BLOG TOUR | Otherworldly by F.T. Lukens

Seventeen-year-old Ellery is a non-believer in a region where people swear the supernatural is real. Sure, they’ve been stuck in a five-year winter, but there’s got to be a scientific explanation. If goddesses were real, they wouldn’t abandon their charges like this, leaving farmers like Ellery’s family to scrape by.

Knox is a familiar from the Other World, a magical assistant sent to help humans who have made crossroads bargains. But it’s been years since he heard from his queen, and Knox is getting nervous about what he might find once he returns home. When the crossroads demons come to collect Knox, he panics and runs. A chance encounter down an alley finds Ellery coming to Knox’s rescue, successfully fending off his would-be abductors.

Ellery can’t quite believe what they’ve seen. And they definitely don’t believe the nonsense this unnervingly attractive guy spews about his paranormal origins. But Knox needs to make a deal with a human who can tether him to this realm, and Ellery needs to figure out how to stop this winter to help their family. Once their bargain is struck, there’s no backing out, and the growing connection between the two might just change everything.

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Mini Reviews: 2023 Favourites

2023 has been a great reading year. I read more than what I intended to; finished a duology; found friends I can randomly message when I'm reading their recommendations. Add to that having more people I now know over on...

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BLOG TOUR | Ellie Engle Saves Herself by Leah Johnson

It was quite entertaining to watch Ellie wake up and figure out she suddenly have the power to bring anything back to life with her touch. When she wakes up at the first day of middle school feeling weird, with her fingers buzzing she knew right away that nothing will ever the same.

Click below to read the three reasons why you should read Ellie Engle Saves Herself.

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BLOG TOUR | Hungry Ghost by Victoria Ying

Imagine being constantly reminded to watch what you eat so you don't gain weight? Now imagine having to deal with that since childhood that you then eventually develop an eating disorder.

Valerie Chu is quiet, smart and thin. No one knows she makes herself throw up to keep herself thin. Her mom has had this mentality where your weight affects your ability to be happy. It doesn't. However, it doesn't help the fact that society once thought that way.

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BLOG TOUR | Spellbound by F. T. Lukens

Edison Rooker — Rook — seems to be your normal average teenager looking for a job until the real reason why he singled out Antonia's shop is revealed. He doesn't have any magic, and the closest he's ever been to the magical community was when his grandmother was alive. After his grandmother's passing, he created the Spell Binder, a device for detecting magic, to be able to regain access to the magical world. The problem: technically, the device is illegal; and the fact he has it, a non-magical person, makes it worse.

On the other hand, Sun is magical through and through. We meet them as Fable's (Antonia's rival) apprentice on their way to deliver a box of cursed items to Antonia's shop to be "fixed". If Rook needs the help of the Spell Binder to see the ley lines, Sun's special ability allows him to see magic (in addition to being able to use / wield it).

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