Circe By Madeline Miller [Review]

CirceRELEASE DATE: May 10th 2018 
AUTHOR:
Madeline Miller
GENRE: 
Adult, Mythology, Fantasy, Retellings, Magic.    
SUMMARY: 

In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe has neither the look nor the voice of divinity, and is scorned and rejected by her kin. Increasingly isolated, she turns to mortals for companionship, leading her to discover a power forbidden to the gods: witchcraft.

When love drives Circe to cast a dark spell, wrathful Zeus banishes her to the remote island of Aiaia. There she learns to harness her occult craft, drawing strength from nature. But she will not always be alone; many are destined to pass through Circe’s place of exile, entwining their fates with hers. The messenger god, Hermes. The craftsman, Daedalus. A ship bearing a golden fleece. And wily Odysseus, on his epic voyage home. Continue reading

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The Night Circus By Erin Morgenstern [Review]

The Night CircusRELEASE DATE: May 24th 2012 
AUTHOR:
Erin Morgenstern
GENRE: 
Adult, Fantasy, Magic.    
SUMMARY: 

The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called Le Cirque des Rêves, and it is only open at night.

But behind the scenes, a fierce competition is underway: a duel between two young magicians, Celia and Marco, who have been trained since childhood expressly for this purpose by their mercurial instructors. Unbeknownst to them, this is a game in which only one can be left standing, and the circus is but the stage for a remarkable battle of imagination and will. Despite themselves, however, Celia and Marco tumble headfirst into love – a deep, magical love that makes the lights flicker and the room grow warm whenever they so much as brush hands.

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Lie (Foolish Kingdoms #3) By Natalia Jaster [Review]

Lie (Foolish Kingdoms, #3)

RELEASE DATE: November 8th, 2018
AUTHOR:
Natalia Jaster
GENRE: 
New-Adult, Fantasy, Magic, Romance, Retellings.    
SUMMARY:

In the Kingdom of Autumn, Aspen is a girl of the trees.
She’s a girl who knows her way around a falsehood.
She’s the artful liar who steals from the Crown.

Once upon a time, there lived a knight…
 

In the shadows of a castle, Aire is a man of the wind.
He’s a man who sees through Aspen’s treachery.
He’s the relentless knight who pursues her.

Once upon a time, there lived two enemies…
 

In a fairytale woodland, a pair of mismatched souls are thrown together—only to find an unexpected bond. Both deceitful and passionate.
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Kingdom of Ash (Throne of Glass #7) By Sarah J. Maas[Binge Read] [Review]

Kingdom of Ash (Throne of Glass, #7)RELEASE DATE: October 23rd 2018
AUTHOR:
 Sarah J. Maas
GENRE: 
New-Adult, Fantasy, Romance, Adventure, Magic.  
PUBLISHER:
Bloomsbury  
SUMMARY:

Years in the making, Sarah J. Maas’s #1 New York Times bestselling Throne of Glass series draws to an epic, unforgettable conclusion. Aelin Galathynius’s journey from slave to king’s assassin to the queen of a once-great kingdom reaches its heart-rending finale as war erupts across her world. . .

Aelin has risked everything to save her people―but at a tremendous cost. Locked within an iron coffin by the Queen of the Fae, Aelin must draw upon her fiery will as she endures months of torture. Aware that yielding to Maeve will doom those she loves keeps her from breaking, though her resolve begins to unravel with each passing day…
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Tower of Dawn (Throne of Glass #6) By Sarah J. Maas[Binge Read] [Review]

Tower of Dawn (Throne of Glass, #6)RELEASE DATE: September 5th, 2017
AUTHOR:
 Sarah J. Maas
GENRE: 
New-Adult, Fantasy, Romance, Adventure, Magic.  
PUBLISHER:
Bloomsbury  
SUMMARY:

Chaol Westfall has always defined himself by his unwavering loyalty, his strength, and his position as the Captain of the Guard. But all of that has changed since Aelin shattered the glass castle, since Chaol’s men were slaughtered, since the King of Adarlan spared him from a killing blow, but left his body broken. Now he and Nesryn sail for Antica – the stronghold of the southern continent’s mighty empire and of the legendary healers of the Torre Cesme. It’s Chaol’s one shot at recovery, and with war looming back home, Dorian and Aelin’s survival could depend on Chaol and Nesryn convincing Antica’s rulers to ally with them. But what they discover there will change them both – and be more vital to saving Erilea than they could have imagined. Continue reading

Empire of Storms (Throne of Glass #5) By Sarah J. Maas [Binge Read] [Review]


Empire of Storms (Throne of Glass, #5)RELEASE DATE: September 6th, 2016
AUTHOR:
 Sarah J. Maas
GENRE: 
Young-Adult, Fantasy, Romance, Adventure, Fae, Magic.  
PUBLISHER:
Bloomsbury  
SUMMARY:

The long path to the throne has only just begun for Aelin Galathynius as war looms on the horizon. Loyalties have been broken and bought, friends have been lost and gained, and those who possess magic find themselves at odds with those who don’t.

With her heart sworn to the warrior-prince by her side, and her fealty pledged to the people she is determined to save, Aelin will delve into the depths of her power to protect those she loves. But as monsters emerge from the horrors of the past, and dark forces become poised to claim her world, the only chance for salvation will lie in a desperate quest that may mark the end of everything Aelin holds dear.

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Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass #4) By Sarah J. Maas [Binge Read] [Review]

Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass, #4)RELEASE DATE: September 1st 2015
AUTHOR:
 Sarah J. Maas
GENRE: 
Young-Adult, Fantasy, Adventure, Fae, Magic.  
PUBLISHER:
Bloomsbury  
SUMMARY:

Everyone Celaena Sardothien loves has been taken from her. But she’s at last returned to the empire—for vengeance, to rescue her once-glorious kingdom, and to confront the shadows of her past . . .

She will fight for her cousin, a warrior prepared to die just to see her again. She will fight for her friend, a young man trapped in an unspeakable prison. And she will fight for her people, enslaved to a brutal king and awaiting their lost queen’s triumphant return.

Celaena’s epic journey has captured the hearts and imaginations of millions across the globe. This fourth volume will hold readers rapt as Celaena’s story builds to a passionate, agonizing crescendo that might just shatter her world.

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Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass #3) by Sarah J. Maas [Binge Read] [Review]

Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass, #3)RELEASE DATE:September 2nd, 2014
AUTHOR:
Sarah J. Maas
GENRE: 
Young-Adult, Fantasy, Adventure, Magic.  
PUBLISHER:
Bloomsbury  
SUMMARY:

She was the heir of ash and fire, and she would bow to no one.

Celaena Sardothien has survived deadly contests and shattering heartbreak—but at an unspeakable cost. Now she must travel to a new land to confront her darkest truth…a truth about her heritage that could change her life—and her future—forever.

Meanwhile, brutal and monstrous forces are gathering on the horizon, intent on enslaving her world. To defeat them, Celaena must find the strength to not only fight her inner demons but to battle the evil that is about to be unleashed.

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Crown Of Midnight (Throne of Glass #2) By Sarah J. Maas [Binge Read] [Review]

RELEASE DATE: August 27th, 2013
AUTHOR:
Sarah J. Maas
GENRE: 
Young-Adult, Fantasy, Adventure, Magic.  
PUBLISHER:
Bloomsbury  
SUMMARY:

She is the greatest assassin her world has ever known. But does she have the heart of a killer?

After a year of hard labor in the Salt Mines of Endovier, eighteen-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien has won the king’s contest to become the new royal assassin. But Calaena is far from loyal to the crown. Keeping up the charade – while pretending to do the king’s bidding – will test her skills in an entirely new way. And it certainly isn’t the only point of confusion for the young girl. Because though she’s made her choice between Dorian and Chaol, the ways of the heart are never simple…

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Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass #1) By Sarah J. Maas [Binge Read] [Review]

  • Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass, #1)RELEASE DATE:August 2nd 2012 
    AUTHOR:
    Sarah j. Maas
    GENRE: 
    Young-Adult, Fantasy, Adventure.  
    PUBLISHER:
    Bloomsbury  
    SUMMARY:

Meet Celaena Sardothien.
Beautiful. Deadly.
Destined for greatness.

In the dark, filthy salt mines of Endovier, an eighteen-year-old girl is serving a life sentence. She is a trained assassin, the best of her kind, but she made a fatal mistake. She got caught.

Young Captain Westfall offers her a deal: her freedom in return for one huge sacrifice. Celaena must represent the prince in a to-the-death tournament—fighting the most gifted thieves and assassins in the land. Live or die, Celaena will be free. Win or lose, she is about to discover her true destiny. But will her assassin’s heart be melted?

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