A main character or secondary character that uses magic

Spark & Change by Kellum Jeffries

Spark & Change by Kellum Jeffries is an adorable supernatural romance novelette that’s sure to make you smile. Frannie is a library school student who also happens to be a low-powered fae. When she stops in at a pharmacy to get some Sudafed, Frannie crushes hard on the cashier who’s a shifter named Shirl, and she comes back every day until she musters the courage to ask Shirl out on

Trafalgar and Boone and the Books of Breathing by Geonn Cannon

Trafalgar and Boone and the Books of Breathing by Geonn Cannon is the third book in the Trafalgar and Boone adventure series. Dorothy Boone and Trafalgar of Abyssinia are enemies turned allies that travel the world searching for lost artifacts and thwarting evil where they can.    They are also founders of the newly created Mnemosyne Society, which is a collaborative group of fellow adventurers that have come to agree

Enchanters by KF Bradshaw

Enchanters by KF Bradshaw is an epic YA fantasy adventure quest full of heroic battles, magic and camaraderie. Damea has been facing a crisis of dwindling resources for years. Magic, once bountiful, powered everything on the planet from its cities to its farm equipment. Enchanters were the cornerstone of Damean society, manipulating magic to improve every facet of its citizen’s lives. With the magic all but gone, Enchanters are now

Take Your Medicine by Hannah Carmack

Take Your Medicine by Hannah Carmack was a fun re-imagining novella of Alice in Wonderland with quirky characters. I have been in a reading rut and Take Your Medicine pulled me out of that rut and into the book. Alice lived a good 17 years before her fainting spells got so bad she wasn’t allowed to leave her mother’s property any more. She is a senior in high school and

The Eldritch Heart by Matthew S Cox

The Eldritch Heart by Matthew S Cox was a great way to pass the time. The Kingdoms of Lucernia and Evermoor have been at war with each other for 20 years. It has long been known the people of Evermoor have been consumed by demons and are blood thirsty stopping at nothing to destroy Lucernia. But a prophecy is foretold that the King of Lucernia, King Talomir, will bore a

The Queen of Ieflaria by Effie Calvin

The Queen Of Ieflaria by Effie Calvin is exactly my kind of book. It has a kick ass princess who looks like a soft and squishy marshmallow at first. Add another princess who is a reluctant heir to the throne after her brother’s death and put them in a will she/won’t she marriage situation. The story starts with Princess Esofi of Rhodia arriving in Ieflaria after traveling a long way

The Year of the Knife by GD Penman

The Year Of The Knife by GD Penman was a really intriguing book from the start. I was worried it would be too strange, too confusing with its alternate names and history, with the prevalence of seemingly science-based magic. However, The Year of the Knife proved to be just the opposite. Set in an alternate timeline of our world, New York City is called New Amsterdam and the colonies never

Passing Strange by Ellen Klages

Passing Strange by Ellen Klages is a lightly fantastic tale of life in San Francisco’s lesbian culture in the 1940s: part wistful romance, part mystery, and with a modern framing story immersed in the culture of geeky collectables. A group of women of very different backgrounds and personalities are thrown together in the way that underground, closeted cultures tend to do. Then one woman’s past and a chance tragedy call

A Fish Out Of Water by Karin Kallmaker: Book Review

A Fish Out Of Water by Karin Kallmaker is a novella retelling The Little Mermaid, with a lesbian twist. This time Ariel is the party girl of the ocean. As the 77th daughter of the Mer Queen she is not important enough to do anything serious with her life and so she is a socialite who uses her magic to hold parties and please her friends. Life is rather boring

Mother Of Souls by Heather Rose Jones

Mother Of Souls by Heather Rose Jones is the story of, Serafina, a woman who comes to Alpennia to hone her Mystical skills and answer some personal questions. She can see Mysteries (magic) brighter and more vividly than anyone else and yet she cannot perform any. When someone else creates a Mystery then she sees vibrant waves of colour but her own performance doesn’t stir a thing. When a letter