Daughter of the Siren Queen (Daughter of the Pirate King #2) By Tricia Levenseller [Review]

Daughter of the Siren Queen (Daughter of the Pirate King, #2)RELEASE DATE: February 27th, 2018
AUTHOR:
Tricia Levenseller
GENRE:
Young-Adult, Fantasy, Adventure, Magic.
PUBLISHER:
Feiwel & Friends
SUMMARY:

Alosa’s mission is finally complete. Not only has she recovered all three pieces of the map to a legendary hidden treasure, but the pirates who originally took her captive are now prisoners on her ship. Still unfairly attractive and unexpectedly loyal, first mate Riden is a constant distraction, but now he’s under her orders. And she takes great comfort in knowing that the villainous Vordan will soon be facing her father’s justice.

When Vordan exposes a secret her father has kept for years, Alosa and her crew find themselves in a deadly race with the feared Pirate King.

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Ignited (Dance of the Elements Book 1) By A.M. Deese [ARC Review]

Ignited (Dance of the Elements Book 1)RELEASE DATE: March 27th, 2018
AUTHOR:
A.M. Deese
GENRE:
Young-Adult, Fantasy, Magic.
PUBLISHER:
RadianTeen
SUMMARY:

A NOBLE DAUGHTER.

A FORMER SLAVE.

SCORCHED EARTH AND DANGEROUS GAMES.

“Jura imagined it sounded like rain.”

Juggling death is nothing new for seventeen-year-old Jura, daughter of the First of the Thirteen, successive rulers of the Republic of the Sand Sea. However, when a blood chain ensnares her father, she is thrust into the seat of power and forced to rule her elders. Continue reading

Reign the Earth (The Elementae #1) By A.C. Gaughen [Review]

Reign the Earth (The Elementae)RELEASE DATE: January 30th, 2018
AUTHOR:
A.C. Gaughen
GENRE:
Young-Adult, Fantasy, Magic.
PUBLISHER:
Bloomsbury Children’s Books
SUMMARY:
Shalia is a proud daughter of the desert, but after years of devastating war with the adjoining kingdom, her people are desperate for an end to the violence that has claimed so many of their loved ones. Willing to trade her freedom to ensure the safety of her family, Shalia becomes Queen of the Bone Lands, a country where magic is outlawed and the Elementae–those that can control earth, air, fire and water–are traitors, subject to torture . . . or worse.

Before she is even crowned, Shalia discovers that she can bend the earth to her will. Continue reading

By a Charm and a Curse By Jaime Questell [Review]

By a Charm and a CurseRELEASE DATE: February 06th, 2018
AUTHOR:
Jaime Questell
GENRE:
Young-Adult, Contemporary-fantasy, Magic, Romance.
PUBLISHER:
Entangled: Teen
SUMMARY:

Le Grand’s Carnival Fantastic isn’t like other traveling circuses. It’s bound by a charm, held together by a centuries-old curse, that protects its members from ever growing older or getting hurt. Emmaline King is drawn to the circus like a moth to a flame…and unwittingly recruited into its folds by a mysterious teen boy whose kiss is as cold as ice.

Forced to travel through Texas as the new Girl in the Box, Emmaline is completely trapped. Breaking the curse seems like her only chance at freedom, but with no curse, there’s no charm, either—dooming everyone who calls the Carnival Fantastic home. Including the boy she’s afraid she’s falling for. Continue reading

The Belles (The Belles #1) By Dhonielle Clayton [Review]

The Belles (The Belles #1)RELEASE DATE: February 08th, 2018
AUTHOR:
Dhonielle Clayton
GENRE:
Young-Adult, Fantasy, Magic.
PUBLISHER:
Gollancz
SUMMARY: Camellia Beauregard is a Belle. In the opulent world of Orleans, Belles are revered, for they control beauty, and beauty is a commodity coveted above all else. In Orleans, the people are born gray, they are born damned, and only with the help of a Belle and her talents can they transform and be made beautiful.But it’s not enough for Camellia to be just a Belle. She wants to be the favorite-the Belle chosen by the queen of Orleans to live in the royal palace, to tend to the royal family and their court, to be recognized as the most talented Belle in the land.But once Camellia and her Belle sisters arrive at court, it becomes clear that being the favorite is not everything she always dreamed it would be. Continue reading

The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic By Leigh Bardugo [Review]

The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous MagicRELEASE DATE: September 26, 2017
AUTHOR:
Leigh Bardugo
GENRE:
Young-Adult, Fantasy, Fairy-tale, Retellings, Adventure.
PUBLISHER:
Orion’s Children’s Books
SUMMARY:

Love speaks in flowers. Truth requires thorns.

Travel to a world of dark bargains struck by moonlight, of haunted towns and hungry woods, of talking beasts and gingerbread golems, where a young mermaid’s voice can summon deadly storms and where a river might do a lovestruck boy’s bidding but only for a terrible price.

Inspired by myth, fairy tale, and folklore, #1 New York Times–bestselling author Leigh Bardugo has crafted a deliciously atmospheric collection of short stories filled with betrayals, revenge, sacrifice, and love. Continue reading

Mad Magic (Mad Magic Saga #1) By Nicole Conway [Review]

Mad MagicRELEASE DATE: November 14, 2017
AUTHOR:
Nicole Conway
GENRE:
Young-Adult, Urban-Fantasy, Fae, Magic, Romance.
PUBLISHER: Month9Books, LLC
SUMMARY:

Josie Barton is a high school student living in terror. Invisible creatures torment her everywhere she goes, constantly getting her into trouble at school, and even haunting her apartment. But just when Josie thinks things couldn’t get any worse . . . she meets the guy from across the hall.

Zeph Clemmont is a changeling with enemies in all the worst places, fighting to undo a curse that threatens to end his life. Survival means he will have to swallow his pride and trust Josie with all his darkest secrets. Continue reading

Shadow Crown (Shadow Crown #1) By Kristen Martin [Review]

Shadow Crown (Shadow Crown #1) RELEASE DATE: October 3rd 2017
AUTHOR:
Kristen Martin
GENRE:
Young-Adult, Fantasy, Adventure, Magic.
PUBLISHER: Black Falcon Press
SUMMARY: 
For most people, the act of killing is intangible. Unfathomable. 

But not for seventeen-year-old Arden Eliri. 

Having been involved in Cruex assassination attempts as a mere child, killing is a natural disposition for her. Growing up without parents, in a castle ruled by an iron-fisted king, is the furthest thing from a fairy tale, as is being forced into the Cruex, the king s group of hand-selected assassins. But with each passing year, she comes to enjoy the act of killing more and more. Kill or be killed she chooses the former. A decade ago, King Darius Tymond banished The Caldari those who practice illusié, or old magick from Trendalath Kingdom, ensuring that no Caldari will ever step foot in his kingdom again. 
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Devils & Thieves (Devils & Thieves #1) By Jennifer Rush [Review]

Devils & Thieves (Devils & Thieves #1) RELEASE DATE: October 3rd, 2017
AUTHOR:
Jennifer Rush
GENRE:
Young-Adult, Paranormal, Urban-Fantasy, Romance.
PUBLISHER: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

SUMMARY:

Eighteen-year-old Jemmie Carmichael has grown up surrounded by magic in the quiet town of Hawthorne, New York. In her world, magic users are called “kindled,” and Jemmie would count herself among them if only she could cast a simple spell without completely falling apart. It doesn’t help that she was also recently snubbed by Crowe, the dangerous and enigmatic leader of the Black Devils kindled motorcycle gang and the unofficial head of their turf. Continue reading

Fireblood (Frostblood Saga #2) By Elly Blake [Review]

Fireblood (Frostblood Saga #2) RELEASE DATE: September 12, 2017
AUTHOR:
Elly Blake
GENRE:
Young-Adult, Fantasy, Adventure, Magic.
PUBLISHER: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
SUMMARY:
Against all odds, Ruby has defeated the villainous Frost King and melted his powerful throne. But the bloodthirsty Minax that was trapped inside is now haunting her kingdom and everyone she loves. The answers to its demise may lie to the south in Sudesia, the land of the Firebloods, and a country that holds the secrets to Ruby’s powers and past….

Despite warnings from her beloved Arcus, Ruby accompanies a roguish Fireblood named Kai to Sudesia, where she must master her control of fire in a series of trials to gain the trust of the suspicious Fireblood queen. Only then can she hope to access the knowledge that could defeat the rampaging Minax–which grows closer every moment. 

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