Book Reviews

When My Heart Was Wicked

Name: When My Heart Was Wicked Author: Tricia Stirling Number of Pages: 192 in Kindle Published: February 24th 2015 by Scholastic Press Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult, Paranormal I used to be one of those girls. The kind who loved to deliver bad news. When I colored my hair, I imagined it seeping into my scalp, […]


Suspicion

Name: Suspicion Author: Alexandra Monir Number of Pages: 368 in Hardcover Published: December 9th, 2014 by Delacorte Press Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult, Historical Fiction, Romance, Thriller Mysterious. Magnificent. Creepy. Welcome to Rockford Manor. “There’s something hidden in the Maze.” Seventeen-year-old Imogen has never forgotten the last words[…]


Invaded (Alienated #2)

Name: Invaded (Alienated #2) Author: Melissa Landers Number of Pages: 368 in Hardcover Published: February 3rd 2015 by Disney-Hyperion Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult, Science Fiction, Romance “The romantic sequel to Alienated takes long-distance relationships to a new level as Cara and Aelyx long for each other from opposite ends of the universe…until a threat to […]


Ruin and Rising (The Grisha #3)

Name: Ruin and Rising (The Grisha #3) Author: Leigh Bardugo Number of Pages: 417 pages in Hardcover Published: June 4th 2013 by Henry Holt and Co. Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult, Romance, Paranormal The capital has fallen. The Darkling rules Ravka from his shadow throne. Now the nation’s fate rests with a broken Sun Summoner, a […]


Siege and Storm (The Grisha #2)

Name: Siege and Storm (The Grisha #2) Author: Leigh Bardugo Number of Pages: 432 pages in Hardcover Published: June 4th 2013 by Henry Holt and Co. Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult, Romance, Paranormal Darkness never dies. Hunted across the True Sea, haunted by the lives she took on the Fold, Alina must try to make a […]


Shadow and Bone (The Grisha #1)

Name: Shadow and Bone (The Grisha #1) Author: Leigh Bardugo Number of Pages: 358 pages in Hardcover Published: June 5th 2012 by Henry Holt and Co. Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult, Romance, Paranormal Surrounded by enemies, the once-great nation of Ravka has been torn in two by the Shadow Fold, a swath of near impenetrable darkness […]


Until Midnight (Alienated #1.5)

Name: Until Midnight (Alienated #1.5) Author: Melissa Landers Number of Pages: 112 pages in Kindle Published: December 23rd 2014 by Disney Hyperion Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult, Romance, Science Fiction Cara and Aelyx only have one day to spend together before he returns to earth and she travels to Aelyx’s home planet, L’eihr. Homesick and worried […]


Fairest (The Lunar Chronicles #3.5)

Name: Fairest (The Lunar Chronicles 0.1) Author: Marissa Meyer Number of Pages: 256 pages in Hardcover Published: January 27th 2015 by Feiwel & Friends Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult, Romance, Science Fiction, Retellings, In this stunning bridge book between Cress and Winter in the bestselling Lunar Chronicles, Queen Levana’s story is finally told. Mirror, mirror on […]


Tear You Apart

Name: Tear You Apart (Beau Rivage) Author: Sarah Cross Number of Pages: 384 in Hardcover Published: January 27th 2015 by EgmontUSA Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult, Retellings, Romance An edgy fairy tale retelling of “Snow White” set in the world of Kill Me Softly for fans of Once Upon a Time and Grimm. If you want […]


The Burning Sky

Name: The Burning Sky (The Elemental Trilogy #1) Author: Sherry Thomas Number of Pages: 376 pages in Hardcover Published: September 17th 2013 by Balzer + Bray Genre: High Fantasy, Young Adult, Romance, Adventure It all began with a ruined elixir and a bolt of lightning. Iolanthe Seaborne is the greatest elemental mage of her generation—or […]


The Blackwell Family Secret

Name: The Blackwell Family Secret: The Guardians of Sin Author: Jonathan L. Ferrara Number of Pages: 230 pages in Paperback Published: December 5th 2014 by Dragonwell Publishing Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult, Paranormal Nicholas Blackwell has no idea he is supposed to fulfill a destiny. All he knows is that he draws trouble like a magnet. […]


Princess of Thorns

Name: Princess of Thorns Author: Stacey Jay Number of Pages: 400 pages in Hardcover Published: December 9th 2014 by DelaCorte Press Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult, Retellings, Romance Game of Thrones meets the Grimm’s fairy tales in this twisted, fast-paced romantic fantasy-adventure about Sleeping Beauty’s daughter, a warrior princess who must fight to reclaim […]


Deviation (Clone Chronicles #2)

Name: Deviation (Clone Chronicles #2) Author: Heather Hildenbrand Number of Pages: 173 pages in eBook Published: December 30th 2014 by Alloy Powered by Amazon Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult, Science Fiction, Romance Until a month ago, eighteen-year-old Ven had never set foot outside the windowless warehouse where she was created. An Imitation of Raven […]


Imitation (Clone Chronicles #1)

Name: Imitation (Clone Chronicles #1) Author: Heather Hildenbrand Number of Pages: 272 pages in eBook Published: July 29th 2014 by Alloy Powered by Amazon Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult, Science Fiction, Romance Everyone is exactly like me. There is no one like me. Ven wrestles with these contradicting truths every day. A clone of wealthy eighteen-year-old […]


A Thousand Pieces of YouA Thousand Pieces of You (Firebird #1)

Name: A Thousand Pieces of You (Firebird #1) Author: Claudia Gray Number of Pages: 368 pages in Hardcover Published: November 4th 2014 by Harper Teen Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult, Science Fiction, Romance Marguerite Caine’s physicist parents are known for their radical scientific achievements. Their most astonishing invention: the Firebird, which allows users to  […]


A Darker Shade of MagicA Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab

Name: SNEAK PEEK: A Darker Shade of Magic SAMPLE Author: V.E. Schwab Number of Pages: 150 pages in Ebook Sample Published: November 2014 by Tor Books Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult, Historical Fiction, Science Fiction Kell is one of the last Travelers—magicians with a rare, coveted ability to travel between parallel universes—as such, he can choose […]


The Witch Must Burn

The Witch Must Burn

Name: The Witch Must Burn (Dorothy Must Die 0.2) Author: Danielle Paige Number of Pages: 100 pages in EBook Published: November 11th 2014 by HarperCollins Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult, Retellings, Short Stories There’s a new Wicked Witch in Oz—and her name is Dorothy. This digital original novella is the second installment in the prequel arc […]


Midnight Thief

Midnight Thief

Name: Midnight Thief (Midnight Thief #1) Author: Livia Blackburne Number of Pages: 376 pages in Hardcover Published: July 8th 2014 by Disney-Hyperion Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult, Paranormal, Romance, Urban Fantasy Growing up on Forge’s streets has taught Kyra how to stretch a coin. And when that’s not enough, her uncanny ability to scale walls and […]


Young Elites

The Young Elites

Name: The Young Elites Author: Marie Lu Number of Pages: 355 pages in Hardcover Published: October 7th 2014 by G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult, Science Fiction, Dystopia “Adelina Amouteru is a survivor of the blood fever. A decade ago, the deadly illness swept through her nation. Most of the […]


City of Stairs

City of Stairs

Name: City of Stairs Author: Robert Jackson Bennett Number of Pages: 464 in Paperback Published: September 9th 2014 by Broadway Books Genre: Fantasy, Adult, Science Fiction, Mystery “Years ago, the city of Bulikov wielded the powers of the Gods to conquer the world. But after its divine protectors were mysteriously killed, the conqueror has become […]


Under My Skin

Under My Skin

Name: Under My Skin (Immortality Strain #1) Author: Shawntelle Madison Number of Pages: 240 pages in eBook Published: December 9th 2014 Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult, Science Fiction, Dystopia Everyone wants to either be a member of the Guild or work for them. Little does the populace know that the Guild hides sinister secrets… For Tate […]


Under Different StarsUnder Different Stars

Name: Under Different Stars (Kricket #1) Author: Amy Bartol Number of Pages: 297 in Kindle Edition Published: December 19th 2013 by Amy A. Bartol Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult, Science Fiction, Romance, Paranormal “Kricket Hollowell is normally not one to wish upon stars; she believes they’re rarely in her favor. Well versed at dodging caseworkers from […]


Snow Like Ashes

Snow Like Ashes

Name: Snow Like Ashes Author: Sara Raasch Number of Pages: 422 in Hardcover Published: October 14th 2014 by Balzer + Bray Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult, Science Fiction, Adventure, Romance, Dystopia “A heartbroken girl. A fierce warrior. A hero in the making. Sixteen years ago the Kingdom of Winter was conquered and its citizens enslaved, leaving […]


Illusions of Fate

Illusions of Fate

Name: Illusions of Fate Author: Kiersten White Number of Pages: 275 pages in eBook Published: September 9th 2014 by HarperTeen Genre: Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Romance “I did my best to keep you from crossing paths with this world. And I shall do my best to protect you now that you have.” Jessamin has been an […]


Beautiful AshesThe Beautiful Ashes (Broken Destiny #1)

Name: The Beautiful Ashes (Broken Destiny #1) Author: Jeaniene Frost Number of Pages: 384 pages in eBook Published: August 26th, 2014 by Harlequin Genre: Fantasy, New Adult, Paranormal, Romance, Urban Fantasy In a world of shadows, anything is possible. Except escaping your fate. Ever since she was a child, Ivy has been gripped by visions […]


Stone Cold TouchStone Cold Touch (The Dark Elements #2)

Name: Stone Cold Touch (The Dark Elements #2) Author: Jennifer Armentrout Number of Pages: 464 in Kindle Published: October 21st, 2014 by Harlequin Teen Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult, Paranormal, Romance “Every touch has its price Layla Shaw is trying to pick up the pieces of her shattered life—no easy task for a seventeen-year-old who’s pretty […]


Crown of IceCrown of Ice

Name: Crown of Ice Author: Vicki L. Weavil Number of Pages: 300 in Paperback Published: September 9th 2014 by Month9Books Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult, Fairytale, Retelling, Romance “Thyra Winther’s seventeen, the Snow Queen, and immortal, but if she can’t reassemble a shattered enchanted mirror by her eighteenth birthday she’s doomed to spend  […]


Iron TrialThe Iron Trial (Magisterium #1)

Name: The Iron Trial Author: Holly Black and Cassandra Claire Number of Pages: 304 in Hardcover Published: September 9th 2014 by Scholastic Press Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult, Urban Fantasy, Adventure, Supernatural “Most kids would do anything to pass the Iron Trial. Not Callum Hunt. He wants to fail. All his life, Call has been warned […]


The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender The Strange & Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender

Name: The Strange & Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender Author: Leslye Walton Number of Pages: 301 in Hardcover Published: March 25, 2014 by Candlewick Press Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult, Paranormal, Historical Fiction, Romance Magical realism, lyrical prose, and the pain and passion of human love haunt this hypnotic generational saga. Foolish love appears to be […]


Winterspell

Winterspell

Name: Winterspell Author: Claire LeGrand Number of Pages: 464 in Hardcover Published: September 30th 2014 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult, Romance, Retellings, Historical Fiction, Paranormal “The clock chimes midnight, a curse breaks, and a girl meets a prince . . . but what follows is not all sweetness […]


The Blood of Olympus (The Heroes of Olympus #5)

The Blood of Olympus (The Heroes of Olympus #5)

Name: The Blood of Olympus Author: Rick Riordan Number of Pages: 528 in Hardcover Published: October 7, 2014 by Disney-Hyperion Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult, Mythology, Adventure ““Though the Greek and Roman crew members of the Argo II have made progress in their many quests, they still seem no closer to defeating the earth mother, Gaea. […]


Gates of Thread and Stone

Name: Gates of Thread and Stone Author: Lori M. Lee Number of Pages: 355 in Hardcover Published: August 5th 2014 by Skyscape Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult, Romance, Magic, Science Fiction, Paranormal In the Labyrinth, we had a saying: keep silent, keep still, keep safe. In a city of walls and secrets, where only one man […]


Stolen SongBird (The Malediction Trilogy #1)

Name: Stolen SongBird (The Malediction Trilogy #1) Author: Danielle Jensen Number of Pages: 469 in Paperback Published: April 21st 2014 Genre: High Fantasy, Young Adult, Romance, Magic, Fiction, Paranormal For five centuries, a witch’s curse has bound the trolls to their city beneath the ruins of Forsaken Mountain. Time enough for their dark and nefarious […]


Don’t Look Back

Samantha is a stranger in her own life. Until the night she disappeared with her best friend, Cassie, everyone said Sam had it all-popularity, wealth, and a dream boyfriend. Sam has resurfaced, but she has no recollection of who she was or what happened to her that night. As she tries to piece together her […]


The Winner’s Curse

Winning what you want may cost you everything you love As a general’s daughter in a vast empire that revels in war and enslaves those it conquers, seventeen-year-old Kestrel has two choices: she can join the military or get married. But Kestrel has other intentions. One day, she is startled to find a kindred spirit […]


Percy Jackson’s Greek Gods

A publisher in New York asked me to write down what I know about the Greek gods, and I was like, Can we do this anonymously? Because I don’t need the Olympians mad at me again. But if it helps you to know your Greek gods, and survive an encounter with them if they ever […]


OppositionOpposition (Lux #5)

Katy knows the world changed the night the Luxen came. She can’t believe Daemon welcomed his race or stood by as his kind threatened to obliterate every last human and hybrid on Earth. But the lines between good and bad have blurred, and love has become an emotion that could destroy her—could destroy them all. […]


Spell Bound (Hex Hall #3)

Hailed as “impossible to put down,” the Hex Hall series has both critics and teens cheering. With a winning combination of romance, action, magic and humor, this third volume will leave readers enchanted. Just as Sophie Mercer has come to accept her extraordinary magical powers as a demon, the Prodigium Council strips them away. Now […]


Demon Glass (Hex Hall #2)

Sophie Mercer thought she was a witch. That was the whole reason she was sent to Hex Hall, a reform school for delinquent Prodigium (a.k.a. witches, shape-shifters, and faeries). But then she discovered the family secret, and the fact that her hot crush, Archer Cross, is an agent for The Eye, a group bent on […]


Hex Hall (Hex Hall #1)

Three years ago, Sophie Mercer discovered that she was a witch. It’s gotten her into a few scrapes. Her non-gifted mother has been as supportive as possible, consulting Sophie’s estranged father–an elusive European warlock–only when necessary. But when Sophie attracts too much human attention for a prom-night spell gone horribly wrong, it’s her dad who […]


The Evolution of Mara Dyer

Mara Dyer once believed she could run from her past. She can’t. She used to think her problems were all in her head. They aren’t. She couldn’t imagine that after everything she’s been through, the boy she loves would still be keeping secrets. She’s wrong. In this gripping sequel to The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer, […]


The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer

Mara Dyer doesn’t think life can get any stranger than waking up in a hospital with no memory of how she got there. It can. She believes there must be more to the accident she can’t remember that killed her friends and left her mysteriously unharmed. There is. She doesn’t believe that after everything she’s […]


Dorothy Must DieDorothy Must Die (Dorothy Must Die #1)

I didn’t ask for any of this. I didn’t ask to be some kind of hero. But when your whole life gets swept up by a tornado—taking you with it—you have no choice but to go along, you know? Sure, I’ve read the books. I’ve seen the movies. I know the song about the rainbow […]


No Place Like Oz (Dorothy Must Die 0.5)

After returning to Kansas, Dorothy Gale has realized that the dreary fields of Kansas don’t compare to the vibrant landscapes of Oz. And although she’s happy to be reunited with Aunt Em, she misses her friends from the yellow brick road. But most of all, Dorothy misses the fame and the adventure. In Kansas she’s […]


Unhinged (Splintered #2)

Alyssa Gardner has been down the rabbit hole and faced the bandersnatch. She saved the life of Jeb, the guy she loves, and escaped the machinations of the disturbingly seductive Morpheus and the vindictive Queen Red. Now all she has to do is graduate high school and make it through prom so she can attend […]


SplinteredSplintered (Splintered #1)

This stunning debut captures the grotesque madness of a mystical under-land, as well as a girl’s pangs of first love and independence. Alyssa Gardner hears the whispers of bugs and flowers—precisely the affliction that landed her mother in a mental hospital years before. This family curse stretches back to her ancestor Alice Liddell, the real-life […]


World After (Penryn & the End of Days #2)

In this sequel to the bestselling fantasy thriller, Angelfall, the survivors of the angel apocalypse begin to scrape back together what’s left of the modern world. When a group of people capture Penryn’s sister Paige, thinking she’s a monster, the situation ends in a massacre. Paige disappears. Humans are terrified. Mom is heartbroken. Penryn drives […]


Angelfall (Penryn & the End of Days #1)

It’s been six weeks since angels of the apocalypse descended to demolish the modern world. Street gangs rule the day while fear and superstition rule the night. When warrior angels fly away with a helpless little girl, her seventeen-year-old sister Penryn will do anything to get her back. Anything, including making a deal with an […]


Alienated (Alienated #1)

Two years ago, the aliens made contact. Now Cara Sweeney is going to be sharing a bathroom with one of them. Handpicked to host the first-ever L’eihr exchange student, Cara thinks her future is set. Not only does she get a free ride to her dream college, she’ll have inside information about the mysterious L’eihrs […]


City Of Heavenly Fire (Final Book: The Mortal Instruments)City Of Heavenly Fire (Final Book: The Mortal Instruments)

ΕRCHOMAI, SEBASTIAN HAD SAID. “I am coming.” Darkness returns to the Shadowhunter world. As their society falls apart around them, Clary, Jace, Simon and their friends must band together to fight the greatest evil the Nephilim have ever faced: Clary’s own brother. Nothing in the world can defeat him — must they journey to another […]


Infinityglass (Hourglass #3)

The stakes have risen even higher in this third book in the Hourglass series. The Hourglass is a secret organization focused on the study of manipulating time, and its members — many of them teenagers -­have uncanny abilities to make time work for them in mysterious ways. Inherent in these powers is a responsibility to […]


Lost in Babylon (Seven Wonders #2)

The adventure continues as Jack and his friends travel to the Hanging Gardens of Babylon in the pulse-pounding second title in the Seven Wonders series With Marco gone and the first Loculus lost, Jack, Cass, and Ally are no closer to saving themselves (or the world) than when they first arrived at the Karai Institute. […]


Of NeptuneOf Neptune (The Syrena Legacy #3)

Emma and Galen’s kingdom and their love is threatened by long-lost Syrena in the brilliant conclusion to Anna Banks bestselling trilogy. Emma, half human and half Syrena, and her Syrena love, Galen, need time together alone. Away from the kingdoms of Poseidon and Triton. Emma’s grandfather, the Poseidon king, suggests the two visit a small […]


White Hot Kiss (The Dark Elements #1)

One kiss could be the last. Seventeen-year-old Layla just wants to be normal. But with a kiss that kills anything with a soul, she’s anything but normal. Half demon, half gargoyle, Layla has abilities no one else possesses. Raised among the Wardens—a race of gargoyles tasked with hunting demons and keeping humanity safe—Layla tries to […]


CressCRESS (The Lunar Chronicles #3)

I have finished reading the book, I think two weeks ago. Since I’ve started reading White Hot Kiss by Jennifer Armentrout, I’ve set aside doing the review, but I can’t just skip it or my life would not be completed. Exaggerated. Hah! I might include some spoilers on this if I can’t contain my enthusiasm […]


Bitter Sweet Love (The Dark Elements #0.5)

Since most of the books I’m reading were series, I’ve developed a habit of reading two to three books at a time. Not advisable, I know. Others might find it confusing, but it’s a different situation for me. I’m not really certain, but if it’s an exciting series, I won’t last long not getting and […]


The Colossus Rises (Seven Wonders #1)The Colossus Rises (Seven Wonders #1)

One Boy Jack McKinley is an ordinary kid with an extraordinary problem. In a few months, he’s going to die. One Mission Jack needs to find seven magic loculi that, when combined, have the power to cure him. One Problem The loculi are the relics of a lost civilization and haven’t been seen in thousands […]


Of Triton

Of Poseidon

Under the Never Sky

Through the Ever Night

I’m not really into love novels because I’m more of a fantasy/adventure reader. I love those books the like of the Percy Jackson or Harry Potter series, like I said this for the nth time. There are love angles on the PJ and HP series, but it’s so minimal that you will enjoy the adventure […]


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