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Meadhbh Dhommnail

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Stephanie Burgis: Claws and Contrivances (2023, Five Fathoms Press) 4 stars

More Adorable Dragons, More Magic

4 stars

I adored the incredibly distracted scholar, Mr. Aubrey, when I read Scales and Sensibility, so it's little wonder that this book, with both protagonists more appealing to my tastes. Rose was easy to identify with, as we share a number of traits, not the least a tendency to take care of everyone else while forgetting to take care of ourselves. A fun read.

Stephanie Burgis: Scales and Sensibility (2022, Bryant Street Publishing) 4 stars

Just the Regency Romance I Needed

4 stars

This was incredibly cute and a fun read. Of course, I'm a sucker for anything with a cute magical pet in it, and our two protagonists were lovely, but I think my favorite character in the book was the poor scholarly Mr. Aubrey, beset on all sides by people insisting on him participating in society, the horror! (I have often felt the same, Mr. Aubrey.) So, since it seems he's one of the protagonists in the sequel, I may jump right on in there for my next read.

Cherie Dimaline: VenCo (Hardcover, 2023, HarperCollins Publishers) 3 stars

Lucky St. James, a Métis millennial living with her cantankerous but loving grandmother Stella, is …

A fun adventure and poignant story

3 stars

I enjoyed this story, especially the character of Stella who, in personality reminded me of my mother, but her alzheimers/dementia symptoms brought to mind my grandmother. The story itself is very well researched when it comes to the history and regional magical practices, respecting multiple forms of spirituality and bringing it all together into a whole. It was a fun read, but the author still has a bit of room to grow as a storyteller. I look forward to seeing more from her in the future. I definitely recommend this book, though I don't think it quite deserves four stars.

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