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I’m so obsessed!!! I want multiple copies of this book. Take all my money, idc! I need more… I just want more, more more!!!
Lore is the female main character and the narrator of this story. She lives in a country in which citizens use poison such as Belladonna and Foxglove as a drug and also as a way to increase the length of their life. Lore has a secret ability, a way to control and contort death, or mortem. She’s caught during a poison run and soon finds herself amidst a secret plot of the King in the citadel. She’s paired with a pious monk (a very good-looking monk) while they work together to spy on the (also, incredibly good-looking) prince.
This book broaches the topic of religion and politics, and if there should even be a relationship between the two while the main characters attempt to trust one another and face possible betrayals at every turn. This love triangle is also more than it seems, which is one of the myriad of reasons I’m looking forward to much more in a sequel.
There is so much to this book. I felt just riveted to this story and thought about it even when I wasn’t reading.
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Magic tea, a magic city and a book written so beautifully, it’s, guess what? MAGIC!!¡!
Imira is a soldier, a Shield, in her kingdom of Sahir. Her brother has been presumed dead after having gone missing for a year. However, when Imira and her little sister chase their brothers’ horse to a cave one day, they find information and a Djinni that can lead them to their brother across the sands. This would be perfect, but when Imani brings this news and information to the council, she is paired with her arch-rival Taha and his fellow scouts.
I loved the author’s writing style, completely drawing me in and holding my interest from beginning to end. The magic system complimented the story and characters perfectly and seemed flawless. I am so excited that there will be a sequel!
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This is the sequel I have been waiting for!! And, everything about this story and its characters lived up to my expectations.
Remy is heading back to Maraas, with Sena and Iska in tow, to find her friend Alora. What she finds instead is her ex-partner, Kiram, and a world at the cusp of revolution!
The details about this planet are spectacular! I loved the jungle and stormy, muddy vibes, especially during the action scenes. Just like how on Tundra, the environment played a huge role in the character’s struggles.
All the characters were equally well formed and likeable (mostly). I loved seeing Iska in action on this world and getting a chance to meet more scavvers. However, Remy was everything in this book. She slowly learned more about herself and friendship while simultaneously fighting against the Corpos and taking every risk imaginable!
This has got to be the best book I’ve read in years. I mean, this author encapsulated not just faeries and magic, but seeing this brilliant world through a scholar’s eyes which is an absolute fantasy of mine.
Emily is a Dryadologist and is an expert on the Folk (Faeries). She has a very clinical mind so when she comes to a small and freezing cold country to study their Folk, she takes her duties seriously. Emily may understand the pursuit of knowledge, particularly Faerie knowledge, but she is not so good with human interactions. Thankfully, the ever graceful and handsome Wendell shows up to assist and although she may feel more competent on her own, Wendell seems to have the ability to offer some spectacular insights.
This is a Faerie story dream come true. When I had to put this book down (bc life), I was immediately looking forward to picking it back up. I simply could not stop thinking about this story and I am so so pleased that there is more to come!
This gorgeous story has swept me off my feet into a land of myths and magic. I can go ahead and say that I highly recommend this!
I feel like this is a fantasy book that I was able to wrap around myself like a blanket and just cozily read and read and read. Lan is a song girl in a nation that has been overrun with conquerors that are trying their best to squash the soul, customs and culture of her land. Her own power surprises her when she is somehow able to defend herself in a bad situation. When the handsome Zen shows up she isn’t completely thrilled to hear that she must accompany him to learn her way as a Practitioner.
There is romance, adventure, war and drama ya’ll! Definitely check this one out!
I really enjoyed my first trip into the magical community of Thistle Grove. Nina Blackmoor was a really interesting character. I had a somewhat love/hate relationship with her mainly because, due to her family and their fortune, she comes off as being a bit stiff and judgemental at times. Other than that, however, I really enjoyed this read.
Nina is getting over a serious break-up when her best friend, Jessa, dares her to go on a date and change things up a bit. Nina meets Morty, a nonbinary pan individual who is overwhelming amazing. When Nina has a bad start on their first date she is surprised to find that she has a new connection to a goddess of the lake and that Morty somehow has magic.
This was a fun, cute and sexy read that gave me everything I look for in a romcom and fantasy combo.
This was an intense, fast-paced read that brought a lot of attention to where our world could be heading but in a fantasy setting.
Three teenagers that live in NYC around the year 2080, I believe, are connected not just by shared history and nationality but because they have discovered they have powers. Nubians fled their homeland in this tumultuous future when global warming began massively affecting this planet. Now many live in a rough district of NYC while the rich live in the sky, literally (a city built in the sky).
This story covers some dense topics particularly global warming and class segregation. It shows how those with power may take advantage but offers hope with the Nubians being finally able to start fighting back. These three teens with powers are just the beginning as is this book. I’m looking forward to the sequel!