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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”

Stormsong (The Kingston Cycle #2) by C.L. Polk


4 stars

This is the second book in the Kingston Cycle series. I loved the first book, Witchmark, and was very excited when I was given the opportunity to read and review this one. (You can read my review for Witchmark here:…. Continue reading “Stormsong (The Kingston Cycle #2) by C.L. Polk”

The Unwilling by Kelly Braffet

the unwilling

3.5 Stars

This is a dark, violent, haunting fantasy book that won’t be for everyone, but I enjoyed it. Sensitive topics include child abuse and descriptive violence. If you’re looking for a warm and fuzzy YA fantasy book with cross-starred crushes, cute misunderstandings and a happy ending, move along. In fact, I wouldn’t characterize this as YA at all. Continue reading “The Unwilling by Kelly Braffet”

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”

A Blight of Blackwings (Seven Kennings #2) by Kevin Hearne

a plague of giants

4.5 Stars

Wow. What a fantastic second book in an entertaining, riveting fantasy series. I loved the first book, A Plague of Giants so much (you can read my review here: A Plague of Giants (Seven Kennings #1) by Kevin Hearne) that I was worried the second book would let me down. It did not. Continue reading “A Blight of Blackwings (Seven Kennings #2) by Kevin Hearne”

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”

A Longer Fall (Gunnie Rose, #2) by Charlaine Harris

a longer fall

4 stars

This is the second book in a new fantasy/paranormal series and the author doesn’t miss a step in getting the action started. It’s fun, fast-paced and a wild ride. Continue reading “A Longer Fall (Gunnie Rose, #2) by Charlaine Harris”

An Easy Death (Gunnie Rose, #1) by Charlaine Harris

an easy death

4 stars

Yes!! Charlaine Harris is back! I love her books, and have been waiting for her to start a new series with a kick-ass female lead that I can cheer on through her adventures. We have that, and more, with Lizbeth Rose. Continue reading “An Easy Death (Gunnie Rose, #1) by Charlaine Harris”

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