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Emily Croy Barker

Autor(a) de The Thinking Woman's Guide to Real Magic

3 Works 970 Membros 66 Reviews

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Great read and great escape. Beautifully crafted and written.
Similar to Deborah Harkness' writing style.
Emily captures you and take you on a wonderful adventure.
 
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JoRob01 | outras 63 resenhas | May 18, 2024 |
I was sadly less impressed by this than I'd hoped given that my friends raved about it.

I saw on someone else's library books list that this was 'Harry Potter for Grown-Ups'. Sure, if you want reminders that everything is a hard slog, and magic goes away in the real world, and Arts degrees are stupid, and women are inferior, then great. Maybe I'm just interrogating the text from the wrong perspective, but I want fantasy that takes me away from those notions rather than reinforcing them.
 
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LaurenThemself | outras 63 resenhas | Feb 20, 2024 |
I am always skeptical about books that send modern day women into MagicLand.

(I am maybe the only soul on Earth not smitten with the Outlander series. The TV show is fascinating, but the books? No. And don't even get me started on "A Discovery of Witches." I found it overblown and the characters rather wooden. It was generally tedious and tiresome to the point that I groaned in despair that it would not mercifully end, but leave us dangling for the sequel. Which I have heard are not any better. Pass.)

So Witchy romance novels are sketchy for me at best. But I decided to check this out from the library, and I am glad I did. It is almost never clichéd, with interesting twists and turns of the plot that are not telegraphed miles away, the relationships are less obvious than other romantic fare, and I genuinely liked all the characters.

It's a fun story, well-told, and not predictable. It has plenty of detail to take you into a very believable Otherworld, yet, unlike "Discovery," they don't take over the narrative.

Even though it was well over 550 pages, I was surprised to find myself in that rare and delectable place of not wanting it to end.

Thankfully, THIS sequel is one I can hardly wait for!
… (mais)
 
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BethOwl | outras 63 resenhas | Jan 24, 2024 |
I didn't finish this. I was waiting for the woman to finally start thinking, and after a while, I got impatient and bored, and I gave up.
 
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zjakkelien | outras 63 resenhas | Jan 2, 2024 |

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3
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970
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#26,550
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½ 3.4
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66
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20
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