The Near Witch (my fav elderly witches ever) — Victoria Schwab

TITLE: The Near Witch AUTHOR: Victoria/V. E. Schwab GENRE: Fantasy AGE RANGE: YA ‘There are no strangers in the town of Near.’ Lexi’s heard this all of her life, so her home becomes an unusual place when a very odd stranger appears—and events turn darker still when his new presence coincides with the nightly disappearances of young […]

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(Don’t) Call Me Crazy — anthology edited by Kelly Jensen

TITLE: (Don’t) Call Me Crazy EDITOR: Kelly Jensen RELEASES: October 2nd, 2018; Algonquin Young Readers GENRE: Nonfiction AGE RANGE: YA SYNOPSIS: What does it mean to be crazy? Is using the word crazy offensive? What happens when such a label gets attached to your everyday experiences? In order to understand mental health, we need to talk openly about it. Because […]

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Vicious (The Villains, #1) — V. E. Schwab

TITLE: Vicious AUTHOR: V. E. Schwab SERIES: The Villains, #1 RELEASED: September 24th, 2013; Tor GENRE: Fantasy/Sci-Fi AGE RANGE: Adult SYNOPSIS: Victor and Eli started out as college roommates—brilliant, arrogant, lonely boys who recognized the same sharpness and ambition in each other. In their senior year, a shared research interest in adrenaline, near-death experiences, and seemingly supernatural events reveals an intriguing […]

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City of Ghosts — Victoria Schwab

TITLE: City of Ghosts AUTHOR: Victoria Schwab SERIES: Cassidy Blake, #1 RELEASES: August 28th, 2018; Scholastic GENRE: Horror AGE RANGE: MG SYNOPSIS: Cassidy Blake’s parents are The Inspectres, a (somewhat inept) ghost-hunting team. But Cass herself can REALLY see ghosts. In fact, her best friend, Jacob, just happens to be one. When The Inspectres head to ultra-haunted Edinburgh, Scotland, for their […]

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A Conjuring of Light — V. E. Schwab

TITLE: A Conjuring of Light AUTHOR: V. E. Schwab SERIES: Shades of Magic, #3 RELEASED: February 21st, 2017; Tor Books GENRE: Fantasy AGE RANGE: Adult SYNOPSIS: The precarious equilibrium among four Londons has reached its breaking point. Once brimming with the red vivacity of magic, darkness casts a shadow over the Maresh Empire, leaving a space for another London to […]

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A Gathering of Shadows — V. E. Schwab

  TITLE: A Gathering of Shadows AUTHOR: V. E. Schwab SERIES: Shades of Magic, #2 RELEASED: February 23rd, 2016; Tor Books GENRE: Fantasy AGE RANGE: Adult SYNOPSIS: It has been four months since a mysterious obsidian stone fell into Kell’s possession. Four months since his path crossed with Delilah Bard. Four months since Prince Rhy was wounded, and since the […]

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T10T: Books I Promise to FINALLY Read in 2018!

This is a weekly tag hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, and this week’s challenge is Top Ten Books I’m Looking Forward to in 2018. Since I’ve already done a 2018 most anticipated list, I decided to talk about ten books that I promise to finally read in 2018! All of these are books I was […]

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