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The Princess Rebellion (The Kyroibi Trilogy Book 2) by [McMullen, Christina]Buy at Amazon

What can I say? This second book of the series is a knockout! It gets more into the mystique of the Kyroibi, and what it means to Ellie to be a true master. She handles it well.

The world building and great characterization continue, and the three princesses, Ellie, Mikk, and Bethany (hey, she’s from Queens, that makes her a princess!), show that princesses can be strong and not just pretty faces. They get down to the business of fighting and saving; they prove that they don’t need no knight in shining armor to do the work for them!…although I have to say that Julian makes for a right nice knight in shining armor!

There are plenty of twists in this story that’ll keep you on your toes.

A great continuation of the series. I already have the third installment and I’m looking forward to it!

Five stars.

Magic's Perdition by [Jensen, Melissa]Available at Amazon

This tale has all sorts of magical creatures including a teen dragon full of angst (well, he’s a teenager for a dragon anyway, and he has good reason to be full of angst).

He lives with a motherly sorcerer and an adopted sister on a vividly described world of magic in a small town.

The prevailing technologies correspond to early or mid-twentieth century but there are advanced robotic dogs, cats, and other things. There is also an enchanted forest, a slew of mysterious deaths, and a dark backstory that includes a wicked queen. It all leads up to a satisfying climax and ending.

It’s kind of steam-punkish, detective-novelish, and science-fictionish all rolled into one, a feast for fans of mixed-genre fantasy. And there’s a dragon! What’s not to love?

Five stars for an entertaining read.

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