“dark and violent, while also beautiful. The protagonist is a young teen, but the themes are harsh and painful. The fantasy aspects allow the darkness to come to life . . .”
“Trying to hide or control powerful magic is not an uncommon theme in young adult literature; melding that theme with a fight club scenario is unique and makes for a good read.”
“Those who have been waiting a long time for this new addition to the Shadowhunters series will be thrilled with the story brought to them by Clare and Chu.”
“Anyone looking for a deep, thoughtful story about love and life and coming of age will enjoy the relationships, the search, and the lovely magic that may or may not be a part of every pers
“This book will appeal to teens—or adults—who like dark murder mysteries with just a touch of supernatural terror.”
“Spooner deftly paints a portrait of a woman born before her time and coming to enjoy the borrowed freedoms her secret identity provides. . . .
“with lots of action and palace intrigue, the novel is a page turner.”
“a lively, action-packed tale. Fantasy fans and heist aficionados alike will delight in Sky’s adventures and cheer on her ragtag team of thieves.”
“Like the faerie folk whose wicked doings it depicts, The Wicked King is truly spellbinding, with an ending that will leave its readers panting for the next installment.”
“This young adult fantasy is dark and deftly drawn, an intriguing blend of The Hunger Games and a Japanese Cinderella story turned inside out.”
“The scope of this brilliantly imagined story is breathtaking. In it we cross dimensions and enter worlds never before seen . . .”
In the land of Iwagoto, an old danger is returning. Every thousand years, someone with the right prayers can summon up a dragon to grant their wish—for good or for ill.
“A Map of Days reveals Ransom Riggs at the peak of his powers, leaving loyal fans ravenous for more.”
Reader warning: This review contains spoilers.
This heady blend of sci-fi, romance, and revolution reels in the reader from the start.
“No one with a book is ever alone, even in the darkest hours.”
The time has come. The chessboard has been set, and battle lines have been drawn.
“a novel that will linger in the heart long after the last page is turned.”
“a well-written contemporary YA novel with likable characters and a few moral lessons that are obvious but not heavy-handed.”
Set 18 years after Assassin's Heart, Thief's Cunning is less a sequel and more a separate book in the same world.
“The language is dark and lush, compelling the reader to finish just one more chapter . . . [Taylor] crafts intriguing, fully realized characters . . .”
“a lush, tense and surprisingly original reimagining of a classic tale with a flawed and compelling heroine at its heart.”
Fans of bestselling author Cassandra Clare’s Mortal Instruments and Infernal Devices will not be disappointed by this first book in a new series. Lady Midnight: The Dark Artif
With gun slinging, gin drinking, cursing, prostitutes, desert towns, and good guys versus bad this meets the criteria for a good western.
This is a retelling of the classic Aladdin’s tale with a twist.
Snow White gets an amazingly adventurous overhaul in author of the Defiance series C. J. Redwine’s retelling. Princess Lorelei has magic in her, but her mother never taught her to use it.