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

Slaying Monsters for the Feeble (The Guild Codex: Demonized #2) By Annette Marie [Review]

Slaying Monsters for the Feeble (The Guild Codex: Demonized #2)RELEASE DATE: November 1 2019
AUTHOR:
Annette Maire
GENRE: 
Young-Adult, Urban-Fantasy, Magic, Demons.
PUBLISHER:
Dark Owl Fantasy Inc.
SYNOPSIS:

I’m bound to a demon.

For my entire life, I avoided magic at all costs. Now, I’m responsible for a demon who wields magic more powerful than the toughest mage or sorcerer.

Demons are evil. Continue reading

All the Stars and Teeth (All the Stars and Teeth #1) By Adalyn Grace [Review]

All the Stars and Teeth (All the Stars and Teeth, #1)RELEASE DATE: February 04th 2020
AUTHOR:
Adalyn Grace
GENRE: 
Young-Adult, Fantasy, Pirates, Adventure, Magic.
PUBLISHER: 
Imprint
SYNOPSIS:

Set in a kingdom where danger lurks beneath the sea, mermaids seek vengeance with song, and magic is a choice.

She will reign.

As princess of the island kingdom Visidia, Amora Montara has spent her entire life training to be High Animancer—the master of souls. The rest of the realm can choose their magic, but for Amora, it’s never been a choice. To secure her place as heir to the throne, she must prove her mastery of the monarchy’s dangerous soul magic. Continue reading

A Heart So Fierce and Broken (Cursebreakers #2) By Brigid Kemmerer [Review]

A Heart So Fierce and Broken (Cursebreakers, #2)RELEASE DATE: January 07th 2020
AUTHOR:
Brigid Kemmerer
GENRE: 
Young-Adult, Fantasy, Retellings, Romance.
PUBLISHER:
Bloomsbury YA
SYNOPSIS:

Find the heir, win the crown.
Win the crown, save the kingdom.

Harper has freed Prince Rhen from the curse that almost destroyed his kingdom. But all is not well; rumours are rife that there is a rival heir with a stronger claim to the throne and that ‘Princess’ Harper of Disi is nothing but a fraud. Continue reading

The Raven and the Dove (The Raven and the Dove #1) By Kaitlyn Davis [ARC Review]

The Raven and the Dove (The Raven and the Dove, #1)RELEASE DATE: March 09th 2020
AUTHOR:
Kaitlyn Davis
GENRE: 
Young-Adult, Fantasy, Magic, Romance.
PUBLISHER:
Kaitlyn Davis
SYNOPSIS:

A princess longing to be free…

On the dawn of her courtship trials, Princess Lyana Aethionus knows she should be focused on winning her perfect mate, yet her thoughts wander to the open sky waiting at the edge of her floating kingdom. One final adventure calls. Upon fleeing the palace, the last thing she expects to find is a raven prince locked in a death match with a dragon.

A bastard aching to belong… Continue reading

Woven in Moonlight (Woven in Moonlight #1) By Isabel Ibañez [Review]

Woven in MoonlightRELEASE DATE: January 7th 2020
AUTHOR:
Isabel Ibañez
GENRE: 
Young-Adult, Fantasy, Magic.
PUBLISHER:
Page Street Books
SYNOPSIS:

Ximena is the decoy Condesa, a stand-in for the last remaining Illustrian royal. Her people lost everything when the usurper, Atoc, used an ancient relic to summon ghosts and drive the Illustrians from La Ciudad. Now Ximena’s motivated by her insatiable thirst for revenge, and her rare ability to spin thread from moonlight. Continue reading