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Lore by Alexandra Bracken

Rating: 4 out of 5.

This is a really good YA Fantasy that is a mash-up of urban fantasy and Greek mythology. While most YA Fantasy books all seem to have the same basic premise (strong young female must overcome great odds/conquer evil/rule the nation while resisting falling in love with the boy that is either her childhood friend/enemy/new mysterious over protective friend), this is a refreshingly original take on that premise.

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Ashwater (Ashwater #1) by Melissa Koberlein

Rating: 3 out of 5.

3. 5 stars

This is a cute, light and fluffy first book in a new YA SciFi series.

Adam is an android that escaped from a biological company and settled down in a nearby town called Ashwater. He’s an android/human hybrid, with a computer processor for a brain, as well as a host of weaponry he can use to eliminate threats. But, he is also just an 18 year old boy that is hungry all the time, likes to play video games and dance, and just got a crush on a girl named Evie.

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Skyhunter (Skyhunter #1) by Marie Lu

Rating: 4 out of 5.

4.5 stars

This is a fantastic first book in an exciting YA Fantasy/SciFi series. There is a strong, flawed female lead, complicated relationships, creepy monsters and plenty of action. It’s a quick read and I couldn’t put it down.

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The Inheritance Games (The Inheritance Games #1) by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Rating: 4 out of 5.

This is a thoroughly enjoyable YA mystery/thriller/romance book. It’s creative and a lot of fun to read.

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The Camelot Betrayal (Camelot Rising #2) by Kiersten White

Rating: 4 out of 5.

This is the second book in the exciting YA Fantasy series and it does not disappoint. The book delves deeper into Guinevere’s role in Camelot. To complicate matters, the real Guinevere’s younger sister shows up in Camelot and refuses to leave.

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Dyrwolf by Kat Kinney

Rating: 4 out of 5.

This is a very good, exciting YA Paranormal Fantasy book. It’s fast-paced, with interesting characters and a good storyline.

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Hush (Hush #1) by Dylan Farrow

Rating: 3 out of 5.

This is an ok YA Fantasy about a young girl who is out of options and undertakes a journey to seek justice for her family.

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The Silvered Serpents (The Gilded Wolves #2) by Roshani Chokshi

Rating: 4 out of 5.

This was a fantastic second book in this YAFantasy series. This book definitely does not suffer from the notorious “second book slump” and there is little to no “filler” that is typically stuffed into second books.

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The Immortal Words (The Grave Kingdom #3) by Jeff Wheeler

Rating: 4 out of 5.

This is a satisfying ending to an exciting fantasy series.

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