The Girl the Sea Gave Back

The Girl the Sea Gave Back by Adrienne Young (2019)
-ARC Review-

the girl the sea gave back

YA Fiction | Fantasy
3 StarsBlurb:

“For as long as she can remember, Tova has lived among the Svell, the people who found her washed ashore as a child and use her for her gift as a Truthtongue. Her own home and clan are long-faded memories, but the sacred symbols and staves inked over every inch of her skin mark her as one who can cast the rune stones and see into the future. She has found a fragile place among those who fear her, but when two clans to the east bury their age-old blood feud and join together as one, her world is dangerously close to collapse. Continue reading

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Falling Kingdoms

Falling Kingdoms (Falling Kingdoms #1) by Morgan Rhodes (2012)

falling kingdoms

YA Fiction | Fantasy
3 StarsBlurb:

“In the three kingdoms of Mytica, magic has long been forgotten. And while hard-won peace has reigned for centuries, a deadly unrest now simmers below the surface.

As the rulers of each kingdom grapple for power, the lives of their subjects are brutally transformed… and four key players, royals and rebels alike, find their fates forever intertwined. Cleo, Jonas, Lucia, and Magnus are caught in a dizzying world of treacherous betrayals, shocking murders, secret alliances, and even unforeseen love. Continue reading

The Sentinel’s Alliance

The Sentinel’s Alliance (Silent Sea Chronicles #3) by Suzanne Rogerson (2019)
-eARC Review-

the sentinel's alliance

Fiction | Fantasy
4 StarsBlurb:

“Can new alliances save the islands of the Silent Sea from the murderers stalking their shores?

As the island of Kalaya and its people recover from civil war, a new threat surfaces. Invaders from the island of Elkena hunt the seas, butchering those who possess magic. Their scar-faced captain seeks the Fire Mage who it has been foretold will kill him and Tei and her people are in his warpath. Continue reading

Fantasyland Series

Fantasyland #1-3 by Kristen Ashley (2011)

fantasyland series

Fiction | Fantasy Romance | (TV-MA)
3.5 Stars

I decided to do a mini review for the series, although I’ve only read 3 of the 5 books in the series (I’m just not much interested in the other two), rather than a separate post for each. But I’ll list each book individually below with a link to my Goodreads review for it beneath if you’re interested in hearing my thoughts about a specific book in the series. Continue reading

A Discovery of Witches

A Discovery of Witches (All Souls Trilogy #1) by Deborah Harkness (2011)

a discovery of witches

Fiction | Paranormal

DNF

Blurb:

“Deep in the stacks of Oxford’s Bodleian Library, young scholar Diana Bishop unwittingly calls up a bewitched alchemical manuscript in the course of her research. Descended from an old and distinguished line of witches, Diana wants nothing to do with sorcery; so after a furtive glance and a few notes, she banishes the book to the stacks. But her discovery sets a fantastical underworld stirring, and a horde of daemons, witches, and vampires soon descends upon the library. Diana has stumbled upon a coveted treasure lost for centuries-and she is the only creature who can break its spell.”
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King of Scars

King of Scars (Nikolai Duology #1) by Leigh Bardugo (2019)

king of scars

YA Fiction | Fantasy
3 StarsBlurb:

Nikolai Lantsov has always had a gift for the impossible. No one knows what he endured in his country’s bloody civil war—and he intends to keep it that way. Now, as enemies gather at his weakened borders, the young king must find a way to refill Ravka’s coffers, forge new alliances, and stop a rising threat to the once-great Grisha Army. Continue reading

Fierce Fairytales

Fierce Fairytales: poems and stories to stir your soul by Nikita Gill (2018)

fierce fairytales

Poetry | Fantasy
3.5 StarsBlurb:

“Traditional fairytales are rife with cliches and gender stereotypes: beautiful, silent princesses; ugly, jealous, and bitter villainesses; girls who need rescuing; and men who take all the glory.

But in this rousing new prose and poetry collection, Nikita Gill gives Once Upon a Time a much-needed modern makeover. Continue reading