Eidolon

Eidolon (The Wraith Kings #2) by Grace Draven (2016)

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Fiction | Fantasy | Romance | (TV-MA)
4.5 starsBlurb:

“In a bid for more power, the Shadow Queen of Haradis has unleashed a malignant force into the world. Her son Brishen, younger prince of the Kai royal house, suddenly finds himself ruler of a kingdom blighted by a diseased darkness and on the brink of war. His human wife Ildiko must decide if she will give up the man she loves in order to secure his throne.  Continue reading

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V Games: Fresh from the Grave

V Games: Fresh from the Grave (The V Games #2) by Caroline Peckham (2017)

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YA/NA Fiction | Paranormal Romance
4 StarsBlurb:

“Selena Grey has faced death and won. Freedom awaits so long as she can let go of the last thing that ties her to the island where the V Games were held. But despite the fact surviving has always been her priority, suddenly, she finds herself torn between her head and her heart.  Continue reading

The Poppy War

The Poppy War (The Poppy War #1) by R.F. Kuang (2018)

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Fiction | Military Fantasy | (TV-MA)
5 stars
Blurb:

“When Rin aced the Keju, the Empire-wide test to find the most talented youth to learn at the Academies, it was a shock to everyone: to the test officials, who couldn’t believe a war orphan from Rooster Province could pass without cheating; to Rin’s guardians, who believed they’d finally be able to marry her off and further their criminal enterprise; and to Rin herself, who realized she was finally free of the servitude and despair that had made up her daily existence. That she got into Sinegard, the most elite military school in Nikan, was even more surprising.

But surprises aren’t always good. Continue reading

Furyborn

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

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YA Fiction | Fantasy

0 Stars DNFDNF
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

The City of Brass

The City of Brass (The Daevabad Trilogy #1) by S.A. Chakraborty (2017)

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Fiction | Historical Fantasy
3.5 StarsBlurb:

Nahri has never believed in magic. Certainly, she has power; on the streets of 18th century Cairo, she’s a con woman of unsurpassed talent. But she knows better than anyone that the trade she uses to get by—palm readings, zars, healings—are all tricks, sleights of hand, learned skills; a means to the delightful end of swindling Ottoman nobles.  Continue reading

Adapted

Adapted (Tainted Earth #3) by Susanne Valenti (2018)
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YA Fiction | Dystopian Sci-Fi
4 StarsBlurb:

“Held by forces they didn’t foresee, Kaitlyn and her friends must try to hold onto their humanity whilst battling for their freedom. In a cage built of fear, they have no choice but to follow the path before them. Kept away from her heart’s desire, Kaitlyn must find her own strength to resist the New Day. Without a way out, they have no chance of restoring the world to what it once was. They must do the only thing they can: fight.”
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Sea of Darkness

Sea of Darkness (The Vampire Pirate Saga #1) by Isadora Brown & Rebecca Hamilton (2018)
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NA Fiction | Paranormal
3 StarsBlurb:

“An unexpected partnership changes everything
Sea Slayer Kelia Starling has grown up with one truth: Sea Shadows are vicious creatures that need to be eradicated. No exceptions. Not even for him.

The Society’s sole purpose is to protect the general population from supernatural monsters, and Kelia’s their top Slayer. But when her father is murdered and her handler insists it’s suicide, she starts to question whether The Society really has her best interests at heart. Continue reading

One of Us is Lying

One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus (2017)

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YA Fiction | Contemporary | Mystery/Thriller
4 StarsBlurb:

“Pay close attention and you might solve this.

On Monday afternoon, five students at Bayview High walk into detention.
Bronwyn, the brain, is Yale-bound and never breaks a rule.
Addy, the beauty, is the picture-perfect homecoming princess.
Nate, the criminal, is already on probation for dealing.
Cooper, the athlete, is the all-star baseball pitcher.
And Simon, the outcast, is the creator of Bayview High’s notorious gossip app. Continue reading

Foundryside

Foundryside (Founders #1) by Robert Jackson Bennett (2018)
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Fiction | Fantasy
4.5 starsBlurb:

“Sancia Grado is a thief, and a damn good one. And her latest target, a heavily guarded warehouse on Tevanne’s docks, is nothing her unique abilities can’t handle.

But unbeknownst to her, Sancia’s been sent to steal an artifact of unimaginable power, an object that could revolutionize the magical technology known as scriving. Continue reading