Honestly, I was sold on INKMISTRESS before I read it. Everything about the description of the book led me to believe I was going to love it, and it certainly did not disappoint. INKMISTRESS is an amazing tale of love and betrayal, of magic and secrets and I loved it.
Genre: Young Adult
THE ASTONISHING COLOR OF AFTER features an absolutely beautiful cover and an entirely new premise. I was immediately drawn in by the mystery of why Leigh’s mother turned into a bird and what Leigh would discover about her family when she travels to Taiwan for the first time.
THE SWEETEST KIND OF FATE is an excellent follow up to THE BEST KIND OF MAGIC. With high school drama and first love, this reads like a young adult contemporary romance at times. With excellent characters and exciting paranormal aspects, THE SWEETEST KIND OF FATE is a perfect read if you’re looking for something light with a bit of a fantasy vibe.
PACIFICA is a compelling story of what the future could look like in a world ravaged by global warming. While that might seem like a super intense subject, PACIFICA manages to show the cost to humans while still entertaining with pirates, romance and nearly constant action. One of my most anticipated books of the year, PACIFICA did not disappoint.
A PRICE GUIDE TO THE OCCULT immediately drew me in. With it’s intimate voice and rich magical backstory, Nor’s story started strong. Though readers should be warned that A PRICE GUIDE TO THE OCCULT deals with issues of self-harm and child abuse.
TESS OF THE ROAD is a return to the world of Rachel Hartman’s previous books, SERAPHINA and SHADOW SCALE, two books I absolutely loved. With the combo of the beautiful cover art, and the promise of more like SERAPHINA, I dove right in to TESS OF THE ROAD. All in all, however, I’m not sure it stands up to Hartman’s previous work, and I was a bit disappointed.
THE TOMBS captured my attention with the alluring promise of a forbidding city and a young woman struggling with unexplainable powers. I was enthusiastic to read a historical fiction novel and found the stylized cover intriguing.
SHADOWSONG has such a beautiful cover. I longed to get lost in a musical story of enduring love, magic, and the fae. And while the writing is as beautiful as the cover, it often twisted to the melodramatic.
A promise of intrigue and dangerous plots drew me to THE QUEEN’S RISING. The backcopy had me excited for political twists and turns as a highly trained woman endeavors to return the rightful queen to her throne.
THE HAZEL WOOD embraces the darker aspects of fairy tales. Alice Proserpine lives in the shadow of her grandmother’s novel Tales of the Hinterland, an adult take on fairy tales that created a cult following. Alice and her mother have spent their lives constantly moving, trying to stay one step ahead of the bad luck that seems to follow them.