Category Archive: Magic

It was a Book before it was a Movie

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Books allow us to go beyond the movie, to dig deeper with more details shared by the author. They also give readers more opportunities to use their imaginations.

Make ’em Laugh with Elementary Fiction

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I’ll admit, sometimes I get fatigued reading serious, realistic fiction in my free time. It’s just nice picking up a book you know is going to make you smile and will be a… Continue reading

Book Review: The Wolf Hour

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A girl. A wolf. A witch. A woods. It is a story we know well, or at least, we think we do. Sara Lewis Holmes’ The Wolf Hour takes the old fairy tales,… Continue reading

Review: Julia Vanishes

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Julia has the dangerous ability to remain unseen, not actually invisible, but a person’s senses will easily glance over her so she is easily able to blend into her surroundings. In Spira City… Continue reading

New Fantasy Fiction

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Some brand new (or soon to be released) fantasy titles have come across my desk recently and all have received positive or starred reviews from a review journal. I have mentioned in my… Continue reading

Anna’s Favorites of 2015

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I have compiled a list of my favorite reads of 2015. My main genre that I normally read is fantasy, science fiction, and paranormal, so I surprised myself this past year by having… Continue reading

Fairy Tales and Fantasies : Original and Retold

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I honestly will read—and enjoy—almost anything, but fantasies have been my favorite since I first read The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe in fifth grade. Here are some of my favorite 2015… Continue reading

Military Appreciation Day is Every Day

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With Veterans Day fast approaching, it behooves all adults to better familiarize our youth on what the day symbolizes for Americans. It is the anniversary of the signing of the armistice that ended… Continue reading

Exploring Magical Realism with Moira Fowley-Doyle – Guest Post

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The Books in Bloom team is excited to launch a new series of guest posts in which we invite authors and illustrators to tell us about their work.  We are kicking things off… Continue reading

Review: The Wrath & The Dawn

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The Wrath & The Dawn is a retelling of Arabian Nights told within a fantasy world. Khorsan is ruled by an eighteen year old king or caliph, Khalid who takes a new bride… Continue reading