The Damned (The Beautiful #2) By Renée Ahdieh [Review]

The Damned (The Beautiful, #2)RELEASE DATE: July 7th 2020
AUTHOR:
Renée Ahdieh
GENRE:
Young-Adult, Fantasy, Adventure.
PUBLISHER:
G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers
SYNOPSIS:

Following the events of The Beautiful, Sébastien Saint Germain is now cursed and forever changed. The treaty between the Fallen and the Brotherhood has been broken, and war between the immortals seems imminent. The price of loving Celine was costly. But Celine has also paid a high price for loving Bastien. Continue reading

Mexican Gothic By Silvia Moreno-Garcia [Review]

Mexican GothicRELEASE DATE: June 30th 2020
AUTHOR:
Silvia Moreno-Garcia
GENRE:
Adult, Historical Fantasy, Gothic, Horror.
PUBLISHER:
Del Rey
SYNOPSIS:

After receiving a frantic letter from her newlywed cousin begging for someone to save her from a mysterious doom, Noemí Taboada heads to High Place, a distant house in the Mexican countryside. She’s not sure what she will find – her cousin’s husband, a handsome Englishman, is a stranger, and Noemí knows little about the region. Continue reading

The Bone Houses By Emily Lloyd-Jones [Review]

The Bone HousesRELEASE DATE: September 24th 2019
AUTHOR:
Emily Lloyd-Jones
GENRE:
Young-Adult,  Fantasy, Horror.
PUBLISHER:
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
SYNOPSIS:

Seventeen-year-old Aderyn (“Ryn”) only cares about two things: her family and her family’s graveyard. And right now, both are in dire straits. Since the death of their parents, Ryn and her siblings have been scraping together a meager existence as gravediggers in the remote village of Colbren, which sits at the foot of a harsh and deadly mountain range that was once home to the fae. The problem with being a gravedigger in Colbren, though, is that the dead don’t always stay dead. 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

The Beautiful (The Beautiful #1) By Renée Ahdieh [Review]

The Beautiful (The Beautiful, #1)RELEASE DATE: October 8th 2019 
AUTHOR:
Renee Ahdieh
GENRE:
    Young-Adult, Historical Fantasy, Vampires, Romance.
PUBLISHER: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers.
SUMMARY:

In 1872, New Orleans is a city ruled by the dead. But to seventeen-year-old Celine Rousseau, New Orleans provides her a refuge after she’s forced to flee her life as a dressmaker in Paris. Taken in by the sisters of the Ursuline convent along with six other girls, Celine quickly becomes enamored with the vibrant city from the music to the food to the soirées and—especially—to the danger. Continue reading

Descendant of the Crane By Joan He [Review]

Descendant of the CraneRELEASE DATE: April 9th 2019
AUTHOR:
 Joan He
GENRE:
Young-Adult,  Historical Fantasy, Adventure.
PUBLISHER: Albert Whitman & Company

SUMMARY :

Tyrants cut out hearts. Rulers sacrifice their own.

Princess Hesina of Yan has always been eager to shirk the responsibilities of the crown, but when her beloved father is murdered, she’s thrust into power, suddenly the queen of an unstable kingdom. Determined to find her father’s killer, Hesina does something desperate: she engages the aid of a soothsayer—a treasonous act, punishable by death… because in Yan, magic was outlawed centuries ago. Continue reading

To Best the Boys By Mary Weber [Review]

To Best the BoysRELEASE DATE: March 19th 2019
AUTHOR:
Mary Webber
GENRE:
Young-Adult,  Historical Fantasy, Adventure .
PUBLISHER: Thomas Nelson
SUMMARY:

Every year for the past fifty-four years, the residents of Pinsbury Port receive a mysterious letter inviting all eligible-aged boys to compete for an esteemed scholarship to the all-male Stemwick University. The poorer residents look to see that their names are on the list. The wealthier look to see how likely their sons are to survive. And Rhen Tellur opens it to see if she can derive which substances the ink and parchment are created from, using her father’s microscope. Continue reading

Smoke and Key By Kelsey Sutton [ARC Review]

Smoke and Key

RELEASE DATE: April 2nd 2019
AUTHOR:
Kelsey Sutton 
GENRE:
Young-Adult,  Historical-Fantasy,  Horror, Romance .
PUBLISHER: Entangled: Teen
SUMMARY:

A sound awakens her. There’s darkness all around. And then she’s falling…

She has no idea who or where she is. Or why she’s dead. The only clue to her identity hangs around her neck: a single rusted key. This is how she and the others receive their names—from whatever belongings they had when they fell out of their graves. Under is a place of dirt and secrets, and Key is determined to discover the truth of her past in order to escape it. Continue reading

The Gilded Wolves (The Gilded Wolves #1) By Roshani Chokshi [ARC Review]

The Gilded Wolves (The Gilded Wolves, #1)RELEASE DATE: January 15, 2019
AUTHOR:
 Roshani Chokshi
GENRE: 
Young-Adult, Historical Fantasy, Mystery, Magic.    
PUBLISHER:
Wednesday Books
SUMMARY:

Set in a darkly glamorous world, The Gilded Wolves is full of mystery, decadence, and dangerous but thrilling adventure.

Paris, 1889: The world is on the cusp of industry and power, and the Exposition Universelle has breathed new life into the streets and dredged up ancient secrets. In this city, no one keeps tabs on secrets better than treasure-hunter and wealthy hotelier, Séverin Montagnet-Alarie. But when the all-powerful society, the Order of Babel, seeks him out for help, Séverin is offered a treasure that he never imagined: his true inheritance. Continue reading

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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