Review of Power of Pen and Voice: A Spoken Mage Companion Novel (The Spoken Mage Book 5)

I finished reading Power of Pen and Voice: A Spoken Mage Companion Novel (The Spoken Mage Book 5) by Melanie Cellier.πŸ“š Our heroes from the main series celebrate Elena and Lucas’s betrothal when the Sekali empire’s princes burst into the ballroom. She is heavily injured. She and Elena’s brother Jasper were on the journey back to the kingdom when an unknown force ambushed their party. Jasper and the princes are taken hostages but later manage to flee their captors.

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Review of Crown of Secrets (The Hidden Mage Book 1)

I finished reading Crown of Secrets (The Hidden Mage Book 1) by Melanie Cellier.πŸ“š This spinoff of the “The Spoken Mage” series, following the life of the younger daughter Verene of Elena and Lucas. She was born without any magical ability and struggles with this fact for most of her life. At age 16, she decided to spend her time at the academy in Kallorway instead of her home country. She hopes that she managed to create an alliance with the neighboring country as the crown prince is also attending the academy.

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Review of Voice of Life (The Spoken Mage Book 4)

I finished reading Voice of Life (The Spoken Mage Book 4) by Melanie Cellier.πŸ“š In the last issue of the series, the book expands the world quite a bit. After the kingdom got an offer for an alliance with the northern imperium, Elena and Lucas travel north to visit the potential new ally’s capital. Elena is not very happy about this development as it means she loses Lucas shortly after they found one another.

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Review of Voice of Dominion (The Spoken Mage Book 3)

I lately finished reading Voice of Dominion (The Spoken Mage Book 3) by Melanie Cellier.πŸ“š Elena is the only Spoken Mage so far, and she still needs to learn how to fight against the limitation of her magic. Compared to her class comrades, she needs a lot more energy as she cannot use stored compositions. And therefore cannot prepare her magic before a fight. The war with Kallorway is getting hotter by the day, so the third year is asked to go to the front lines.

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Review of Voice of Command (The Spoken Mage Book 2)

I finished reading Voice of Command (The Spoken Mage Book 2) by Melanie Cellier.πŸ“š Elena is now in her second year as a mage trainee at Academy’s. She earned respect from her classmates, found a home in the school, and completely unexpected some friends. But now disaster struct in the northern province of the Kingdom. A horrible case of green fever is menacing the people living there. The whole second year travels into the crisis region to be able to observe how to treat illnesses.

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Review of Voice of Power (The Spoken Mage Book 1)

I recently finished reading Voice of Power (The Spoken Mage Book 1) by Melanie Cellier.πŸ“š The world of our main protagonist is divided into two classes. Mages are allowed to learn reading and writing, whereas this is deemed dangerous for the common-born because writing and reading equal casting magic in this world. Elena is the daughter of two shopkeepers. Her older brother is off in the capital to learn at the university.

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Review of The Girl Cloaked in Shadow (The Chronicles of Maggie Trent Book 3)

I just finished reading The Girl Cloaked in Shadow (The Chronicles of Maggie Trent Book 3) by Megan O’Russell.πŸ“š Maggie is off to a new adventure, Bertrand Wayland is missing. And the siren requires his presence in her realm, so Maggie is compelled to search for him. I had difficulty reading this book because this world did not catch my interest as much as the two other worlds. And also, the story did not felt finished.

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Review of The Girl Locked With Gold (The Chronicles of Maggie Trent Book 2)

I just finished reading The Girl Locked With Gold (The Chronicles of Maggie Trent Book 2) by Megan O’Russell.πŸ“š Maggie has arrived in paradise. She lives next to the endless sea and finds friends and makes a livelihood without using her magic reserves. But the next adventure is calling. Together with Bertrand, she visits a world where magicians are slaves, and technology uses magic as fuel. They are soon involved in bringing freedom to the magicians, but Maggie needs to learn a hard lection and is not happy with the outcome.

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Review of the Girl Without Magic (The Chronicles of Maggie Trent Book 1)

I recently finished reading The Girl Without Magic (The Chronicles of Maggie Trent Book 1) by Megan O’Russell.πŸ“š There was a green flash, and Maggie Trent vanishes from the battle she was fighting. First, she assumes she’s dead but soon realizes she is now in the Siren' Realm where every wish is fulfilled as long as you can pay the price. The book plays in the same universe as “The Tethering” series from the corresponding author.

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Review of Seven Things Not to Do When Everyone's Trying to Kill You (The Tale of Bryant Adams Book 2)

I just finished reading Seven Things Not to Do When Everyone’s Trying to Kill You (The Tale of Bryant Adams Book 2) by Megan O’Russell.πŸ“š Bryant and his friends nearly survived the fight against the Ladies in the first issue, and he is now a wizard apprentice. And now the adventure continues. “There will be no room for argument. No time to second-guess my decisions. We’re waltzing into the best security system known to magickind.

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Review of Stolen Magic: A Sleeping Beauty Reimagining (Fairy Academy Book 3)

I just finished reading Stolen Magic: A Sleeping Beauty Reimagining (Fairy Academy Book 3) by RaShelle Workman.πŸ“š Rory got tricked into using black magic, and her character dives into the unlikable. The book drags a bit, but it picks up again towards the end - luckily. I already lost all hope for the plot, but it still managed to get a bit better and come to a useful conclusion. I certainly did not expect this ending when starting the series, but this leads me to another point, this is not a three-book series!

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Broken Curse: A Sleeping Beauty Reimagining (Fairy Academy Book 2)

I just started reading Broken Curse: A Sleeping Beauty Reimagining (Fairy Academy Book 2) by RaShelle Workman.πŸ“š Following the invitation of her real aunt, Rory now attends the Fairy Academy in the under the kingdom. But the other students do not like her here, can she make any friends? The beginning of this book is still good, but I was not happy with the ending. Again, it ends with a cliff-hanger.

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Review of Hidden Princess: From the Blood and Snow World: A Sleeping Beauty

I just finished reading Hidden Princess: From the Blood and Snow World: A Sleeping Beauty by RaShelle Workman.πŸ“š Rory is a normal girl going to high school. She lives with her three aunts and does not know what happened to her parents. Surely, there is more to it then the aunts have told here. And then she meets Carson and everything changes. It takes a very long time to start with the actual storyline.

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Review of The Blacksmith's Son (Mageborn Book 1)

I just finished reading The Blacksmith’s Son (Mageborn Book 1) by Michael G. Manning.πŸ“š As I liked the other books by the same author quite a lot I fought, I try one of his earlier works. The book starts with the main person named Mordekai rescuing a horse from a river. While doing this, he realizes that he is a wizard. To research this better, he goes on a holiday to his friend’s castle, where he also luckily directly finds three beginners' spellbooks.

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Review of Secrets and Spellcraft (Art of the Adept Book 2)

I just finished reading Secrets and Spellcraft (Art of the Adept Book 2) by Michael G. Manning.πŸ“š After finishing the first book, I directly wanted to know how the story develops further. We still follow Will, who is now a student at Wurthaven. And he also realized that the teaching method at this school is not good enough for himself. And as expected in such a story, our main protagonist still starts to accomplish one unimaginable feat after another – which at times is a bit hard to believe to be realistic.

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Review of The Choice of Magic (Art of the Adept Book 1)

I just finished reading The Choice of Magic (Art of the Adept Book 1) by Michael G. Manning.πŸ“š Another book proposed by the algorithm of Amazon, and as I was for the lookout for something lighter to read, I’ve decided to give it a try. The book did not disappoint. It is the classic hero story but with some twists. I especially liked how magic is working in this world and how he is learning it.

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