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Mayhem by Estelle Laure – Blog Tour


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3 stars

This is a fun YA fantasy book that is marketed as being “inspired” by the movie The Lost Boys. It’s a quick and easy read, however the book follows much too closely the the movie and doesn’t contain many original concepts. (It is also mentioned that the book is inspired by the movie The Craft, but I don’t really see it). Continue reading “Mayhem by Estelle Laure – Blog Tour”

Broken Veil (Harbinger #5) by Jeff Wheeler

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4 stars

This is a satisfying ending to a good YA Fantasy series. Most of the storylines are wrapped up, and there is a juicy cliffhanger that is surely a hint for a new series. Continue reading “Broken Veil (Harbinger #5) by Jeff Wheeler”

The Stone of Sorrow (Runecaster #1) by Brooke Carter

the stone of sorrow

3.0 stars

This is a good first book in a new YA Fantasy series that weaves Norse mythology and magic into the story of a young woman embarking on a quest to save her sister and clan. Continue reading “The Stone of Sorrow (Runecaster #1) by Brooke Carter”

Master of Sorrows ( The Silent Gods #1) by Justin Travis Call

master of sorrows

4 stars

This is the first book in The Silent Gods YA Fantasy series. It is intriguing, fast-paced, dark, and complicated. Everything I love about an epic fantasy series. Continue reading “Master of Sorrows ( The Silent Gods #1) by Justin Travis Call”

Children of Virtue and Vengeance ( Legacy of Orïsha #2) by Tomi Adeyemi


3.5 Stars

This is a pretty good second book in a YA Fantasy book series about the fight to bring back magic to a group of people that the Monarchy wants to destroy. Continue reading “Children of Virtue and Vengeance ( Legacy of Orïsha #2) by Tomi Adeyemi”

Starsight (Skyward #2) by Brandon Sanderson


4.5 stars

This is an excellent, exciting second book in the YA Fantasy series. Continue reading “Starsight (Skyward #2) by Brandon Sanderson”

Diamond City (Diamond City #1) by Francesca Flores

diamond city

3.5 stars

This was an entertaining first book in a new YA fantasy series. Continue reading “Diamond City (Diamond City #1) by Francesca Flores”

The Harp of Kings (Warrior Bards #1) by Juliet Marillier

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4 stars

An exciting, entertaining first book in a new fantasy series. Continue reading “The Harp of Kings (Warrior Bards #1) by Juliet Marillier”

The Guinevere Deception (Camelot Rising #1) by Kiersten White

The Guinevere Deception


A fun YA Fantasy re-telling of the legend of Camelot, and the relationship between King Arthur and Guinevere. Continue reading “The Guinevere Deception (Camelot Rising #1) by Kiersten White”

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