rise apartment and begins typing something. The words pour out and exhaust him. He soon realizes that the words appearing on his laptop are memories of his first days in Nagasaki four years ago.

Nagasaki was a place full of spirits, a garrulous Welsh roommate, and a lingering mystery. Continue reading