Sorcery of Thorns (a new all-time favorite) — Margaret Rogerson

TITLE: Sorcery of Thorns AUTHOR: Margaret Rogerson GENRE: Fantasy AGE RANGE: YA 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 shelves and rattle beneath iron chains. […]

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Wicked Saints — Emily A. Duncan

I’m sorry for directing you here from Goodreads, but as GR has recently been cracking down heavily on reviewers who mention authors in an even remotely negative fashion in their reviews, I wasn’t going to risk this one being on GR’s site. I’m removing my rating/review because, despite having liked this at the time I […]

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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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Enchantée — Gita Trelease (BLOG TOUR)

TITLE: Enchantée AUTHOR: Gita Trelease RELEASED: February 5th, 2019; Flatiron Books GENRE: Historical Fantasy AGE RANGE: YA Life is hard enough in 18th-century France, and few know that better than Camille, who’s been forced to take care of her younger sister and older, alcoholic brother when their parents pass from smallpox. She uses small magics to convert scraps into coins, […]

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A Curse So Dark and Lonely — Brigid Kemmerer

TITLE: A Curse So Dark and Lonely AUTHOR: Brigid Kemmer SERIES: A Curse So Dark and Lonely, #1 RELEASED: January 29th, 2019; Bloomsbury YA GENRE: Fantasy AGE RANGE: YA Harper’s life isn’t easy—her father has left her family with all his debts, her brother is working for the same loan sharks they owe, and her mother is in the final stages […]

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The Gilded Wolves — Roshani Chokshi

TITLE: The Gilded Wolves AUTHOR: Roshani Chokshi SERIES: The Gilded Wolves, #1 RELEASES: January 15th, 2019; Wednesday Books GENRE: Historical/Fantasy AGE RANGE: YA The setting is Paris, 1889, and the world is a strange and industrious place, run by Forgers and curators of fantastical items. Séverin is a treasure-hunter with a crew, and he’s looking to find the item he […]

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The Wicked King (The Folk of the Air, #2) — Holly Black

TITLE: The Wicked King AUTHOR: Holly Black SERIES: The Folk of the Air, #2 RELEASES: January 8th, 2019; Little, Brown Books for Young Readers GENRE: Fantasy AGE RANGE: YA After the shocking turn of events that finished off The Cruel Prince, Jude is fighting with everything she’s got to keep the kingdom of Elfhame from falling to pieces […]

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