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Book Review: “The Book of Magic” by Alice Hoffman

This was a great conclusion to the Practical Magic series. I loved that all the ones that came out prior to this were all prequels to Practical Magic. This is the only one that follows up what happens to the family after their adventures in Practical Magic. Sally's girls are in their 20s and on their own, protected from knowing about magic all their lives but that catches up to them. For someone like me who has read the book once but seen the movies a thousand times, it gets confusing for me because the characters are inverted; Sally's girls are opposite in the book and the aunts are opposite in the books, or I guess in the movie. Messes with my memory of the story and I have to stop and think, wait which one is this?

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Author Spotlight: S.A. Gensch

My name is S.A. Gensch, I'm a wife and mother from Colorado. Before I became a published indie author, I spent a lot of time writing fanfiction to get my creativity (or craziness) out in the world.

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Book Review: Reflection by Elizabeth Lim

Right off the bat, I have to say that so far this is tied as my favorite Twisted Tale book alongside Belle's story. I just love Belle so much and thought the twist was creative and fit her character and background. I'll admit that Mulan is not one of my favorite Disney Princesses. I've learned to like her more as an adult because of her strength and independence and feministic quality and love for family and desire to protect them, things that as an adult I value. But as a kid I just thought Mushu was funny and the story was pretty good. My childhood friend will passionately argue that Mulan should under no circumstances even be included as a Disney Princesses. She wasn't born a princess, she didn't marry a prince. It's really funny to get her going on that. But this book was really good! It's the first book in the series not written by Liz Braswell.

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Book Review: A Whole New World by Liz Braswell

I read this one after Aurora and Belle's story even though it's the first in the series. Not that it really matters since they're all independent stories. I have to admit I read through a lot of the reviews on Goodreads before finishing this story because of its so-so rating. I was enjoying it and I wanted to see why others weren't.

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Author Spotlight: Jennifer Peer

Today I want to introduce Jennifer Peer! Jennifer, tell us a little about yourself. Writing allows me the freedom to express my creative side and love of all things romantic; and I do enjoy everything about that first moment of attraction leading to the next. There is a never-ending supply of love stories out there waiting to be told. I like to intersperse them with a little edge since I also love a good thriller.