REVIEW: The Falcon Throne by Karen Miller

REVIEW: The Falcon Throne by Karen Miller

Cover of The Falcon Throne by Karen MillerWhen kingdoms clash, every crown will be tarnished by the bloody price of ambition. That’s the tagline for Karen Miller’s new novel The Falcon Throne, the first in a new epic fantasy series, and I have to say, it’s a pretty accurate line to summarize most of the 600+ page book.

The Falcon Thronerevolves chiefly around two duchies, Harcia and Clemen, who share a border but not much else. They…

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Fight Like A Girl: The Female Wizards of Fairy Tail

Fight Like A Girl: The Female Wizards of Fairy Tail

There’s an ongoing joke online that if you’re a woman and your romantic partner asks you to play a video game with him, it’s because he needs a healer.

The joke still annoys me to this day, but it’s not exactly a mystery why girls are usually relegated to healing or support, non-physical positions. We see it in video game storylines, in manga and their anime adaptations. It’s there in novels and…

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Magical Appreciation: On Hermione Granger & Luna Lovegood

Magical Appreciation: On Hermione Granger & Luna Lovegood

What can be said about the Harry Potter series that hasn’t been said already? My whole life has been filled with it, as far as I can remember. One of my early childhood memories is hearing that there would be a Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone movie and subsequently seeing it the night of release about a year later. J.K. Rowling herself became a huge inspiration to me, especially as a child,…

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REVIEW: Landline by Rainbow Rowell

REVIEW: Landline by Rainbow Rowell

Author’s note: This review discusses Landline by Rainbow Rowell, and may contain spoilers.

Rainbow Rowell’s fourth novel, Landline, centers around one of the coolest-looking phones since the hamburger phone in Juno and how it affects the relationship and family of one Georgie McCool.

The phone’s also magic, by the way.

Landline tells the story of Georgie McCool, a comedy television writer who has…

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House Pride! Sorting the Staff of Girls in Capes

House Pride! Sorting the Staff of Girls in Capes

If you follow Pottermore on any social media, you might be aware that this week was #HousePride, a one-week celebration of all four Hogwarts Houses and those who belong in them.

Since we had the opportunity, we thought we’d take the time to sort our staff members into their Hogwarts Houses and tell you why we belong there.  Check it out!

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Once Upon A Time Season 4 Prep

Once Upon A Time Season 4 Prep

As September 28 draws closer, it’s time to refresh on the particulars of the Season 3 finale in preparation for Season 4.

The season left off with “There’s No Place Like Home.” After the defeat and demise of Zelena, Regina’s really evil green half-sister, our favorite blonde Savior and her one-handed pirate (almost) boyfriend are thrown back in time by the witch’s final curse.

As the second in a…

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On Our List: September 2014

On Our List: September 2014

“Now that my life has gotten a little more settled, I’m getting around to some reading.   A few months ago I picked up a copy of Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhereand I didn’t actually read it, so now it has taken up residence on my bedside table to read when I crawl into bed, exhausted from attempting to be an adult.  I’m only a few chapters in, but I’ve already descended into London Underground and it’s…

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Help Girls in Capes grow!

Help Girls in Capes grow!

We’re currently growing, and we’d like to get your feedback — as readers — on the best way we can improve readers’ experience on the site.

Below, you’ll find a survey to tell us a little about who our readers are and what they’re looking for — meaning it’s a great chance for you to tell us exactly what you’re looking to find on our site.  Please take a few minutes to click through the survey and…

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REVIEW: Ancillary Sword by Ann Leckie

REVIEW: Ancillary Sword by Ann Leckie

Leckie_AncillarySword_TP[dropcaps]I[/dropcaps]n the sequel to ANCILLARY JUSTICE, narrator Breq — now Breq Mianaai — is fleet captain in the Radch, where she has been granted the ship Mercy of Kalr.  As she readjusts to life in the empire, she continues her mission to seek out the corruption rotting away at the Radch’s core, bringing her into contact with the political and economic corruption of Athoek.

It’s not a secret…

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