The Court of Miracles (A Court of Miracles #1) By Kester Grant [Review]

The Court of Miracles (Court of Miracles, #1)RELEASE DATE: June 2nd 2020 
AUTHOR:
Kester Grant
GENRE:
Young-Adult, Fantasy, Retellings.
PUBLISHER:
Knopf Books for Young Readers
SYNOPSIS:

In the violent urban jungle of an alternate 1828 Paris, the French Revolution has failed and the city is divided between merciless royalty and nine underworld criminal guilds, known as the Court of Miracles. Eponine (Nina) Thénardier is a talented cat burglar and member of the Thieves Guild. Nina’s life is midnight robberies, avoiding her father’s fists, and watching over her naïve adopted sister, Cosette (Ettie). Continue reading

The Maiden Ship (The Maiden Ship, #1) by Micheline Ryckman

The Maiden Ship (The Maiden Ship, #1)RELEASE DATE: February 7th 2020
AUTHOR:
Micheline Ryckman
GENRE:
Young-Adult, Fantasy, Adventure.
PUBLISHER:
Whimsical Publishing
SYNOPSIS:

Dain Alloway was only nine years old when he began a new life with his father, sailing aboard The Maiden. Eight years later, the aristocratic city-boy turned merchant-sailor feels like he lives with one foot on land, and one foot in the sea. Life floats smoothly by until the night he wakes to find a mysterious woman in his cabin. Continue reading

Pandemonium(Pandemonium#1) By Willow Anderson [Review]

PandemoniumRELEASE DATE: May 8th 2020
AUTHOR:
Willow Anderson
GENRE:
Young-Adult, Fantasy.
PUBLISHER:
Independent 
SYNOPSIS:

Lace Ashburn was only twelve years old when she witnessed a murder behind Pandemonium’s grandeur – a strange, magical traveling show where admittance is hard to gain. With a dead Ringmaster and his murderer in jail, Pandemonium packed up and fled in the middle of the night, remaining missing for five years. Continue reading

Forest of Souls (Shamanborn #1) By Lori M. Lee [Review]

Forest of Souls (Shamanborn, #1)RELEASE DATE: June 23rd 2020
AUTHOR:
Lori M. Lee
GENRE:
Young-Adult, Fantasy, Magic.
PUBLISHER:
Page Street Kids
SYNOPSIS:

Sirscha Ashwyn comes from nothing, but she’s intent on becoming something. After years of training to become the queen’s next royal spy, her plans are derailed when shamans attack and kill her best friend Saengo.

And then Sirscha, somehow, restores Saengo to life. Continue reading

The Kinder Poison (The Kinder Poison #1) By Natalie Mae [Review]

The Kinder Poison (The Kinder Poison, #1)RELEASE DATE: June 16th 2020
AUTHOR:
Natalie Mae
GENRE:
Young-Adult, Fantasy, Adventure, Magic.
PUBLISHER:
Razorbill
SYNOPSIS:

Zahru has long dreamed of leaving the kingdom of Orkena and having the kinds of adventures she’s only ever heard about in stories. But as a lowly Whisperer, her power to commune with animals means that her place is serving in the royal stables until the day her magic runs dry. Continue reading

The Boundless (The Beholder #2) By Anna Bright [Review]

The Boundless (The Beholder, #2)RELEASE DATE: June 9th 2020
AUTHOR:
Anna Bright
GENRE:
Young-Adult, Fantasy, Adventure.
PUBLISHER:
HarperTeen
SYNOPSIS:

When Selah found true love with Prince Torden of Norway, she never imagined she’d have to leave him behind. All because the Beholder’s true mission was a secret Selah’s crew didn’t trust her to keep: transporting weapons to the rebels fighting against the brutal tsarytsya, whose shadow looms over their next port of Shvartsval’d. A place Selah hoped she’d never go. Continue reading

Divine Blood (Guardians of the Maiden #1) By Beck Michaels [Review]

Divine Blood (The Guardians of the Maiden Book 1)RELEASE DATE: March 17th 2020
AUTHOR:
Beck Michaels
GENRE:
Young-Adult, Fantasy, Adventure, Paranormal.
PUBLISHER:
Pluma Press
SYNOPSIS:

The Shadow demon nearly took everything from Dynalya Astron, and it would soon return for more. When she discovers a way to fight back, she must go on a perilous journey and risk it all for those she holds dear.

Along the way, she meets Cassiel, a Celestial Prince with magic blood and wings as black as his heart. He wants nothing to do with Dyna until he learns she could lead him to a place he has been searching for all his life. Continue reading

House of Dragons (House of Dragons #1) By Jessica Cluess [Review]

House of Dragons (House of Dragons, #1)

RELEASE DATE: May 12th 2020 
AUTHOR:
Jessica Cluess
GENRE:
Young-Adult, Fantasy, Dragons.
PUBLISHER:
 Random House Books for Young Readers
SYNOPSIS:

Five royal houses will hear the call to compete in the Trial for the dragon throne. A liar, a soldier, a servant, a thief, and a murderer will answer it. Who will win? Think THREE DARK CROWNS meets THE BREAKFAST CLUB with DRAGONS.

When the Emperor dies, the five royal houses of Etrusia attend the Call, where one of their own will be selected to compete for the throne. Continue reading

Ruthless Gods (Something Dark and Holy #2) By Emily A. Duncan [Review]

Ruthless Gods (Something Dark and Holy, #2)

RELEASE DATE: April 7th 2020
AUTHOR:
Emily A. Duncan
GENRE:
Young-Adult, Fantasy, Mythology, Horror, Adventure.
PUBLISHER:
Macmillan
SYNOPSIS:

Darkness never works alone…

Nadya doesn’t trust her magic anymore. Serefin is fighting off a voice in his head that doesn’t belong to him. Malachiasz is at war with who–and what–he’s become.

As their group is continually torn apart, the girl, the prince, and the monster find their fates irrevocably intertwined. Continue reading

Incendiary (Hollow Crown #1) By Zoraida Córdova [Review]

Incendiary (Hollow Crown, #1)

RELEASE DATE: April 28th 2020
AUTHOR:
Zoraida Córdova
GENRE:
Young-Adult, Fantasy, Magic.
PUBLISHER:
Hodder & Stoughton
SYNOPSIS:

An epic tale of revenge and redemption in a world where a memory thief must fight against terrifying monarchs bent on the destruction of her people.

When the royal family of Puerto Leones sets out to destroy magic through a grand and terrible inquisition, spy and memory-thief Renata seeks to kill the prince, leader of the King’s Justice, who plans to use a terrible new weapon to wipe out the magic of the Moria… Continue reading