The Girl the Sea Gave Back

The Girl the Sea Gave Back by Adrienne Young (2019)
-ARC Review-

the girl the sea gave back

YA Fiction | Fantasy
3 StarsBlurb:

“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

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Dread Nation

Dread Nation (Dread Nation #1) by Justina Ireland (2018)

Dread Nation

YA Fiction | Historical | Paranormal | Horror
2.5 StarsBlurb:

“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

Rebel Heart (Dust Lands #2) by Moira Young (2012)

rebel heart

YA Fiction | Post-Apocalypse | Western
3 StarsBlurb:

“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?”
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Falling Kingdoms

Falling Kingdoms (Falling Kingdoms #1) by Morgan Rhodes (2012)

falling kingdoms

YA Fiction | Fantasy
3 StarsBlurb:

“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

Off Planet (Aunare Chronicles #1) by Aileen Erin (2019)

off planet

YA/NA Fiction | Sci-Fi | Space Opera
5 starsBlurb:

“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

The Sentinel’s Alliance (Silent Sea Chronicles #3) by Suzanne Rogerson (2019)
-eARC Review-

the sentinel's alliance

Fiction | Fantasy
4 StarsBlurb:

“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

War

War (The Four Horsemen #2) by Laura Thalassa (2019)
-eARC Review-

War

NA Fiction | Apocalypse | Romance | (TV-MA)
4.5 starsBlurb:

They came to earth—Pestilence, War, Famine, Death—four horsemen riding their screaming steeds, racing to the corners of the world. Four horsemen with the power to destroy all of humanity. They came to earth, and they came to end us all.

The day Jerusalem falls, Miriam Elmahdy knows her life is over. Houses are burning, the streets run red with blood, and a traitorous army is massacring every last resident. There is no surviving this, especially not once Miriam catches the eye of War himself. But when the massive and terrifying horseman corners Miriam, he calls her his wife, and instead of killing her, he takes her back to his camp. Continue reading