Bursts of Fire

Bursts of Fire has so much going for it. Magic! Sisters! Political intrigue! But... To survive. To fight. To restore balance.The Falkyn sisters bear a burden and a legacy. Their mother, the imperial magiel of the kingdom of Orumon, protects her people from the horrors of the afterlife by calling upon the Gods with a … Continue reading Bursts of Fire

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Storm and Fury

Eighteen-year-old Trinity Marrow may be going blind, but she can see and communicate with ghosts and spirits. Her unique gift is part of a secret so dangerous that she’s been in hiding for years in an isolated compound fiercely guarded by Wardens—gargoyle shape-shifters who protect humankind from demons. If the demons discover the truth about … Continue reading Storm and Fury

The Waking Forest

A dark, mysterious forest. A witch that grants wishes, a girl with nightmarish visions. I was intrigued and hopeful for The Waking Forest. And while some of the prose was beautiful, it quickly grew out of hand. The waking forest has secrets. To Rhea, it appears like a mirage, dark and dense, at the very … Continue reading The Waking Forest

The Everlasting Rose ★★☆☆☆

The fact that I couldn't get past the first chapter is awfully telling... Which is a shame, since I loved The Belles and was beyond excited for the release of The Everlasting Rose--I even pre-ordered it before I was approved to review it! But, sometimes, the second one just isn't as good as the first. … Continue reading The Everlasting Rose ★★☆☆☆

Between the Blade and the Heart ★★☆☆☆

I was really excited for this one. I'd read Amanda Hocking's Freeks and enjoyed it, but Between the Blade and the Heart just sort of... didn't work for me. Valkyries have one great responsibility: to return immortals to the afterlife by slaying them. As a Valkyrie, Malin has always known that the balance of the world rests … Continue reading Between the Blade and the Heart ★★☆☆☆

Girls Made of Snow and Glass ★★☆☆☆

I had hoped, more than anything, that I would love Girls Made of Snow and Glass. I was promised a feminist f/f fairy tale retelling, but all I got was a slow, dull book where the LGBT+ themes took a backseat to...whatever the hell was happening. I really really wanted to like this book. But I had … Continue reading Girls Made of Snow and Glass ★★☆☆☆

Blood Rose Rebellion ★★☆☆☆

It's no lie that I'm a lover of all things fantasy; give me a book about magic and I'll instantly add it to my TBR pile. But sometimes, among the diamonds, I'll just find shiny bits of broken glass. And Blood Rose Rebellion certainly falls into the "glass" territory. The thrilling first book in a YA … Continue reading Blood Rose Rebellion ★★☆☆☆

Akarnae ★★☆☆☆

I always thought I loved portal fantasy stories; after all, I did spend ten years writing one, but Akarnae proved that I did not love portal fantasies as much as I thought I did. Dreading her first day at a new school, Alex is stunned when she walks through a doorway and finds herself stranded in … Continue reading Akarnae ★★☆☆☆

The Vanishing Girl ★★☆☆☆

The Vanishing Girl by Laura Thalassa promised to be exciting and thrilling, with adventure and teleporting girls, but it ended up being creepy and disappointing. Every night after Ember Pierce falls asleep, she disappears. She can teleport anywhere in the world—London, Paris, her crush’s bedroom—wherever her dreams lead her. Ten minutes is all she gets, and once time’s … Continue reading The Vanishing Girl ★★☆☆☆

Citadel of the Sky ★★☆☆☆

I was intrigued right away by The Citadel of the Sky by Chrysoula Tzavelas. A fierce warrior princess setting out to defeat a great evil with a flaming sword. Sounds awesome, right? I thought so too. But things never turn out how we hope they will, do they? I got more than halfway through this book before … Continue reading Citadel of the Sky ★★☆☆☆

REVIEW: Wind Catcher Review ★★☆☆☆

I read Wind Catcher by Jeff Altabef and Erynn Altabef for free in exchange for an honest review at netgalley.com Spoilers below the cut! I was very excited to start this book; the main character, Juliet Stone, is Native American and is caught up in a strange series of ievents and learns she has special powers. … Continue reading REVIEW: Wind Catcher Review ★★☆☆☆