Fawkes

Fawkes by Nadine Brandes (2018)
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Fawkes

YA Fiction | Historical Fantasy
3.5 StarsBlurb:

Thomas Fawkes is turning to stone, and the only cure to the Stone Plague is to join his father’s plot to assassinate the king of England.

Silent wars leave the most carnage. The wars that are never declared, but are carried out in dark alleys with masks and hidden knives. Wars where color power alters the natural rhythm of 17th century London. And when the king calls for peace, no one listens until he finally calls for death. Continue reading

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The Wren Hunt

The Wren Hunt by Mary Watson (2018)
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the wren hunt

YA Fiction | Paranormal/Mythology
4.5 starsBlurb:

“Every Christmas, Wren is chased through the woods near her isolated village by her family’s enemies—the Judges—and there’s nothing that she can do to stop it. Once her people, the Augurs, controlled a powerful magic. But now that power lies with the Judges, who are set on destroying her kind for good. Continue reading

Vicious

Vicious (Villains #1) by V.E. Schwab (2013)

vicious

Fiction | Sci-Fi/Paranormal
5 starsBlurb:

“Victor and Eli started out as college roommates–brilliant, arrogant, lonely boys who recognized the same sharpness and ambition in each other. In their senior year, a shared research interest in adrenaline, near-death experiences, and seemingly supernatural events reveals an intriguing possibility: that under the right conditions, someone could develop extraordinary abilities. But when their thesis moves from the academic to the experimental, things go horribly wrong.  Continue reading

The Lovely Bones

The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold (2002)

the lovely bones

Fiction | Crime & Mystery
4 Stars Blurb:

The Lovely Bones is the story of a family devastated by a gruesome murder — a murder recounted by the teenage victim. Upsetting, you say? Remarkably, first-time novelist Alice Sebold takes this difficult material and delivers a compelling and accomplished exploration of a fractured family’s need for peace and closure.  Continue reading

The Demon Race

The Demon Race by Alexandria Warwick (2018)
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the demon race

YA Fiction | Fantasy
3.5 StarsBlurb:

A race across the desert.

An unimaginable prize.

It occurs once every thousand years: the Demon Race. A test of will and strength, it is a race across the Saraj, a fight for the prize of a lifetime. And it is the key to Namali Hafshar’s freedom.  Continue reading

Aerisian Refrain

Aerisian Refrain (Beyond the Sunset Lands #1) by Sarah Ashwood (2018)
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aerisian refrain

YA Fiction | Fantasy | Romance
4 StarsBlurb:

“Following the prophesied Artan’s victory over the Dark Powers, the land of Aerisia is finally at rest, until ancient beings, long imprisoned, begin to stir…

Eight years after Annie Richards’ stellar voice and musical talents skyrocketed her from rural Oklahoma to international fame, haunting visions have begun threatening her sanity. While she’s returning to her childhood home to convalesce, creatures straight from her nightmares bring down her plane. Annie wakens in a parallel world, Aerisia. Here, she discovers her musical gifts translate into magical powers—the legacy of a banished race who have been invading her dreams.  Continue reading