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The Midnight Bargain by C.L. Polk

Rating: 4 out of 5.

3.5 stars

This is another good fantasy novel from the author. The great thing is that this is a stand alone, which is rare to find in fantasy books.

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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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A Beautifully Foolish Endeaver (The Carls #2) by Hank Green

Rating: 3 out of 5.

I loved the first book and was very excited when the sequel came out, but this one was not as captivating. It’s well-written but it didn’t grab my attention as much as the first book and I didn’t like the story as much.

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Fable (Fable #1) by Adrienne Young

Fable

3 stars (release date 9-1-2020)

This is a good, easy YA Fantasy book about a young girl’s quest to reunite with her trader father and demand her rightful place beside him and his crew. This book has it all – ships, pirates, revenge, lost treasures, intrigue, secrets, and romance. Continue reading “Fable (Fable #1) by Adrienne Young”

When We Were Vikings by Andrew David MacDonald

when we were vikings

3 stars

I really enjoyed this contemporary fiction book about Zelda, a 21 year old girl with fetal alcohol syndrome who is obsessed with the Viking culture. She tries to live her life as a Viking, and strives to be a hero. Zelda lives with her older brother Gert and lives a structured life that helps her make sense of things. When Zelda learns that Gert has made some questionable and dangerous decisions to make enough money to keep them afloat, Zelda decides to use her Viking skills on a quest to keep her tribe safe. Continue reading “When We Were Vikings by Andrew David MacDonald”

The Kingdom of Back by Marie Lu

the kingdom of back

2 stars

Let me first say that I loved Marie Lu’s Legend and Warcross book series. I’ve met her several times at San Diego Comic Con and she’s a total sweetheart. So it pains me to say this. Seriously. But I did not enjoy this YA Historical Fiction about the sister of Wolfgang Mozart. Continue reading “The Kingdom of Back by Marie Lu”

Marilia, the Warlord by Morgan Cole

marilia the warlord

3.5 stars rounded up to 4

I really enjoyed this YA Fantasy book about a low-born girl with a gift for battle strategy that propels herself and her twin brother into a better life and better roles in the kingdom. Continue reading “Marilia, the Warlord by Morgan Cole”

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