Children of Daedala

Children of Daedala (Children of Icarus #2) by Caighlan Smith (2018)
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Children of Daedala

YA Fiction | Dark Fantasy/Mythology | Horror
4.5 stars
Blurb:

“Six months alone in the labyrinth has made her strong. But the search for the exit means gambling on an old ‘friend’ and going against everything she’s been taught to survive. You know the labyrinth will have yet more horrors lurking in its depths. You’ve learned few people can be trusted. But freedom is tantalizingly close. Are you ready to take the risk?”
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Expected Publication Date: April 1, 2018
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A Torch Against the Night

A Torch Against the Night (Ember in the Ashes #2) by Sabaa Tahir (2016)

a torch against the night

YA Fiction | Dark Fantasy
4 Stars
Blurb:

“Elias and Laia are running for their lives. After the events of the Fourth Trial, Martial soldiers hunt the two fugitives as they flee the city of Serra and undertake a perilous journey through the heart of the Empire.

Laia is determined to break into Kauf—the Empire’s most secure and dangerous prison—to save her brother, who is the key to the Scholars’ survival. And Elias is determined to help Laia succeed, even if it means giving up his last chance at freedom.  Continue reading

Nevernight

Nevernight (The Nevernight Chronicles #1) by Jay Kristoff (2016)

nevernight

NA Fiction | Dark Fantasy | (TV-MA)
4 Stars
Blurb:

“In a land where three suns almost never set, a fledgling killer joins a school of assassins, seeking vengeance against the powers who destroyed her family.

Daughter of an executed traitor, Mia Corvere is barely able to escape her father’s failed rebellion with her life. Alone and friendless, she hides in a city built from the bones of a dead god, hunted by the Senate and her father’s former comrades. But her gift for speaking with the shadows leads her to the door of a retired killer, and a future she never imagined. Continue reading

Gilded Cage

Gilded Cage (Dark Gifts #1) by Vic James (2017)
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Gilded Cage

YA/NA Fiction | Fantasy
4.5 stars
Blurb:

“For readers of Victoria Aveyard and George RR Martin comes a darkly fantastical debut set in a modern England where magically gifted aristocrats rule and commoners are doomed to serve.

NOT ALL ARE FREE.
NOT ALL ARE EQUAL.
NOT ALL WILL BE SAVED.

Our world belongs to the Equals—aristocrats with magical gifts—and all commoners must serve them for ten years. But behind the gates of England’s grandest estate lies a power that could break the world.  Continue reading

Crooked Kingdom

Crooked Kingdom (Six of Crows #2) by Leigh Bardugo (2016)

crooked kingdom

YA Fiction | Dark Fantasy
5 stars
Blurb:

“Kaz Brekker and his crew have just pulled off a heist so daring even they didn’t think they’d survive. But instead of divvying up a fat reward, they’re right back to fighting for their lives. Double-crossed and left crippled by the kidnapping of a valuable team member, the crew is low on resources, allies, and hope. As powerful forces from around the world descend on Ketterdam to root out the secrets of the dangerous drug known as jurda parem, old rivals and new enemies emerge to challenge Kaz’s cunning and test the team’s fragile loyalties. A war will be waged on the city’s dark and twisting streets―a battle for revenge and redemption that will decide the fate of magic in the Grisha world.”
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Ferran’s Map

Ferran’s Map (The Cat’s Eye Chronicles #4) by T.L. Shreffler (2015)

Ferran's Map

YA Fiction | Dark Fantasy
3.5 Stars
Blurb:

“The bloodmage Volcrian is dead, but a new enemy lurks in the shadows. The Shade, a fanatical cult of demonic assassins, is trying to resurrect the Dark God and unleash His power back into the world. In their wake, a deadly plague is spreading across the land.  Continue reading

Volcrian’s Hunt

Volcrian’s Hunt (The Cat’s Eye Chronicles #3) by T.L. Shreffler (2013)

Volcrian's Hunt

YA Fiction | Dark Fantasy
4 Stars
Blurb:

“A plague is spreading across the land. Crops are rotting. People are dying in the streets. Sora, with the help of her magical Cat’s Eye necklace, is the only one who can stop it.

She must travel overseas to the Lost Isles, a place of legend and mystery. Only there can she destroy the bloodmage, Volcrian, putting an end to the curse. She is accompanied by Crash, a lethal assassin who once threatened—and saved—her life. But Sora is beginning to question her dark companion. He seems to be carrying a secret; a hidden past that could endanger them all. Continue reading