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

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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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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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