Book Review: Round 5 | A Southern Drawl

So excited for this Book Review: Round 5 as a result of it’s our Fall Edition! If you’re desirous to get into the spooky season, then try these books to set the temper! Honestly, there’s nothing higher than curling up by the fireplace and studying a guide — particularly throughout fall!

Book Review: Round 5

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A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness

This guide was certainly one of my favorites throughout fall! It’s truly part of a trilogy and though the second guide isn’t one of the best, the primary and third ones are superb. Diana Bishop is an American educational learning alchemical historical past in Oxford.  She is a witch however doesn’t acknowledge her powers, and the world she lives in additionally contains vampires and demons.  One day on the library, she stumbles upon an previous manuscript lined in magic.  She senses the magic and returns it to the library archives, however by touching the guide, witches, vampires, and demons at the moment are conscious that it exists and start to hunt it (and thus, her).  However, an historical vampire named Matthew gives her safety they usually finally fall in love. It’s form of like an grownup model of Twilight, besides with higher writing!

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Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman

All of Alice Hoffman’s books are nice, however in the event you’ve by no means learn Practical Magic, you undoubtedly ought to…even in the event you’ve already seen the film! It follows the lives of two sisters, Sally and Gillian, who’re orphaned and switch to their two aunts. Their world is rocked when the ladies arrive to their aunts’ house they usually uncover the reality of who..or what… they are surely. The sisters are full opposites, which gives a fascinating dynamic (Nicole Kidman and Sandra Bullock play them within the film).  They study their household curse, which brings everybody nearer collectively and reveals the significance of sister bonds.

 

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The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

I learn this guide in the summertime and actually wished I had waited for the autumn, as a result of it was actually *magical*.  I’m undecided if it was from the character improvement or the visible imagery of the circus, however the environment of the guide was one thing to behold.  The plot entails two magicians, Celia and Marco, who’re certain to one another by means of a magical ‘competition’ — with out figuring out who the opposite is.  The novel grows with them over the course of years (10-20 years!) and the guide alternates between characters, time durations, and look at factors, offering an intricately woven story of The Night Circus.  It’s a narrative about love, loss, and magic, and I couldn’t suggest it sufficient!

The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss

I truly shared this guide in certainly one of my first guide evaluations! So, I received’t repeat myself right here, however wished to incorporate it, because it’s becoming for this time of yr!

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A Witch in Time by Constance Sayers

A fast but entertaining learn! A Witch in Time facilities round Juliet, the primary character and muse of painter Marchant, will get trapped in a curse, the place she is reincarnated over and over, first as a 1930’s as Hollywood actress Nora Wheeler, then within the 1970’s as aspiring musician Sandra Keane, and as soon as extra in 2000’s as journal writer Helen Lambert. In every reincarnation, Juliet is tethered to Marchant and has to expertise their break up cyclically.  She can also be protected by her personal demon guardian and administrator of the curse, Lucian Varnier, who she finally ends up falling in love with every time.  The solely downside is that the curse doesn’t let her dwell previous her thirty fourth birthday in every life.  Discovering she has magical powers of her personal, will Helen be taught to interrupt the curse or endure the identical destiny as Juliet, Nora, and Sandra?

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