REVIEW: Fireborn

Fireborn is a middle grade fantasy that throws you smack dab into a world of opposing clans, mythical creatures and fierce fighting. We meet a group of young recruits who are training at a school to defend the clans when suddenly one of them goes missing. Twelve, a bit of an outcast among the students,Continue reading “REVIEW: Fireborn”

REVIEW: All These Bodies

“The kind that knew even back then that the dark was a whole other world. That it soaked up the daylight one like a biscuit dipped in coffee.” —————————— 15 bodies. 15 bloodless bodies. Strewn across four states. Fifteen year old Marie Catherine Hale is taken from the last crime scene covered in blood andContinue reading “REVIEW: All These Bodies”

Pub Day Review: Within these Wicked Walls

“You’re a surprisingly slow learner, Andromeda.” “Quick learner,” I said, my mind too tired to keep an annoyed bite from peeking through. “Slow follower.” ————————————- Within these Wicked Walls is THE PERFECT read for spooky season. Andromeda is a debtera, an Ethiopian exorcist, who is desperately trying to earn a patronage so that she canContinue reading “Pub Day Review: Within these Wicked Walls”

REVIEW: The Gilded Cage

Lynette Noni knocked this sequel out of the park. I had such high hopes because I LOVED The Prison Healer, so I was super nervous going into The Gilded Cage that the magic would be gone. It turns out it’s only gone because Kiva wanted it to be (IYKYK) :-P. It’s hard to review withoutContinue reading “REVIEW: The Gilded Cage”

REVIEW: Never Saw You Coming

Erin Hahn’s More than Maybe was one of my top ten reads of 2020, I’m not huge on contemporary romance but it hit all the right notes for me. Vada and Luke were quirky fun teenagers coming of age, passionate about music and their futures. In Never Saw You Coming, we get another pair ofContinue reading “REVIEW: Never Saw You Coming”

REVIEW: Forestborn

Another fantasy world where those with magic are feared and exiled, but right in the King’s court hiding in plain sight is Rora. Serving as a spy for the King she is sent on a mission to negotiate with the giants for stardust. Stardust to stop a magic plague and save the King’s son whoContinue reading “REVIEW: Forestborn”

REVIEW: House of Hollow

“I’m a girl made of bread crumbs lost in the woods.” ————————— Oh god, this book is deliciously dark. It is everything I want in dark fantasy. The Hollow sisters disappeared for an entire month and when they were found naked in the street, they had no memory of it. Decades later, the eldest goesContinue reading “REVIEW: House of Hollow”

REVIEW: Cazadora

“She reminds me of the protagonists I like to read about in adventure stories who are independent and free in a way that makes them untouchable. I used to think I was like that because I wanted to be an astronaut and travel the stars. But part of the appeal of outer space was theContinue reading “REVIEW: Cazadora”

REVIEW: The River Has Teeth

What an unusual dark fantasy Erica Waters has created with The River Has Teeth! The Lloyd family has been one with the magic of The Bend for generations. They are that unusual family who lives outside of town that no one wants to associate until they need something. Potions, that is. Potions for their cheating husbands,Continue reading “REVIEW: The River Has Teeth”

REVIEW: Redemptor

“The only thing more powerful than a wish is purpose.” ————————————— The Raybearer was one of my favorite fantasy reads of last year and Redemptor is a beautiful ending to the story. Tarisai is the principled heroine that we all need in our lives. She learns some hard lessons as she must build her councilContinue reading “REVIEW: Redemptor”