Sting Magic (Empire of War and Wings #1) By Sarah K.L. Wilson [ARC Review]

Sting Magic (Empire of War and Wings #1)RELEASE DATE: September 21st 2020
AUTHOR: 
Sarah K.L. Wilson
GENRE:
Young-Adult, Fantasy, Magic.
PUBLISHER: 

SYNOPSIS:

She has the wrong kind of magic but the right kind of heart.

In the Winged Empire, magic comes on swift wings.

Literally.

It manifests from its bearers as a bird, granting its skills to those who wield it. Continue reading

Dark Skies (Dark Shores #2) By Danielle L. Jensen [Review]

Dark Skies (Dark Shores Book 2)RELEASE DATE: May 5th 2020
AUTHOR: 
Danielle L. Jensen
GENRE:
Young-Adult, Fantasy, Magic, Adventure.
PUBLISHER: 
Tor Teen
SYNOPSIS:

A RUNAWAY WITH A HIDDEN PAST
Lydia is a scholar, but books are her downfall when she meddles in the plots of the most powerful man in the Celendor Empire. Her life in danger, she flees west to the far side of the Endless Seas and finds herself entangled in a foreign war where her burgeoning powers are sought by both sides. Continue reading

Where Dreams Descend (Kingdom of Cards#1) By Janella Angeles [Review]

Where Dreams Descend (Kingdom of Cards, #1)RELEASE DATE: August 25th 2020
AUTHOR: 
Janella Angeles
GENRE:
Young-Adult, Fantasy, Magic.
PUBLISHER:
Wednesday Books
SYNOPSIS:

In a city covered in ice and ruin, a group of magicians face off in a daring game of magical feats to find the next headliner of the Conquering Circus, only to find themselves under the threat of an unseen danger striking behind the scenes.

As each act becomes more and more risky and the number of missing magicians piles up, three are forced to reckon with their secrets before the darkness comes for them next. Continue reading

The Faithless Hawk (The Merciful Crow #2) By Margaret Owen [Review]

The Faithless Hawk (The Merciful Crow, #2)RELEASE DATE: August 18th 2020
AUTHOR: 
Margaret Owen
GENRE:
Young-Adult, Fantasy, Magic.
PUBLISHER:
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
SYNOPSIS:

Kings become outcasts and lovers become foes in the thrilling sequel to Margaret Owen’s The Merciful Crow.

As the new chieftain of the Crows, Fie knows better than to expect a royal to keep his word. Still she’s hopeful that Prince Jasimir will fulfill his oath to protect her fellow Crows. But then black smoke fills the sky, signaling the death of King Surimir and the beginning of Queen Rhusana’s merciless bid for the throne Continue reading

Pandemonium(Pandemonium#1) By Willow Anderson [Review]

PandemoniumRELEASE DATE: May 8th 2020
AUTHOR:
Willow Anderson
GENRE:
Young-Adult, Fantasy.
PUBLISHER:
Independent 
SYNOPSIS:

Lace Ashburn was only twelve years old when she witnessed a murder behind Pandemonium’s grandeur – a strange, magical traveling show where admittance is hard to gain. With a dead Ringmaster and his murderer in jail, Pandemonium packed up and fled in the middle of the night, remaining missing for five years. Continue reading

Forest of Souls (Shamanborn #1) By Lori M. Lee [Review]

Forest of Souls (Shamanborn, #1)RELEASE DATE: June 23rd 2020
AUTHOR:
Lori M. Lee
GENRE:
Young-Adult, Fantasy, Magic.
PUBLISHER:
Page Street Kids
SYNOPSIS:

Sirscha Ashwyn comes from nothing, but she’s intent on becoming something. After years of training to become the queen’s next royal spy, her plans are derailed when shamans attack and kill her best friend Saengo.

And then Sirscha, somehow, restores Saengo to life. Continue reading

The Kinder Poison (The Kinder Poison #1) By Natalie Mae [Review]

The Kinder Poison (The Kinder Poison, #1)RELEASE DATE: June 16th 2020
AUTHOR:
Natalie Mae
GENRE:
Young-Adult, Fantasy, Adventure, Magic.
PUBLISHER:
Razorbill
SYNOPSIS:

Zahru has long dreamed of leaving the kingdom of Orkena and having the kinds of adventures she’s only ever heard about in stories. But as a lowly Whisperer, her power to commune with animals means that her place is serving in the royal stables until the day her magic runs dry. Continue reading

Bone Crier’s Moon (Bone Grace #1) By Kathryn Purdie [Review]

Bone Crier's Moon (Bone Grace #1)RELEASE DATE: March 3rd, 2020
AUTHOR:
Kathryn Purdie
GENRE:
Young-Adult, Magic, Romance.
PUBLISHER:
Katherine Tegen Books
SYNOPSIS:

Bone Criers have a sacred duty. They alone can keep the dead from preying on the living. But their power to ferry the spirits of the dead into goddess Elara’s Night Heavens or Tyrus’s Underworld comes from sacrifice. The gods demand a promise of dedication. And that promise comes at the cost of the Bone Criers’ one true love.

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The Unfairfolk (Valenbound #1) By Sara Wolf [Review]

The Unfairfolk (Valenbound, #1)RELEASE DATE: February 29th 2020
AUTHOR:
Sara Wolf
GENRE:
Young-Adult, Urban-Fantasy, Fae.
PUBLISHER:
Independent
SYNOPSIS:

A promise made is a promise kept, until the very end of all death.

Sixteen year old Lilith Pierce’s mom is getting remarried. Which, sucks. To one of the richest men in Europe. Which, honestly? Sucks a little less.

Lilith’s warily stoked – after Dad disappeared, it’s been all tears and police visits and sleeping pills for Mom.

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Spin the Dawn (The Blood of Stars #1) by Elizabeth Lim [Review]

Spin the Dawn (The Blood of Stars, #1)RELEASE DATE: July 09th 2019
AUTHOR:
Elizabeth Lim
GENRE:
Young-Adult, Fantasy, Adventure, Magic, Retelling, Romance.
PUBLISHER:
Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
SYNOPSIS:

Maia Tamarin dreams of becoming the greatest tailor in the land, but as a girl, the best she can hope for is to marry well. When a royal messenger summons her ailing father, once a tailor of renown, to court, Maia poses as a boy and takes his place. She knows her life is forfeit if her secret is discovered, but she’ll take that risk to achieve her dream and save her family from ruin. There’s just one catch: Maia is one of twelve tailors vying for the job. Continue reading