Furyborn

Furborn (Empirium #1) by Claire Legrand (2018)

furyborn

YA Fiction | Fantasy

DNF

Blurb:

Follows two fiercely independent young women, centuries apart, who hold the power to save their world…or doom it.

When assassins ambush her best friend, the crown prince, Rielle Dardenne risks everything to save him, exposing her ability to perform all seven kinds of elemental magic. The only people who should possess this extraordinary power are a pair of prophesied queens: a queen of light and salvation and a queen of blood and destruction. To prove she is the Sun Queen, Rielle must endure seven trials to test her magic. If she fails, she will be executed…unless the trials kill her first.  Continue reading

Strange the Dreamer

Strange the Dreamer (Strange the Dreamer #1) by Laini Taylor (2017)

strange the dreamer

YA Fiction | Fantasy

DNF

Blurb:

“The dream chooses the dreamer, not the other way around—and Lazlo Strange, war orphan and junior librarian, has always feared that his dream chose poorly. Since he was five years old he’s been obsessed with the mythic lost city of Weep, but it would take someone bolder than he to cross half the world in search of it. Then a stunning opportunity presents itself, in the person of a hero called the Godslayer and a band of legendary warriors, and he has to seize his chance or lose his dream forever. Continue reading

Between the Blade and the Heart

Between the Blade and the Heart (Valkyrie #1) by Amanda Hocking (2018)
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between the blade and the heart

NA/YA Fiction | Paranormal/Fantasy

DNF

Blurb:

“Valkyries have one great responsibility: to return immortals to the afterlife by slaying them. As a Valkyrie, Malin has always known that the balance of the world rests on her ability to carry out orders. But when Malin discovers that her mother spared the life of an immortal who was destined to die, her world is thrown into chaos.  Continue reading

American Gods

American Gods (American Gods #1) by Neil Gaiman (2001)

American Gods

Fiction | Paranormal | (TV-MA)

DNF

Blurb:

“Locked behind bars for three years, Shadow did his time, quietly waiting for the day when he could return to Eagle Point, Indiana. A man no longer scared of what tomorrow might bring, all he wanted was to be with Laura, the wife he deeply loved, and start a new life.

But just days before his release, Laura and Shadow’s best friend are killed in an accident. With his life in pieces and nothing to keep him tethered, Shadow accepts a job from a beguiling stranger he meets on the way home, an enigmatic man who calls himself Mr. Wednesday. A trickster and a rogue, Wednesday seems to know more about Shadow than Shadow does himself. Continue reading

Zero Repeat Forever

Zero Repeat Forever (The Nahx Invasions #1) by Gabrielle Prendergast (2017)
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zero repeat forever

YA Fiction | Sci-Fi

DNF

Blurb:

“He has no voice, or name, only a rank, Eighth. He doesn’t know the details of the mission, only the directives that hum in his mind.

Dart the humans. Leave them where they fall.
His job is to protect his Offside. Let her do the shooting.
Until a human kills her…  Continue reading

Rebel of the Sands

Rebel of the Sands (Rebel of the Sands #1) by Alwyn Hamilton (2016)

rebel of the sands

YA Fiction | Fantasy

DNF

Blurb:

“Mortals rule the desert nation of Miraji, but mythical beasts still roam the wild and remote areas, and rumor has it that somewhere, djinn still perform their magic.  For humans, it’s an unforgiving place, especially if you’re poor, orphaned, or female.

Amani Al’Hiza is all three.  She’s a gifted gunslinger with perfect aim, but she can’t shoot her way out of Dustwalk, the back-country town where she’s destined to wind up wed or dead.  Continue reading