recommendations and reviews for the aspiring reader

recommendations and reviews for the aspiring reader

Category: Fantasy

Recommendation: Burning Magic

Recommendation: Burning Magic

Burning Magic by Joshua Khan When last we saw the young and gothic Queen Lilith Shadow and her outlaw best friend Thorn, they were doing their best to protect the country of Gehenna from a lethal army of trolls, all while attempting to control the […]

Review: Be Careful What You Joust For

Review: Be Careful What You Joust For

Be Careful What You Joust For by Ryan Hauge & Ivy Smoak   Pentavia is a medieval world full of calculated espionage, treacherous alliances, and respect for the Old Gods and customs. Ever aware of the precarious beauty of their own slice of the land, the […]

Review: Furyborn

Review: Furyborn

Furyborn by Claire Legrand As a girl who has spent her life growing up surrounded by royalty and within the comfortable confines of the castle, Rielle Dardenne is no stranger to privilege and prestige. With best friends like the Crown Prince and his beloved cousin, […]

Recommendation: Sage Alexander and the Hall of Nightmares

Recommendation: Sage Alexander and the Hall of Nightmares

Sage Alexander and the Hall of Nightmares by Steve Copling   Do you remember that evil, cranky looking sun in the old-school Mario video games (if you were born any time after the 1900’s, you probably have no idea what I’m talking about) that was […]

Review: Children Shouldn’t Play With Dead Things

Review: Children Shouldn’t Play With Dead Things

Children Shouldn’t Play With Dead Things by Martina McAtee   It’s no secret that I enjoy the twists and turns of a good YA fantasy story. I like a gritty, layered series even more. If I can combine the two and add in a certain […]

Review: The Broken Girls

Review: The Broken Girls

The Broken Girls by Simone St. James   Idlewild Hall is hardly a sanctuary. It’s more aptly described as . . . a prison. In the 1950’s, the school is where the forgotten girls are sent. The troublemakers. The unwanted ones. The promiscuous and daring. […]

Recommendation: The Cruel Prince

Recommendation: The Cruel Prince

The Cruel Prince by Holly Black   I used to never be a reader who gave into the hype and buzz a new book can sometimes bring along with it. But while Instagram has taken book marketing to an entirely different level, some books are […]

Recommendation: Throne of Glass

Recommendation: Throne of Glass

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas   Three years ago I was wandering the bookstore with my husband. Newly pregnant after several years and countless disappointments, we were taking this pregnancy slow. Not long into my first trimester, issues with my body arose and […]

Review: Tess of the Road

Review: Tess of the Road

Tess of the Road by Rachel Hartman   I was really excited when Tess of the Road came up for galley and I was given a chance to review this much anticipated novel. A spin-off of the fantasy hit Seraphina, in which a young court […]

Recommendation: 11-22-63

Recommendation: 11-22-63

11-22-63 by Stephen King   There was a time a couple of years ago when I felt like I never slept. (who am I kidding – I still barely sleep!) Having a newborn who nursed around-the-clock (or close enough to it) meant that Ebooks and […]