REVIEW : EVERLESS

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TITLE: Everless
AUTHOR: Sara Holland
SERIES: Everless
GENRES: Fantasy, Young Adult
FORMAT: Paperback
PAGES: 362
PUBLISHED: January 4th 2018
PUBLISHER: Hachette

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In the kingdom of Sempera, time is currency—extracted from blood, bound to iron, and consumed to add time to one’s own lifespan. The rich aristocracy, like the Gerlings, tax the poor to the hilt, extending their own lives by centuries.

No one resents the Gerlings more than Jules Ember. A decade ago, she and her father were servants at Everless, the Gerlings’ palatial estate, until a fateful accident forced them to flee in the dead of night. When Jules discovers that her father is dying, she knows that she must return to Everless to earn more time for him before she loses him forever.

But going back to Everless brings more danger—and temptation—than Jules could have ever imagined. Soon she’s caught in a tangle of violent secrets and finds her heart torn between two people she thought she’d never see again. Her decisions have the power to change her fate—and the fate of time itself.

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REVIEW : THE CRUEL PRINCE

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TITLE: The Cruel Prince
AUTHOR: Holly Black
SERIES: The Folk of the Air #1
GENRES: Fantasy, Young Adult
FORMAT: Hardcover
PAGES: 370
PUBLISHED: January 2nd 2018
PUBLISHER: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

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Of course I want to be like them. They’re beautiful as blades forged in some divine fire. They will live forever.

And Cardan is even more beautiful than the rest. I hate him more than all the others. I hate him so much that sometimes when I look at him, I can hardly breathe.

Jude was seven when her parents were murdered and she and her two sisters were stolen away to live in the treacherous High Court of Faerie. Ten years later, Jude wants nothing more than to belong there, despite her mortality. But many of the fey despise humans. Especially Prince Cardan, the youngest and wickedest son of the High King.

To win a place at the Court, she must defy him–and face the consequences.

As Jude becomes more deeply embroiled in palace intrigues and deceptions, she discovers her own capacity for trickery and bloodshed. But as betrayal threatens to drown the Courts of Faerie in violence, Jude will need to risk her life in a dangerous alliance to save her sisters, and Faerie itself.

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REVIEW : WINTERSONG

33393824TITLE: Wintersong
AUTHOR: S. Jae-Jones
SERIES: Wintersong
GENRES: Fantasy, Young Adult
FORMAT: Paperback
PAGES: 511
PUBLISHED: February 7th 2017
PUBLISHER: Titan Books

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The last night of the year. Now the days of winter begin and the Goblin King rides abroad, searching for his bride…

All her life, Liesl has heard tales of the beautiful, dangerous Goblin King. They’ve enraptured her mind, her spirit, and inspired her musical compositions. Now eighteen and helping to run her family’s inn, Liesl can’t help but feel that her musical dreams and childhood fantasies are slipping away.

But when her own sister is taken by the Goblin King, Liesl has no choice but to journey to the Underground to save her. Drawn to the strange, captivating world she finds―and the mysterious man who rules it―she soon faces an impossible decision. And with time and the old laws working against her, Liesl must discover who she truly is before her fate is sealed.

Dark, romantic, and powerful, S. Jae-Jones’s Wintersong will sweep you away into a world you won’t soon forget.

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REVIEW : DAUGHTER OF THE PIRATE KING

35698998TITLE: Daughter of the Pirate King
AUTHOR: Tricia Levenseller
SERIES: Daughter of the Pirate King
GENRES: Fantasy, Young Adult
FORMAT: Audiobook
LENGTH: ~8 hours
PUBLISHED: July 18th 2017
PUBLISHER: Macmillan Audio

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There will be plenty of time for me to beat him soundly once I’ve gotten what I came for.

Sent on a mission to retrieve an ancient hidden map – the key to a legendary treasure trove – 17-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.

In 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.

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REVIEW : EVERY HEART A DOORWAY

25526296TITLE: Every Heart a Doorway
AUTHOR: Seanan McGuire
SERIES: Wayward Children
GENRES: Fantasy, Fiction, LGBT, Young Adult
FORMAT: Hardcover
PAGES: 170
PUBLISHED: April 5th 2016
PUBLISHER: Tor.com

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Eleanor West’s Home for Wayward Children
No Solicitations
No Visitors
No Quests

Children have always disappeared under the right conditions; slipping through the shadows under a bed or at the back of a wardrobe, tumbling down rabbit holes and into old wells, and emerging somewhere… else.

But magical lands have little need for used-up miracle children.

Nancy tumbled once, but now she’s back. The things she’s experienced… they change a person. The children under Miss West’s care understand all too well. And each of them is seeking a way back to their own fantasy world.

But Nancy’s arrival marks a change at the Home. There’s a darkness just around each corner, and when tragedy strikes, it’s up to Nancy and her new-found schoolmates to get to the heart of the matter.

No matter the cost.

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REVIEW : LORD OF SHADOWS

33336580TITLE: Lord of Shadows
AUTHOR: Cassandra Clare
SERIES: The Dark Artifices #2
GENRES: Young Adult, Fantasy
FORMAT: Paperback
PAGES: 699
PUBLISHED: May 23rd 2017
PUBLISHER: Margaret K. McElderry Books

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Would you trade your soul mate for your soul?

Emma Carstairs has finally avenged her parents. She thought she’d be at peace. But she is anything but calm. Torn between her desire for her parabatai Julian and her desire to protect him from the brutal consequences of parabatai relationships, she has begun dating his brother, Mark. But Mark has spent the past five years trapped in Faerie; can he ever truly be a Shadowhunter again?

And the faerie courts are not silent. The Unseelie King is tired of the Cold Peace, and will no longer concede to the Shadowhunters’ demands. Caught between the demands of faerie and the laws of the Clave, Emma, Julian, and Mark must find a way to come together to defend everything they hold dear — before it’s too late.

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REVIEW : QUEEN OF SHADOWS

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TITLE: Queen of Shadows
AUTHOR: Sarah J. Maas
SERIES: Throne of Glass #4
GENRES: Fantasy, Young Adult
FORMAT: Paperback
PAGES: 645
PUBLISHED: September 1st 2015
PUBLISHER: Bloomsbury

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Everyone Celaena Sardothien loves has been taken from her. But she’s at last returned to the empire—for vengeance, to rescue her once-glorious kingdom, and to confront the shadows of her past . . .

She will fight for her cousin, a warrior prepared to die just to see her again. She will fight for her friend, a young man trapped in an unspeakable prison. And she will fight for her people, enslaved to a brutal king and awaiting their lost queen’s triumphant return.

Celaena’s epic journey has captured the hearts and imaginations of millions across the globe. This fourth volume will hold readers rapt as Celaena’s story builds to a passionate, agonizing crescendo that might just shatter her world.

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