Iron Widow

Iron Widow (Iron Widow #1) by Xiran Jay Zhao (2021)

YA Fiction | Fantasy/Sci-Fi

Blurb:

The boys of Huaxia dream of pairing up with girls to pilot Chrysalises, giant transforming robots that can battle the mecha aliens that lurk beyond the Great Wall. It doesn’t matter that the girls often die from the mental strain. 

When 18-year-old Zetian offers herself up as a concubine-pilot, it’s to assassinate the ace male pilot responsible for her sister’s death. But she gets her vengeance in a way nobody expected—she kills him through the psychic link between pilots and emerges from the cockpit unscathed. She is labeled an Iron Widow, a much-feared and much-silenced kind of female pilot who can sacrifice boys to power up Chrysalises instead.​ 

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This Vicious Grace

This Vicious Grace (The Last Finestra #1) by Emily Thiede (2022)

-eARC Review-

YA Fiction | Fantasy

Blurb:

Three weddings. Three funerals. Alessa’s gift from the gods is supposed to magnify a partner’s magic, not kill every suitor she touches.

Now, with only weeks left until a hungry swarm of demons devours everything on her island home, Alessa is running out of time to find a partner and stop the invasion. When a powerful priest convinces the faithful that killing Alessa is the island’s only hope, her own soldiers try to assassinate her.

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Blog Tour | The One and Only Crystal Druid

You probably already saw my Book Blitz post back in September for this book, but I’m back now with my official review and as part of the Blog Tour! Annette Marie’s latest addition to the utterly epic Guild Codex series, THE ONE AND ONLY CRYSTAL DRUID, kicks off a brand new sub-series in the Guild Codex world and I was so happy to receive a copy to review! The Guild Codex books so far are a series I don’t mind posting more than once about if only to help get the word out to new readers. Keep reading to find out more about the book, read my review (how does this new series compare to the others??), find links to the rest of the Guild Codex world, enter a giveaway, and more!

*Click on the tour banner to find a list of all the tour stops!

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Book Blitz | Revenge de los Muertos

I am VERY excited to participate in this book blitz for Talis Jones’ latest release, REVENGE DE LOS MUERTOS! Kicking off an all-new urban fantasy series, it promises a twist on the beloved trope of vampires, werewolves, witches, and the like. The cover is epic, the concept is intriguing, and I am 100% on board. Even better, she promises that this series will have an HEA so I don’t have to sweat as much while binging it haha! Keep reading this post to find out more about the book, the author, read an exclusive excerpt, watch the book trailer I made, check out my review, and enter a giveaway!

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The Prison Healer

The Prison Healer (The Prison Healer #1) by Lynette Noni (2021)

YA Fiction | Fantasy

Blurb:

Seventeen-year-old Kiva Meridan has spent the last ten years fighting for survival in the notorious death prison, Zalindov, working as the prison healer.

When the Rebel Queen is captured, Kiva is charged with keeping the terminally ill woman alive long enough for her to undergo the Trial by Ordeal: a series of elemental challenges against the torments of air, fire, water, and earth, assigned to only the most dangerous of criminals.

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These Violent Nights

These Violent Nights by Rebecca Crunden (2021)

-eARC Review-

Fiction | Dystopia | Paranormal Fantasy

Blurb:

Once upon a time, inhabitants of another world tore a hole through the universe and came to Earth. They called themselves Suriias, and rivalled humans in knowledge and skill with one great exception: they had magic.

War followed. Humanity lost. And three hundred years later, humans are on the brink of extinction.

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Poison Study Trilogy

Poison Study Trilogy (Chronicles of Ixia #1-3) by Maria V. Snyder (2005 – 2008)

Fiction | Dystopian Fantasy

Blurb:

POISON STUDY (Book One)

Choose: A quick death… or slow poison…

About to be executed for murder, Yelena is offered an extraordinary reprieve. She’ll eat the best meals, have rooms in the palace—and risk assassination by anyone trying to kill the Commander of Ixia.

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A Deadly Education

A Deadly Education (The Scholomance #1) by Naomi Novik (2020)

Fiction | Dark Fantasy | Magic School

Blurb:

Lesson One of the Scholomance: Learning has never been this deadly.

A Deadly Education is set at Scholomance, a school for the magically gifted where failure means certain death (for real) — until one girl, El, begins to unlock its many secrets. 

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