Ebba-Viva Fairisles: Immortal Plunder(Pirates of Felicity #1) By Kelly St. Clare [Review]

Ebba-Viva Fairisles: Immortal Plunder (Pirates of Felicity Book 1)RELEASE DATE: September 19th, 2018
AUTHOR:
Kelly St. Clare
GENRE: 
Young-Adult, Fantasy, Adventure, Magic, Pirates
SUMMARY:

There are three types of people in the Exosian Realm—males, females, and pirates. 

I’m a pirate. One with six overprotective fathers for a crew. And if I’m telling the honest truth, not just the pirate truth, having so many fathers is working pretty well for me so far. 

When I’m caught eavesdropping on the pirates of Malice, they retaliate with violence, and my fathers become set on revenge. But simple payback cascades into shattering misfortune. 

Unexplainable magical happenings and impossible creatures propel me toward a fate much darker than stealing plunder. 

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Evenfall (Shadowfire, #1) By Gaja J. Kos, Boris Kos [Review]

Evenfall (Shadowfire, #1)RELEASE DATE: October 30th, 2018
AUTHORS:
Gaja J. Kos, Boris Kos
GENRE: 
Young-Adult, Fantasy, Sci-fi, Magic.
PUBLISHER: 
  Boris Kos
SUMMARY:

A monster does not deserve the intimacy of a name

As if waking up in an unfamiliar world isn’t enough of a surprise, Ember gains a new title to her name. Savior.

Hunted by the Crescent Prince and his lethal shadows, she accepts a young Mage’s help to navigate the land of blood magic and its many illusions. But where Ada sees the good in her power, Ember discovers something else.

An icy darkness, designed to take lives, not save them. Continue reading

Seventh Born (The Witchling Academy#1) By Monica Sanz [ARC Review]

Seventh Born (The Witchling Academy #1)RELEASE DATE: September 04th 2018
AUTHORS: 
Monica Sanz
GENRE: 
Young-Adult,  fantasy, Magic.
PUBLISHER: 
Entangled Teen
SUMMARY:

Abomination. Curse. Murderer. All names hurled at eighteen-year-old Seraphina Dovetail. As the seventh-born daughter to a witch, she’s the cause of her mother losing her powers and, in turn, her life.
 
Abandoned as a child, Sera dreams of becoming an inspector and finding her family. To do that, she must be referred into the Advanced Studies Program at the Aetherium’s Witchling Academy. Her birth order, quick temper, and tendency to set things on fire, however, have left her an outcast with failing marks…and just what Professor Nikolai Barrington is looking for.
 
The tall, brooding, yet exceedingly handsome young professor makes her a proposition: become his assistant and he’ll give her the referral she needs.

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Nightblood (Frostblood Saga #3) By Elly Blake [Review]

Nightblood (Frostblood Saga #3)RELEASE DATE: August 21st 2018
AUTHORS: 
Elly Blake
GENRE: 
Young-Adult,  fantasy, Magic, Romance.
PUBLISHER: 
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
SUMMARY:

Ruby’s world has changed more than she ever could have imagined. She’s in love with a powerful Frost King. She’s the heir to the Fire Throne. And she may be a Nightblood–the spawn of a vengeful deity hellbent on releasing his wraithlike Minax from their prison. Once freed, these beasts will roam the earth, devouring every last person until he or she is nothing but an empty husk. But Ruby is able to control the Minax to a degree, and now she, her beloved Arcus, and her friend Kai must find a way to bring Frostbloods and Firebloods–sworn enemies–together to make a stand against a foe more deadly than any they’ve faced.

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The Serpent(The Immortal Dealers #1) By Sarah fine [Review]

The Serpent (The Immortal Dealers, #1)RELEASE DATE: July 24, 2018
AUTHORS: 
Sarah Fine
GENRE: 
Adult, Urban-fantasy, Magic.
PUBLISHER:
47North
SUMMARY:

 One woman is in a world of otherworldly trouble—and she’s going to have to bet her life to save humankind.

Ernestine “Ernie” Terwilliger has put her dreams aside to look after her eccentric mother. Case in point: saving her from a mysterious stranger who’s just stormed the terrified woman’s antique store wearing a rattlesnake tattoo, leveling threats, and brandishing the weirdest deck of cards Ernie’s ever seen.

When Ernie grabs some of the cards and runs, she’s launched into a world she never knew existed—one her mother may know more about than she’s revealing. Continue reading

Spinning Silver By Naomi Novik [Review]

Spinning SilverRELEASE DATE: July 10th, 2018
AUTHOR: 
Naomi Novik
GENRE:   
Adult, Fantasy, Magic, Retelling. 
PUBLISHER:
Macmillan
SUMMARY: 

Miryem is the daughter and granddaughter of moneylenders… but her father isn’t a very good one. Free to lend and reluctant to collect, he has loaned out most of his wife’s dowry and left the family on the edge of poverty–until Miryem steps in. Hardening her heart against her fellow villagers’ pleas, she sets out to collect what is owed–and finds herself more than up to the task. When her grandfather loans her a pouch of silver pennies, she brings it back full of gold. Continue reading

The Gods of Men (The Gods of Men#1) By Barbara Kloss [Review]

The Gods of Men (Gods of Men, #1)RELEASE DATE: June 26th 2018
AUTHOR: 
Barbara Kloss
GENRE: 
Young-Adult, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Magic, Romance. 
SUMMARY:

Sable hated the gods. She hated what men did in their name.

Magic is forbidden throughout the Five Provinces; those born with it are hunted and killed. Sable doesn’t know her music holds power over souls—not until, at age nine, she plays her flute before the desert court and accidentally stops her baby sister’s heart, killing her. Horrified by what she’s done and fearing for her life, she flees north, out of Provincial jurisdiction and into the frigid land of exiles and thieves, known as The Wilds. There, Sable lives in hiding, burdened by guilt, and survives as a healer. But now, ten years later, someone—or something—is hunting her. Continue reading

Grey Sister (Book of the Ancestor #2) By Mark Lawrence [Review]

Grey Sister (Book of the Ancestor, #2)RELEASE DATE: April 03rd 2018
AUTHOR: 
Mark Lawrence
GENRE:  
Adult, Fantasy, Magic. 
PUBLISHER: 
Ace
SUMMARY:

In Mystic Class Nona Grey begins to learn the secrets of the universe. But so often even the deepest truths just make our choices harder. Before she leaves the Convent of Sweet Mercy Nona must choose her path and take the red of a Martial Sister, the grey of a Sister of Discretion, the blue of a Mystic Sister or the simple black of a Bride of the Ancestor and a life of prayer and service.

All that stands between her and these choices are the pride of a thwarted assassin, the ambition of a would-be empress wielding the Inquisition like a blade, and the vengeance of the empire’s richest lord. Continue reading

Legendary (Caraval #2) By Stephanie Garber [Review]

Legendary (Caraval, #2)RELEASE DATE: May 29th, 2018
AUTHOR: 
 Stephanie Garber
GENRE:
Young-Adult, Fantasy, Magic, Mystery, Romance. 
PUBLISHER:
Flatiron Books
SUMMARY:

A heart to protect. A debt to repay. A game to win.

After being swept up in the magical world of Caraval, Donatella Dragna has finally escaped her father and saved her sister Scarlett from a disastrous arranged marriage. The girls should be celebrating, but Tella isn’t yet free. She made a desperate bargain with a mysterious criminal, and what Tella owes him no one has ever been able to deliver: Caraval Master Legend’s true name. Continue reading

Ruthless Magic (Conspiracy of Magic #1) By Megan Crewe [ARC Review]

Ruthless Magic (Conspiracy of Magic, #1)RELEASE DATE: May 30th, 2018
AUTHOR: 
 Megan Crewe
GENRE:
Young-Adult, Fantasy, Adventure, Magic. 
PUBLISHER:
Another World Press
SUMMARY:

In the contest to keep their magic, the only options may be die… or kill.

Each year, the North American Confederation of Mages assesses every sixteen-year-old novice. Some will be chosen. The rest must undergo a procedure to destroy their magical ability unless they prove themselves in the mysterious and brutal Mages’ Exam.

Disadvantaged by her parents’ low standing, Rocío Lopez has dedicated herself to expanding her considerable talent to earn a place in the Confederation. Their rejection leaves her reeling—and determined to fight to keep her magic. Continue reading