Of Silver and Shadow by Jennifer Gruenke [ARC Review]

Of Silver and ShadowRELEASE DATE: May 26th 2020
AUTHOR:
Jennifer Gruenke
GENRE:
Young-Adult, Magic, Romance.
PUBLISHER:
Flux
SYNOPSIS:

Ren Kolins is a silver wielder—a dangerous thing to be in the kingdom of Erdis, where magic has been outlawed for a century. Ren is just trying to survive, sticking to a life of petty thievery, card games, and pit fighting to get by. But when a wealthy rebel leader discovers her secret, he offers her a fortune to join his revolution. The caveat: she won’t see a single coin until they overthrow the King.
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Outmatched by Kristen Callihan, Samantha Young [Review]

OutmatchedRELEASE DATE: November 05th 2019
AUTHORS:
Kristen Callihan, Samantha Young
GENRE: 
Adult, Contemporary, Romance.
PUBLISHER:
Samantha Young
SYNOPSIS:

What happens when a boxer finds chemistry with a geek?

Parker Brown can’t believe she needs to hire a fake boyfriend. When she landed her dream job in renewable energy, she thought she’d be entering a world at the forefront of progressive thinking. But the head boss prefers to promote employees who are “settled.” Thankfully, she’s found the perfect candidate, a fellow intellectual looking for some quick cash. 

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Sick Kids in Love By Hannah Moskowitz [Review]

Sick Kids in LoveRELEASE DATE: November 05th 2019
AUTHOR:
Hannah Moskowitz
GENRE: 
Young-Adult, Contemporary, Romance.
PUBLISHER:
Entangled:Teen
SYNOPSIS:

Isabel has one rule: no dating.
It’s easier—
It’s safer—
It’s better—
—for the other person.

She’s got issues. She’s got secrets. She’s got rheumatoid arthritis.

But then she meets another sick kid.
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Would Like to Meet By Rachel Winters [Review]

Would Like to MeetRELEASE DATE: December 3rd 2019
AUTHOR:
Rachel Winters
GENRE: 
Adult, Contemporary, Romance.
PUBLISHER:
G.P. Putnam’s Sons
SYNOPSIS:

After seven years as an assistant, 29-year-old Evie Summers is ready to finally get the promotion she deserves. But now the TV and film agency she’s been running behind the scenes is in trouble, and Evie will lose her job unless she can convince the agency’s biggest and most arrogant client, Ezra Chester, to finish writing the script for a Hollywood romantic comedy. Continue reading

Sorcery of Thorns By Margaret Rogerson [Review]

Sorcery of ThornsRELEASE DATE: June 4th 2019
AUTHOR: Margaret Rogerson
GENRE:
    Young-Adult,   Fantasy,  Magic.
PUBLISHER: Margaret K. McElderry Books
SUMMARY:

All sorcerers are evil. Elisabeth has known that as long as she has known anything. Raised as a foundling in one of Austermeer’s Great Libraries, Elisabeth has grown up among the tools of sorcery—magical grimoires that whisper on shelves and rattle beneath iron chains. If provoked, they transform into grotesque monsters of ink and leather. She hopes to become a warden, charged with protecting the kingdom from their power. Continue reading

Sky in the Deep (Sky in the Deep) By Adrienne Young [Review]

Sky in the DeepRELEASE DATE: April 24th 2018
AUTHOR: Adrienne Young
GENRE:
    Young-Adult, Fantasy, Adventure.
PUBLISHER: Wednesday Books
SUMMARY:

OND ELDR. BREATHE FIRE.

Raised to be a warrior, seventeen-year-old Eelyn fights alongside her Aska clansmen in an ancient, rivalry against the Riki clan. Her life is brutal but simple: fight and survive. Until the day she sees the impossible on the battlefield—her brother, fighting with the enemy—the brother she watched die five years ago. Continue reading

The Speed of Falling Objects By Nancy Richardson Fischer [Review]

The Speed of Falling ObjectsRELEASE DATE: October 1st 2019 
AUTHOR: Nancy Richardson Fischer
GENRE:
    Young-Adult, Contemporary, Survival, Adventure.
PUBLISHER:  Inkyard Press
SUMMARY:

Danger “Danny” Danielle Warren is no stranger to falling. After losing an eye in a childhood accident, she had to relearn her perception of movement and space. Now Danny keeps her head down, studies hard, and works to fulfill everyone else’s needs. She’s certain that her mom’s bitterness and her TV star father’s absence are her fault. If only she were more-more athletic, charismatic, attractive-life would be perfect.
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Tiger Queen By Annie Sullivan [Review]

Tiger QueenRELEASE DATE: September 10th 2019
AUTHORS:
Annie Sullivan
GENRE:
    Young-Adult, Fantasy, Adventure.
PUBLISHER: Blink
SUMMARY:

In the mythical desert kingdom of Achra, an ancient law forces sixteen-year-old Princess Kateri to fight in the arena to prove her right to rule. For Kateri, winning also means fulfilling a promise to her late mother that she would protect her people, who are struggling through windstorms and drought. The situation is worsened by the gang of Desert Boys that frequently raids the city wells, forcing the king to ration what little water is left. The punishment for stealing water is a choice between two doors: behind one lies freedom, and behind the other is a tiger. Continue reading

The First Girl Child By Amy Harmon [Review]

The First Girl ChildRELEASE DATE: August 20th 2019 
AUTHOR:
Amy Harmon
GENRE:
     Adult,  Fantasy, Romance.
PUBLISHER: 47North
SUMMARY:

Bayr of Saylok, bastard son of a powerful and jealous chieftain, is haunted by the curse once leveled by his dying mother. Bartered, abandoned, and rarely loved, she plagued the land with her words: From this day forward, there will be no daughters in Saylok.

Raised among the Keepers at Temple Hill, Bayr is gifted with inhuman strength. But he’s also blessed with an all-too-human heart that beats with one purpose: to protect Alba, the first girl child born in nearly two decades and the salvation for a country at risk. Continue reading

Well Met (Well Met #1) By Jen DeLuca [Review]

Well Met (Well Met, #1)RELEASE DATE: September 03rd 2019 
AUTHOR:
Jen Deluca
GENRE:     Adult,  Contemporary, Romance.
PUBLISHER: Berkley Publishing
SUMMARY:All’s faire in love and war for two sworn enemies who indulge in a harmless flirtation in a laugh-out-loud rom-com from debut author, Jen DeLuca.

Emily knew there would be strings attached when she relocated to the small town of Willow Creek, Maryland, for the summer to help her sister recover from an accident, but who could anticipate getting roped into volunteering for the local Renaissance Faire alongside her teenaged niece? Or that the irritating and inscrutable schoolteacher in charge of the volunteers would be so annoying that she finds it impossible to stop thinking about him? Continue reading