And After

And After (Until the End of the World #2) by Sarah Lyons Fleming (2014)

and after

NA Fiction | Sci-Fi | Zombies | (TV-14)
4 Stars
Blurb:

“Cassie Forrest could almost believe life at Kingdom Come Farm is perfect, with Adrian and her friends at her side and spring on the way. The spring thaw also means millions of defrosting zombies, however, and if the past year has taught her anything, it’s that life in this new world is highly imperfect.  Continue reading

Illusion

Illusion (The Grimoire Saga #4) by S.M. Boyce (2014)

Illusion

YA Fiction | Fantasy
4.5 stars
Blurb:

“The final chapter in the war for Ourea ends with blood.

Kara Magari is an icon. A hero. The people love her. The royalty tolerates her. She has everything—an army, allies, and a close circle of chosen family. They believe she will end the war, and they shouldn’t. She’s as scared as they are. She just can’t show it.

The war she accidentally started ends with a final battle that will either save or enslave her people. She will do anything to win—until she learns the cost of victory.  Continue reading

The Cure for Dreaming

The Cure for Dreaming by Cat Winters (2014)

The Cure for Dreaming
YA Fiction | Historical | Paranormal
4 Stars
Blurb:

“Olivia Mead is a headstrong, independent girl—a suffragist—in an age that prefers its girls to be docile. It’s 1900 in Oregon, and Olivia’s father, concerned that she’s headed for trouble, convinces a stage mesmerist to try to hypnotize the rebellion out of her. But the hypnotist, an intriguing young man named Henri Reverie, gives her a terrible gift instead: she’s able to see people’s true natures, manifesting as visions of darkness and goodness, while also unable to speak her true thoughts out loud. These supernatural challenges only make Olivia more determined to speak her mind, and so she’s drawn into a dangerous relationship with the hypnotist and his mysterious motives, all while secretly fighting for the rights of women. Winters breathes new life into history once again with an atmospheric, vividly real story, including archival photos and art from the period throughout.”
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Dorothy Must Die

Dorothy Must Die (Dorothy Must Die #1) by Danielle Paige (2014)

Dorothy Must Die

YA Fiction | Fantasy3.5 StarsBlurb:

“I didn’t ask for any of this. I didn’t ask to be some kind of hero.
But when your whole life gets swept up by a tornado – taking you with it – you have no choice but to go along, you know?

Sure, I’ve read the books. I’ve seen the movies. I know the song about the rainbow and the happy little bluebirds. But I never expected Oz to look like this. To be a place where Good Witches can’t be trusted, Wicked Witches may just be the good guys, and winged monkeys can be executed for acts of rebellion. There’s still a yellow brick road – but even that’s crumbling.

What happened? Dorothy.  Continue reading

The Queen of the Tearling

The Queen of the Tearling (Queen of the Tearling #1) by Erika Johansen (2014)

Queen of the Tearling
(NA) Fiction | Fantasy
3.5 StarsBlurb:

“An untested young princess must claim her throne, learn to become a queen, and combat a malevolent sorceress in an epic battle between light and darkness in this spectacular debut—the first novel in a trilogy.

Young Kelsea Raleigh was raised in hiding after the death of her mother, Queen Elyssa, far from the intrigues of the royal Keep and in the care of two devoted servants who pledged their lives to protect her. Growing up in a cottage deep in the woods, Kelsea knows little of her kingdom’s haunted past . . . or that its fate will soon rest in her hands.

Long ago, Kelsea’s forefathers sailed away from a decaying world to establish a new land free of modern technology. Three hundred years later, this feudal society has divided into three fearful nations who pay duties to a fourth: the powerful Mortmesne, ruled by the cunning Red Queen. Continue reading

Harvest Moon

Harvest Moon (A New World #1) by Tonya Coffey (2014)
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harvest moon

YA Fiction | High Fantasy2.5 StarsBlurb:

“Seventeen-year-old Jessa lives in the remote mountains of Kentucky and has always found peace in the forest. Close to her eighteenth birthday, her dad buys her a book and things begin to happen. With her dreams leading her, she uncovers a world within her own with Faeries. They look and act like people she grew up with but she quickly finds she is the one who is different. Continue reading

Cruel Beauty

Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge (2014)

cruel beauty

YA Fiction | Romance | Paranormal
2.5 Stars
Blurb:

“Based on the classic fairy tale Beauty and the Beast, Cruel Beauty is a dazzling love story about our deepest desires and their power to change our destiny.

Since birth, Nyx has been betrothed to the evil ruler of her kingdom-all because of a foolish bargain struck by her father. And since birth, she has been in training to kill him.

With no choice but to fulfill her duty, Nyx resents her family for never trying to save her and hates herself for wanting to escape her fate. Still, on her seventeenth birthday, Nyx abandons everything she’s ever known to Continue reading

The Revival of Violet Blake

The Revival of Violet Blake (Violet Blake #2)
by Bre Faucheux (2014)
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YA Novella | Paranormal | Thriller4.5 starsBlurb:

“Shawn Cassidy has managed to survive the unthinkable and escape the tight grip of Escro’s hands. In a foreign land and in the care of complete strangers, she remains uncertain of who she should trust or what she should believe. But when the truth of her circumstances is revealed, she realizes that her fight for survival is far from over. It has only just begun.”
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The Resurgence of Violet Blake

The Resurgence of Violet Blake (Violet Blake #1)
by Bre Faucheux (2014)
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YA Novella | Paranormal | Thriller4 StarsBlurb:

“Shawn Cassidy’s family and ancestors have lived in the majestic shadows of the Rocky Mountains for over a century. Such is necessary when you are born a healer.

Since Shawn was young, her mother told her stories of their people and their gift to mankind. The ability to heal others simply by touching them, even if they are on the edge of death.

Shawn has managed to keep her ability a secret along with her family for all her life. But such gifts come at a price. And family secrets rarely stay hidden for long. When Shawn is discovered, she is taken down a path she never expected. And one she never asked for.  Continue reading