Winter War Awakening

Winter War Awakening (Blood Rose Rebellion #3) by Rosalyn Eves (2018)
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winter war awakening

YA Fiction | Historical Fantasy
4.5 starsBlurb:

“The Binding is broken. Mátyás is alive. And Anna Arden is on the run.

It seems, yet again, that breaking the Binding has shattered the world. And the only hope of mending it is Anna and Mátyás, working together. But it’s never that simple, is it? The praetheria, the creatures once held captive by the spell, are now waging war against the Austro-Hungarian empire. And they are holding Noémi hostage–using her life to manipulate Anna and Mátyás, like marionettes on a string. Continue reading

Lost Crow Conspiracy

Lost Crow Conspiracy (Blood Rose Rebellion #2) by Rosalyn Eves (2018)
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lost crow conspiracy

YA Fiction | Historical Fantasy
4.5 starsBlurb:

“Sixteen-year old Anna Arden was once just the magically barren girl from an elite Luminate family. Now she has broken the Binding—and Praetheria, the creatures held captive by the spell, wreak havoc across Europe. Lower-class citizens have access to magic for the first time, while other Luminates lose theirs forever. Austria and Hungary are at odds once more.

Anna Arden did not know breaking the Binding would break the world.  Continue reading

Top Ten Books Read in 2017

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I have had the privilege of reading a a great number of books this year so narrowing it down to only ten favorites was incredibly difficult. But at last here we are. The year 2017 has come to a close and to reflect briefly on those months that have passed I’ve come up with a list of the top ten books I read in the year of 2017 along with some honorable mentions (because it really was too difficult to choose only ten!) all listed in alphabetical order. I say books I read as opposed to books released in 2017 because honestly then creating these yearly lists wouldn’t be as fun or hard. Let me know if you enjoyed any of these as well! What are some of your top books you read this year?  Continue reading

Blood Rose Rebellion

Blood Rose Rebellion (Blood Rose Rebellion #1) by Rosalyn Eves (2017)
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blood rose rebellion

YA Fiction | Historical | Magical Realism
4.5 stars
Blurb:

Sixteen-year-old Anna Arden is barred from society by a defect of blood. Though her family is part of the Luminate, powerful users of magic, she is Barren, unable to perform the simplest spells. Anna would do anything to belong. But her fate takes another course when, after inadvertently breaking her sister’s debutante spell—an important chance for a highborn young woman to show her prowess with magic—Anna finds herself exiled to her family’s once powerful but now crumbling native Hungary.  Continue reading