The Finisher

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

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Middle Grade/Teen Fiction | Fantasy
3.5 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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Children of Daedala

Children of Daedala (Children of Icarus #2) by Caighlan Smith (2018)
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Children of Daedala

YA Fiction | Dark Fantasy/Mythology
5 stars
Blurb:

“Six months alone in the labyrinth has made her strong. But the search for the exit means gambling on an old ‘friend’ and going against everything she’s been taught to survive. You know the labyrinth will have yet more horrors lurking in its depths. You’ve learned few people can be trusted. But freedom is tantalizingly close. Are you ready to take the risk?”
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Expected Publication Date: April 1, 2018
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The Bone Season

The Bone Season (The Bone Season #1) by Samantha Shannon (2013)

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YA/NA Fiction | Fantasy/Paranormal | Dystopia
4 Stars

Blurb:

“The year is 2059. Nineteen-year-old Paige Mahoney is working in the criminal underworld of Scion London, based at Seven Dials, employed by a man named Jaxon Hall. Her job: to scout for information by breaking into people’s minds. For Paige is a dreamwalker, a clairvoyant and, in the world of Scion, she commits treason simply by breathing. Continue reading

Rebel of the Sands

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

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YA Fiction | Fantasy
3.5 Stars
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

Roar

Roar (Stormheart #1) by Cora Carmack (2017)

Roar

YA Fiction | Fantasy | Romance
4 Stars
Blurb:

“In a land ruled and shaped by violent magical storms, power lies with those who control them.

Aurora Pavan comes from one of the oldest Stormling families in existence. Long ago, the ungifted pledged fealty and service to her family in exchange for safe haven, and a kingdom was carved out from the wildlands and sustained by magic capable of repelling the world’s deadliest foes. As the sole heir of Pavan, Aurora’s been groomed to be the perfect queen. She’s intelligent and brave and honorable. But she’s yet to show any trace of the magic she’ll need to protect her people.

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Outlander

Outlander (TV Show, 2014- )

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Adult Romance | Historical Fiction | TV-MA
4 Stars
Starring: Caitriona Balfe (Claire Randall), Sam Heughan (Jamie Fraser), Tobias Menzies (Jack Randall/Frank Randall)

Blurb: “After serving as a British Army nurse in World War II, Claire Randall is enjoying a second honeymoon in Scotland with husband Frank, an MI6 officer looking forward to a new career as an Oxford historian. Suddenly, Claire is transported to 1743 and into a mysterious world where her freedom and life are threatened. To survive, she marries Jamie Fraser, a strapping Scots warrior with a complicated past and a disarming sense of humor. A passionate relationship ensues, and Claire is caught between two vastly different men in two inharmonious lives. “Outlander” is adapted from the best-selling books by Diana Gabaldon.”
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*Contains explicit content rated for ages 18+
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Flame in the Mist

Flame in the Mist (Flame in the Mist #1) Renée Ahdieh (2017)

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YA Fiction | Historical Fantasy
4.5 stars
Blurb:

“The only daughter of a prominent samurai, Mariko has always known she’d been raised for one purpose and one purpose only: to marry. Never mind her cunning, which rivals that of her twin brother, Kenshin, or her skills as an accomplished alchemist. Since Mariko was not born a boy, her fate was sealed the moment she drew her first breath. Continue reading