The Queen and the Cure (The Bird and the Sword Chronicles #2) By Amy Harmon [Review]

The Queen and the Cure (The Bird and the Sword Chronicles, #2)RELEASE DATE:  May 9th 2017
AUTHOR: Amy Harmon
GENRE: New-Adult, Fantasy, Magic, Romance.
SUMMARY: 
“There will be a battle, and you will need to protect your heart.”

Kjell of Jeru had always known who he was. He’d never envied his brother or wanted to be king. He was the bastard son of the late King Zoltev and a servant girl, and the ignominy of his birth had never bothered him.

But there is more to a man than his parentage. More to a man than his blade, his size, or his skills, and all that Kjell once knew has shifted and changed. He is no longer simply Kjell of Jeru, a warrior defending the crown. Now he is a healer, one of the Gifted, and a man completely at odds with his power.

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Soul of Smoke (Dragonsworn #1) By Caitlyn McFarland [Review]

Soul of Smoke (Dragonsworn, #1)RELEASE DATE:  July 27th 2015
AUTHOR: Caitlyn McFarland
GENRE: Young-Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal, Dragons, Romance.
PUBLISHER: Carina Press
SUMMARY: 
On a hike deep in the Rocky Mountains, Kai Monahan watches as a dozen dragons—actual freaking dragons—battle beneath a fat white moon. When one crashes nearly dead at her feet and transforms into a man, Kai does the only thing a decent person could: she grabs the nearest sword and saves his life.

As the dragon/man, Rhys, recovers from the attack, a chance brush of skin against skin binds him inextricably to Kai. Becoming heartsworn to a human—especially such a compelling one—is the last thing Rhys wants. But with an ancient enemy gathering to pit dragons against humanity and his strength nearly depleted, Kai has just become the one thing Rhys needs. A complete bond will give him the strength to fight; a denied bond means certain death. Continue reading

Arise (Legacy of Flames #2) By Emma L. Adams [Review]

Arise (Legacy of Flames Book 2)RELEASE DATE:  April 29th 2017
AUTHOR: Emma L. Adams
GENRE: New-Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal, Magic.
PUBLISHER: Emma L. Adams
SUMMARY: 
Being a dragon shifter is no picnic. Being a fugitive is even harder. But after their audacious escape from the supernatural-hunting Orion League, Ember and her friends have to lie low.

Easier said than done when her sister lies in a magical coma, and the key to saving her is a rare item coveted by all supernaturals. In order to track down the item, Ember must once again team up with Astor, the ex-hunter who betrayed her once already. But there’s more than one scheme at work beneath the streets of London, and if Ember fails to stop the League’s latest plan, the hunters will drive the remaining shifters to extinction. Continue reading

The Traitor’s Kiss (Traitor’s Trilogy #1) By Erin Beaty [Review]

The Traitor's Kiss (Traitor's Trilogy, #1)RELEASE DATE:  May 2nd 2017
AUTHOR: Erin Beaty
GENRE: Young-Adult, Fantasy, Romance.
PUBLISHER: Imprint
SUMMARY: 

An obstinate girl who will not be married.
A soldier desperate to prove himself.
A kingdom on the brink of war.

With a sharp tongue and an unruly temper, Sage Fowler is not what they’d call a lady―which is perfectly fine with her. Deemed unfit for marriage, Sage is apprenticed to a matchmaker and tasked with wrangling other young ladies to be married off for political alliances. She spies on the girls―and on the soldiers escorting them.

As the girls’ military escort senses a political uprising, Sage is recruited by a handsome soldier to infiltrate the enemy ranks. Continue reading

Adamant (Alliance #1) By Emma L. Adams [Review]

Adamant (Alliance, #1) RELEASE DATE:  February 20th 2015
AUTHOR: Emma L. Adams
GENRE: Young-Adult/New-Adult, Fantasy, Magic, Sci-Fi. .
PUBLISHER: Emma L. Adams
SUMMARY: 
Few people know twenty-one year old Ada Fletcher is actually from another universe. After a devastating magical war tore apart her homeworld, she and her family were forced to defy the Inter-World Alliance and hide on the low-magic Earth. Stuck in a dead-end job in London, Ada has spent her life hiding her real identity and risking her safety to help others from her homeworld. Until she loses her job, is chased by a rampaging monster, and is arrested by the Alliance as a prime suspect for a murder she had nothing to do with. It really isn’t Ada’s day.

Kay Walker, grandson of the Alliance’s late founder, expects to spend his first week as an Alliance employee chasing monsters out of the Passages between worlds, not solving his supervisor’s murder or questioning a strange, fierce young woman he arrested in the Passages. Killer or not, she’s hiding something, and the closer he gets to the truth, the higher the body count rises. Continue reading

Air and Ash (TIDES #1) By Alex Lidell [Review]

Air and Ash (TIDES, #1) RELEASE DATE:  May 2nd 2017
AUTHOR: Alex Lidell
GENRE: Young-Adult, Fantasy, Adventure.
PUBLISHER: Danger Bearing Press
SUMMARY: 
After a lifetime of training, seventeen-year-old Princess Nile Greysik, a lieutenant on the prestigious Ashing navy flagship, sails into battle with one vital mission—and fails.

Barred from the sea and facing a political marriage, Nile masquerades as a common sailor on the first ship she can find. With a cowardly captain, incompetent crew, and a cruel, too-handsome first officer intent on making her life a living hell, Nile must hide her identity while trying to turn the sorry frigate battleworthy. Worse, a terrifying and forbidden magic now tingles in Nile’s blood. If anyone catches wind of who Nile is or what she can do, her life is over. Continue reading

180 Seconds By Jessica Park [Review]

180 Seconds RELEASE DATE:  April 25th 2017
AUTHOR: Jessica Park
GENRE: New-Adult, Contemporary, Romance.
PUBLISHER: Skyscape
SUMMARY: 

Some people live their entire lives without changing their perspective. For Allison Dennis, all it takes is 180 seconds…

After a life spent bouncing from one foster home to the next, Allison is determined to keep others at arm’s length. Adopted at sixteen, she knows better than to believe in the permanence of anything. But as she begins her third year in college, she finds it increasingly difficult to disappear into the white noise pouring from her earbuds.

One unsuspecting afternoon, Allison is roped into a social experiment just off campus. Suddenly, she finds herself in front of a crowd, forced to interact with a complete stranger for 180 seconds. Neither she, nor Esben Baylor, the dreamy social media star seated opposite her, is prepared for the outcome. Continue reading

Legion (Talon #4) By Julie Kagawa [Review]

Legion (The Talon Saga, Book 4) RELEASE DATE:  April 25th 2017
AUTHOR: Julie Kagawa
GENRE: Young-Adult, Fantasy, Dragons, Romance.
PUBLISHER: HQ
SUMMARY: 
Dragon hatchling Ember Hill was never prepared to find love at all—let alone with a human, and a former dragonslayer at that.

With ex-soldier of St. George Garret dying at her feet after sacrificing his freedom and his life to expose the deepest of betrayals, Ember knows only that nothing she was taught by dragon organisation Talon is true. About humans, about rogue dragons, about herself and what she’s capable of doing and feeling.

In the face of great loss, Ember vows to stand with rogue dragon Riley against St. George and her own twin brother Dante—the heir apparent to all of Talon, and the boy who will soon unleash the greatest threat and terror dragonkind has ever known. Continue reading

Alight (Legacy of Flames #1) By Emma L. Adams [Review]

Alight (Legacy of Flames, #1)RELEASE DATE:  April 1st 2017
AUTHOR: Emma L. Adams
GENRE:  New-Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal, Dragons.
SUMMARY: 
It’s not easy being one of the last living dragon shifters in London.

Two years ago, when the faeries attacked the mortal realm, all supernaturals were dragged into the open. Unfortunately for dragon shifters like Ember and her sister, dragons are still hunted by humans and supernaturals alike. Keeping a low profile is difficult with monsters roaming the streets, but Ember and her band of rogue shifters have managed to survive.

Until their oldest enemy, the supernatural-hunting Orion League, emerges from the shadows and captures Ember’s sister. Continue reading

Ninja Girl By Cookie O’Gorman [Review]

Ninja GirlRELEASE DATE:  March 30th 2017
AUTHOR: Cookie O’Gorman
GENRE:  Young-Adult, Contemporary, Romance.
SUMMARY: 

Seventeen-year-old Snow-Soon Lee kicks ass–literally. She teaches at her family-owned martial arts gym, The Academy, and cares more about training to be the next Bruce Lee than hooking up. In fact, Snow’s never even been kissed. But when Girls Night rolls around, Snow decides to prove to her friends (and herself) that she’s not just some boring tomboy. Impulsively, she kisses a hot stranger and even manages to escape his two security guards.

One stolen kiss…

Ash Stryker’s senior year sucks. His politician father pulled him out of Chariot High, separating him from his championship-winning soccer team. Now he’s stuck at a prissy private school with no friends, no team and no chance of being scouted. Continue reading