Tag: magical realism

Apr 05
{Review+Giveaway} Zenn Diagram by @WendyJoBrant @KCPLoft ‏

{Review+Giveaway} Zenn Diagram by @WendyJoBrant @KCPLoft ‏

Zenn Diagram is ayoung adult magical realism novel by Wendy Brant. Zenn Diagram was a super cute read that I quickly finished in one setting. It left me with a big smile on my face. It kind of reminded me of the last magical realism book I read, and loved, The Secret of  Heart Note. It was an adorable, quick and light hearted read. Zenn Diagram is the story of Eva, who is a big math lover. I found Eva totally adorable. All on her own, but when you add in her unique gift she became extra interesting. You see, Eva can touch someone and know their thoughts and feelings. But what is even cooler, she can touch an object and know someone’s emotions and experiences as it pertains to that object. For example, she can touch someone’s graphing calculator and figure out what area of math is giving them troubles and is able to help them really easily. She makes a kick butt math tutor. Seriously, I thought this… Read more »

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Sep 29
{Review+Giveaway} The Weight of Feathers by Anna-Marie McLemore @LaAnnaMarie

{Review+Giveaway} The Weight of Feathers by Anna-Marie McLemore @LaAnnaMarie

The Weight of Feathers by Anna-Marie McLemore is a beautiful story in the young adult magical realism genre. The Weight of Feathers has been called The Night Circus meets Romeo and Juliet. Now I haven’t read the Night Circus yet (I know, don’t shoot me!) but I can totally see the circus meets Romeo and Juliet comparison. Throw a little magic in and you have it. I loved The Weight of Feathers so much. I was equally fascinated by the Palomas and the Corbeaus. The story starts out with the Palomas, but then shifts for much of the book to the Corbeaus. At first, I started out on the Palomas side and then switched over to the Corbeaus camp, but I soon realized that there are no good guys and bad guys here. Just two families that each have a bit of their own special magic and each have a whole lot of judgment and confusion over what the other family has done. It was almost comical the way that… Read more »

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Aug 13
{Spoiler Free Review+Giveaway} Golden by Melinda Michaels @MJMichaelsBooks

{Spoiler Free Review+Giveaway} Golden by Melinda Michaels @MJMichaelsBooks

Golden is the first book in a young adult magical realism series, with each of the books also being loose retellings of fairy tales. Author Melinda Michaels describes the story that way, but what is really happening is that the world she has created takes place after the fairy tale stories have all played out. This world deals with the descendants of the fairy tale characters. And that is really all I am going to tell you about the plot of the book, because I think so much of the magic in Golden lies in the suspense and intrigue that Melinda Michaels is so great at weaving into her story. There are wonderfully complex characters that while they themselves divide each other into good and bad guys, they are each so much more complicated and faceted than that. The characters were a joy to read about. Some you will be able to predict and others throw everything on their head. The book starts out with the main character Hanna reeling… Read more »

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