Young Adult

Violet Made of Thorns by Gina Chen: Dark and Enchanting

Violet is a prophet and a liar, influencing the royal court with her cleverly phrased—and not always true—divinations. Honesty is for suckers, like the oh-so-not charming Prince Cyrus, who plans to strip Violet of her official role once he’s crowned at the end of the summer—unless Violet does something about it.   But when the …

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“Faking Reality” by Sara Fujimura: Realistic and Authentic

Can a reality star princess transform the boy-next-door into her Cinnamon Roll Prince? Dakota McDonald swore after “The Great Homecoming Disaster” that she’d never allow her romantic life to be a plot line in her parents’ HGTV show again. But when the restaurant run by the family of her best friend (and secret crush), Leo, …

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The Gold Cat’s Daughter (The Cindra Corrina Chronicles Book 1) by Mark Rude: Riveting

Calilon is on the brink of civil war and a marriage alliance is the key to stability. That duty falls to young Lady Cindra Corrina, a girl of restless spirit who receives a rather unpleasant surprise regarding her future husband. Distraught and defiant, she slips from the castle to explore the city of Portshia, hoping …

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City of Illusion by Victoria Ying: Delightful

It’s been a peaceful three months since Hannah Morgan and Ever Barnes saved their beloved Oskars, and activated the powers of their city’s Megantic. Ever now lives with the Morgan family and the two children watch over and learn more about Oskar (the Megantic) every day. But their conflict-free days come to an abrupt end …

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“The Nature of Witches” by Rachel Griffin: Inventive

For centuries, witches have maintained the climate, but now their control is faltering as the atmosphere becomes more erratic; the storms, more destructive. All hope lies with Clara, a once-in-a-generation Everwitch whose magic is tied to every season. In Autumn, Clara wants nothing to do with her power. It’s wild and volatile, and the price …

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Book Review: The Black Tempest by Ryan Dalton

Book Review: The Black Tempest by Ryan Dalton It’s summer in Emmett’s Bluff, and the ice is spreading. Six months after confronting an enemy from the future, Malcolm and Valentine Gilbert have returned to their normal teenage lives. Or, they’ve tried to. During the battle to save their town, a mysterious force awoke inside the …

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Book Review: The Year of Lightning by Ryan Dalton.

Book Review: The Year of Lightning by Ryan Dalton.   When 15-year-old twins Malcolm and Valentine Gilbert moved to a new town, they never imagined that the old house across the street could bring them so much trouble. Inside the old house, a secret machine with the power to pierce time has reawakened. Meanwhile, lightning …

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Book Review: Heartless by Tom Leveen

Book Review: Heartless by Tom Leveen Book Review: Heartless by Tom Leveen Originally posted November 13, 2018 Bram Stoker Award nominee Tom Leveen (Sick; Shackled) asks: What price will you pay for immortality?   Urban legends of a murderous figure called Springheel Jack date back to the 19th century. What Baylee is about to learn …

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All the Stars and Teeth by Adalyn Grace: Dark and Thrilling

As princess of the island kingdom Visidia, Amora Montara has spent her entire life training to be High Animancer – the master of souls. The rest of the realm can choose their magic, but for Amora, it’s never been a choice. To secure her place as heir to the throne, she must prove her mastery …

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