I was so excited to receive this copy of stories from the world of my favorite trilogy, The Daevabad series. This begins with stories several years before the first book and ends with an alternate epilogue and a last story a year after the last book. Some do not contain spoilers but most do so I would definitely recommend reading the series first if you haven’t already, but, of course, that’s just my opinion so please do as you wish my friends.
This was utterly delightful and emotional and just everything. I feel like so many questions were answered for me that I didn’t even realize I needed to know. I cannot recommend this enough and I also cannot recommend the whole series enough either!
I was so excited to read this sequel to Crossbones and I was not disappointed.
This was a treat and the best part is that the saga will continue! I was thrilled by the ending and can’t wait to see where the author takes this. This book was full of dreamwraiths, creatures coming through the limbo between worlds and lots of card games and trickery. This crew together is brilliant and overall, this is a really fun series!
This book is about an island, Saoirse, and her inhabitants. The tight knit group of families that live on this island all have various secrets they hold close. The island itself seems alive and as if she is watching and weighing every movement and word. Nothing is as it seems. And at the same time, nothing goes completely unseen either.
This book has such a compelling mystery. I thought I knew what was going on the whole time until I was proven wrong! The secrets and the magic seemed to come alive for me as I read this. I could see myself walking through this beautiful and deadly island breathing in the scent of herbs and magic. This author has a talent of giving their stories a magical breath so that they truly live and it’s always a wonderful adventure.
Definitely recommend this! Out September 27, 2022!
I loved this beautiful historical fiction fantasy that revolved around Baba Yaga and the infamous Ivan the Terrible of Russia.
I love reading anything that gives me a real taste of history from any part of the world and I especially loved this incredible folklore surrounding a very dark time. It’s a bit slow in parts but that’s not something that bothered me because the writing was so beautiful. I loved seeing the old gods of Russia in this story along with Baba Yaga. Also, I love how this author conveyed the importance of the mortal pieces that make up these immortal gods and half-gods creating a very human side to some of them.
A beautiful story that I definitely recommend to fans of Russian folklore!
This was such a great read! Competition, rebellion and a kind of dystopian setting make this book immediately one of my favorites this year.
Koral is a Hunter. Her and her family are lucky Renters who have had this title passed down through generations which give them a greater chance at monetary security. However, they have hit hard times and Koral decides to enter the Glory Race with their last Maristag(a very dangerous but beautiful creature). The Glory Race is usually only for the Landers who live much richer and safer lives than any Renters. In the midst of rebellion, monster attacks and romance, Koral has no idea what she’s really getting into.
This is an insightful, beautiful and vicious story and I really can’t help but hope for more to come!! (Please!!)
Loved this sequel! I loved stepping into this beautiful world again and experiencing Shiori’s unique magic.
This was a great read that pulled me along effortlessly. There was so much adventure and action that I couldn’t stop turning the pages. And throughout it all, there was an endless supply of love. It had me swooning at Shiori and Takkan’s young love while in my feels at her connection to her brothers and paper bird, Kiki.
I highly recommend this series to fans of ya fantasy!
I loved this book!!! A romantic, murder mystery involving Death as a character! And, not just a character, but a romantic interest!
Signa is 19 years old and has had a mostly unfortunate life. Her mother died when she was a baby and since then she has been passed around between different family members as a foster child. Also, it doesn’t make it any easier for her when wherever she goes someone winds up dying. When she finally reaches a nice home with the Hawthornes a few months before she turns 20 and gains her inheritance, she realizes how special family really is and also grows closer to death and her legacy as well.
I was addicted from the first page of this book to the last. And, I believe there will be more. Not absolutely positive but based on the ending I’m hoping so. Especially because I just want more!! This was so so good. I definitely recommend this!
This is one of those books that while reading I become fascinated and inspired by the genius of a mind that is behind this writing. I want to be in this story just as this story is in me now and always will be. And as a student, I want more knowledge. Like I said, inspiring. The magic of language.
Robin Swift was born in Canton, China. He lived there long enough to know the language easily and then, when he was about to die from a sickness, he was moved to England by a man promising him the world. He learned Greek and Latin while studying his own language, Chinese. In doing all this, he became prepared for a life at Oxford at the school for translation. Where language is not just studied, but used to change the world.
This is the best Dark Academia I have ever witnessed. Along with a dangerous secret society and a world on the cusp of revolution. I loved this book and I cannot recommend this enough!
This is going in my top five favorite books for the year, no question. I enjoyed this so much that I’m having trouble adequately coming up with how to describe this book.
The Art of Prophecy is about so many things but a major point of this book is about the honor of war arts and when to throw others expectations out the window and simply do the right thing. Even if it means taking on a whole nation or a fanatical religion.
This story follows Taishi and Jian, along with other characters I’m not getting into because Spoilers! Taishi is an incredible woman with incredible fighting skills and also a fierceness that makes others stop and listen. Jian has a lot to learn about war arts even though he is the center of a prophecy for the Zuhn people and their savior against the Eternal Khan.
I loved every single second of this book. A gorgeous fantasy world that includes all the dirty parts of life. Play-by-play fight scenes that are simply fantastic. And, laugh out loud funny and thought provoking all at once.
I was cautious going into this one because of all the hype on social media but I found this to be absolutely deserving of some hype!
This story has everything. A broody assassin who is drowning her pain in alcohol. She is not as heartless as she seems. Her job may be to kill as the king’s Blade, but she can’t let go of any death she causes. Mix this in with another broody persona, known as the Shadow, who has a price on his head and we have an amazing book ya’ll!!!
There is deception. There is suspence. And, throughout it all, romance!! I highly recommend this to fans of fantasy!