King of Scars (Nikolai Duology #1) By Leigh Bardugo [Review]

King of Scars (Nikolai Duology, #1)

RELEASE DATE: January 29th 2019
AUTHOR:
Leigh Bardugo
GENRE:
Young-Adult,   Fantasy,  Magic, Adventure .
PUBLISHER: Orion Children’s Books
SUMMARY:

Nikolai Lantsov has always had a gift for the impossible. No one knows what he endured in his country’s bloody civil war—and he intends to keep it that way. Now, as enemies gather at his weakened borders, the young king must find a way to refill Ravka’s coffers, forge new alliances, and stop a rising threat to the once-great Grisha Army. Continue reading

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Shadow of the Fox (Shadow of the Fox #1) By Julie Kagawa [Review]

Shadow of the Fox (Shadow of the Fox, #1)RELEASE DATE: November 1st 2018
AUTHOR:
Julie Kagawa
GENRE:
Young-Adult,  Fantasy,  Mythology, Magic, Adventure.
PUBLISHER:
HQ Young Adult
SUMMARY:

A single wish will spark a new dawn. Every millennium, one age ends and another age dawns…and whoever holds the Scroll of a Thousand Prayers holds the power to call the great Kami Dragon from the sea and ask for any one wish. The time is near and the missing pieces of the scroll will be sought throughout the land of Iwagoto. The holder of the first piece is a humble, unknown peasant girl with a dangerous secret. 

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Lady Smoke (Ash Princess Trilogy #2) By Laura Sebastian [Review]

Lady Smoke (The Ash Princess Trilogy)RELEASE DATE: February 07th 2019
AUTHOR:
Laura Sebastian
GENRE:
Young-Adult,  Fantasy,  Adventure.
PUBLISHER:
Macmillan Children’s Books
SUMMARY:

After escaping from imprisonment under the brutal Kaiser, Theodosia is on the run, plotting to take revenge and reclaim her rightful place as queen of the enslaved Astreans. Thousands of miles away from her people and her throne, Theo and her friends must work to gather an army. And the only way is to auction herself as a bride – to the kingdom who will pay the most. Freedom always comes at a price and with the Kaiser closing in, she must rely on her wits to identify who she can really trust.

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Echo North By Joanna Ruth Meyer [Review]

Echo NorthRELEASE DATE: January 15th 2019
AUTHOR:
Joanna Ruth Meyer
GENRE:
 Young-Adult,  Fantasy, Magic, Retellings, Adventure.    
PUBLISHER:
Page Street Kids 
SUMMARY:

Echo Alkaev’s safe and carefully structured world falls apart when her father leaves for the city and mysteriously disappears. Believing he is lost forever, Echo is shocked to find him half-frozen in the winter forest six months later, guarded by a strange talking wolf—the same creature who attacked her as a child. The wolf presents Echo with an ultimatum: if she lives with him for one year, he will ensure her father makes it home safely. But there is more to the wolf than Echo realizes. Continue reading

The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air #1) By Holly Black [Review]

The Cruel PrinceRELEASE DATE: July 26th 2018
AUTHOR:
 Holly Black
GENRE: 
Young-Adult,  Fantasy, Fae, Magic, Adventure.    
PUBLISHER:
Hot Key Books
SUMMARY:

Jude was seven years old when her parents were murdered and she and her two sisters were stolen away to live in the treacherous High Court of Faerie. Ten years later, Jude wants nothing more than to belong there, despite her mortality. But many of the fey despise humans. Especially Prince Cardan, the youngest and wickedest son of the High King.

To win a place at the Court, she must defy him–and face the consequences. Continue reading

The City Of Brass (The Daevabad Trilogy #1) by S.A. Chakraborty [Review]

RELEASE DATE: March 08, 2018
AUTHOR: S.A. Chakraborty
GENRE:
New-Adult, Fantasy,  Magic, Adventure.
PUBLISHER: 
Harper Voyager
SUMMARY:

Among the bustling markets of eighteenth century Cairo, the city’s outcasts eke out a living swindling rich Ottoman nobles and foreign invaders alike.

But alongside this new world the old stories linger. Tales of djinn and spirits. Of cities hidden among the swirling sands of the desert, full of enchantment, desire and riches. Where magic pours down every street, hanging in the air like dust.

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Clean Sweep (Innkeeper Chronicles #1) By Ilona Andrews [Review]

Clean Sweep (Innkeeper Chronicles, #1)RELEASE DATE: December 2nd 2013 
AUTHOR:
Ilona Andrews
GENRE: 
Adult, Sci-fi, Urban-Fantasy, Magic.    
SUMMARY: 

On the outside, Dina Demille is the epitome of normal. She runs a quaint Victorian Bed and Breakfast in a small Texas town, owns a Shih Tzu named Beast, and is a perfect neighbor, whose biggest problem should be what to serve her guests for breakfast. But Dina is…different: Her broom is a deadly weapon; her Inn is magic and thinks for itself. Meant to be a lodging for otherworldly visitors, the only permanent guest is a retired Galactic aristocrat who can’t leave the grounds because she’s responsible for the deaths of millions and someone might shoot her on sight. Under the circumstances, “normal” is a bit of a stretch for Dina. 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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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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