Review | Down Among the Sticks and Bones

Title: Down Among the Sticks and Bones
Series Details: Wayward Children #2
Author: Seanan McGuire
Publisher:
Tor.com
Release Date: June 13, 2017
Genre: Fantasy, LGBT, Young Adult
Pages:
187

Blurb from Goodreads:

Twin sisters Jack and Jill were seventeen when they found their way home and were packed off to Eleanor West’s Home for Wayward Children.

This is the story of what happened first…

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Review | Every Heart a Doorway

Title: Every Heart a Doorway
Series Details: Wayward Children #1
Author: Seanan McGuire
Publisher: Macmillan
Release Date:
April 05, 2016
Genre: Fantasy, LGBT, Young Adult
Pages:
174

Blurb from Goodreads:

Eleanor West’s Home for Wayward Children
No Solicitations
No Visitors
No Quests

Children have always disappeared under the right conditions; slipping through the shadows under a bed or at the back of a wardrobe, tumbling down rabbit holes and into old wells, and emerging somewhere… else.

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Review | Illuminae

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Title: Illuminae
Series Details: The Illuminae Files #1
Author: Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
Publisher: Penguin Random House
Imprint: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Release Date: October 20, 2015
Genre: Science Fiction, Young Adult
Pages: 602

Blurb from Goodreads:

Kady thought breaking up with Ezra was the worst thing she’d ever been through. That was before her planet was invaded. Now, with enemy fire raining down on them, Kady and Ezra are forced to fight their way onto one of the evacuating craft, with an enemy warship in hot pursuit. Read More »

Review | Evermore

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Title: Evermore
Series Details: Everless #2
Author: Sara Holland
Publisher: HarperCollins
Imprint: HarperTeen
Release Date: December 31, 2018
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult
Pages: 368

Blurb from Goodreads:

Jules Ember was raised hearing legends of the ancient magic of the wicked Alchemist and the good Sorceress. But she has just learned the truth: not only are the stories true, but she herself is the Alchemist, and Caro—a woman who single-handedly murdered the Queen and Jules’s first love, Roan, in cold blood—is the Sorceress. Read More »

Review | The Queen of Nothing

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Title: The Queen of Nothing
Series Details: The Folk of the Air #3
Author: Holly Black
Publisher: Hachette Book Group, Inc.
Imprint: Little, Brown and Company
Release Date: November 19, 2019
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult
Pages: 308

Blurb from Goodreads:

Power is much easier to acquire than it is to hold on to. Jude learned that lesson when she released her control over the wicked king, Cardan, in exchange for immeasurable power.

Now, as the exiled mortal Queen of Faerie, Jude is left reeling from Cardan’s betrayal. She bides her time, determined to reclaim everything he took from her. Opportunity arrives in the form of her deceptive twin sister, Taryn, whose mortal life is in peril. Read More »

Review | Children of Virtue and Vengeance

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Title: Children of Virtue and Vengeance
Series Details: Legacy of Orïsha #2
Author: Tomi Adeyemi
Publisher: Macmillan
Imprint: Henry Holt and Company
Release Date: December 03, 2019
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult
Pages: 404

Blurb from Goodreads:

After battling the impossible, Zélie and Amari have finally succeeded in bringing magic back to the land of Orïsha. But the ritual was more powerful than they could’ve imagined, reigniting the powers of not only the maji, but of nobles with magic ancestry, too. Read More »

Review | Thunderhead

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Title: Thunderhead
Series Details: Arc of a Scythe #2
Author: Neal Shusterman
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Imprint: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Release Date: January 09, 2018
Genre: Fantasy, Science Fiction, Young Adult
Pages: 504

Blurb from Goodreads:

Rowan has gone rogue, and has taken it upon himself to put the Scythedom through a trial by fire. Literally. In the year since Winter Conclave, he has gone off-grid, and has been striking out against corrupt scythes—not only in MidMerica, but across the entire continent. He is a dark folk hero now—“Scythe Lucifer”—a vigilante taking down corrupt scythes in flames. Read More »

Review | The Gilded Wolves

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Title: The Gilded Wolves
Series Details: The Gilded Wolves #1
Author: Roshani Chokshi
Publisher: Macmillan
Imprint: Wednesday Books
Release Date: January 15, 2019
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult, Historical Fiction
Pages: 388

Blurb from Goodreads:

No one believes in them. But soon no one will forget them.

It’s 1889. The city is on the cusp of industry and power, and the Exposition Universelle has breathed new life into the streets and dredged up ancient secrets. Here, no one keeps tabs on dark truths better than treasure-hunter and wealthy hotelier Séverin Montagnet-Alarie. When the elite, ever-powerful Order of Babel coerces him to help them on a mission, Séverin is offered a treasure that he never imagined: his true inheritance. Read More »

Review | The Wicked King

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Title: The Wicked King
Series Details: The Folk of the Air #2
Author: Holly Black
Publisher: Hachette Book Group, Inc.
Imprint: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Release Date: January 08, 2019
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult
Pages: 336

Blurb from Goodreads:

After the jaw-dropping revelation that Oak is the heir to Faerie, Jude must keep her younger brother safe. To do so, she has bound the wicked king, Cardan, to her, and made herself the power behind the throne. Navigating the constantly shifting political alliances of Faerie would be difficult enough if Cardan were easy to control. But he does everything in his power to humiliate and undermine her even as his fascination with her remains undiminished.
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Review | To Best the Boys

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Title: To Best the Boys
Author: Mary Weber
Publisher: HarperCollins
Imprint: Thomas Nelson
Release Date: March 19, 2019
Series Details: Standalone
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult
Pages: 314

Blurb from Goodreads:

The task is simple: don a disguise. Survive the Labyrinth. Best the boys.

In a thrilling new fantasy from the bestselling author of the Storm Siren Trilogy, one girl makes a stand against society and enters a world made exclusively for boys. Read More »

Review | Lifel1k3

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Title: Lifel1k3
Series Details: Lifelike #1
Author: Jay Kristoff
Publisher: Penguin Random House
Imprint: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Release Date: May 29, 2018
Genre: Science Fiction, Young Adult
Pages: 402

Blurb from Goodreads:

On a floating junkyard beneath a radiation sky, a deadly secret lies buried in the scrap.

Eve isn’t looking for secrets—she’s too busy looking over her shoulder. The robot gladiator she’s just spent six months building has been reduced to a smoking wreck, and the only thing keeping her Grandpa from the grave was the fistful of credits she just lost to the bookies. To top it off, she’s discovered she can destroy electronics with the power of her mind, and the puritanical Brotherhood are building a coffin her size. If she’s ever had a worse day, Eve can’t remember it. Read More »

Review | Windfall

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Title: Windfall
Author: Jennifer E. Smith
Publisher: Penguin Random House
Imprint: Delacorte Press
Release Date: May 02, 2017
Series Details: Standalone
Genre: Contemporary, Young Adult
Pages: 416

Blurb from Goodreads:

Alice doesn’t believe in luck—at least, not the good kind. But she does believe in love, and for some time now, she’s been pining for her best friend, Teddy. On his eighteenth birthday—just when it seems they might be on the brink of something—she buys him a lottery ticket on a lark. To their astonishment, he wins $140 million, and in an instant, everything changes. Read More »

Review | Everless

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Title: Everless
Series Details: Everless #1
Author: Sara Holland
Publisher: HarperCollins
Imprint: HarperTeen
Release Date: January 02, 2018
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult
Pages: 362

Blurb from Goodreads:

In the kingdom of Sempera, time is currency—extracted from blood, bound to iron, and consumed to add time to one’s own lifespan. The rich aristocracy, like the Gerlings, tax the poor to the hilt, extending their own lives by centuries. Read More »

Review | The Tiger at Midnight

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Title: The Tiger at Midnight
Series Details: The Tiger at Midnight Trilogy #1
Author: Swati Teerdhala
Publisher: HarperCollins
Imprint: Katherine Tegen Books
Release Date: April 23, 2019
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult
Pages: 487

Blurb from Goodreads:

A broken bond. A dying land. A cat-and-mouse game that can only end in bloodshed.

Esha is a legend, but no one knows. It’s only in the shadows that she moonlights as the Viper, the rebels’ highly skilled assassin. She’s devoted her life to avenging what she lost in the royal coup, and now she’s been tasked with her most important mission to date: taking down the ruthless General Hotha.  Read More »

Review | The Furies

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Title: The Furies
Author: Katie Lowe
Publisher: HarperCollins
Release Date: May 02, 2019
Series Details: Standalone
Genre: Contemporary, Mystery & Thriller, Young Adult
Pages: 384

Blurb from Goodreads:

In 1998, a sixteen-year-old girl is found dead on school property, dressed in white and posed on a swing, with no known cause of death. The novel opens with this image, as related to us by the narrator, Violet, looking back on the night it happened from the present day, before returning to relate the series of events leading up to the girl’s murder.

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Review | Scarlet

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Title: Scarlet
Series Details: The Lunar Chronicles #2
Author: Marissa Meyer
Publisher: Macmillan
Imprint: Feiwel and Friends
Release Date: February 05, 2013
Genre: FantasyRetelling, Science Fiction, Young Adult 

Pages: 454

Blurb from Goodreads:

Cinder, the cyborg mechanic, returns in the second thrilling installment of the bestselling Lunar Chronicles. She’s trying to break out of prison—even though if she succeeds, she’ll be the Commonwealth’s most wanted fugitive.

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Review | Finale

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Title: Finale
Series Details: Caraval #3
Author: Stephanie Garber
Publisher: Macmillan
Imprint: Flatiron Books
Release Date: May 07, 2019
Genre: Fantasy, Romance, Young Adult
Pages: 478

Blurb from Goodreads:

A love worth fighting for. A dream worth dying for. An ending worth waiting for.

It’s been two months since the Fates were freed from a deck of cards, two months since Legend claimed the throne for his own, and two months since Tella discovered the boy she fell in love with doesn’t really exist.Read More »

Review | Scythe

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Title: Scythe
Series Details: Arc of a Scythe #1
Author: Neal Shusterman
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Imprint: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Release Date: November 22, 2016
Genre: Fantasy, Science Fiction, Young Adult
Pages: 435

Blurb from Goodreads:

Thou shalt kill.

A world with no hunger, no disease, no war, no misery. Humanity has conquered all those things, and has even conquered death. Now scythes are the only ones who can end life—and they are commanded to do so, in order to keep the size of the population under control. Read More »

Review | You’d Be Mine

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Title: You’d Be Mine
Author: Erin Hahn
Publisher: Macmillan
Imprint: Wednesday Books
Release Date: April 02, 2019
Series Details: Standalone
Genre: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult
Pages: 304

Blurb from Goodreads:

Annie Mathers is America’s sweetheart and heir to a country music legacy full of all the things her Gran warned her about. Superstar Clay Coolidge is most definitely going to end up one of those things.Read More »

Review | Always and Forever, Lara Jean

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Title: Always and Forever, Lara Jean
Series Details: To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before #3
Author: Jenny Han
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Imprint: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Release Date: May 02, 2017
Genre: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult
Pages: 325

Blurb from Goodreads:

Lara Jean is having the best senior year.

And there’s still so much to look forward to: a class trip to New York City, prom with her boyfriend Peter, Beach Week after graduation, and her dad’s wedding to Ms. Rothschild. Then she’ll be off to college with Peter, at a school close enough for her to come home and bake chocolate chip cookies on the weekends.Read More »