Zodiac Academy: The Awakening (Supernatural Beasts and Bullies #1) By Caroline Peckham , Susanne Valenti [Review]

Zodiac Academy: The Awakening (Supernatural Bullies and Beasts, #1)RELEASE DATE: August 02, 2019
AUTHORS:
Caroline Peckham, Susanne Valenti
GENRE:
    New-Adult, Urban-Fantasy, Supernatural, Romance.
PUBLISHER: Independently Published
SUMMARY:

You have been selected to attend Zodiac Academy, where your star sign defines your destiny.

If you’re one of the Fae, elemental magic is in your blood. And apparently it’s in ours. As twins born in the month of Gemini, we’re a rare breed even in this academy of supernatural a-holes. Continue reading

Only Ashes Remain (Market of Monsters #2) By Rebecca Schaeffer [Review]

Only Ashes Remain (Market of Monsters, #2)RELEASE DATE: September 3rd 2019
AUTHOR:
Rebecca Schaeffer
GENRE:
    Young-Adult,  Dark, Urban-Fantasy, Supernatural.
PUBLISHER: HMH Books for Young Readers
SUMMARY:

After escaping her kidnappers and destroying the black market where she was held captive, all Nita wants is to find a way to live her life without looking over her shoulder. But with a video of her ability to self-heal all over the dark web, Nita knows she’s still a prime target on the black market.

There’s only one way to keep herself safe. Continue reading

Captive (Gods and Monsters #2) By Klarissa King [Review]

Captive (Gods and Monsters, #2)

RELEASE DATE: October 1st 2019
AUTHOR:
Klarissa King
GENRE:
New-Adult, Fantasy, Romance.
PUBLISHER: Independent
SUMMARY:

Valissa is an abomination among Gods and Monsters.
She’s cursed with the unexplained ability to steal power from the children of the Gods. It’s a curse worthy of death, but her fate is much worse than that.
Prince Poison, the cruelest of them all, keeps her captive in the stardust palace, where she’s forced to train her abilities into something that terrifies her, while evading the malicious interest of those around her.

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Prince Poison (Gods and Monsters #1) By Klarissa King [Review]

Prince Poison (Gods and Monsters #1)RELEASE DATE: October 1st 2019
AUTHOR:
Klarissa King
GENRE:
    New-Adult,  Fantasy, Romance.
PUBLISHER: Independent
SUMMARY:

Few knew Valissa’s secret but it already carried a death toll. One.
If the Gods ever discovered what she was, they would capture and flay her alive.

But in the land of Gods and Monsters, no secret stays hidden for long.
Lissa—drunk on the high of a midnight party that’s rife with mysterious pirates—gets too close to one of the pirates, who turns out to have secrets of his own.
Jasper is no pirate. He is a servent of the Gods. And the moment she touches him, she steals his power.
He kidnaps Lissa, and he’s taking her to one of the most brutal Gods in all the lands … He’s taking her to Prince Poison. Continue reading

The First Girl Child By Amy Harmon [Review]

The First Girl ChildRELEASE DATE: August 20th 2019 
AUTHOR:
Amy Harmon
GENRE:
     Adult,  Fantasy, Romance.
PUBLISHER: 47North
SUMMARY:

Bayr of Saylok, bastard son of a powerful and jealous chieftain, is haunted by the curse once leveled by his dying mother. Bartered, abandoned, and rarely loved, she plagued the land with her words: From this day forward, there will be no daughters in Saylok.

Raised among the Keepers at Temple Hill, Bayr is gifted with inhuman strength. But he’s also blessed with an all-too-human heart that beats with one purpose: to protect Alba, the first girl child born in nearly two decades and the salvation for a country at risk. Continue reading

Well Met (Well Met #1) By Jen DeLuca [Review]

Well Met (Well Met, #1)RELEASE DATE: September 03rd 2019 
AUTHOR:
Jen Deluca
GENRE:     Adult,  Contemporary, Romance.
PUBLISHER: Berkley Publishing
SUMMARY:All’s faire in love and war for two sworn enemies who indulge in a harmless flirtation in a laugh-out-loud rom-com from debut author, Jen DeLuca.

Emily knew there would be strings attached when she relocated to the small town of Willow Creek, Maryland, for the summer to help her sister recover from an accident, but who could anticipate getting roped into volunteering for the local Renaissance Faire alongside her teenaged niece? Or that the irritating and inscrutable schoolteacher in charge of the volunteers would be so annoying that she finds it impossible to stop thinking about him? Continue reading

Realm of Knights: Knights of the Realm, Book 1 (Knights of the Realm #1) By Jennifer Anne Davis [Review]

Realm of Knights: Knights of the Realm, Book 1RELEASE DATE: September 10th 2019 
AUTHOR:
Jennifer Anne Davis
GENRE:     Young-Adult,  Fantasy, Adventure, Romance.
PUBLISHER: Reign Publishing
SUMMARY:

Reid has spent her whole life pretending to be a man so she can inherit her father’s estate, but when a chance encounter threatens to expose her lie, she is forced to risk everything.

In the kingdom of Marsden, women are subservient to men and land can only pass from father to son. So when Reid Ellington is born, the fifth daughter to one of the wealthiest landholders in the kingdom, it’s announced that Reid is a boy.

Eighteen years later, Reid struggles to conceal the fact she’s actually a young woman. Every day, her secret becomes harder to keep. When one of Marsden’s princes sees her sparring with a sword, she is forced to accept his offer and lead her father’s soldiers to the border. Along the way, she discovers a covert organization within the army known as the Knights of the Realm. If Reid wants to save her family from being arrested for treason and robbed of their inheritance, she will have to join the Knights and become a weapon for the crown.

To protect her family, Reid must fight like a man. To do that, she’ll need the courage of a woman.

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MY REV (Copy)

*I received an eARC from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review*

This was a typical YA fantasy but I still enjoyed reading it because I love reading books with this theme where a girl disguises herself as a boy. Although I had issues, I had fun reading this book. Reid was a pretty likable character but I honestly didn’t enjoy her infatuation with one of the characters. It was too insta-lovey and too rushed. I’m glad it didn’t worked out in the end because it was totally meh.

Reid was a fierce and stubborn  heroine who was raised as a son since she was born. In her kingdom, inheritance should be passed down to the son but not to the daughter and breaking this rule is a treason. Reid’s pretty skilled in sword fighting which her father is reluctant to acknowledge. When her secret  gets discovered by one of the Marsden’s Prince, she’s forced to choose between working for them or getting tried for the treason. Well, I really enjoyed Reid’s character but I wouldn’t say she was my favorite either. She was fun and totally kickass. Even though she’s reluctant to work for the princes, she does loves the adventure and the freedom it brings. I admired her friendship with her close friends  who’re also her father’s soldiers. There isn’t much romance in this book but I’m hoping there’s going to be more in the sequel. I was a bit annoyed with Reid’s attraction to the broody prince Gordon who never gave  much attention to her. There’s not many interactions between them but suddenly they have feelings for each other and it seemed very awkward. I’m so glad it didn’t worked out. I totally approve of the cocky prince Ackley and the new character we get introduced in the second half. I’m always ready for a good hate to love romance.

The plot was partially predictable but there are some interesting twists that made it an enjoyable journey. I liked the secret society of knights concept. The pacing was good but some parts seemed rushed. I never felt the need to skip the pages. The writing style was simple and easy to understand. The book was written in third person perspective. The world building was decent. It was a medieval style setting and there’s no magic. I really want to explore more of the Axian Kingdom.

Overall, this was a nice start to a new YA fantasy series. There’s adventure, politics, friendship, a dash of romance, and a little bit of women empowerment.  The book concludes with an interesting twist and  I can’t wait to know what happens next.

Recommend it?
Yes

If you loved the blurb or if you’re looking for an entertaining YA fantasy with less complex plot then definitely give it a shot!

MY RATING:

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[3.5/5Stars]


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Rage: A Stormheart Novel (Stormheart #2) by Cora Carmack [Review]

Rage: A Stormheart NovelRELEASE DATE: August 27th 2019 
AUTHOR:
Cora Carmack
GENRE:
     Young-Adult,  Fantasy, Magic, Romance.
PUBLISHER: Tor Teen
SUMMARY:

Princess or adventurer.

Duty or freedom.

Her Kingdom or the Stormhunter she loves.

If Aurora knows anything, it’s that choices have consequences. To set things right, she joins a growing revolution on the streets of Pavan.
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The Bridge Kingdom (The Bridge Kingdom #1) By Danielle L. Jensen [Review]

The Bridge Kingdom (The Bridge Kingdom series, #1)RELEASE DATE: August 13th 2019 
AUTHOR:
Danielle L. Jensen
GENRE:
     New-Adult,  Fantasy, Romance.
PUBLISHER: Context Literary Agency, LLC
SUMMARY:

What if you fell in love with the one person you’d sworn to destroy?

Lara has only one thought for her husband on their wedding day: I will bring your kingdom to its knees. A princess trained from childhood to be a lethal spy, Lara knows that the Bridge Kingdom represents both legendary evil – and legendary promise. The only route through a storm-ravaged world, the Bridge Kingdom controls all trade and travel between lands, allowing its ruler to enrich himself and deprive his enemies, including Lara’s homeland. Continue reading

Pestilence (Feared Fables #3) By Klarissa King [ARC Review]

Pestilence (Feared Fables, #3)RELEASE DATE: September 03th 2019 
AUTHOR:
Klarissa King
GENRE:
     New-Adult,   Dystopia Fantasy, Mythology.
PUBLISHER: Independently Published
SUMMARY:

For centuries, Pestilence has tried to fall out of love with Death—the reason for her curse. But with her heart and mind at odds, humanity’s fate doesn’t stand a chance in her cold, grey hands.

Pestilence and Shadow, her trusted steed, walk the earth to deliver plagues upon the humans. But when they wake to a world they don’t recognise, Pestilence must learn to navigate the advanced technology of the humans and evade their interest in her.
It isn’t long until videos of her destruction are spread across the human world. Continue reading