Quichotte by Salman Rushdie – A Review

Quichotte by Salman Rushdie Fiction | Contemporary | Magical Realism Published by Random House Released September 3rd, 2019 Goodreads | Amazon Rating: Note: I received a free ARC of this novel from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This in no way affects my opinions. “Every quest takes place in both the sphere of […]

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Again, but Better by Christine Riccio – A Review

Again, but Better by Christine Riccio Contemporary | New Adult | Romance Published by Wednesday Books Released May 7th, 2019 Goodreads | Amazon Rating: “So—why didn’t something happen?” Because of me. Because I let fear make decisions for me. Because I’ve chosen to let the world push me around instead of pushing my way through the […]

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The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman – A Review

The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman Magical Realism Published by William Morrow Books Released June 18, 2013 Goodreads | Amazon Rating: I re-read Neil Gaiman’s The Ocean at the End of the Lane during the 2019 Reading Rush as my selection for the “Read a book with five or more words in the […]

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Summer of Salt by Katrina Leno – A Review

Summer of Salt by Katrina Leno YA | Magical Realism | Contemporary Published by HarperTeen Released June 5, 2018 Goodreads | Amazon Rating: On By-the-Sea, you and me will go sailing by On waves of green, softly singing too. On By-the-Sea, you and me will be forever young And live together on waves of blue.  This […]

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The Five Best Adult Magical Realism Books

Magical realism is a genre that creates a bridge between reality and the slightly whimsical. It differs from genres such as fantasy and science fiction by being firmly planted in our world, our reality. In magical realism, we recognize the world in which the story takes place, but there’s an element that is slightly unusual or magical. […]

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The Price Guide to the Occult by Leslye Walton – A Review

The Price Guide to the Occult by Leslye Walton Paranormal| Magical Realism | Young Adult Goodreads | Amazon Published by Candlewick Press Released March 13, 2018 Rating: Leslye Walton’s The Price Guide to the Occult follows the Blackburn women on an island in the Pacific Northwest. Eight generations of this family have lived on Anathema Island, founded by […]

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The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman – A Review

“It’s like the people who believe they’ll be happy if they go and live somewhere else, but who learn it doesn’t work that way. Wherever you go, you take yourself with you.” The Book The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman Middle-Grade | Magical Realism | Supernatural | Fantasy Published by HarperCollins Released September 30, 2008 Goodreads […]

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White is for Witching – Helen Oyeyemi

“Dear Miranda Silver, This house is bigger than you know! There are extra floors, with lots of people in them. They are looking people. They look at you, and they never move. We do not like them. We do not like this house, and we are glad to be going away. This is the end of […]

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