Review | Wicked Saints

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Title: Wicked Saints
Series Details: Something Dark and Holy #1
Author: Emily A. Duncan
Publisher: Macmillan
Imprint: Wednesday Books
Release Date: April 02, 2019
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult
Pages: 385

Blurb from Goodreads:

A girl who can speak to gods must save her people without destroying herself.

A prince in danger must decide who to trust.

A boy with a monstrous secret waits in the wings.

Together, they must assassinate the king and stop the war.Read More »

Review | Monday’s Not Coming

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Title: Monday’s Not Coming
Author: Tiffany D. Jackson
Publisher: HarperCollins
Imprint: Katherine Tegen Books
Release Date: May 22, 2018
Series Details: Standalone
Genre: Contemporary, Young Adult
Pages: 439

Blurb from Goodreads:

Monday Charles is missing, and only Claudia seems to notice. Claudia and Monday have always been inseparable—more sisters than friends. So when Monday doesn’t turn up for the first day of school, Claudia’s worried. When she doesn’t show for the second day, or second week, Claudia knows that something is wrong. Monday wouldn’t just leave her to endure tests and bullies alone. Not after last year’s rumors and not with her grades on the line. Now Claudia needs her best—and only—friend more than ever. But Monday’s mother refuses to give Claudia a straight answer, and Monday’s sister April is even less help.Read More »

Review │ Cinder

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Title: Cinder
Series Details: The Lunar Chronicles #1
Author: Marissa Meyer
Publisher: Macmillan
Imprint: Feiwel & Friends
Release Date: January 03, 2012
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult, Retelling
Pages: 390

Blurb from Goodreads:

Sixteen-year-old Cinder is considered a technological mistake by most of society and a burden by her stepmother. Being cyborg does have its benefits, though: Cinder’s brain interference has given her an uncanny ability to fix things (robots, hovers, her own malfunctioning parts), making her the best mechanic in New Beijing. This reputation brings Prince Kai himself to her weekly market booth, needing her to repair a broken android before the annual ball. He jokingly calls it “a matter of national security,” but Cinder suspects it’s more serious than he’s letting on.Read More »

Review │ Five Feet Apart

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Title: Five Feet Apart
Author: Rachael Lippincott
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Imprint: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Release Date: November 20, 2018
Series Details: Standalone
Genre: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult
Pages: 288

Blurb from Goodreads:

Can you love someone you can never touch?

Stella Grant likes to be in control—even though her totally out of control lungs have sent her in and out of the hospital most of her life. At this point, what Stella needs to control most is keeping herself away from anyone or anything that might pass along an infection and jeopardize the possibility of a lung transplant. Six feet apart. No exceptions.Read More »

Review │ Sky in the Deep

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Title: Sky in the Deep
Series Details: Sky in the Deep #1
Author: Adrienne Young
Publisher: Macmillan
Imprint: Wednesday Books
Release Date: April 24, 2018
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult
Pages: 340

Blurb from Goodreads:

Part Wonder Woman, part Vikings—and all heart.

Raised to be a warrior, seventeen-year-old Eelyn fights alongside her Aska clansmen in an ancient rivalry against the Riki clan. Her life is brutal but simple: fight and survive. Until the day she sees the impossible on the battlefield—her brother, fighting with the enemy—the brother she watched die five years ago.Read More »

Review │ The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic

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Title: The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic
Author: Leigh Bardugo
Publisher: Macmillan
Imprint: Imprint
Release Date: September 26, 2017
Series Details: Standalone
Genre: Anthology, Fantasy, Retelling, Young Adult
Pages: 281

Blurb from Goodreads:

Love speaks in flowers. Truth requires thorns.

Travel to a world of dark bargains struck by moonlight, of haunted towns and hungry woods, of talking beasts and gingerbread golems, where a young mermaid’s voice can summon deadly storms and where a river might do a lovestruck boy’s bidding but only for a terrible price.Read More »

Review │ My Plain Jane

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Title: My Plain Jane
Series Details: The Lady Janies #2
Author: Cynthia Hand, Jodi Meadows, Brodi Ashton
Publisher: HarperCollins
Imprint: HarperTeen
Release Date: June 26, 2018
Genre: Historical Fiction, Fantasy, Young Adult, Retelling
Pages: 464

Blurb from Goodreads:

You may think you know the story. After a miserable childhood, penniless orphan Jane Eyre embarks on a new life as a governess at Thornfield Hall. There, she meets one dark, brooding Mr. Rochester. Despite their significant age gap (!) and his uneven temper (!!!), they fall in love—and, Reader, she marries him. (!!!)

Or does she?Read More »

Review │ Mirage

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Title: Mirage
Series Details: Mirage #1
Author: Somaiya Daud
Publisher: Macmillan
Imprint: Flatiron Books
Release Date: April 28, 2018
Genre: Fantasy, Science Fiction, Young Adult
Pages: 320

Blurb from Goodreads:

In a star system dominated by the brutal Vathek empire, eighteen-year-old Amani is a dreamer. She dreams of what life was like before the occupation; she dreams of writing poetry like the old-world poems she adores; she dreams of receiving a sign from Dihya that one day, she, too, will have adventure, and travel beyond her isolated moon.Read More »

Review | P.S. I Still Love You

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Title: P.S. I Still Love You
Series Details: To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before #2
Author: Jenny Han
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Imprint: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Release Date: May 26, 2015
Genre: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult
Pages: 337

Blurb from Goodreads:

Lara Jean didn’t expect to really fall for Peter.
She and Peter were just pretending. Except suddenly they weren’t. Now Lara Jean is more confused than ever.

When another boy from her past returns to her life, Lara Jean’s feelings for him return too. Can a girl be in love with two boys at once?Read More »

Review | Immortal Reign

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Title: Immortal Reign
Series Details: Falling Kingdoms #6
Author: Morgan Rhodes
Publisher: Penguin Random House
Imprint: Razorbill
Release Date: February 06, 2018
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult
Pages: 391

Blurb from Goodreads:

As two lethal elemental gods set out to destroy Mytica, sworn enemies must become allies in the final fight to save the kingdoms.

Jonas continues to willfully defy his destiny, but the consequences of plotting his own course are drastic. As the fight for Mytica rages on, he must decide just how much more he’s willing to sacrifice.Read More »

Review | Aerie

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Title: Aerie
Series Details: Magonia #2
Author: Maria Dahvana Headley
Publisher: HarperCollins
Imprint: Harper
Release Date: October 04, 2016
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult
Pages: 307

Blurb from Goodreads:

Where is home when you were born in the stars?

Aza Ray is back on earth. Her boyfriend Jason is overjoyed. Her family is healed. She’s living a normal life, or as normal as it can be if you’ve spent the past year dying, waking up on a sky ship, and discovering that your song can change the world.Read More »

Review | Crystal Storm

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Title: Crystal Storm
Series Details: Falling Kingdoms #5
Author: Morgan Rhodes
Publisher: Penguin Random House
Imprint: Razorbill
Release Date: December 13, 2016
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult
Pages: 379

Blurb from Goodreads:

The ruthless Empress Amara of Kraeshia has taken the Mytican throne, and now uncertainty looms over the three kingdoms. Since Lucia unleashed the fire Kindred, wreaking havoc throughout the land, Myticans have been looking for someone—anyone—they can trust. They believe in Amara, not knowing her grand promises are built on lies.Read More »

Review | A Date with Darcy

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Title: A Date with Darcy
Series Details: Book Boyfriends #1
Author: Tiffany Schmidt
Publisher: ABRAMS
Imprint: Amulet Paperbacks
Release Date: May 01, 2018
Genre: ContemporaryRomance, Young Adult
Pages: 392

Blurb from Goodreads:

In this contemporary YA, a teenager’s favorite literary heroes woo her in real life

The first of two books in an intended paperback original series about a girl whose classic literary crushes manifest in real life. Merrilee Campbell, 16, thinks boys are better in books, chivalry is dead, and there’d be nothing more romantic than having just one guy woo her like the heroes in classic stories. She’s about to get the chance to test these daydreams when she, her best friend, Eliza, and her younger sister, Rory, transfer into Reginald R. Hero High, where all their fantasies come true—often with surprising consequences.Read More »

Review | Frozen Tides

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Title: Frozen Tides
Series Details: Falling Kingdoms #4
Author: Morgan Rhodes
Publisher: Penguin Random House
Imprint: Razorbill
Release Date: December 15, 2015
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult
Pages: 413

Blurb from Goodreads:

Rebels, royals, and monsters wage war over the Mytican throne in the shocking fourth book of the Falling Kingdoms series, from New York Times bestselling author Morgan Rhodes.

CLEO: Reeling after a bloody showdown in Limeros ending with Amara’s abduction of the water crystal, and a vacancy in the Mytican throne, Princess Cleo must cast aside her feelings and look toward her kingdom with the eyes of a Queen.Read More »

Review | Gathering Darkness

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Title: Gathering Darkness
Series Details: Falling Kingdoms #3
Author: Morgan Rhodes
Publisher: Penguin Random House
Imprint: Razorbill
Release Date: December 09, 2014
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult
Pages: 407

Blurb from Goodreads

Love, vengeance, and greed spark a deadly quest for magic in the third book of the Falling Kingdoms series.

Prince Magnus has just witnessed torture, death, and miracles during the bloody confrontation that decimated the rebel forces. Now he must choose between family and justice as his father, the cruel King Gaius, sets out to conquer all of Mytica. All Gaius needs now are the Kindred—the four elemental crystals that give godlike powers to their owner. But the King of Blood is not the only one hunting for this ancient, storied magic. . . .Read More »

Review | Legendary

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Title: Legendary
Series Details: Caraval #2
Author: Stephanie Garber
Publisher: Macmillan
Imprint: Flatiron Books
Release Date: May 29, 2018
Genre: Fantasy, Romance, Young Adult
Pages: 451

Blurb from Goodreads:

A heart to protect. A debt to repay. A game to win.

After being swept up in the magical world of Caraval, Donatella Dragna has finally escaped her father and saved her sister Scarlett from a disastrous arranged marriage. The girls should be celebrating, but Tella isn’t yet free. She made a desperate bargain with a mysterious criminal, and what Tella owes him no one has ever been able to deliver: Caraval Master Legend’s true name.Read More »

Review | I Believe in a Thing Called Love

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Title: I Believe in a Thing Called Love
Author: Maurene Goo
Publisher: Macmillan
Imprint: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Release Date: May 30, 2017
Series Details: Standalone
Genre: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult
Pages: 336

Blurb from Goodreads:

Desi Lee believes anything is possible if you have a plan. That’s how she became student body president. Varsity soccer star. And it’s how she’ll get into Stanford. But—she’s never had a boyfriend. In fact, she’s a disaster in romance, a clumsy, stammering humiliation magnet whose botched attempts at flirting have become legendary with her friends. So when the hottest human specimen to have ever lived walks into her life one day, Desi decides to tackle her flirting failures with the same zest she’s applied to everything else in her life. Read More »

Review | Rebel Spring

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Title: Rebel Spring
Series Details: Falling Kingdoms #2
Author: Morgan Rhodes
Publisher: Penguin Random House
Imprint: Razorbill
Release Date: December 03, 2013
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult
Pages: 401

Blurb from Goodreads:

Cleo is now a prisoner in her own palace, forced to be an ambassador for Mytica as the evil King Gaius lies to her people.

Magnus stands to eventually inherit the new kingdom but is still obsessed with his feelings for his adopted sister, Lucia.Read More »

Review | Falling Kingdoms

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Title: Falling Kingdoms
Series Details: Falling Kingdoms #1
Author: Morgan Rhodes
Publisher: Penguin Random House
Imprint: Razorbill
Release Date: December 11, 2012
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult
Pages: 412

Blurb from Goodreads:

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.Read More »

Review | The Fill-In Boyfriend

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Title: The Fill-In Boyfriend
Author: Kasie West
Publisher: HarperCollins
Imprint: HarperTeen
Release Date: May 05, 2015
Series Details: Standalone
Genre: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult
Pages: 346

Blurb from Goodreads:

When Gia Montgomery’s boyfriend, Bradley, dumps her in the parking lot of her high school prom, she has to think fast. After all, she’d been telling her friends about him for months now. This was supposed to be the night she proved he existed. So when she sees a cute guy waiting to pick up his sister, she enlists his help. The task is simple: be her fill-in boyfriend—two hours, zero commitment, a few white lies. After that, she can win back the real Bradley.Read More »