Backlist Books Review: The Archived

The Archived by Victoria Schwab Series: The Archived #1 Published by: Disney Hyperion Pub Date: January 22, 2013 Read: April 8-13, 2013 Pages: 321 Format: hardcover | Source: purchased Genres: young adult, fantasy, horror Rating: Imagine a place where the dead rest on shelves like books. Each body has a story to tell, a life seen in pictures only Librarians can read. … Continue reading Backlist Books Review: The Archived

Review: Tower of Dawn

Tower of Dawn by Sarah J. Maas Series: Throne of Glass #6 Published by: Bloomsbury Children's Books Pub Date: September 5, 2017 Pages: 660 Format: hardcover | Source: library Genres: young adult, fantasy Rating:  In the next installment of the New York Times bestselling Throne of Glass series, follow Chaol on his sweeping journey to a distant empire. Chaol Westfall has always defined himself … Continue reading Review: Tower of Dawn

Review: Girls Made of Snow and Glass

Girls Made of Snow and Glass by Melissa Bashardoust Published by: Flatiron Books Pub Date: September 5, 2017 Pages: 384 Format: hardcover | Source: library Genres: young adult, fantasy, retelling Rating:  Frozen meets The Bloody Chamber in this feminist fantasy reimagining of the Snow White fairytale At sixteen, Mina's mother is dead, her magician father is vicious, and her silent heart has never beat … Continue reading Review: Girls Made of Snow and Glass

Mini Review Monday: The Hawkweed Legacy and The Epic Crush of Genie Lo

The Hawkweed Legacy by Irina Brignull Series: Hawkweed Prophecy #2 Published by: Weinstein Books Pub Date: August 15, 2017 Pages: 384 Format: arc | Source: publisher Genres: young adult, fantasy, paranormal Rating:  Poppy is discovering a purpose for her powers in Africa, but she is haunted by a vision of her own death. Taken in by a boy and his great-grandmother, a … Continue reading Mini Review Monday: The Hawkweed Legacy and The Epic Crush of Genie Lo

Review: In Other Lands

In Other Lands by Sarah Rees Brennan Published by: Big Mouth House Pub Date: August 15, 2017 Pages: 432 Format: hardcover | Source: purchased Genres: young adult, fantasy Rating:  “What’s your name?” “Serene.” “Serena?” Elliot asked. “Serene,” said Serene. “My full name is Serene-Heart-in-the-Chaos-of-Battle.” Elliot’s mouth fell open. “That is badass.” The Borderlands aren’t like anywhere else. Don’t try to smuggle … Continue reading Review: In Other Lands

Mini Review Monday: Fireblood and Illegal Contact

Fireblood by Elly Blake Series: Frostblood #2 Published by: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers Pub Date: September 12, 2017 Pages: 416 Format: ARC | Source: borrowed Genres: young adult, fantasy Rating:  Against all odds, Ruby has defeated the villainous Frost King and melted his throne of ice. But the bloodthirsty Minax that was trapped inside is now haunting her kingdom and … Continue reading Mini Review Monday: Fireblood and Illegal Contact

Mini Review Monday: Letters and Pirates

Song of the Current by Sarah Tolscer Published by: Bloomsbury Childrens Books Pub Date: June 6, 2017 Pages: 373 Format: hardcover | Source: library Genres: young adult, fantasy, adventure Rating: Caroline Oresteia is destined for the river. For generations, her family has been called by the river god, who has guided their wherries on countless voyages throughout the Riverlands. At seventeen, Caro has spent … Continue reading Mini Review Monday: Letters and Pirates

Mini Review Monday: The Six of Crows Duology

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo Series: Six of Crows #1 Published by: Henry Holt and Company Pub Date: September 29, 2015 Pages: 462 Format: ARC | Source: Publisher Genres: young adult, fantasy  Rating:  Criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker has been offered wealth beyond his wildest dreams. But to claim it, he'll have to pull off a seemingly impossible heist: Break into the notorious Ice Court … Continue reading Mini Review Monday: The Six of Crows Duology