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

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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

Rift in the Deep

Rift in the Deep (The Steward Saga #1) by Janelle Garrett (2018)
~Review Request~

rift in the deep

Fiction | Fantasy
3.5 StarsBlurb:

“A darkness lurks beneath the surface, brooding, waiting. The Deep writhes in currents of power, holding the Rift at bay. But the Stewards, accessors of the Deep, have not walked the Lands in three hundred years. Their legend lives on, but it is just that. Legend. No one living remembers. And the witches wait for their return, when all four Stewards can unite to bring about the downfall of the Rift. Continue reading

Blog Tour | Wicked Saints

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I’ve been so wildly excited for Emily A. Duncan’s YA Dark Fantasy, WICKED SAINTS!! I was thrilled to be invited onto the blog tour and so here I am with a post to draw you into this thrilling, magical, but deadly world. Keep reading for more on the book, the author, an excerpt, a very helpful pronunciation guide, and my review!  Continue reading

Dark Harmony

Dark Harmony (The Bargainer #3) by Laura Thalassa (2018)

Dark Harmony

NA Fiction | Fantasy | Romance | (TV-MA)
4 StarsBlurb:

There are worse things than death. Things that lurk in the shadows and slip into your dreams. Things that have no business existing. Things that once slept … but have now awoken.

For Callypso Lillis, the fae magic that now runs through her veins is equal parts curse and good fortune. For the very thing that bonds her to Desmond Flynn, the King of the Night, also makes her vulnerable to the Thief of Souls, a man who wants to break the world … and Callie along with it. Continue reading

The Wicked King

The Wicked King (The Folk of the Air #2) by Holly Black (2019)

the wicked king

YA Fiction | Fantasy
4 StarsBlurb:

“You must be strong enough to strike and strike and strike again without tiring.
The first lesson is to make yourself strong.

After the jaw-dropping revelation that Oak is the heir to Faerie, Jude must keep her younger brother safe. To do so, she has bound the wicked king, Cardan, to her, and made herself the power behind the throne. Continue reading

Julian

Julian by Anna Katmore (2013)
-Review Request-

julian

YA Fiction | Fantasy/Paranormal | Romance
4 StarsBlurb:

“He was never a part of my plan…

Twelve years ago, when my mother chose her violent lover over me, my end of the deal was a room in an orphanage. Thank God, in six weeks, I’ll be eighteen and free!

Except, a certain stupid sweater in my backpack—okay, okay! I didn’t actually pay for it—lands me at court. And, look at that…my mother is back, too. Continue reading