Blood Heir (Blood Heir Trilogy #1) By Amélie Wen Zhao [Review]

Blood Heir (Blood Heir, #1)RELEASE DATE: November 21st 2019
AUTHOR:
Amélie Wen Zhao
GENRE:
    Young-Adult, Fantasy, Magic, Adventure.
PUBLISHER:  Harper Voyager
SUMMARY:

In the Cyrilian Empire, Affinites are reviled. Their varied gifts to control the world around them are unnatural—dangerous. And Anastacya Mikhailov, the crown princess, has a terrifying secret. Her deadly Affinity to blood is her curse and the reason she has lived her life hidden behind palace walls. Continue reading

The Magnolia Sword: A Ballad of Mulan By Sherry Thomas [Review]

The Magnolia Sword: A Ballad of MulanRELEASE DATE: September 9th 2019
AUTHOR:
Sherry Thomas
GENRE:
    Young-Adult, Historical Fiction, Retellings, Adventure.
PUBLISHER:  Lee & Low Books/Tu Books
SUMMARY:

A Warrior in Disguise

All her life, Mulan has trained for one purpose: to win the duel that every generation in her family must fight. If she prevails, she can reunite a pair of priceless heirloom swords separated decades earlier, and avenge her father, who was paralyzed in his own duel. Continue reading

The Lady Rogue By Jenn Bennett [Review]

The Lady RogueRELEASE DATE:  September 3rd 2019
AUTHOR:
Jenn Bennett
GENRE:
    Young-Adult, Historical Fantasy, Adventure
PUBLISHER: Simon Pulse 
SUMMARY:

Some legends never die…

Traveling with her treasure-hunting father has always been a dream for Theodora. She’s read every book in his library, has an impressive knowledge of the world’s most sought-after relics, and has all the ambition in the world. What she doesn’t have is her father’s permission. That honor goes to her father’s nineteen-year-old protégé—and once-upon-a-time love of Theodora’s life—Huck Gallagher, while Theodora is left to sit alone in her hotel in Istanbul. Continue reading

Tiger Queen By Annie Sullivan [Review]

Tiger QueenRELEASE DATE: September 10th 2019
AUTHORS:
Annie Sullivan
GENRE:
    Young-Adult, Fantasy, Adventure.
PUBLISHER: Blink
SUMMARY:

In the mythical desert kingdom of Achra, an ancient law forces sixteen-year-old Princess Kateri to fight in the arena to prove her right to rule. For Kateri, winning also means fulfilling a promise to her late mother that she would protect her people, who are struggling through windstorms and drought. The situation is worsened by the gang of Desert Boys that frequently raids the city wells, forcing the king to ration what little water is left. The punishment for stealing water is a choice between two doors: behind one lies freedom, and behind the other is a tiger. Continue reading

Find Me Their Bones (Bring Me Their Hearts #2) By Sara Wolf [ARC Review]

Find Me Their Bones (Bring Me Their Hearts, #2)RELEASE DATE: November 5th 2019 
AUTHOR:
Sara Wolf
GENRE:
    Young-Adult, Fantasy, Magic, Romance.
PUBLISHER: Entangled Teen
SUMMARY:

No one can save her.

In order to protect Prince Lucien d’Malvane’s heart, Zera had to betray him. Now, he hates the sight of her. Trapped in Cavanos as a prisoner of the king, she awaits the inevitable moment her witch severs their magical connection and finally ends her life. Continue reading

The Navigator (Tales of the Wendy #2) by Erin Michelle Sky & Steven Brown [ARC Review]

The Navigator (Tales of the Wendy, #2)RELEASE DATE: October 8th 2019 
AUTHORS:
Erin Michelle Sky & Steven Brown
GENRE:
    Young-Adult, Fantasy, Adventure, Retellings.
PUBLISHER: Trash Dogs Media, LLC
SUMMARY:

NOT EVERY ADVENTURE GOES AS PLANNED …

Wendy’s troubles are far from over. Hook wants her in irons, the crew wants to throw her overboard, and Pan’s magical compass is the only thing standing in their way. But Pan himself is nowhere to be found.
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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 Merciful Crow (The Merciful Crow #1) By Margaret Owen [Review]

The Merciful Crow (The Merciful Crow, #1)RELEASE DATE: July 30th 2019 
AUTHOR:
Margaret Owen
GENRE:
    Young-Adult,   Fantasy, Adventure, Magic.
PUBLISHER: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
SUMMARY:

One way or another, we always feed the crows.

A future chieftain

Fie abides by one rule: look after your own. Her Crow caste of undertakers and mercy-killers takes more abuse than coin, but when they’re called to collect royal dead, she’s hoping they’ll find the payout of a lifetime. Continue reading

Sanctuary (Sanctuary #1) By Caryn Lix [Review]

Sanctuary (Sanctuary, #1)RELEASE DATE: July 24th 2018 
AUTHOR:
Caryn Lix
GENRE:
    Young-Adult, Sci-fi Fantasy, Adventure, Aliens.
PUBLISHER: Simon Pulse
SUMMARY:

Alien meets Alexandra Bracken’s The Darkest Minds in this thrilling debut novel about prison-guard-in-training, Kenzie, who is taken hostage by the superpowered criminal teens of the Sanctuary space station—only to have to band together with them when the station is attacked by mysterious creatures.

Kenzie holds one truth above all: the company is everything. Continue reading