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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The Bear and the Nightingale (Winternight Trilogy#1) By Katherine Arden [Review]

The Bear and the NightingaleRELEASE DATE: October, 2017
AUTHOR:
Katherine Arden
GENRE:
Young-Adult, Fantasy, Fairy-tale, Retellings, Adventure.
PUBLISHER:
Del Rey
SUMMARY:

At the edge of the Russian wilderness, winter lasts most of the year and the snowdrifts grow taller than houses. But Vasilisa doesn’t mind—she spends the winter nights huddled around the embers of a fire with her beloved siblings, listening to her nurse’s fairy tales. Above all, she loves the chilling story of Frost, the blue-eyed winter demon, who appears in the frigid night to claim unwary souls. Wise Russians fear him, her nurse says, and honor the spirits of house and yard and forest that protect their homes from evil.

After Vasilisa’s mother dies, her father goes to Moscow and brings home a new wife. Fiercely devout, city-bred, Vasilisa’s new stepmother forbids her family from honoring the household spirits. 

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Caraval (Caraval #1) By Stephanie Garber [Review]

RELEASE DATE:  January 31, 2017
AUTHOR: Stephanie Garber
GENRE:  Young-Adult, Fantasy, Romance.
PUBLISHER: Flatiron Books
SYNOPSIS: Scarlett has never left the tiny island where she and her beloved sister, Tella, live with their powerful, and cruel, father. Now Scarlett’s father has arranged a marriage for her, and Scarlett thinks her dreams of seeing Caraval, the far-away, once-a-year performance where the audience participates in the show, are over.

But this year, Scarlett’s long-dreamt of invitation finally arrives. With the help of a mysterious sailor, Tella whisks Scarlett away to the show. Only, as soon as they arrive, Tella is kidnapped by Caraval’s mastermind organizer. It turns out that this season’s Caraval revolves around Tella, and whoever finds her first is the winner. Continue reading