A Darker Shade of Magic

A Darker Shade of Magic (Shades of Magic #1) by V.E. Schwab (2015)

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Fiction | Fantasy
4.5 starsBlurb:

“Kell is one of the last Antari—magicians with a rare, coveted ability to travel between parallel Londons; Red, Grey, White, and, once upon a time, Black.

Kell was raised in Arnes—Red London—and officially serves the Maresh Empire as an ambassador, traveling between the frequent bloody regime changes in White London and the court of George III in the dullest of Londons, the one without any magic left to see.  Continue reading

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Song of Blood and Stone

Song of Blood & Stone (Earthsinger Chronicles #1) by L. Penelope (2018)
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NA Fiction | Fantasy | Romance | (TV-14)
4 StarsBlurb:

“Orphaned and alone, Jasminda lives in a land where cold whispers of invasion and war linger on the wind. Jasminda herself is an outcast in her homeland of Elsira, where her gift of Earthsong is feared. When ruthless soldiers seek refuge in her isolated cabin, they bring with them a captive–an injured spy who threatens to steal her heart.  Continue reading

Prodigy Prince

Prodigy Prince (The Seven Covenant #1) by Natasha Sapienza (2017)
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YA Fiction | Fantasy
3 StarsBlurb:

“At seventeen, all Prince Nuelle had ever known was safety and peace while living in the Supreme Palace of Zephoris.

But one night, his older brother, Tane, defies their father by traveling to a cursed land. Now Nuelle holds the signet-ring and carries more responsibility than even Tane bore. Thrust from the palace and sent to a knight-building academy, Nuelle must discover his purpose for the entire kingdom’s sake. Continue reading

Strange the Dreamer

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

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YA Fiction | Fantasy
3.5 StarsBlurb:

“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

Golden Son

Golden Son (Red Rising #2) by Pierce Brown (2015)

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Fiction | Sci-Fi | Dystopia
4 StarsBlurb:

“As a Red, Darrow grew up working the mines deep beneath the surface of Mars, enduring backbreaking labor while dreaming of the better future he was building for his descendants. But the Society he faithfully served was built on lies. Darrow’s kind have been betrayed and denied by their elitist masters, the Golds—and their only path to liberation is revolution. Continue reading

Wayfarer

Wayfarer (Passenger #2) by Alexandra Bracken (2017)

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YA Fiction | Time-Travel
3 StarsBlurb:

“All Etta Spencer wanted was to make her violin debut when she was thrust into a treacherous world where the struggle for power could alter history. After losing the one thing that would have allowed her to protect the Timeline, and the one person worth fighting for, Etta awakens alone in an unknown place and time, exposed to the threat of the two groups who would rather see her dead than succeed. Continue reading