Illuminae

Illuminae (The Illuminae Files_01) by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff (2015)

Illuminae

YA Fiction | Sci-Fi
3 Stars
Blurb:

“This morning, Kady thought breaking up with Ezra was the hardest thing she’d have to do. This afternoon, her planet was invaded.  Continue reading

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Radiance

Radiance (Wraith Kings #1) by Grace Draven (2015)

Radiance

Fiction | Romance | Fantasy | (TV-MA)
4.5 stars
Blurb:

“THE PRINCE OF NO VALUE

Brishen Khaskem, prince of the Kai, has lived content as the nonessential spare heir to a throne secured many times over. A trade and political alliance between the human kingdom of Gaur and the Kai kingdom of Bast-Haradis requires that he marry a Gauri woman to seal the treaty. Always a dutiful son, Brishen agrees to the marriage and discovers his bride is as ugly as he expected and more beautiful than he could have imagined. Continue reading

The Tethered Mage

The Tethered Mage (Swords & Fire #1) by Melissa Caruso (2017)
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the tethered mage

Fiction | Fantasy
4 Stars
Blurb:

“In the Raverran Empire, magic is scarce and those born with power are strictly controlled — taken as children and conscripted into the Falcon Army.
Zaira has lived her life on the streets to avoid this fate, hiding her mage-mark and thieving to survive. But hers is a rare and dangerous magic, one that threatens the entire empire. Continue reading

Cover Reveal! | Splendor and Spark

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I absolutely loved Mary Taranta’s debut novel Shimmer and Burn and I am so excited to share with you all the cover and synopsis for the sequel!! I’m keeping my fingers crossed for an ARC because I’ve been dying to read it ever since I finished the ARC of this series’ opening!

Keep reading for the cover and synopsis of this epic sequel, a snippet from my review of book 1 (Shimmer and Burn), and more about the author!  Continue reading

Rhapsodic

Rhapsodic (The Bargainer #1) by Laura Thalassa (2015)

Rhapsodic

Fiction | Romance | Urban Fantasy | (TV-MA)
4.5 stars
Blurb:

“Callypso Lillis is a siren with a very big problem, one that stretches up her arm and far into her past. For the last seven years she’s been collecting a bracelet of black beads up her wrist, magical IOUs for favors she’s received. Only death or repayment will fulfill the obligations. Only then will the beads disappear.  Continue reading

Grave Mercy

Grave Mercy (His Fair Assassin #1) by Robin LaFevers (2012)

Grave Mercy

YA Fiction | Historical Fantasy | Romance
3.5 Stars
Blurb:

Why be the sheep, when you can be the wolf?

Seventeen-year-old Ismae escapes from the brutality of an arranged marriage into the sanctuary of the convent of St. Mortain, where the sisters still serve the gods of old. Here she learns that the god of Death Himself has blessed her with dangerous gifts—and a violent destiny. If she chooses to stay at the convent, she will be trained as an assassin and serve as a handmaiden to Death. To claim her new life, she must destroy the lives of others.  Continue reading

The Finisher

The Finisher (Vega Jane #1) by David Baldacci (2014)

the finisher

Middle Grade/Teen Fiction | Fantasy
3 Stars
Blurb:

“Welcome to Wormwood: a place where curiosity is discouraged and no one has ever left.

Until one girl, Vega Jane, discovers a map that suggests a mysterious world beyond the walls. A world with possibilities and creatures beyond her imagining.

But she will be forced to fight for her freedom. And unravelling the truth may cost Vega her life.”
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