Black Bird of the Gallows. Meg Kassel. Young Adult/Fantasy. 2017. 309 pages. 3 stars.
I endured two centuries of horrors, and maybe it was all so I could be here with you. If my unnatural existence means nothing else, it means this. I get to be here, now, with you. Continue reading “Black Bird of the Gallows”
Jek/Hyde. Amy Ross. Mystery/Young adult/Retellings. 2017. 304 pages. 2 stars.
Are you really going to walk away? Or are you going to settle down and tell me what you want?
I received a review copy from HarperCollins in exchange for an honest review.
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The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue. Mackenzie Lee. Young adult/Historical fiction/LGBT. 2017. 513 pages. 4 stars.
A small shift in the gravity between us and suddenly all my stars are out of alignment, planets knocked from their orbits, and I’m left stumbling, without map or heading, through the bewildering territory of being in love with your best friend.
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An Enchantment of Ravens. Margaret Rogerson. Romance/Young adult/Fantasy. 300 pages. 2017. 4 stars.
“The ability to feel is a strength, not a weakness.”
“Not for us,” he said. “Never for us.”
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The Well of Ascension. Brandon Sanderson. High Fantasy. 2007. 773 pages. 5 stars
It’s easy to believe in something when you win all the time…The losses are what define a man’s faith.
Cause of Kyra’s death: The Well of Ascension
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Strange the Dreamer. Laini Taylor. Young adult/High fantasy. 532 pages. 2017. 4 stars.
It was impossible, of course. But when did that ever stop any dreamer from dreaming?
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The Diabolic. SJ Kincaid. Fantasy/Young adult/Sci fi. 2017. 320 pages. 5 stars.
Tyrus is a Domitrian, and the only strength of a Domitrian lies in the command of the Imperial Scepter–and all the machines it will control in his name. Without it? He is no Emperor. He is merely a boy in love with the wrong girl.
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The Glass Spare. Lauren DeStefano. Young adult/Fantasy. 2017. 416 pages. 4 stars.
Death itself is no match for you. The day you were born, it shrank away in fear.
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A Conjuring of Light. V.E. Schwab. Fantasy/Young Adult. 2017. 624 pages. 5 stars.
Life isn’t made of choices, it’s made of trades. Some are good, some are bad, but they all have a cost.
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The Canary Club. Sherry D. Ficklin. Young Adult/Historical Fiction/Romance. 2017. 325 pages. 1.5 stars.
“Good people don’t always wear badges, bad guys don’t always wear shackles, and sometimes people have to do what they have to in order to protect what they love.”
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