Book Review: Apprentice by Rachel E. Carter (4/5)

She survived a trial year at the Academy of Magic, but that was the easy part… Now sixteen-year-old Ryiah is an apprentice of Combat, her school’s most notorious faction. When she finishes, she will be a war mage, but in order to do so, she has to survive four years traveling across Jerar, training with … Continue reading Book Review: Apprentice by Rachel E. Carter (4/5)

Book Review: First Year (Black Mage #1) by Rachel E. Carter (4/5)

I enjoyed this book, despite how I kept waiting for something more to happen - something that would imply a darker story arc to span the series, a bigger villain, a larger world-spanning threat. And...it never came. Don't get me wrong - I enjoyed this book. It was surprisingly short. I bought the boxed set … Continue reading Book Review: First Year (Black Mage #1) by Rachel E. Carter (4/5)

Book Review: Bloodleaf by Crystal Smith (5/5)

Aurelia is a princess, but they call her a witch. Surrounded by spirits and burdened with forbidden magic, she lives in constant fear of discovery by the witch-hunting Tribunal and their bloodthirsty mobs. When a devastating assassination attempt reveals her magical abilities, Aurelia is forced to flee her country with nothing but her life. Every … Continue reading Book Review: Bloodleaf by Crystal Smith (5/5)