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Genevieve Valentine

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A Supernatural Family Reunion In 'The Book Of Life'

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Deborah Harkness' latest concludes the sprawling story begun in A Discovery of Witches. There's a bit too much plot to handle comfortably, but fans will be happy to see favorite characters again.

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'Girl With All The Gifts' Is A Thriller With (Sharp, Scary) Teeth

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Ten-year-old Melanie, the star of M.R. Carey's new novel, doesn't know why she needs armed guards and restraints. But readers will find out soon enough, in this grotesque yet grimly hopeful thriller.

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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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