Heart of the Fae

Heart of the Fae (The Otherworld #1) by Emma Hamm (2017)

heart of the fae

NA Fiction | Fantasy | Romance
4 StarsBlurb:

Beauty and the Beast meets Irish Mythology in this sweeping retelling of the beloved fairytale….

Once upon a time…

A plague sweeps across the emerald hills of Uí Néill, leaving a young midwife’s father with months to live. To save her people, Sorcha makes a deal with a dangerous Fae. She must travel across the sea, through merrow and kelpie lands, to find a forgotten king on a crumbling throne. Continue reading

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V Games: Fresh from the Grave

V Games: Fresh from the Grave (The V Games #2) by Caroline Peckham (2017)

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YA/NA Fiction | Paranormal Romance
4 StarsBlurb:

“Selena Grey has faced death and won. Freedom awaits so long as she can let go of the last thing that ties her to the island where the V Games were held. But despite the fact surviving has always been her priority, suddenly, she finds herself torn between her head and her heart.  Continue reading

The City of Brass

The City of Brass (The Daevabad Trilogy #1) by S.A. Chakraborty (2017)

the city of brass

Fiction | Historical Fantasy
3.5 StarsBlurb:

Nahri has never believed in magic. Certainly, she has power; on the streets of 18th century Cairo, she’s a con woman of unsurpassed talent. But she knows better than anyone that the trade she uses to get by—palm readings, zars, healings—are all tricks, sleights of hand, learned skills; a means to the delightful end of swindling Ottoman nobles.  Continue reading

One of Us is Lying

One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus (2017)

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YA Fiction | Contemporary | Mystery/Thriller
4 StarsBlurb:

“Pay close attention and you might solve this.

On Monday afternoon, five students at Bayview High walk into detention.
Bronwyn, the brain, is Yale-bound and never breaks a rule.
Addy, the beauty, is the picture-perfect homecoming princess.
Nate, the criminal, is already on probation for dealing.
Cooper, the athlete, is the all-star baseball pitcher.
And Simon, the outcast, is the creator of Bayview High’s notorious gossip app. Continue reading

The Divinity Bureau

The Divinity Bureau (The Divinity Bureau #1) by Tessa Clare (2017)
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the divinity bureau

YA/NA Fiction | Dystopia | Romance
3.5 StarsBlurb:

“The Hunger Games meets Romeo and Juliet in a stunning debut about a forbidden romance between a young activist and a government employee working for a corrupt bureau that controls the population by deciding who lives and who dies.  Continue reading

Ready Player One

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline (2011)

ready player one

YA Fiction | Sci-Fi | Dystopia
2.5 Stars
Blurb:

“It’s the year 2044, and the real world is an ugly place.

Like most of humanity, Wade Watts escapes his grim surroundings by spending his waking hours jacked into the OASIS, a sprawling virtual utopia that lets you be anything you want to be, a place where you can live and play and fall in love on any of ten thousand planets.  Continue reading