Spinning Silver By Naomi Novik [Review]

Spinning SilverRELEASE DATE: July 10th, 2018
AUTHOR: 
Naomi Novik
GENRE:   
Adult, Fantasy, Magic, Retelling. 
PUBLISHER:
Macmillan
SUMMARY: 

Miryem is the daughter and granddaughter of moneylenders… but her father isn’t a very good one. Free to lend and reluctant to collect, he has loaned out most of his wife’s dowry and left the family on the edge of poverty–until Miryem steps in. Hardening her heart against her fellow villagers’ pleas, she sets out to collect what is owed–and finds herself more than up to the task. When her grandfather loans her a pouch of silver pennies, she brings it back full of gold. Continue reading

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The Peer and the Puppet (When Rivals Play #1) By B.B. Reid [Review]

The Peer and the Puppet (When Rivals Play, #1)RELEASE DATE: July 22th, 2018
AUTHOR: 
B.B. Reid
GENRE: 
New-Adult, Contemporary, Dark Romance. 
PUBLISHER:
Bebe’s Reads LLC
SUMMARY: 

THE PUPPET

Borrow the bike. Win the race. Collect the cash. It should’ve been an easy job. Ran out of town with a broken leg and a lawsuit, my mother’s latest flame swoops in like a knight in gilded armor. Blackwood Keep is a place I don’t belong, and I’m not the only one who knows. To the boy across the hall, my savior’s only son, I’m a stray looking for a bone.

He’s lord of the manor.
King of the academy.
And number one on my shit list. Continue reading

Echoes By Alice Reeds [ARC Review]

EchoesRELEASE DATE: August 07th, 2018
AUTHOR: 
Alice Reeds
GENRE: 
Young-Adult, Contemporary, Mystery, Romance. 
PUBLISHER:
Entangled Teen
SUMMARY:

They wake on a deserted island. Fiona and Miles, high school enemies now stranded together. No memory of how they got there. No plan to follow, no hope to hold on to.

Each step forward reveals the mystery behind the forces that brought them here. And soon, the most chilling discovery: something else is on the island with them.

Something that won’t let them leave alive. Continue reading

The Gods of Men (The Gods of Men#1) By Barbara Kloss [Review]

The Gods of Men (Gods of Men, #1)RELEASE DATE: June 26th 2018
AUTHOR: 
Barbara Kloss
GENRE: 
Young-Adult, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Magic, Romance. 
SUMMARY:

Sable hated the gods. She hated what men did in their name.

Magic is forbidden throughout the Five Provinces; those born with it are hunted and killed. Sable doesn’t know her music holds power over souls—not until, at age nine, she plays her flute before the desert court and accidentally stops her baby sister’s heart, killing her. Horrified by what she’s done and fearing for her life, she flees north, out of Provincial jurisdiction and into the frigid land of exiles and thieves, known as The Wilds. There, Sable lives in hiding, burdened by guilt, and survives as a healer. But now, ten years later, someone—or something—is hunting her. Continue reading

Kiss of the Royal By Lindsey Duga [Review]

Kiss of the RoyalRELEASE DATE: July 03rd 2018
AUTHOR: 
Lindsey Duga
GENRE: 
Young-Adult, Fantasy, Adventure, Magic, Romance. 
PUBLISHER: 
Entangled Teen
SUMMARY: 

In the war against the Forces of Darkness, the Royals are losing. Princess Ivy is determined to end this centuries-long conflict once and for all, so her new battle partner must succeed where the others failed. Prince Zach’s unparalleled skill with a sword, enhanced by Ivy’s magic Kiss, should make them an unstoppable pair—but try convincing Zach of that.

Prince Zach has spent his life preparing for battle, but he would rather be branded a heretic than use his lips as nothing more than a way to transfer magic. A kiss is a symbol of love, and love is the most powerful weapon they have—but try convincing Ivy of that. Continue reading

Grey Sister (Book of the Ancestor #2) By Mark Lawrence [Review]

Grey Sister (Book of the Ancestor, #2)RELEASE DATE: April 03rd 2018
AUTHOR: 
Mark Lawrence
GENRE:  
Adult, Fantasy, Magic. 
PUBLISHER: 
Ace
SUMMARY:

In Mystic Class Nona Grey begins to learn the secrets of the universe. But so often even the deepest truths just make our choices harder. Before she leaves the Convent of Sweet Mercy Nona must choose her path and take the red of a Martial Sister, the grey of a Sister of Discretion, the blue of a Mystic Sister or the simple black of a Bride of the Ancestor and a life of prayer and service.

All that stands between her and these choices are the pride of a thwarted assassin, the ambition of a would-be empress wielding the Inquisition like a blade, and the vengeance of the empire’s richest lord. Continue reading

A Thousand Beginnings and Endings By Ellen Oh & Elsie Chapman [Review]

A Thousand Beginnings and EndingsRELEASE DATE: June 26th 2018
AUTHORS: 
Ellen Oh & Elsie Chapman
GENRE:
Young-Adult, Fantasy, Mythology, Adventure. 
PUBLISHER: 
Greenwillow Books
SUMMARY: 
Star-crossed lovers, meddling immortals, feigned identities, battles of wits, and dire warnings. These are the stuff of fairy tale, myth, and folklore that have drawn us in for centuries.

Fifteen bestselling and acclaimed authors reimagine the folklore and mythology of East and South Asia in short stories that are by turns enchanting, heartbreaking, romantic, and passionate.

Compiled by We Need Diverse Books’s Ellen Oh and Elsie Chapman, the authors included in this exquisite collection are: Renee Ahdieh, Sona Charaipotra, Preeti Chhibber, Roshani Chokshi, Aliette de Bodard, Melissa de la Cruz, Julie Kagawa, Rahul Kanakia, Lori M. Lee, E. C. Myers, Cindy Pon, Aisha Saeed, Shveta Thakrar, and Alyssa Wong. Continue reading

Trail of Lightning (The Sixth World #1) By Rebecca Roanhorse [Review]

Trail of Lightning (The Sixth World #1)RELEASE DATE: June 26th 2018
AUTHOR: 
Rebecca Roanhorse
GENRE:
New-Adult, Urban-Fantasy, Supernatural, Dystopia, Mythology. 
PUBLISHER:
Saga Press
SUMMARY:

While most of the world has drowned beneath the sudden rising waters of a climate apocalypse, Dinétah (formerly the Navajo reservation) has been reborn. The gods and heroes of legend walk the land, but so do monsters.

Maggie Hoskie is a Dinétah monster hunter, a supernaturally gifted killer. When a small town needs help finding a missing girl, Maggie is their last best hope. But what Maggie uncovers about the monster is much more terrifying than anything she could imagine. Continue reading

Filthy Gods (American Gods 0.5) By R. Scarlett [Review]

Filthy Gods (American Gods, #0.5) RELEASE DATE: May 14th 2018
AUTHOR: 
R. Scarlett
GENRE:
New-Adult, Contemporary, Romance. 
PUBLISHER:
Scarlett Publishing
SUMMARY:

Prelude in the American Gods series.

Young. Wealthy. Elite. Attractive. The gentlemen’s secret society at Yale was filled with them.

And Nathaniel Radcliffe, the bane of my existence, was one of them.

As the right hand of the American Gods, he was conceited and arrogant. A dangerously handsome man in a tailored custom suit and shiny black oxford loafers.

The classroom was our battlefield. We made a sport out of arguing and debating, ready to do anything in order to win over the other. Continue reading

Whisper of the Tide(Song Of The Current#2) By Sarah Tolcser [Review]

Whisper of the Tide (Song of the Current)RELEASE DATE: June 05th 2018
AUTHOR: 
Sarah Tolcser
GENRE:
Young-Adult, Fantasy, Adventure, Romance. 
PUBLISHER:
Bloomsbury YA
SUMMARY:

Caro and Markos have settled into a routine: Wake up, eat breakfast, and try to figure out who might attempt to assassinate Markos today . . . so the currents aren’t exactly calm. Markos is in constant danger, and his claim to the throne is shaky without the support of an army. But then a powerful Archon offers Markos the military might he needs in exchange for marrying his daughter. Markos and Caro must decide which is more important: their love for each other or the fate of Akhaia. Continue reading