TNR, March 28th, 2017 Edition.

Today there are 3 lovely new books being released. They are…

Strange The Dreamer by Laini Taylor.

A new epic fantasy by National Book Award finalist and New York Times bestselling author Laini Taylor of the Daughter of Smoke & Bone trilogy.

The dream chooses the dreamer, not the other way around— and Lazlo Strange, Today's New Releases On 802 Book Review!war orphan and junior librarian, has always feared that his dream chose poorly. Since he was five years old he’s been obsessed with the mythic lost city of Weep, but it would take someone bolder than he to cross half the world in search of it. Then a stunning opportunity presents itself, in the person of a hero called the Godslayer and a band of legendary warriors, and he has to seize his chance to lose his dream forever.

What happened in Weep two hundred years ago to cut it off from the rest of the world? What exactly did the Godslayer slay that went by the name of god? And what is the mysterious problem he now seeks help in solving?

The answers await in Weep, but so do more mysteries—including the blue-skinned goddess who appears in Lazlo’s dreams. How did he dream her before he knew she existed? and if all the gods are dead, why does she seem so real?

In this sweeping and breathtaking new novel by National Book Award finalist Laini Taylor, author of the New York Times bestselling Daughter of Smoke & Bone trilogy, the shadow of the past is as real as the ghosts who haunt the citadel of murdered gods. Fall into a mythical world of dread and wonder, moths and nightmares, love and carnage.

Welcome to Weep.

Blood Rose Rebellion by Rosalyn Eves.

The thrilling first book in a YA fantasy trilogy for fans of Red Queen. In a world where social prestige derives from a trifecta of blood, money, and magic, one girl has the ability to break the spell that holds the social order in place.
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Sixteen-year-old Anna Arden is barred from society by a defect of blood. Though her family is part of the Luminate, powerful users of magic, she is Barren, unable to perform the simplest spells. Anna would do anything to belong. But her fate takes another course when, after inadvertently breaking her sister’s debutante spell—an important chance for a highborn young woman to show her prowess with magic—Anna finds herself exiled to her family’s once powerful but now crumbling native Hungary.

Her life might well be over.

In Hungary, Anna discovers that nothing is quite as it seems. Not the people around her, from her aloof cousin Noémi to the fierce and handsome Romani Gábor. Not the society she’s known all her life, for discontent with the Luminate is sweeping the land. And not her lack of magic. Isolated from the only world she cares about, Anna still can’t seem to stop herself from breaking spells.

As rebellion spreads across the region, Anna’s unique ability becomes the catalyst everyone is seeking. In the company of nobles, revolutionaries, and Romanies, Anna must choose: deny her unique power and cling to the life she’s always wanted, or embrace her ability and change that world forever.

A Crown Of Wishes by Roshani Chokshi.

Gauri, the princess of Bharata, has been taken as a prisoner of war by her kingdom’s enemies. Faced with a futurToday's New Releases On 802 Book Review!e of exile and scorn, Gauri has nothing left to lose. Hope unexpectedly comes in the form of Vikram, the cunning prince
of a neighboring land and her sworn enemy kingdom. Unsatisfied with becoming a mere puppet king, Vikram offers Gauri a chance to win back her kingdom in exchange for her battle prowess. Together, they’ll have to set aside their differences and team up to win the Tournament of Wishes—a competition held in a mythical city where the Lord of Wealth promises a wish to the victor.

Reaching the tournament is just the beginning. Once they arrive, danger takes on new shapes: poisonous courtesans and mischievous story birds, a feast of fears and twisted fairy revels.

Every which way they turn new trials will test their wit and strength. But what Gauri and Vikram will soon discover is that there’s nothing more dangerous than what they most desire.

Alright, those are all the books being published today, as always, please let me know if I missed any and which book you’re most excited for down in the comments section!

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Today’s New Releases!

There are 2 new releases today! They are…

Hunted by Meagan Spooner.

Beauty knows the Beast’s forest in her bones—and in her blood. Though she grew up with the city’s highest aristocrats, far from her father’s old lodge, she knows that the 24485589forest holds secrets and that her father is the only hunter who’s ever come close to discovering them.

So when her father loses his fortune and moves Yeva and her sisters back to the outskirts of town, Yeva is secretly relieved. Out in the wilderness, there’s no pressure to make idle chatter with vapid baronessas…or to submit to marrying a wealthy gentleman. But Yeva’s father’s misfortune may have cost him his mind, and when he goes missing in the woods, Yeva sets her sights on one prey: the creature he’d been obsessively tracking just before his disappearance.

Deaf to her sisters’ protests, Yeva hunts this strange Beast back into his own territory—a cursed valley, a ruined castle, and a world of creatures that Yeva’s only heard about in fairy tales. A world that can bring her ruin or salvation. Who will survive: the Beauty, or the Beast?

The End Of Oz by Danielle Page.

In this high-octane fourth book in the New York Times bestselling Dorothy Must Die
series, Amy Gumm must do everything in her power to save Kansas and make Oz a The End of Oz (Dorothy Must Die, #4)free land once more.

At the end of Yellow Brick War, Amy had finally defeated Dorothy. Just when she and the rest of the surviving members of the Revolutionary Order of the Wicked thought it was safe to start rebuilding the damaged land of Oz, they realized they’ve been betrayed—by one of their own. And Dorothy might not have been so easily defeated after all.

In the fourth installment of the New York Times bestselling Dorothy Must Die series, the magical Road of Yellow Brick has come to the rescue, and whisked Amy away—but to where? Does the Road itself know where she needs to go to find the help that she needs?

Welcome to the other side of the rainbow. Here there’s danger around every corner, and magic shoes won’t be able to save you.

Will you be picking up either of these two new retellings?

Today’s New Releases!

Hey! I have 3 new releases today to show you. They are…

Traitor To The Throne by Alwyn Hamilton.

The sizzling, un-put-downable sequel to the bestselling Rebel of the Sands!

Mere months ago, gunslinger Amani al’Hiza fled her dead-end hometown on the back 29739361of a mythical horse with the mysterious foreigner Jin, seeking only her own freedom. Now she’s fighting to liberate the entire desert nation of Miraji from a bloodthirsty sultan who slew his own father to capture the throne.

When Amani finds herself thrust into the epicenter of the regime—the Sultan’s palace—she’s determined to bring the tyrant down. Desperate to uncover the Sultan’s secrets by spying on his court, she tries to forget that Jin disappeared just as she was getting closest to him, and that she’s a prisoner of the enemy. But the longer she remains, the more she questions whether the Sultan is really the villain she’s been told he is, and who’s the real traitor to her sun-bleached, magic-filled homeland.

Forget everything you thought you knew about Miraji, about the rebellion, about djinni and Jin and the Blue-Eyed Bandit. In Traitor to the Throne, the only certainty is that everything will change.

The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco.

When Tea accidentally resurrects her brother from the dead, she learns she is 30095464different from the other witches in her family. Her gift for necromancy means that
she’s a bone witch, a title that makes her feared and ostracized by her community. But Tea finds solace and guidance with an older, wiser bone witch, who takes Tea and her brother to another land for training.

In her new home, Tea puts all her energy into becoming an asha — one who can wield elemental magic. But dark forces are approaching quickly, and in the face of danger, Tea will have to overcome her obstacles…and make a powerful choice.

Memoirs of a Geisha meets The Name of the Wind in this brilliant new fantasy series by Rin Chupeco!

The Song Rising by Samantha Shannon.

28260402The hotly anticipated third book in the bestselling Bone Season series – a ground-breaking, dystopian fantasy of extraordinary imagination

Following a bloody battle against foes on every side, Paige Mahoney has risen to the dangerous position of Underqueen, ruling over London’s criminal population.

But, having turned her back on Jaxon Hall and with vengeful enemies still at large, the task of stabilising the fractured underworld has never seemed so challenging.

Little does Paige know that her reign may be cut short by the introduction of Senshield, a deadly technology that spells doom for the clairvoyant community and the world as they know it…

Which one of these gems are you most excited about? Let me know down in the comments!

Today’s New Releases!

Hello! Today we have 6 new releases, and they are…

Lifeblood by Gena Showalter.

My Firstlife is over, but my Everlife is only now beginning.

With her last living breath, Tenley “Ten” Lockwood made her choice and picked 29275562her realm in the Everlife. Now, as the war between Troika and Myriad rages, she must face the consequences.

Because Ten possesses a rare supernatural ability to absorb and share light, the Powers That Be have the highest expectations for her future—and the enemy wants her neutralized. Fighting to save her Secondlife, she must learn about her realm from the ground up while launching her first mission: convincing a select group of humans to join her side before they die. No pressure, right?

But Ten’s competition is Killian, the boy she can’t forget—the one who gave up everything for her happiness. He has only one shot at redemption: beating Ten at a game she’s never even played. As their throw-downs heat up, so do their undeniable feelings, and soon, Ten will have to make another choice. Love…or victory.

One Blood Ruby by Melissa Marr.

Now that Lilywhite Abernathy is the heir to the Hidden Lands, everything is about to
change.
30363412The Queen of Blood and Rage wants Lily to help broker peace with the human world, but Lily knows that harmony won’t come easily. After decades of waging war on the humans, who cost the queen her firstborn daughter, the fae are struggling to accept Lily, a half-human monarch. And the humans, while no match against faery affinities, will hardly agree to the queen’s détente without resistance.

Lily wants to be a fair ruler but fears having to abandon the life she’s known to do so. Now that she and Creed are more than just fellow Black Diamonds—operatives for the queen—her priorities have shifted. But her worries about assuming the throne are derailed when it becomes clear that someone—or some fae—is masterminding violent attacks to discourage peace.

In this gripping follow-up to Melissa Marr’s lush Seven Black Diamonds, Lily and her friends are forced to reckon with the truth of their own parentage and to protect one of their own, no matter what—or who—comes between them.

Daughter Of The Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller.

A 17-year-old pirate captain intentionally allows herself to get captured by enemy pirates in this thrilling YA adventure.33643994

Sent on a mission to retrieve an ancient hidden map—the key to a legendary treasure trove—seventeen-year-old pirate captain Alosa deliberately allows herself to be captured by her enemies, giving her the perfect opportunity to search their ship.

More than a match for the ruthless pirate crew, Alosa has only one thing standing between her and the map: her captor, the unexpectedly clever and unfairly attractive first mate, Riden. But not to worry, for Alosa has a few tricks up her sleeve, and no lone pirate can stop the Daughter of the Pirate King.

Debut author Tricia Levenseller blends action, adventure, romance, and a little bit of magic into a thrilling YA pirate tale.

Gardenia by Kelsey Sutton.

Seventeen-year-old Ivy Erickson has one month, twenty-seven days, four hours, fifty-nine minutes, and two seconds to live.

31338593Ever since she was a child, Ivy has been able to see countdown clocks over everyone’s heads indicating how long before they will die. She can’t do anything about anyone else’s, nor can she do anything about her own, which will hit the zero hour before she even graduates high school.

A life cut short is tragic, but Ivy does her best to make the most of it. She struggles emotionally with her deep love for on-again, off-again boyfriend Myers Patripski. She struggles financially, working outside of school to help her mom and her sister. And she struggles to cope with the murder of her best friend, another life she couldn’t save. Vanessa Donovan was killed in the woods, and everyone in town believes Ivy had something to do with it.

Then more girls start disappearing. Ivy tries to put her own life in order as she pieces together the truth of who ended Vanessa’s. To save lives and for her own sanity.

The clock is always ticking. And Ivy’s only hope is to expose the truth before it runs out completely.

A Good Idea by Cristina Moracho.

Can the right kind of boy get away with killing the wrong kind of girl?

Fin and Betty’s close friendship survived Fin’s ninth-grade move from their coastal 29960804Maine town to Manhattan. Calls, letters, and summer visits continued to bind them together, and in the fall of their senior year, they both applied to NYU, planning to reunite for good as roommates.

Then Betty disappears. Her ex-boyfriend Calder admits to drowning her, but his confession is thrown out, and soon the entire town believes he was coerced and Betty has simply run away. Fin knows the truth, and she returns to Williston for one final summer, determined to get justice for her friend, even if it means putting her loved ones—and herself—at risk.

But Williston is a town full of secrets, where a delicate framework holds everything together, and Fin is not the only one with an agenda. How much is she willing to damage to get her revenge and learn the truth about Betty’s disappearance, which is more complicated than she ever imagined—and infinitely more devastating?

Sad Perfect by Stephanie Elliot.

The story of a teen girl’s struggle with Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder and how love helps her on the road to recovery.
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Sixteen-year-old Pea looks normal, but she has a secret: she has Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID). It is like having a monster inside of her, one that not only dictates what she can eat, but also causes anxiety, depression, and thoughts that she doesn’t want to have. When she falls crazy-mad in love with Ben, she hides her disorder from him, pretending that she’s fine. At first, everything really does feel like it’s getting better with him around, so she stops taking her anxiety and depression medication. And that’s when the monster really takes over her life. Just as everything seems lost and hopeless, Pea finds in her family, and in Ben, the support and strength she needs to learn that her eating disorder doesn’t have to control her.

What do you think of today’s new releases?

Me Before You Review.

A sorrowful tale of love and accidents, Jojo Moyes will make you cry, whether you like it or not.

They had nothing in common until love gave them everything to lose . . .

Louisa Clark is an ordinary girl living an exceedingly ordinary life—steady boyfriend, 15507958close family—who has barely been farther afield than their tiny village. She takes a badly needed job working for ex–Master of the Universe Will Traynor, who is wheelchair bound after an accident. Will has always lived a huge life—big deals, extreme sports, worldwide travel—and now he’s pretty sure he cannot live the way he is.

Will is acerbic, moody, bossy—but Lou refuses to treat him with kid gloves, and soon his happiness means more to her than she expected. When she learns that Will has shocking plans of his own, she sets out to show him that life is still worth living.

A Love Story for this generation and perfect for fans of John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars, Me Before You brings to life two people who couldn’t have less in common—a heartbreakingly romantic novel that asks, What do you do when making the person you love happy also means breaking your own heart?

“Push yourself. Don’t Settle. Just live well. Just LIVE.”

Louisa Clarke lives a dull, average life. She’s in her twenties, lives with her parents in their small family home, and ha never traveled farther than beyond the confines of her towns limits.

“I will never, ever regret the things I’ve done. Because most days, all you have are places in your memory that you can go to.”

She suddenly loses her job, and in desperation, takes a caretaker job to a newly quadriplegic man, former Master of the Universe, Will Traynor. An accident has left him paralysed and unhappy with his life. He now lives in an apartment in his parents backyard, and is not speaking to anyone he knew before the accident.

Louisa’s only job is to keep him company and entertained, easy enough, until she meets him, and he wants absolutely nothing to do with her. Her gameplan? Do the bare minimum to keep her new job. Instead, she ends up befriending him, and quickly has feelings for the man who doesn’t want a relationship.

“Some mistakes… Just have greater consequences than others. But you don’t have to let the result of one mistake be the thing that defines you. You, Clark, have the choice not to let that happen.”

I had very high hopes for this book. It seemed great, and then I read it. Don’t get me wrong, it had it’s nice moments, I laughed sometimes. It was just too dreary for me. Both Louisa nor Will are not exciting characters. Their lives were ordinary, and this didn’t feel like the escape that reading should provide. Instead, it felt like a chore, and I believe the only reason I finished this in a timely manner was that I had it on audiobook.

Overall.

Jojo Moyes’s sad novel about the power of love and friendship sadly falls flat, just like the ending of this novel. Will and Louisa are powerful examples of selfish, stubborn, unrelateable characters. I give this book a 2 out of 5 stars and would not recommend unless you like sappy, sad, unfulfilling books.

Anna And The French Kiss Review.

A beautifully written contemporary debut novel from Stephanie Perkins will make you remember why you love the genre.

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Anna is looking forward to her senior year in Atlanta, where she has a great job, a
loyal best friend, and a crush on the verge of becoming more. Which is why she is less than thrilled about being shipped off to boarding school in Paris–until she meets Étienne St. Clair. Smart, charming, beautiful, Étienne has it all…including a serious girlfriend.

But in the City of Light, wishes have a way of coming true. Will a year of romantic near-misses end with their long-awaited French kiss?

 

 

Meet Anna Oliphant, a senior in high school who is American as they come. She works at her local movie theatre in Atlanta, Georgia, and has her own movie blog. She aspires to be a move critic, a writer, like her father; and that’s about the only thing she and her father have in common. She has a couple of issues with her father; one being that he is a bestselling romance novelist, and two, he’s sending her to Paris, France, for her senior year of high school.

“For the two of us, home isn’t a place. It is a person. And we are finally home.”

Anna will be attending the SOAP, the School Of America in Paris. Here she will live in a dorm, take french class, and just soak up the french lifestyle while she finishes out her high school career. Sounds good to me, but certainly not to Anna. She is not happy to give up her life in Atlanta.

“The more you know who you are, and what you want, the less you let things upset you.”

Once Anna arrives, she meets her new roommate, and falls in with her great group of friends. From there, she and her newfound friends have fun in Paris, and Anna even manages to meet the perfect boy, Etienne St. Claire, the only problem? St. Claire has a girlfriend, a serious girlfriend at that. What’s a girl to do?

“I love you as certain dark things are loved, secretly, between the shadow and the soul.”

I loved this book. I wasn’t much for contemporaries before this, but this has completely changed my mind. It was beautifully written, the ending is fantastic, and it gave me all sorts of emotions, but in the best way. If you want a feel good book, or just need a new book to read, pick up this one, it’s amazing, and is now one of my favorites.

Overall

This was an amazing read, I give it a 5 out of 5 stars and would recommend to pretty much anyone. Please do pick this one up and read it, I sorely doubt you’ll regret it.

Throne Of Glass Review.

Sarah J. Maas’s story of a young girl’s survival is both gripping and beautiful. You won’t want to put this one down.

After serving out a year of hard labor in the salt mines of Endovier for her crimes, 18-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien is dragged before the Crown Prince. Prince 16034235Dorian offers her her freedom on one condition: she must act as his champion in a competition to find a new royal assassin.

Her opponents are men-thieves and assassins and warriors from across the empire, each sponsored by a member of the king’s council. If she beats her opponents in a series of eliminations, she’ll serve the kingdom for three years and then be granted her freedom. Celaena finds her training sessions with the captain of the guard, Westfall, challenging and exhilirating. But she’s bored stiff by court life. Things get a little more interesting when the prince starts to show interest in her… but it’s the gruff Captain Westfall who seems to understand her best.

Then one of the other contestants turns up dead… quickly followed by another. Can Celaena figure out who the killer is before she becomes a victim? As the young assassin investigates, her search leads her to discover a greater destiny than she could possibly have imagined.

“Libraries were full of ideas–perhaps the most dangerous and powerful of all weapons.”

After a year in the salt mines of Endovier, a slave camp in the country of Erilea, renowned assassin Celaena Sardothien is surprised to be summoned by the crown Prince of Endovier himself, Dorian Havilliard. He has a proposition for her, one that she certainly cannot refuse.

“Names are not important. It’s what lies inside of you that matters.”

He offers her to be his champion on his fathers competition. A competition to see who will become Adarlan’s Assassin, the person who will do all of the king’s dirty work for him. 9 weeks in the castle competing with other men, the thieves, criminals, and assassins from all around the continent.  If she wins, then she will be work for the king for four years, and have her criminal record pardoned, and she is free to live out the rest of her life however she chooses.

“Sometimes, the wicked will tell us things just to confuse us–to haunt our thoughts long after we’ve faced them.”

As the best assassin in history, Celaena agrees, and they leave for the castle. Not long into the competition, something, or someone starts killing the competitors, and Celaena must find out who, or else she might be the next to perish.

“Still, the image haunted his dreams throughout the night: a lovely girl gazing at the stars, and the stars who gazed back.”

Before I read this, I didn’t really know much about this book besides the basic premise and that it was supposed to be really good. I had just read two other books by Sarah J. Maas, her A Court Of Thorns And Roses series, which was awesome, so I thought I would give this a try. I thought it was really good. I definitely rooted for the characters and was invested in them throughout the novel. The premise of this book felt new, I haven’t really read any books about assassin competitions before, nor have I heard of any, so that was cool too. The characters were really nice, I love that Celaena loves to read as much as I do. These characters felt like real people. The pacing of this novel was good as well, which is always something that I look for.

Overall

I give this book a 4 out of 5 stars, and I am already reading the second one, I can’t wait to see where this series goes. I’ve heard it’s great and I must conquer. I would recommend this to fans of Sarah J. Maas’ A Court Of Thorns And Roses series and fantasy in general.

 

 

Snow Like Ashes Review.

Sara Raasch delivers a beautifully written fantasy that’ll have you gripped until the very last word.

Sixteen years ago the Kingdom of Winter was conquered and its citizens enslaved, leaving them without magicSnow Like Ashes or a monarch. Now, the Winterians’ only hope for freedom is the eight survivors who managed to escape, and who have been waiting for the opportunity to steal back Winter’s magic and rebuild the kingdom ever since.

Orphaned as an infant during Winter’s defeat, Meira has lived her whole life as a refugee, raised by the Winterians’ general, Sir. Training to be a warrior—and desperately in love with her best friend, and future king, Mather — she would do anything to help her kingdom rise to power again.

So when scouts discover the location of the ancient locket that can restore Winter’s magic, Meira decides to go after it herself. Finally, she’s scaling towers, fighting enemy soldiers, and serving her kingdom just as she’s always dreamed she would. But the mission doesn’t go as planned, and Meira soon finds herself thrust into a world of evil magic and dangerous politics – and ultimately comes to realize that her destiny is not, never has been, her own.

“Even the strongest blizzards start with a single snowflake.”

Meira is just one of the eight people left from her kingdom of Winter, when it was taken from them 16 years ago. She and her best friend Mather were both orphans from the deadly war that took their parents, Mather’s being the King and Queen of Winter. Meira and Mather have been training their entire lives to be able to fight to free their people and take their country back.

“Someday we will be more than words in the dark.”

Meira has always felt like a nobody. She stays at camp and trains, and that’s it. She is not allowed to out on missions, or do anything besides sit around and wait. The only joy she gets from her days are when she gets to spend time with the boy she loves, Mather. Meira doesn’t know it, but she was never meant to be a nobody. When one day, she finally decides to take matters into her own hands, and use the skills she’s spent years honing, she learns that the choice was never hers in the first place.

“They make decisions; they mold your future. The trick is to find a way to still be you through it all.”

This book had an interesting premise, and I just knew that it was something I really wanted to read. I hadn’t heard much about it, but when I read about, it felt really original, which was awesome. I really liked this book. The pacing was great, the world was good, really nice characters, and an unexpected plot. It brings the emotional attachment to the characters, so you really feel everything that happens. Sara Raasch took me to an entirely new world that I thoroughly enjoyed.

“Fear is a seed that, once planted, never stops growing.”

Overall

I give this book a 4 out of 5 stars and would recommend. This series is now complete so you can marathon it if you so choose, which I love to do and would also recommend. Sara Raasch  transports you to a rich new world with her excellent writing and exciting plot.

 

 

Today’s New Releases!

Hello all, today we have 7 new releases for your reading pleasure.

Alchemists Of Loom by Elise Kova.

Her vengeance. His vision.

Ari lost everything she once loved when the Five Guilds’ resistance fell to the Dragon 31549513King. Now, she uses her unparalleled gift for clockwork machinery in tandem with notoriously unscrupulous morals to contribute to a thriving underground organ market. There isn’t a place on Loom that is secure from the engineer turned thief, and her magical talents are sold to the highest bidder as long as the job defies their Dragon oppressors.

Cvareh would do anything to see his sister usurp the Dragon King and sit on the throne. His family’s house has endured the shame of being the lowest rung in the Dragons’ society for far too long. The Alchemist Guild, down on Loom, may just hold the key to putting his kin in power, if Cvareh can get to them before the Dragon King’s assassins.

When Ari stumbles upon a wounded Cvareh, she sees an opportunity to slaughter an enemy and make a profit off his corpse. But the Dragon sees an opportunity to navigate Loom with the best person to get him where he wants to go.

He offers her the one thing Ari can’t refuse: A wish of her greatest desire, if she brings him to the Alchemists of Loom.

Windwitch by Susan Dennard.

Sometimes our enemies are also our only allies…

After an explosion destroys his ship, the world believes Prince Merik, Windwitch, is 29939390dead. Scarred yet alive, Merik is determined to prove his sister’s treachery. Upon reaching the royal capital, crowded with refugees, he haunts the streets, fighting for the weak—which leads to whispers of a disfigured demigod, the Fury, who brings justice to the oppressed.

When the Bloodwitch Aeduan discovers a bounty on Iseult, he makes sure to be the first to find her—yet in a surprise twist, Iseult offers him a deal. She will return money stolen from him, if he locates Safi. Now they must work together to cross the Witchlands, while constantly wondering, who will betray whom first?

After a surprise attack and shipwreck, Safi and the Empress of Marstok barely escape with their lives. Alone in a land of pirates, every moment balances on a knife’s edge—especially when the pirates’ next move could unleash war upon the Witchlands.

Roseblood by A.G. Howard.

In this modern day spin on Leroux’s gothic tale of unrequited love turned to madness, seventeen-year-old Rune Germain has a mysteriou28818314s affliction linked to her operatic talent, and a horrifying mistake she’s trying to hide. Hoping creative direction will help her, Rune’s mother sends her to a French arts conservatory for her senior year, located in an opera house rumored to have ties to The Phantom of the Opera.

At RoseBlood, Rune secretly befriends the masked Thorn—an elusive violinist who not only guides her musical transformation through dreams that seem more real than reality itself, but somehow knows who she is behind her own masks. As the two discover an otherworldly connection and a soul-deep romance blossoms, Thorn’s dark agenda comes to light and he’s forced to make a deadly choice: lead Rune to her destruction, or face the wrath of the phantom who has haunted the opera house for a century, and is the only father he’s ever known.

Frostblood by Elly Blake.

Seventeen-year-old Ruby is a fireblood who must hide her powers of heat and flame from the cruel frostblood ruling class that wants to destroy all that are left of her 27827203kind. So when her mother is killed for protecting her and rebel frostbloods demand her help to kill their rampaging king, she agrees. But Ruby’s powers are unpredictable, and she’s not sure she’s willing to let the rebels and an infuriating (yet irresistible) young man called Arcus use her as their weapon.

All she wants is revenge, but before they can take action, Ruby is captured and forced to take part in the king’s tournaments that pit fireblood prisoners against frostblood champions. Now she has only one chance to destroy the maniacal ruler who has taken everything from her and from the icy young man she has come to love.

Fast-paced and compelling, Frostblood is the first in a page-turning new young adult three-book series about a world where flame and ice are mortal enemies—but together create a power that could change everything.

Poison’s Kiss by Breeana Shields.

A teenage assassin kills with a single kiss until she is ordered to kill the one boy she loves. This commercial YA fantasy is romantic and add25081261ictive like– a poison kiss– and will thrill fans of Sarah J. Maas and Victoria Aveyard.

Marinda has kissed dozens of boys. They all die afterward. It s a miserable life, but being a visha kanya a poison maiden is what she was created to do. Marinda serves the Raja by dispatching his enemies with only her lips as a weapon.

Until now, the men she was ordered to kiss have been strangers, enemies of the kingdom. Then she receives orders to kiss Deven, a boy she knows too well to be convinced he needs to die. She begins to question who she s really working for. And that is a thread that, once pulled, will unravel more than she can afford to lose.

This rich, surprising, and accessible debut is based in Indian folklore and delivers a story that will keep readers on the edge of their seats.

A List Of Cages by Robin Roe.

When Adam Blake lands the best elective ever in his senior year, serving as an aide to
the school psychologist, he thinks he’s got it made. Sure, it means a lot of sitting 25613472around, which isn’t easy for a guy with ADHD, but he can’t complain, since he gets to spend the period texting all his friends. Then the doctor asks him to track down the troubled freshman who keeps dodging her, and Adam discovers that the boy is Julian–the foster brother he hasn’t seen in five years.

Adam is ecstatic to be reunited. At first, Julian seems like the boy he once knew. He’s still kind hearted. He still writes stories and loves picture books meant for little kids. But as they spend more time together, Adam realizes that Julian is keeping secrets, like where he hides during the middle of the day, and what’s really going on inside his house. Adam is determined to help him, but his involvement could cost both boys their lives.

The Last Harvest by Kim Liggett.

“I plead the blood.”

Those were the last words seventeen-year22400511-old golden boy quarterback Clay Tate heard rattling from his dad’s throat when he discovered him dying on the barn floor of the Neely Cattle Ranch, clutching a crucifix to his chest.

Now, on the first anniversary of the Midland, Oklahoma slaughter, the whole town’s looking at Clay like he might be next to go over the edge. Clay wants to forget the past, but the sons and daughters of the Preservation Society—a group of prominent farmers his dad accused of devil worship—won’t leave him alone. Including Ali, his longtime crush, who suddenly wants to reignite their romance after a year of silence, and hated rival Tyler Neely, who’s behaving like they’re old friends.

Even as Clay tries to reassure himself, creepy glances turn to sinister stares and strange coincidences build to gruesome rituals—but when he can never prove that any of it happened, Clay worries he might be following his dad down the path to insanity…or that something far more terrifying lies in wait around the corner.

Which book are you most excited for?

 

The Shadowhunter’s Season 2 Premiere Recap.

Hey! I’ve decided that for season 2 of Freeform’s The Shadowhunters, I will be posting weekly recaps on Monday nights at 3PM EST so that you can quickly get caught up on what happened last week before the show that night. Alright, here we go.

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Okay, in the premiere of Season 2, a couple of key things happened. We start off with Jace and Valentine on the boat. Jace is still officially missing after he sacrificed himself by going through the portal with Valentine in the Season 1 finale.

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The Clave is still looking for him, and Alec is as angry as ever because nobody can find him.

Clary is trying to rekindle her relationship with her Mom in this new world of hers, and she’s still trying to deal with everything that happened last season, including that her own Mother lied to her for her entire life. Clary shows her mother the J.C. box and tells her that her son Jonathan Christopher, aka, Jace, is still alive and is currently with Valentine.

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While everyone else is looking for Jace, Maryse brings in a new Clave representative to replace Lydia Branwell, behind her back, no less. His name is Victor Aldertree, and, let’s just say that he isn’t a new favorite for anybody.

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Victor Aldertree, Interim Head Of The New York Institute.

After interrogating everybody who went to Camille’s apartment in the Season 1 finale, Mr. Aldertree decides that Jace is officially a traitor to the Clave and the Shadow world, and is wanted, dead or alive. He bans all Downworlders from the institute, forcing Simon to take shelter with Luke. He also forbids both Clary and Jocelyn from leaving the institute, which they both ignore, of course.

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Wanted: Dead Or Alive.

Meanwhile, Jace is locked inside the basement of Valentine’s boat being tortured, that’s some great bonding time for the father-son duo, don’t you think? Afterwards, Valentine tries to make Jace a nice meal of spaghetti.

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Clary and Izzy take a nice break to train and talk about their escape plan without anybody knowing.

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Alec and Maryse argue outside the institute about whether or not they should save Jace, I think you know who wants what.

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While Simon is with Luke, Clary sneaks out of the institute disguised as Aldertree and goes to find Simon at Luke’s. Whilst conversing with Simon, Jocelyn shows up and tricks the two of them and traps them in the warehouse.

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Jace and Valentine head on their merry way to and old pizza-place-turned-vampire-den to find a woman named Maria. They find her, a scuffle ensues, and, long story short, Jace kills her outside the restaurant.

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While this is happening, Clary and Simon find their way out of the warehouse and are running to find Jocelyn, and they happen to meet up at the very same pizza parlor that Jace and Valentine are at. That’s weird, right? Well, that is until we see Jocelyn trying to shoot Jace with a crossbow. Valentine takes the arrow for him and they disappear through the portal, the end.

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Wow. This was a pretty good premiere. Let me know what you think of this down in the comments!