Review | A Darker Shade of Magic

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Title: A Darker Shade of Magic
Series Details: Shades of Magic #1
Author:  V. E. Schwab
Publisher:  Macmillan
Imprint: Tor Books
Release Date: February 24, 2015
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult
Pages: 400

Blurb from Goodreads:

Kell is one of the last Antari—magicians with a rare, coveted ability to travel between parallel Londons; Red, Grey, White, and, once upon a time, Black.

Kell was raised in Arnes—Red London—and officially serves the Maresh Empire as an ambassador, traveling between the frequent bloody regime changes in White London and the court of George III in the dullest of Londons, the one without any magic left to see. Read More »

Review | This Savage Song

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Title: This Savage Song
Series Details: Monsters of Verity #1
Author: Victoria Schwab
Publisher: HarperCollins 
Imprint: Greenwillow Books
Release Date: July 15, 2016
Genre: Paranormal, Young Adult, Fantasy
Pages: 427

Blurb from Goodreads:

Kate Harker wants to be as ruthless as her father. After five years and six boarding schools, she’s finally going home to prove that she can be.

August Flynn wants to be human. But he isn’t. He’s a monster, one that can steal souls with a song. He’s one of the three most powerful monsters in a city overrun with them. His own father’s secret weapon. Read More »

Review | Caraval

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Title: Caraval
Series Details: Caraval #1
Author: Stephanie Garber
Publisher: Macmillan
Imprint: Flatiron Books
Release Date: January 31, 2017
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult
Pages: 407

Blurb from Goodreads:

Scarlett has never left the tiny island where she and her beloved sister, Tella, live with their powerful, and cruel, father. Now Scarlett’s father has arranged a marriage for her, and Scarlett thinks her dreams of seeing Caraval, the far-away, once-a-year performance where the audience participates in the show, are over.Read More »

Review | The Dark Days Pact

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Title: The Dark Days Pact
Series Details: Lady Helen #2
Author: Alison Goodman
Publisher:  Penguin Random House
Imprint: Viking Books for Young Readers
Release Date: January 31, 2017
Genre: Paranormal, Historical Fiction, Fantasy
Pages: 496

Blurb from Goodreads:

June 1812. Just weeks after her catastrophic coming-out ball, Lady Helen Wrexhall—now disowned by her uncle—is a full member of the demon-hunting Dark Days Club. Her mentor, Lord Carlston, has arranged for Helen to spend the summer season in Brighton so that he can train her new Reclaimer powers. However, the long-term effects of Carlston’s Reclaimer work have taken hold, and his sanity is beginning to slip. At the same time, Carlston’s Dark Days Club colleague and nemesis will stop at nothing to bring Helen over to his side—and the Duke of Selburn is determined to marry her. The stakes are even higher for Helen as she struggles to become the warrior that everyone expects her to be. Read More »

Review | The Dark Days Club

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Title: The Dark Days Club
Series Details: Lady Helen #1
Author: Alison Goodman
Publisher: Penguin Random House 
Imprint: Viking Books for Young Readers
Release Date: January 26, 2016
Genre: Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Paranormal, Young Adult
Pages: 482

Blurb from Goodreads:

London, April 1812. On the eve of eighteen-year-old Lady Helen Wrexhall’s presentation to the queen, one of her family’s housemaids disappears-and Helen is drawn into the shadows of Regency London. There, she meets Lord Carlston, one of the few who can stop the perpetrators: a cabal of demons infiltrating every level of society. Dare she ask for his help, when his reputation is almost as black as his lingering eyes? And will her intelligence and headstrong curiosity wind up leading them into a death trap? Read More »

Review | My Lady Jane

 

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Title: My Lady Jane
Series Details: The Lady Janies #1
Author: Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, Jodi Meadows
Publisher: HarperCollins
Imprint: HarperTeen
Release Date: June 07, 2016
Genre: Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Young Adult
Pages: 494

Blurb from Goodreads:

Edward (long live the king) is the King of England. He’s also dying, which is inconvenient, as he’s only sixteen and he’d much rather be planning for his first kiss than considering who will inherit his crown…Jane (reads too many books) is Edward’s cousin, and far more interested in books than romance. Read More »