The challenge: spend a week hiding in an abandoned amusement park and don’t get caught.
The prize: enough money to change everything.
Even though everyone is desperate to win–to seize their dream futures or escape their haunting pasts–Mack feels sure that she can beat her competitors. All she has to do is hide, and she’s an expert at that.
It’s the reason she’s alive, and her family isn’t.
The most amazing thing has happened! I discovered this series back in college when I perhaps needed magic the most and it whisked me away on a fantastical journey that has kept close to my thoughts ever since. I don’t collect books for the sake of collecting them and only afford to buy physical copies when it’s something I want to read over and over again. This being a special series to me, it was something I wanted to try and collect. For the longest time I only had the eBooks and I began a hunt for first editions which was much more difficult a quest than I’d anticipated. Finally eBay raised my hopes only for an unfortunate basement flood to dash them and then once again magic struck, the magic of an author and her book community. Keep reading this post to see what exactly arrived in my mailbox as well as for more info on the series (no spoilers!) and the author!
Today I am excited to help celebrate the final book in the Fifth Sun series with this series post! The cover reveal for book 5 is today and that also means that it’s available for pre-order! Surrender de la Llama (Surrender of the Flame) releases on July 16, 2022 and if you haven’t started this urban fantasy series yet then now is the time to get started so you can binge straight through! Keep reading this post for more info on the series (no spoilers!) and the author!
Fragmented Souls (Fragmented Souls #1) by Kasha Ross (2022)
YA Fiction | Dystopia
When Mother Earth grew tired of giving her people chance after chance to right their wrongs, she resorted to her last hope and released a toxic gas into the atmosphere. She spared only her creations and killed over eight billion people. In a new society made up of just three cities and five towns, a tyrant claimed power. The initial hope swiftly dissolved into starvation and fear in a place built on greed, motivated by violence, and populated by those who wished only for a quick death.
Iron Widow (Iron Widow #1) by Xiran Jay Zhao (2021)
YA Fiction | Fantasy/Sci-Fi
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.
This Vicious Grace (The Last Finestra #1) by Emily Thiede (2022)
YA Fiction | Fantasy
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.
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!
Recorder (Children of the Consortium #1) by Cathy McCrumb (2021)
Fiction | Sci-Fi
The Consortium is All. But Recorder Can No Longer Obey.
Recorder has no family, no friends, and no name. Donated to the Consortium before birth, her sole purpose is to maintain and verify the records. A neural implant and drone ensure compliance, punishing for displays of bias.
Suddenly cut off from controlling technology, Recorder tastes what it means to be human. But if the Consortium discovers her feelings, everyone she knows will be in danger.
The Prison Healer (The Prison Healer #1) by Lynette Noni (2021)
YA Fiction | Fantasy
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.