Dark Breaks the Dawn (Untitled Duology #1) By Sara B. Larson [Review]

Dark Breaks the Dawn (Untitled, #1) RELEASE DATE: May 30th 2017
AUTHORS:
Sara B. Larson
GENRE:
Young-Adult, Fantasy, Retelling, Romance.
PUBLISHER: 
Scholastic Press
SUMMARY: 
On her eighteenth birthday, Princess Evelayn of Eadrolan, the Light Kingdom, can finally access the full range of her magical powers. The light looks brighter, the air is sharper, and the energy she can draw when fighting feels almost limitless.

But while her mother, the queen, remains busy at the war front, in the Dark Kingdom of Dorjhalon, the corrupt king is plotting. King Bain wants control of both kingdoms, and his plan will fling Evelayn onto the throne much sooner than she expected.
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Persuasion (Curse of the Gods #2) By Jane Washington, Jaymin Eve [Review]

Persuasion (Curse of the Gods Book 2) RELEASE DATE: May 30th 2017
AUTHORS:
Jane Washington & Jaymin Eve
GENRE:
Young-Adult, Fantasy, Reverse-Harem, Romance. 
SUMMARY: 
Willa Knight: Dweller? Bad-ass? Notorious pet to five magical beings?

In Blesswood, there are rules, and someone is trying to teach her how to follow them. The only problem is Willa. Which shouldn’t be anything new, since she has been a problem since birth—something her pseudo-sister Emmy would agree on.

So it definitely shouldn’t be new … but it is.

Because things are starting to happen that have never happened before.

Things are starting to get …chaotic. Continue reading

Roar (Stormheart #1) By Cora Carmack [Review]

Roar (Stormheart) RELEASE DATE: June 13th, 2017
AUTHOR:
Cora Carmack
GENRE:
Young-Adult, Fantasy, Romance.
PUBLISHER:
Tor Teen
SUMMARY: 

In a land ruled and shaped by violent magical storms, power lies with those who control them.

Aurora Pavan comes from one of the oldest Stormling families in existence. Long ago, the ungifted pledged fealty and service to her family in exchange for safe haven, and a kingdom was carved out from the wildlands and sustained by magic capable of repelling the world’s deadliest foes. As the sole heir of Pavan, Aurora’s been groomed to be the perfect queen. She’s intelligent and brave and honorable. But she’s yet to show any trace of the magic she’ll need to protect her people.

To keep her secret and save her crown, Aurora’s mother arranges for her to marry a dark and brooding Stormling prince from another kingdom. Continue reading

Song of the Current (Song of the Current #1) By Sarah Tolcser [Review]

Song of the Current (Song of the Current #1) RELEASE DATE: June 6th, 2017
AUTHOR:
Sarah Tolcser
GENRE:
Young-Adult, Fantasy, Adventure, Romance.
PUBLISHER:
Bloomsbury USA Children
SUMMARY: Caroline Oresteia is destined for the river. Her father is a wherryman, as was her grandmother. All Caro needs is for the river god to whisper her name, and her fate is sealed. But at seventeen, Caro may be too late.

So when pirates burn ships and her father is arrested, Caro volunteers to transport mysterious cargo in exchange for his release. Secretly, Caro hopes that by piloting her own wherry, the river god will finally speak her name.

But when the cargo becomes more than Caro expected, she finds herself caught in a web of politics and lies. 

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The Vampire Wish (The Vampire Wish #1) By Michelle Madow [Review]

The Vampire WishRELEASE DATE: June 1st 2017
AUTHOR:
Michelle Madow
GENRE:
Young-Adult, Fantasy, Retellings, Vampires.
PUBLISHER:
Dreamscape Publishing
SUMMARY: 

He’s a vampire prince. She’s a human blood slave. They should be enemies… but uniting might be their only hope to prevent a supernatural war.

Annika never thought of herself as weak—until the day vampires murdered her parents and kidnapped her from our world to the hidden vampire kingdom of the Vale.

As a brand new blood slave, Annika must learn to survive her dangerous new circumstances… or face imminent death from the monstrous wolves prowling outside the Vale’s enchanted walls. But not all in the kingdom is as it appears, and when a handsome vampire disguised as a human steps into her life, Annika discovers that falling for the enemy is sometimes too tempting to resist. Continue reading

A Court of Wings and Ruin (A Court Of Thorns and Roses #3) By Sarah J. Maas [Review]|SO MANY SHIPS!!!

A Court of Wings and Ruin (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #3) RELEASE DATE:  May 2nd 2017
AUTHOR: Sarah J. Maas
GENRE: New-Adult, Fantasy, Fae, Romance.
PUBLISHER: 
Bloomsbury Children’s Books
SUMMARY:
A nightmare, I’d told Tamlin. I was the nightmare.

Feyre has returned to the Spring Court, determined to gather information on Tamlin’s maneuverings and the invading king threatening to bring Prythian to its knees. But to do so she must play a deadly game of deceit—and one slip may spell doom not only for Feyre, but for her world as well. As war bears down upon them all, Feyre must decide who to trust amongst the dazzling and lethal High Lords—and hunt for allies in unexpected places. Continue reading

The Gauntlet (The Cage #3) By Megan Shepherd [Review]

The Gauntlet (The Cage, #3)RELEASE DATE:  May 23rd 2017
AUTHOR: Megan Shepherd
GENRE: Young-Adult, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Aliens, Adventure.
PUBLISHER: 
Balzer + Bray
SUMMARY: Cora and her friends have escaped the Kindred station and landed at Armstrong—a supposed safe haven on a small moon—where they plan to regroup and figure out how to win the Gauntlet, the challenging competition to prove humanity’s intelligence and set them free. But Armstrong is no paradise; ruled by a power-hungry sheriff, it’s a violent world where the teens are enslaved and put to work in mines. As Nok’s due date grows closer, and Mali and Leon journey across space to rescue Cassian, the former inhabitants of the cage are up against impossible odds.

With the whole universe at stake, Cora will do whatever it takes, including pushing her body and mind to the breaking point, to escape Armstrong and run the Gauntlet. Continue reading

Water Spell (Guardians of the Realm Book 1) By Lizzy Ford [Review]

Water Spell (Guardians of the Realm Book 1)RELEASE DATE:  May 17th 2017
AUTHOR: Lizzy Ford
GENRE: Young-Adult, Fantasy, Magic, Romance.
SUMMARY: 
A water mage and the protector she never wanted.

Rare water mage Sela is given no time to mourn the loss of her longtime protector and father figure before she’s faced with the one man standing in the way of her freedom: her new guardian, mage-warrior Tieran.

An Inlander with no honor, Tieran is loyal to no man, priest, king or god. If not for the magic binding him to the infuriating water mage, he would abandon her amidst the land-locked Inlands, away from the sea she yearns to visit, and pursue vengeance against those who killed his family. Continue reading

Flame in the Mist (Flame in the Mist #1) By Renee Ahdieh [Review]

Related imageRELEASE DATE:  May 16th 2017
AUTHOR: Renee Ahdieh
GENRE: Young-Adult, Fantasy,  Romance.
PUBLISHER:
G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers
SUMMARY: 
The daughter of a prominent samurai, Mariko has long known her place—she may be an accomplished alchemist, whose cunning rivals that of her brother Kenshin, but because she is not a boy, her future has always been out of her hands. At just seventeen years old, Mariko is promised to Minamoto Raiden, the son of the emperor’s favorite consort—a political marriage that will elevate her family’s standing. But en route to the imperial city of Inako, Mariko narrowly escapes a bloody ambush by a dangerous gang of bandits known as the Black Clan, who she learns has been hired to kill her before she reaches the palace.
Dressed as a peasant boy, Mariko sets out to infiltrate the ranks of the Black Clan, determined to track down the person responsible for the target on her back. Continue reading