The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein By Kiersten White [Review]

The Dark Descent of Elizabeth FrankensteinRELEASE DATE: September 25th, 2018 
AUTHORS:
Kiersten White
GENRE:   
Young-Adult, Historical, Retelllings, Horror.
PUBLISHER:
Delacorte Press
SUMMARY:

Elizabeth Lavenza hasn’t had a proper meal in weeks. Her thin arms are covered with bruises from her “caregiver,” and she is on the verge of being thrown into the streets . . . until she is brought to the home of Victor Frankenstein, an unsmiling, solitary boy who has everything–except a friend.

Victor is her escape from misery. Elizabeth does everything she can to make herself indispensable–and it works. She is taken in by the Frankenstein family and rewarded with a warm bed, delicious food, and dresses of the finest silk. Soon she and Victor are inseparable. Continue reading

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Catwoman: Soulstealer (DC Icons #3) By Sarah J. Maas [Review]

Catwoman: Soulstealer (DC Icons series)RELEASE DATE: August 09th, 2018
AUTHORS:
Sarah J. Maas
GENRE:   
Young-Adult, Comic Fiction, Fantasy.
PUBLISHER:
Penguin
SUMMARY:

When the Bat’s away, the Cat will play. It’s time to see how many lives this cat really has. . . .

Two years after escaping Gotham City’s slums, Selina Kyle returns as the mysterious and wealthy Holly Vanderhees. She quickly discovers that with Batman off on a vital mission, Batwing is left to hold back the tide of notorious criminals. Gotham City is ripe for the taking.

Meanwhile, Luke Fox wants to prove he has what it takes to help people in his role as Batwing. He targets a new thief on the prowl who seems cleverer than most. 

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Not Even Bones (Market of Monsters #1) By Rebecca Schaeffer [Review]

Not Even BonesRELEASE DATE: September 04th, 2018
AUTHORS:
Rebecca Schaeffer
GENRE:   
Young-Adult, Paranormal, dark, Fantasy, Horror.
PUBLISHER:
HMH Books for Young Readers.
SUMMARY:

Nita doesn’t murder supernatural beings and sell their body parts on the internet—her mother does that. Nita just dissects the bodies after they’ve been “acquired.” Then her mom brings home a living specimen, and Nita decides she wants out. But there’s a problem: Nita herself is supernatural being and a prime target for the black market if anyone ever found out. When Nita decides to help her mother’s latest victim escape, she ends up taking his place instead. Nita did a good deed, and it cost her everything. Now she needs to escape and make sure no one can ever sell her again. And to do that, there’s no line Nita won’t cross. Continue reading

Ebba-Viva Fairisles: Immortal Plunder(Pirates of Felicity #1) By Kelly St. Clare [Review]

Ebba-Viva Fairisles: Immortal Plunder (Pirates of Felicity Book 1)RELEASE DATE: September 19th, 2018
AUTHOR:
Kelly St. Clare
GENRE: 
Young-Adult, Fantasy, Adventure, Magic, Pirates
SUMMARY:

There are three types of people in the Exosian Realm—males, females, and pirates. 

I’m a pirate. One with six overprotective fathers for a crew. And if I’m telling the honest truth, not just the pirate truth, having so many fathers is working pretty well for me so far. 

When I’m caught eavesdropping on the pirates of Malice, they retaliate with violence, and my fathers become set on revenge. But simple payback cascades into shattering misfortune. 

Unexplainable magical happenings and impossible creatures propel me toward a fate much darker than stealing plunder. 

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Escaping from Houdini (Stalking Jack the Ripper #3) By Kerri Maniscalco [Review]

Escaping from Houdini (Stalking Jack the Ripper #3)RELEASE DATE: September 18th, 2018
AUTHORS:
Kerri Maniscalco
GENRE: 
Young-Adult, Historical, Mystery, Thriller.
PUBLISHER: 
 Jimmy Patterson
SUMMARY:

Audrey Rose Wadsworth and her partner-in-crime-investigation, Thomas Cresswell, are en route to New York to help solve another blood-soaked mystery. Embarking on a week-long voyage across the Atlantic on the opulent RMS Etruria, they’re delighted to discover a traveling troupe of circus performers, fortune tellers, and a certain charismatic young escape artist entertaining the first-class passengers nightly.

But then, privileged young women begin to go missing without explanation, and a series of brutal slayings shocks the entire ship.

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LIFEL1K3(Lifelike #1) By Jay Kristoff [Revew]

LIFEL1K3 (Lifelike, #1)RELEASE DATE: July 26th, 2018
AUTHORS:
Jay Kristoff
GENRE: 
Young-Adult, Sci-fi Fantasy, Dystopia.
PUBLISHER: 
 Harper Voyager
SUMMARY:

It’s just another day on the Scrap: lose the last of your credits at the WarDome, dodge the gangs and religious fanatics, discover you can destroy electronics with your mind, stumble upon the deadliest robot ever built…

When Eve finds the ruins of an android boy named Ezekiel in the scrap pile she calls home, her entire world comes crashing down. With her best friend and her robotic sidekick in tow, she and Ezekiel will trek across deserts of irradiated glass, battle cyborg assassins, and scour abandoned megacities to save the ones she loves…and learn the dark secrets of her past. Continue reading

Evenfall (Shadowfire, #1) By Gaja J. Kos, Boris Kos [Review]

Evenfall (Shadowfire, #1)RELEASE DATE: October 30th, 2018
AUTHORS:
Gaja J. Kos, Boris Kos
GENRE: 
Young-Adult, Fantasy, Sci-fi, Magic.
PUBLISHER: 
  Boris Kos
SUMMARY:

A monster does not deserve the intimacy of a name

As if waking up in an unfamiliar world isn’t enough of a surprise, Ember gains a new title to her name. Savior.

Hunted by the Crescent Prince and his lethal shadows, she accepts a young Mage’s help to navigate the land of blood magic and its many illusions. But where Ada sees the good in her power, Ember discovers something else.

An icy darkness, designed to take lives, not save them. Continue reading

Keeper of the Bees(Black Birds of the Gallows) By Meg Kassel [Review]

Keeper of the BeesRELEASE DATE: September 4th, 2018
AUTHOR: 
Meg Kassel
GENRE: 
Young-Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance.
PUBLISHER: 
  Entangled: Teen
SUMMARY:

KEEPER OF THE BEES is a tale of two teens who are both beautiful and beastly, and whose pasts are entangled in surprising and heartbreaking ways.

Dresden is cursed. His chest houses a hive of bees that he can’t stop from stinging people with psychosis-inducing venom. His face is a shifting montage of all the people who have died because of those stings. And he has been this way for centuries—since he was eighteen and magic flowed through his homeland, corrupting its people.

He follows harbingers of death, so at least his curse only affects those about to die anyway. But when he arrives in a Midwest town marked for death, he encounters Essie, a seventeen-year-old girl who suffers from debilitating delusions and hallucinations. His bees want to sting her on sight. But Essie doesn’t see a monster when she looks at Dresden. Continue reading

Sadie By Courtney Summers [Review]

SadieRELEASE DATE: September 4th, 2018
AUTHORS:
Courtney Summers
GENRE: 
Young-Adult, Contemporary, Mystery, Thriller.
PUBLISHER: 
  Wednesday Books
SUMMARY:

Sadie hasn’t had an easy life. Growing up on her own, she’s been raising her sister Mattie in an isolated small town, trying her best to provide a normal life and keep their heads above water. 

But when Mattie is found dead, Sadie’s entire world crumbles. After a somewhat botched police investigation, Sadie is determined to bring her sister’s killer to justice and hits the road following a few meagre clues to find him.

When West McCray—a radio personality working on a segment about small, forgotten towns in America—overhears Sadie’s story at a local gas station, he becomes obsessed with finding the missing girl. He starts his own podcast as he tracks Sadie’s journey, trying to figure out what happened, hoping to find her before it’s too late.

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A Touch of Gold By Annie Sullivan [Review]

A Touch of GoldRELEASE DATE: August 14th 2018
AUTHORS: 
Annie Sullivan
GENRE: 
Young-Adult,  fantasy, Retelling, Adventure, Magic, romance.
PUBLISHER: 
Blink
SUMMARY:

Gold is wealth. Wealth is power. Power is a curse.

King Midas once had the ability to turn all he touched into gold. But after his gift—or curse—almost killed his daughter, Midas relinquished The Touch forever. Ten years later, Princess Kora still bears the consequences of her father’s wish: her skin shines golden, rumors follow her everywhere she goes, and she harbors secret powers that are getting harder to hide.

Kora spends her days locked in the palace, concealed behind gloves and veils, trying to ignore the stares and gossip of courtiers. It isn’t until a charming young duke arrives that Kora realizes there may be someone out there who doesn’t fear her or her curse.

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