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Genevieve Valentine

Genevieve Valentine appears in the following:

Medical Magic Leads To Terror In 'Parasite'

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

In Mira Grant's Parasite, genetically engineered tapeworms are a magic cure-all and a terrible danger. Sure, they keep their hosts healthy — but as it turns out, that's not all they do. Reviewer Genevieve Valentine says Parasite has interesting things to say about medical ethics, but reads too much like groundwork for a series.

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Magic And Politics Beyond The Portal In 'Guide'

Thursday, August 08, 2013

Emily Croy Barker's debut novel follows a struggling grad student into an otherworldly adventure pitting fairies against magicians. Reviewer Genevieve Valentine says The Thinking Woman's Guide to Real Magic is a classic portal fantasy with occasional stumbles in characterization

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Mojo, Music And Semi-Divine Sibling Rivalry In 'Sister Mine'

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Nalo Hopkinson's latest, Sister Mine, mixes urban fantasy and family tension in a story about semi-divine twin sisters struggling to come to terms with each other and avert a magical disaster. Reviewer Genevieve Valentine calls it a "suitably imperfect and vibrant story of family."

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