First Line Friday 7/5/19

A future chieftain Fie abides by one rule: look after your own. Her Crow caste of undertakers and mercy-killers takes more abuse than coin, but when they’re called to collect royal dead, she’s hoping they’ll find the payout of a lifetime. A fugitive prince When Crown Prince Jasimir turns out to have faked his death, […]

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Arc review: the Beautiful by Renee ahdieh

Finally a new Renee ahdieh book! And we’re getting vampires or so they say. Going into this book excited. Starts off with a girl named celine traveling from Paris to New Orleans for a new life in 1872. Going in you don’t really know what she is trying to leave. But finally in this fabulous […]

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*Saturday Spotlight* The Storm Crow by Kalyn Josephson

Title: The Storm Crow (The Storm Crow #1) Author: Kalyn Josephson Publisher: SourcebooksFire Release Date: July 9th 2019 Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult Synopsis: In the tropical kingdom of Rhodaire, magical, elemental Crows are part of every aspect of life…until the Illucian empire invades, destroying everything. That terrible night has thrown Princess Anthia into a deep depression. Her […]

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*Blog Tour + Giveaway* Stronger Than a Bronze Dragon by Mary Fan

Title: Stronger Than a Bronze Dragon Author: Mary Fan Publisher: Page Street Kids Release Date: June 11th 2019 Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult Synopsis: When a powerful viceroy arrives with a fleet of mechanical dragons and stops an attack on Anlei’s village, the villagers see him as a godsend. They agree to give him their sacred, enchanted River […]

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*Saturday Spotlight* Wicked Fox by Kat Cho

Title: Wicked Fox (Gumiho, #1) Author: Kat Cho Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers Release Date: June 25, 2019 Page Count: 432 pages Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy Summary: A fresh and addictive fantasy-romance set in modern-day Seoul. Eighteen-year-old Gu Miyoung has a secret–she’s a gumiho, a nine-tailed fox who must devour the energy of men in order […]

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*Saturday Spotlight* All of Us With Wings by Michelle Ruiz Keil

Title: All of Us With Wings Author: Michelle Ruiz Keil Publisher: Soho Press Release Date: June 18, 2019 Page Count: 360 pages Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary, LGBT Summary: Michelle Ruiz Keil’s YA fantasy debut about love, found family, and healing is an ode to post-punk San Francisco through the eyes of a Mexican-American girl. Seventeen-year-old Xochi is alone in San […]

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*Saturday Spotlight* The Beholder by Anna Bright

Title: The Beholder Author: Anna Bright Publisher: HarperTeen Release Date: June 4, 2019 Page Count: 448 pages Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Retellings Summary: Selah has waited her whole life for a happily ever after. As the only daughter of the leader of Potomac, she knows her duty is to find the perfect match, a partner who will help secure […]

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*ARC Review* Finale by Stephanie Garber

Title: Finale (Caraval #3) Author: Stephanie Garber Publisher: Flatiron Books Release Date: May 7, 2019 Page Count: 496 pages Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance Summary: Welcome, welcome to Finale, the third and final book in the #1 New York Times bestselling Caraval series! Welcome, welcome to Caraval…all games must come to an end. It’s been two months since the […]

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*ARC Review* Dark Shores by Danielle L. Jensen

Title: Dark Shores Author: Danielle L. Jensen Publisher: Tor Teen Release Date: May 7, 2019 Page Count: 368 pages Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Adventure Summary: High seas adventure, blackmail, and meddling gods meet in Dark Shores, the first novel in a new YA fantasy series. In a world divided by meddlesome gods and treacherous oceans, only the Maarin possess the […]

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It’s Monday, What Are You Reading? 5/6/19

This week I’m going to reading books I have owned for a while. What are you reading this week? Death Prefers Blondes- Caleb Roehrig Teenage socialite Margo Manning leads a dangerous double life. By day, she dodges the paparazzi while soaking up California sunshine. By night, however, she dodges security cameras and armed guards, pulling […]

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