A Torch Against the Night

A Torch Against the Night (Ember in the Ashes #2) by Sabaa Tahir (2016)

a torch against the night

YA Fiction | Dark Fantasy
4 Stars
Blurb:

“Elias and Laia are running for their lives. After the events of the Fourth Trial, Martial soldiers hunt the two fugitives as they flee the city of Serra and undertake a perilous journey through the heart of the Empire.

Laia is determined to break into Kauf—the Empire’s most secure and dangerous prison—to save her brother, who is the key to the Scholars’ survival. And Elias is determined to help Laia succeed, even if it means giving up his last chance at freedom.  Continue reading

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Pink Moon

Pink Moon (A New World #3) by Tonya Coffey (2016)
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pink moon

YA Fiction | High Fantasy 
3 Stars
Blurb:

“Cast from her home, Jessa struggles to find a place among the realms. With the loss of power, her premonitions are vague and tormenting. However with Micha at her side, she has hope for the future.  Continue reading

A Shadow Bright and Burning

A Shadow Bright and Burning (Kingdom on Fire #1) by Jessica Cluess (2016)

A shadow bright and burning

YA Fiction | Fantasy
4 Stars
Blurb:

I am Henrietta Howel. The first female sorcerer. The prophesied one. Or am I?

Henrietta Howel can burst into flames. When she is brought to London to train with Her Majesty’s sorcerers, she meets her fellow sorcerer trainees, young men eager to test her powers and her heart. One will challenge her. One will fight for her. One will betray her. As Henrietta discovers the secrets hiding behind the glamour of sorcerer life, she begins to doubt that she’s the true prophesied one. With battle looming, how much will she risk to save the city–and the one she loves?”
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The Midnight Star

The Midnight Star (Young Elites #3) by Marie Lu (2016)

the midnight star

YA Fiction | Historical Fantasy | Villain’s Story
4 Stars
Blurb:

“There was once a time when darkness shrouded the world, and the darkness had a queen.

Adelina Amouteru is done suffering. She’s turned her back on those who have betrayed her and achieved the ultimate revenge: victory. Her reign as the White Wolf has been a triumphant one, but with each conquest her cruelty only grows. The darkness within her has begun to spiral out of control, threatening to destroy all that she’s achieved.  Continue reading

Illusion

Illusion (The Grimoire Saga #4) by S.M. Boyce (2014)

Illusion

YA Fiction | Fantasy
4 Stars
Blurb:

“The final chapter in the war for Ourea ends with blood.

Kara Magari is an icon. A hero. The people love her. The royalty tolerates her. She has everything—an army, allies, and a close circle of chosen family. They believe she will end the war, and they shouldn’t. She’s as scared as they are. She just can’t show it.

The war she accidentally started ends with a final battle that will either save or enslave her people. She will do anything to win—until she learns the cost of victory.  Continue reading

The Darkest Minds

The Darkest Minds (Darkest Minds #1) by Alexandra Bracken (2012)

The Darkest Minds

YA Fiction | Dystopian | Paranormal
4.5 stars
Blurb:

“When Ruby woke up on her tenth birthday, something about her had changed. Something frightening enough to make her parents lock her in the garage and call the police. Something that got her sent to Thurmond, a brutal government “rehabilitation camp.” She might have survived the mysterious disease that had killed most of America’s children, but she and the others emerged with something far worse: frightening abilities they could not control.  Continue reading

The Reader

The Reader by M.K. Harkins (2016)
-NetGalley Review-

The Reader

YA Fiction | Paranormal Romance
3 Stars
Blurb:

“Hunted, shot, and without her memory, eighteen-year-old Ann Baker wakes in shallow water on a deserted Pacific Northwest island. She is soon approached by two young men claiming to be her friends. Something isn’t right, but when gunshots sound, Ann is left with little choice but to allow Devon and Archer to help her escape. Soon she finds herself in their North Bend mountain compound, where the higher evolved humans claim to be mind-readers. While Ann heals, she realizes they believe her to be one of the last and most powerful of all – The Lost One.  Continue reading