The Girl the Sea Gave Back by Adrienne Young (2019)
YA Fiction | Fantasy
“For as long as she can remember, Tova has lived among the Svell, the people who found her washed ashore as a child and use her for her gift as a Truthtongue. Her own home and clan are long-faded memories, but the sacred symbols and staves inked over every inch of her skin mark her as one who can cast the rune stones and see into the future. She has found a fragile place among those who fear her, but when two clans to the east bury their age-old blood feud and join together as one, her world is dangerously close to collapse. Continue reading
Dread Nation (Dread Nation #1) by Justina Ireland (2018)
YA Fiction | Historical | Paranormal | Horror
“Jane McKeene was born two days before the dead began to walk the battlefields of Gettysburg and Chancellorsville—derailing the War Between the States and changing America forever. In this new nation, safety for all depends on the work of a few, and laws like the Native and Negro Reeducation Act require certain children attend combat schools to learn to put down the dead. But there are also opportunities—and Jane is studying to become an Attendant, trained in both weaponry and etiquette to protect the well-to-do. It’s a chance for a better life for Negro girls like Jane. After all, not even being the daughter of a wealthy white Southern woman could save her from society’s expectations. Continue reading
Rebel Heart (Dust Lands #2) by Moira Young (2012)
YA Fiction | Post-Apocalypse | Western
“Saba thought her world would return to normal after they defeated the Tonton and rescued her kidnapped brother Lugh. The family head west for a better life and a longed-for reunion with Jack. But a formidable enemy is on the rise. What is the truth about Jack? And how far will Saba go to get what she wants?”
Falling Kingdoms (Falling Kingdoms #1) by Morgan Rhodes (2012)
YA Fiction | Fantasy
“In the three kingdoms of Mytica, magic has long been forgotten. And while hard-won peace has reigned for centuries, a deadly unrest now simmers below the surface.
As the rulers of each kingdom grapple for power, the lives of their subjects are brutally transformed… and four key players, royals and rebels alike, find their fates forever intertwined. Cleo, Jonas, Lucia, and Magnus are caught in a dizzying world of treacherous betrayals, shocking murders, secret alliances, and even unforeseen love. Continue reading
Off Planet (Aunare Chronicles #1) by Aileen Erin (2019)
YA/NA Fiction | Sci-Fi | Space Opera
“In an all-too-plausible future where corporate conglomerates have left the world’s governments in shambles, anyone with means has left the polluted Earth for the promise of a better life on a SpaceTech owned colony among the stars.
Maité Martinez is the daughter of an Earther Latina and a powerful Aunare man, an alien race that SpaceTech sees as a threat to their dominion. When tensions turn violent, Maité finds herself trapped on Earth and forced into hiding. Continue reading
The Sentinel’s Alliance (Silent Sea Chronicles #3) by Suzanne Rogerson (2019)
Fiction | Fantasy
“Can new alliances save the islands of the Silent Sea from the murderers stalking their shores?
As the island of Kalaya and its people recover from civil war, a new threat surfaces. Invaders from the island of Elkena hunt the seas, butchering those who possess magic. Their scar-faced captain seeks the Fire Mage who it has been foretold will kill him and Tei and her people are in his warpath. Continue reading
Fantasyland #1-3 by Kristen Ashley (2011)
Fiction | Fantasy Romance | (TV-MA)
I decided to do a mini review for the series, although I’ve only read 3 of the 5 books in the series (I’m just not much interested in the other two), rather than a separate post for each. But I’ll list each book individually below with a link to my Goodreads review for it beneath if you’re interested in hearing my thoughts about a specific book in the series. Continue reading