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Review: Stray Souls (Magicals Anonymous #1), by Kate Griffin

Stray Souls is the first in the Magicals Anonymous series, which follows on from the Matthew Swift series. It contains spoilers for the Matthew Swift books, and so will this review. If you’ve yet to read any of Kate Griffin’s … Continue reading

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Review: The Minority Council (Matthew Swift #4), by Kate Griffin

Matthew Swift, Midnight Mayor, has a tendency to begin his adventures by being dropped in the shit without a paddle; for once, the shit is something he kind of brings into his life of his own accord. After a one-night … Continue reading

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Review: The Neon Court (Matthew Swift #3), by Kate Griffin

Someone has summoned the Midnight Mayor. Matthew Swift, reluctant holder of the title, finds himself coming to in a burning building, called upon to rescue the sometime-ally with a habit of occasionally calling for his head. But when they escape, … Continue reading

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Review: The Midnight Mayor (Matthew Swift #2), by Kate Griffin

When you are half comprised of an entity that began existence as the remnants of voices left in the telephone wires and the emotions they carried, it’s difficult to resist answering the phone. When you are also half comprised of … Continue reading

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Review: A Madness of Angels (Matthew Swift #1), by Kate Griffin

Matthew Swift, London sorcerer, died two years ago. Now Matthew Swift walks the streets of London again — but this Matthew has different-coloured eyes, and electric angels in his blood. Something has been eradicating sorcerers in his absence, something with … Continue reading

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Review: The Old Curiosity Shop, by Charles Dickens

I have difficulty talking about The Old Curiosity Shop. This is my third attempt at writing a review for it. It’s one of my least favourite Dickens novels, and that ought to make it an easy topic for review, because … Continue reading

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Review: The Palace of Glass (The Forbidden Library #3), by Django Wexler

Alice and Ending have been working on a plan to exact vengeance against Geryon for the careless killing of Alice’s father. Under Ending’s tutelage, Alice has been learning to Write, to start to construct her own spells. It’s going to … Continue reading

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Review: The Mad Apprentice (The Forbidden Library #2), by Django Wexler

It’s been six months since Alice moved to the Library and began her training as a Reader, and in that time she’s acquired more powers, but little information on her father’s fate. Geryon doesn’t seem especially motivated to look into … Continue reading

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Review: The Forbidden Library (The Forbidden Library #1), by Django Wexler

Twelve-year-old Alice is a stickler for the rules. She certainly wasn’t trying to eavesdrop when, late one night, she overheard her father’s heated conversation with a fairy, and about her, of all things. Nor could she find it in her … Continue reading

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Review: Europe at Midnight (Fractured Europe #2), by Dave Hutchinson

Separate from the Community, but overlapping the geography of our world’s Europe in the same fashion, is a pocket universe called the Campus, which, true to its name, is made up of a giant university. Unlike the citizens of the … Continue reading

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