Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson || Book Review

Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson || Book Review

"It was always wise to be polite to books, whether or not they could hear you." Synopsis: All sorcerers are evil. Elisabeth has known that as long as she has known anything. Raised as a foundling in one of Austermeer’s Great Libraries, Elisabeth has grown up among the tools of sorcery—magical grimoires that whisper on [...]

Daughter of the Siren Queen by Tricia Levenseller || Book Review

Daughter of the Siren Queen by Tricia Levenseller || Book Review

"I may not have been born in the sea, but I was born to rule it. I am the daughter of the siren queen." Synopsis: Alosa's mission is finally complete. Not only has she recovered all three pieces of the map to a legendary hidden treasure, but the pirates who originally took her captive are [...]

Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller || Book Review

Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller || Book Review

"I am me because I choose to be me. I am what I want. Some people say you have to find yourself. Not I. I believe we create ourselves to be what we want." Synopsis: Sent on a mission to retrieve an ancient hidden map--the key to a legendary treasure trove--seventeen-year-old pirate captain Alosa deliberately [...]

The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow || Book Review

The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow || Book Review

"It is at the moments when the doors open, when things flow between the worlds, that stories happen." Synopsis: In the early 1900s, a young woman embarks on a fantastical journey of self-discovery after finding a mysterious book in this captivating and lyrical debut. In a sprawling mansion filled with peculiar treasures, January Scaller is [...]

The Gentleman’s Guide to Getting Lucky by Mackenzi Lee || Book Review

The Gentleman’s Guide to Getting Lucky by Mackenzi Lee || Book Review

"Then maybe I should have said it to you sooner--you needn't hide around us. I'm sorry you ever felt you had to. And that the world makes you feel as though you have to." Synopsis: In this funny and frothy novella that picks up where the New York Times bestselling The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice [...]

Two Worlds of Oblivion by Angelina J. Steffort || ARC Review

Two Worlds of Oblivion by Angelina J. Steffort || ARC Review

"But this wasn't just about making it right. It was about being unable to reconcile the thought of never being able to tell him that she felt the same way ..." Synopsis: Even though Maray has returned to the world she grew up in, she isn’t safe. Grasping for power, Rhia seeks her blood to [...]

The Infinite Noise by Lauren Shippen || ARC Review

The Infinite Noise by Lauren Shippen || ARC Review

"And then—just when I was hoping a dam would burst—the wall just dissolves, letting the blue-green wash over me, clearing out the muck in my veins for the first time in months." Synopsis: Caleb Michaels is a sixteen-year-old champion running back. Other than that his life is pretty normal. But when Caleb starts experiencing mood [...]

Two Worlds of Provenance by Angelina J. Steffort || ARC Review

Two Worlds of Provenance by Angelina J. Steffort || ARC Review

"Weakness is to give in when you are being pushed to do something you know is wrong." Synopsis: When sixteen-year-old Maray Johnson explores her new neighborhood, she hardly expects to see a medieval sword fight—especially not one that leaves her first responder to a severely injured boy, who despite all bone-deep wounds, has the nerve [...]

The Many Adventures of Peter and Fi by Kelvyn Fernandes || Book Review

The Many Adventures of Peter and Fi by Kelvyn Fernandes || Book Review

"You’ve only scratched the surface of what you’re capable of." Synopsis: Follow Peter and Fi as they work together, each searching for something uniquely special to them through the four kingdoms of their known world. It’s a tale of fantastical beasts, peculiar characters, remarkable settings, and a unique brand of biochemistry-based magic. A story that [...]

The Ghost of Crow Cavern by Norman Mounter & John Wedlake || ARC Review

The Ghost of Crow Cavern by Norman Mounter & John Wedlake || ARC Review

"The realisation that there was a big wide world out there beyond the coast - a world full of danger yet wonder and excitement - was no longer squirreled away within the cavernous confines of Old Normsk’s mind." Synopsis: A wave of delight and anticipation sweeps through a small community of red squirrels as they [...]