Consumption of Magic (Tales From Verania #3) by TJ Klune
Book Reviews , Coming Soon / November 19, 2017

I will be able to download my preorder from Dreamspinner Press in less than two hours!!!! So I have yet to write a review of this series, and I really, really should. I fucking LOVE these books. The Consumption of Magic is book three in this series and it is releasing Nov 20th. I can’t wait. This is possibly the funniest, most awesome series, I have ever read. No kidding. Author TJ Klune’s writing, in general, makes me laugh out loud every single time, but these books, holy crap! I could write an epic poem to their awesomeness and it still wouldn’t come close to explaining how very much I have enjoyed these books. So if you haven’t read the series, go do that. Right now. Seriously. Here is the link to the whole Tales from Verania series. There are wizards, and hornless gay unicorn best friends, and sweet half giants and pervy dragons. There are Fairy-Drag Mother’s and actual fairies too. Also- In book 1, The Lightning-Struck Heart, there is so much angsty love that you will scream. There is so much heartbreak that you will cry, (because TJ Klune is a bastard like that) and so much sass that you can’t read this…

The Midnight Gardner by R.G. Thomas

Penny’s Rating: B It’s been a while since I read a YA fairy-tale that I really enjoyed. This is a super-cute quick read, that just happens to have an inter-species (Gnome/Human) age appropriate romance. This is also book one in a series: The Town of Superstition, so if you want to read something that doesn’t end on a to be continued cliffhanger, this is not that book. There are going to be three in the series, and if you read, you’re going to want to read all of them, and you’ll have to wait for them to come out. Like I have to now. Thomas has successfully created a modern-day fairy-tale, that ties together witches, werewolves, dragons, garden gnomes, with one very unusual small town. There were twists and turns that I didn’t expect in this book, and given that the book is written with young teens in mind, I find that incredibly refreshing. So many LGBTQIA YA fiction novels often fall into those tragic archetypes of familial rejection, rebellion, tragedy, prejudice, or angst. I’m not knocking that at all – we all learn from tragedy and pain, but sometimes that is not what we need. Sometimes we need the fairy-tale. Sometimes, we need simple, clear-cut,…