War and Wind (TIDES #2) By Alex Lidell [Review]

War and Wind (TIDES, #2) RELEASE DATE: June 20th 2017
AUTHOR:
Alex Lidell
GENRE:
Young-Adult, fantasy, Adventure, Romance, Magic.
PUBLISHER: 
Danger Bearing Press
SUMMARY: 

Nile and her small band of loyal midshipmen saved the ship, and Captain Rima might just kill them for it . . . one young officer at a time. No one and nothing on the Aurora is safe anymore, least of all Nile’s explosive secrets or her connection with Domenic, which vibrates between them like a cutlass speared into the deck.

When the shifting tide of war suddenly turns Aurora’s backwater outpost into a vital battleground, Nile faces an impossible choice between duty and freedom. In a cascade of violence, gunpowder, and lies, Nile will soon discover who has her back and who wants to stab a dagger in it. To save the ones she loves, Nile may have to sacrifice everything. Continue reading

Water Spell (Guardians of the Realm Book 1) By Lizzy Ford [Review]

Water Spell (Guardians of the Realm Book 1)RELEASE DATE:  May 17th 2017
AUTHOR: Lizzy Ford
GENRE: Young-Adult, Fantasy, Magic, Romance.
SUMMARY: 
A water mage and the protector she never wanted.

Rare water mage Sela is given no time to mourn the loss of her longtime protector and father figure before she’s faced with the one man standing in the way of her freedom: her new guardian, mage-warrior Tieran.

An Inlander with no honor, Tieran is loyal to no man, priest, king or god. If not for the magic binding him to the infuriating water mage, he would abandon her amidst the land-locked Inlands, away from the sea she yearns to visit, and pursue vengeance against those who killed his family. Continue reading

The Queen and the Cure (The Bird and the Sword Chronicles #2) By Amy Harmon [Review]

The Queen and the Cure (The Bird and the Sword Chronicles, #2)RELEASE DATE:  May 9th 2017
AUTHOR: Amy Harmon
GENRE: New-Adult, Fantasy, Magic, Romance.
SUMMARY: 
“There will be a battle, and you will need to protect your heart.”

Kjell of Jeru had always known who he was. He’d never envied his brother or wanted to be king. He was the bastard son of the late King Zoltev and a servant girl, and the ignominy of his birth had never bothered him.

But there is more to a man than his parentage. More to a man than his blade, his size, or his skills, and all that Kjell once knew has shifted and changed. He is no longer simply Kjell of Jeru, a warrior defending the crown. Now he is a healer, one of the Gifted, and a man completely at odds with his power.

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Arise (Legacy of Flames #2) By Emma L. Adams [Review]

Arise (Legacy of Flames Book 2)RELEASE DATE:  April 29th 2017
AUTHOR: Emma L. Adams
GENRE: New-Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal, Magic.
PUBLISHER: Emma L. Adams
SUMMARY: 
Being a dragon shifter is no picnic. Being a fugitive is even harder. But after their audacious escape from the supernatural-hunting Orion League, Ember and her friends have to lie low.

Easier said than done when her sister lies in a magical coma, and the key to saving her is a rare item coveted by all supernaturals. In order to track down the item, Ember must once again team up with Astor, the ex-hunter who betrayed her once already. But there’s more than one scheme at work beneath the streets of London, and if Ember fails to stop the League’s latest plan, the hunters will drive the remaining shifters to extinction. Continue reading

The Rose Mark (Black Rose Sorceress #1) By Connie Suttle [Review]

The Rose Mark (Black Rose Sorceress, #1)RELEASE DATE:  February 23rd 2017
AUTHORS: Connie Suttle
GENRE: Young-Adult, Fantasy, Magic.
PUBLISHER: SubtleDemon Publishing, LLC

SUMMARY: 
Sherra
We belong to the King–those of us with the black roses tattooed on our left wrist, directly over our pulse. As if every beat of our hearts reminds us that we are not our own.

All the women with the fire burning within them are culled, tattooed and taken to the warriors, to provide more energy. Energy that the warriors will then use to defeat the barbarians from the ocean of sand. Women with black roses on their wrists are emptied of their power by those warriors, who care not that they die a shrunken husk.

In the King’s library, The Book of the Rose says to honor the tattooed women. More than anything, I want to spit on its pages. Continue reading

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