The Affiliate (Ascension #1) By K.A. Linde [Review]

The Affiliate (Ascension, #1)RELEASE DATE:  September 15, 2015
AUTHOR: K.A. Linde
GENRE: Young-Adult, Fantasy, Romance
SUMMARY: 

On the day of her Presenting, in front of the entire Byern Court, seventeen-year-old Cyrene Strohm’s lifelong plans come to fruition when she’s chosen for one of the most prestigious positions in her homeland—an Affiliate to the Queen.

Or so she thinks.

When Cyrene receives a mysterious letter and an unreadable book, she finds nothing is as it seems. Thrust into a world of dangerous political intrigue and deadly magic, Cyrene’s position only grows more treacherous when she finds herself drawn to the one man she can never have…

King Edric himself. Continue reading

Heir of Illaria (Illaria #1) By Dyan Chick [Review]

Heir of Illaria (Illaria #1) RELEASE DATE:  January 23, 2017
AUTHOR: Dyan Chick
GENRE:  Young-Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal.
PUBLISHER: Illaria Publishing
SUMMARY: 

In Illaria, there is a fate worse than death.

As long as I can remember, I’ve been taught to fear the Necromancer King. He controls the kingdom of Illaria with dark sorcery and the constant threat of his undead army. I never thought I’d have reason to cross his path. Everything changed the day his guards tried to kill me. That’s when I found out my whole life has been a lie. By joining a resistance group called the White Ravens, I’ve claimed new roles. Princess of Illaria, sorceress in training, and threat to the Necromancer King. Continue reading

Isadora (The Chronicles of Kaya #3) By Charlotte McConaghy [Review]

RELEASE DATE: August 15, 2016
AUTHOR: 
Charlotte McConaghy
GENRE:
New-Adult, Fantasy, Romance
PUBLISHER:
Random House Australia
SUMMARY: 
What would you do if your sworn enemy was also your soulmate?

The kingdom of Kaya has been overthrown by a dark power. Trapped inside the dangerous capital, rebel leader Isadora fights the only way she can – by hunting those more monstrous than she.

Falco is the exiled emperor of a nation in tatters. But fate demands he abandon the mask that has long disguised his true nature, and rise to meet his sworn enemy, the deadly Sparrow.

No one is safe from the evil sweeping the lands, not even those in the far north strongholds of Pirenti. Crown Prince Thorne is plagued by ghosts, Lady Roselyn by the past. Continue reading

Frost Like Night (Snow Like Ashes #3) By Sara Raasch [Review]

RELEASE DATE:  September 20, 2016
AUTHOR: Sara Raasch
GENRE:   Young- Adult, Fantasy, Adventure.
PUBLISHER: Balzer + Bray

SUMMARY: Angra is alive, his Decay is spreading—and no one is safe.

Meira will do anything to save her world. With Angra trying to break through her mental defenses, she desperately needs to learn to control her own magic—so when the leader of a mysterious Order from Paisly offers to teach her, Meira jumps at the chance.  But the true solution to stopping the Decay lies in a labyrinth deep beneath the Season Kingdoms.  To defeat Angra, Meira will have to enter the labyrinth, destroy the very magic she’s learning to control– and make the biggest sacrifice of all.

Mather will do anything to save his queen. He needs to rally the Children of the Thaw, find Meira—and finally tell her how he really feels.  But with a plan of attack that leaves no kingdom unscathed and a major betrayal within their ranks, winning the war—and protecting Meira—slips farther and farther out of reach. Continue reading

The Crown’s Game (The Crown’s Game #1) By Evelyn Skye [Review]

RELEASE DATE:  May 17 , 2016
AUTHOR: Evelyn Skye
GENRE: Young-Adult, Historical, Magic, Fantasy,  Romance.
PUBLISHER: Balzer + Bray
SUMMARY: Vika Andreyev can summon the snow and turn ash into gold.

Nikolai Karimov can see through walls and conjure bridges out of thin air.

They are enchanters the only two in Russia and with the Ottoman Empire and the Kazakhs threatening, the tsar needs a powerful enchanter by his side.

And so he initiates the Crown s Game, a duel of magical skill. The victor becomes the Imperial Enchanter and the tsar s most respected adviser. The defeated is sentenced to death.

Raised on tiny Ovchinin Island her whole life, Vika is eager for the chance to show off her talent in the grand capital of Saint Petersburg. But can she kill another enchanter even when his magic calls to her like nothing else ever has? Continue reading

Air Awakens(Air Awakens#1) By Elise Kova [Review]

RELEASE DATE: August 27, 2015
AUTHOR: Elise Kova
GENRE: Young-Adult, Fantasy, Magic, Romance, Fiction.
PUBLISHER: Silver Wing Press
SUMMARY:
A library apprentice, a sorcerer prince, and an unbreakable magic bond…

The Solaris Empire is one conquest away from uniting the continent, and the rare elemental magic sleeping in seventeen-year-old library apprentice Vhalla Yarl could shift the tides of war.

Vhalla has always been taught to fear the Tower of Sorcerers, a mysterious magic society, and has been happy in her quiet world of books. But after she unknowingly saves the life of one of the most powerful sorcerers of them all—the Crown Prince Aldrik—she finds herself enticed into his world. Now she must decide her future: Continue reading