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

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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

Tracing Shadows (Scout #1) By Alex Lidell [Review]

Tracing Shadows (Scout, #1)RELEASE DATE: April 08th, 2018
AUTHOR: 
 Alex Lidell
GENRE:
Young-Adult,  Fantasy, Magic, Adventure. 
PUBLISHER: 
Danger Bearing Press
SUMMARY:

To protect the throne, seventeen-year-old spy Kali must play a male guardsman trainee by day and royal lady by night.

Orphaned and trained on a spymaster’s remote estate, Kali is a scout who works alone in the shadows. But when a terror group threatens the Dansil throne, the king forces Kali to accept a mission at the palace or forfeit her sister’s life.

Suddenly thrust into the light, Kali must infiltrate high society as the royal Lady Lianna while penetrating the servant ranks as Kal, a male guardsman trainee. 

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Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orïsha #1) By Tomi Adeyemi [My Review]

Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orïsha, #1)RELEASE DATE: March 08th, 2018
AUTHOR:  
Tomi Adeyemi
GENRE:
Young-Adult,  Fantasy, Mythology, Magic, Adventure.
PUBLISHER: 
Macmillan Children’s Books
SUMMARY:

Zélie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zelie’s Reaper mother summoned forth souls.

But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, maji were targeted and killed, leaving Zélie without a mother and her people without hope.

Now, Zélie has one chance to bring back magic and strike against the monarchy. 

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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