Trick (Foolish Kingdoms #1) By Natalia Jaster [Review]

TrickRELEASE DATE: November 27th, 2017
AUTHOR: 
 Natalia Jaster
GENRE:
New-Adult, Fantasy, Romance. 
SUMMARY:

There is a rule amongst his kind: A jester doesn’t lie.

In the Kingdom of Spring, Poet is renowned. He’s young and pretty, a lover of men and women. He performs for the court, kisses like a scoundrel, and mocks with a silver tongue.

Yet allow him this: It’s only the most cunning, most manipulative soul who can play the fool.

For Poet guards a secret.

One the Crown would shackle him for. One that he’ll risk everything to protect.

Alas, it will take more than clever words to deceive Princess Briar.

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Smoke in the Sun (Flame in the Mist #2) By Renee Ahdieh [Review]

Smoke in the Sun (Flame in the Mist)RELEASE DATE: June 5th, 2018
AUTHOR: 
 Renee Ahdieh
GENRE:
Young-Adult, Fantasy, Historical-Fiction. 
PUBLISHER:
Hodder & Stoughton
SUMMARY:

After Okami is captured in the Jukai forest, Mariko has no choice – to rescue him, she must return to Inako and face the dangers that have been waiting for her in the Heian Castle. She tricks her brother, Kenshin, and betrothed, Raiden, into thinking she was being held by the Black Clan against her will, playing the part of the dutiful bride-to-be to infiltrate the emperor’s ranks and uncover the truth behind the betrayal that almost left her dead.

With the wedding plans already underway, Mariko pretends to be consumed with her upcoming nuptials, all the while using her royal standing to peel back the layers of lies and deception surrounding the imperial court. Continue reading

Legendary (Caraval #2) By Stephanie Garber [Review]

Legendary (Caraval, #2)RELEASE DATE: May 29th, 2018
AUTHOR: 
 Stephanie Garber
GENRE:
Young-Adult, Fantasy, Magic, Mystery, Romance. 
PUBLISHER:
Flatiron Books
SUMMARY:

A heart to protect. A debt to repay. A game to win.

After being swept up in the magical world of Caraval, Donatella Dragna has finally escaped her father and saved her sister Scarlett from a disastrous arranged marriage. The girls should be celebrating, but Tella isn’t yet free. She made a desperate bargain with a mysterious criminal, and what Tella owes him no one has ever been able to deliver: Caraval Master Legend’s true name. Continue reading

Bring Me Their Hearts by Sara Wolf [ARC Review]

Bring Me Their HeartsRELEASE DATE: June 05th, 2018
AUTHOR: 
 Sara Wolf
GENRE:
Young-Adult, Fantasy, Romance. 
PUBLISHER:
Entangled Teen
SUMMARY:

Zera is a Heartless – the immortal, unageing soldier of a witch. Bound to the witch Nightsinger ever since she saved her from the bandits who murdered her family, Zera longs for freedom from the woods they hide in. With her heart in a jar under Nightsinger’s control, she serves the witch unquestioningly.

Until Nightsinger asks Zera for a Prince’s heart in exchange for her own, with one addendum; if she’s discovered infiltrating the court, Nightsinger will destroy her heart rather than see her tortured by the witch-hating nobles. Continue reading

Ruthless Magic (Conspiracy of Magic #1) By Megan Crewe [ARC Review]

Ruthless Magic (Conspiracy of Magic, #1)RELEASE DATE: May 30th, 2018
AUTHOR: 
 Megan Crewe
GENRE:
Young-Adult, Fantasy, Adventure, Magic. 
PUBLISHER:
Another World Press
SUMMARY:

In the contest to keep their magic, the only options may be die… or kill.

Each year, the North American Confederation of Mages assesses every sixteen-year-old novice. Some will be chosen. The rest must undergo a procedure to destroy their magical ability unless they prove themselves in the mysterious and brutal Mages’ Exam.

Disadvantaged by her parents’ low standing, Rocío Lopez has dedicated herself to expanding her considerable talent to earn a place in the Confederation. Their rejection leaves her reeling—and determined to fight to keep her magic. Continue reading

A Court of Frost and Starlight (A Court of Thorns and Roses #3.1) [Review]

A Court of Frost and Starlight (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #3.1)RELEASE DATE: May 1st, 2018
AUTHOR: 
 Sarah J. Maas
GENRE:
New-Adult, Fantasy, Fae, Romance. 
PUBLISHER:
Bloomsbury 
SUMMARY:
The Winter Solstice. In a week. I was still new enough to being High Lady that I had no idea what my formal role was to be. If we’d have a High Priestess do some odious ceremony, as lanthe had done the year before A year. Gods, nearly a year since Rhys had called in his bargain, desperate to get me away from the poison of the Spring Court to save me from my despair. Had he been only a minute later, the Mother knew what would have happened. Where I’d now be. Snow swirled and eddied in the garden, catching in the brown fibers of the burlap covering the shrubs My mate who had worked so hard and so selflessly, all without hope that I would ever be with him We had both fought for that love, bled for it. Rhys had died for it. Continue reading

Game Of Lies(The Messenger Chronicles#2) By Pippa DaCosta [Review]

Game of Lies (Messenger Chronicles, #2)RELEASE DATE: May 18th, 2018
AUTHOR: 
 Pippa DaCosta
GENRE:
New-Adult, Sci-fi, Adventure, Reverse-Harem, Fae, Romance. 
PUBLISHER: 
Crazy Ace Publishing
SUMMARY:

The Messenger rocked your world, and now she’s back. But have her lies finally caught up with her?

Trust doesn’t come easy for Kesh Lasota. She survived life as a slave, survived the Dreamweaver’s touch, but surviving Marshal Kellee and the mysterious Talen is a whole other game, one she’s not sure she’s ready for.

When the three are captured by a bloodthirsty fae general sweeping through the last of Halow’s human colonies, the only weapons they have left are lies. Continue reading

Tracing Shadows (Scout #1) By Alex Lidell [Review]

Tracing Shadows (Scout, #1)RELEASE DATE: April 08th, 2018
AUTHOR: 
 Alex Lidell
GENRE:
Young-Adult,  Fantasy, Magic, Adventure. 
PUBLISHER: 
Danger Bearing Press
SUMMARY:

To protect the throne, seventeen-year-old spy Kali must play a male guardsman trainee by day and royal lady by night.

Orphaned and trained on a spymaster’s remote estate, Kali is a scout who works alone in the shadows. But when a terror group threatens the Dansil throne, the king forces Kali to accept a mission at the palace or forfeit her sister’s life.

Suddenly thrust into the light, Kali must infiltrate high society as the royal Lady Lianna while penetrating the servant ranks as Kal, a male guardsman trainee. 

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Mini Reviews: The Spirit Witch, Power Of Five, Sea Of Darkness

The Spirit Witch (Bewitchment #1)BOOK TITLE: The Spirit Witch (Bewitchment #1)
RELEASE DATE: April 13th 2018
GENRE: Young Adult, Historical Fantasy, Gothic, Magic
AUTHOR: AUDREY CAMPBELL
BLURB:  On her wedding day, Charlotte de Winter carried a crossbow as she walked a lone dirt road in the middle of a pine forest on a snowy night. She wasn’t saying her vows as she had hoped. Instead, she was hunting the monster who killed the man she loved. But there’s only a small window of opportunity to bring Alexander Prescott back from the dead. And breaking a curse isn’t easy, especially for a seventeen year old witch who has so many spells left to learn before her knowledge of witchcraft is complete.
Can Charlotte save Alexander from his cruel fate? Or will this monster with the power of death and darkness at his command destroy her magic entirely? Continue reading

Inferno (Talon #5) By Julie Kagawa [Review]

Inferno (The Talon Saga, Book 5) RELEASE DATE: April 23rd, 2018
AUTHOR: 
 Julie Kagawa
GENRE:
Young-Adult,  Fantasy, Dragons, Adventure, Romance. 
PUBLISHER: 
Entangled Teen
SUMMARY: 
What if dragons walked among us in human form? Enter a modern fantasy of a heroes, sacrifice, forbidden love, and enemies-turned-allies with no choice but to fight side by side…. Don’t miss the epic conclusion as Ember, Riley and Garrett face off against Dante and the Talon dragon clones. Join them…or burn in the final novel of the fiery and unforgettable Talon Saga. Today, we strike back. We show Talon that we will never accept their new world.Ember Hill has learned a shocking truth about herself: she is the blood of the Elder Wyrm, the ancient dragon who leads Talon and who is on the verge of world domination. With the Order of St. George destroyed, Ember, Riley and Garret journey to the Amazon jungle in search of one who might hold the key to take down the Elder Wyrm and Talon. 

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