all the stars and teeth & all the tides of fate – adalyn grace | duology review

All the Stars and Teeth by Adalyn Grace Series: All the Stars and Teeth #1Published February 4th 2020 by ImprintAge Range: Young AdultGenre: Fantasy, Adventure (Pirate, Mermaid), Magic Rating: ★★★★ Synopsis: Set in a kingdom where danger lurks beneath the sea, mermaids seek vengeance with song, and magic is a choice.She will reign.As princess of… Continue reading all the stars and teeth & all the tides of fate – adalyn grace | duology review

a darker shade of magic – v. e. schwab | review

A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab Series: Shades of Magic #1Published February 24th 2015 by Tor BooksAge Range: Young AdultGenre: Fantasy, Magic Rating: ★★★★★ Synopsis: Kell is one of the last Antari—magicians with a rare, coveted ability to travel between parallel Londons; Red, Grey, White, and, once upon a time, Black.Kell was raised… Continue reading a darker shade of magic – v. e. schwab | review

this coven won’t break – isabel sterling | review

This Coven Won't Break by Isabel SterlingSeries: These Witches Don't BurnPublished May 19th 2020 by RazorbillGenre: young adult, fantasy, lgbt, paranormal, witches, magic rating: ★★★★ summary: In this gripping, romantic sequel to These Witches Don't Burn, Hannah must work alongside her new girlfriend to take down the Hunters desperate to steal her magic. Hannah Walsh just wants… Continue reading this coven won’t break – isabel sterling | review

daughter of the burning city – amanda foody | review + discussion

Daughter of the Burning City by Amanda FoodyStandalonePublished July 25th 2017 by Harlequin TeenGenre: young adult, fantasy, mystery, lgbt, magic, romance rating: ★★★★ summary: Sixteen-year-old Sorina has spent most of her life within the smoldering borders of the Gomorrah Festival. Yet even among the many unusual members of the traveling circus-city, Sorina stands apart as the… Continue reading daughter of the burning city – amanda foody | review + discussion

dark and deepest red – anna-marie mclemore | review

Dark and Deepest Red by Anna-Marie McLemoreStandalonePublished January 14th 2020 by Feiwel & FriendsGenre: fantasy, young adult, retelling, lgbt, ownvoices, magicRep: trans MC, romani MC, latina MC, lesbian characters rating: ★★★ summary: Summer, 1518. A strange sickness sweeps through Strasbourg: women dance in the streets, some until they fall down dead. As rumors of witchcraft spread,… Continue reading dark and deepest red – anna-marie mclemore | review

three dark crowns – kendare blake | review

Three Dark Crowns by Kendare BlakeSeries: Three Dark CrownsPublished September 20th 2016 by Quill Tree BooksGenre: fantasy, young adult, magic, romance, royals rating: ★★★★ summary: When kingdom come, there will be one. In every generation on the island of Fennbirn, a set of triplets is born—three queens, all equal heirs to the crown and each possessor… Continue reading three dark crowns – kendare blake | review

girls of paper and fire – natasha ngan | review

Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan Series: Girls of Paper and FirePublished November 6th 2018 by Jimmy Patterson BooksGenre: young adult, fantasy, lgbt, romance, magic, ownvoices rating: ★★★★ summary: Each year, eight beautiful girls are chosen as Paper Girls to serve the king. It's the highest honor they could hope for...and the most demeaning.… Continue reading girls of paper and fire – natasha ngan | review

forest of a thousand lanterns – julie c. dao | review

Forest of a Thousand Lanterns by Julie C. DaoSeries: Rise of the EmpressPublished October 10th 2017 by Philomel BooksGenre: fantasy, young adult, retelling, east asian, magic, ownvoices links: Goodreads | *Book Depository – hardcover rating: ★★★★½ summary: An East Asian fantasy reimagining of The Evil Queen legend about one peasant girl's quest to become Empress--and the darkness she must unleash to… Continue reading forest of a thousand lanterns – julie c. dao | review

review + discussion: a court of mist and fury by sarah j maas

A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J Maas Series: A Court of Thorns and Roses Published May 3rd 2016 by Bloomsbury USA Childrens Genre: new adult, young adult, fantasy, magic links: Goodreads | Amazon | Book Depository rating: ★★★★★ summary: Feyre survived Amarantha's clutches to return to the Spring Court—but at a steep cost.… Continue reading review + discussion: a court of mist and fury by sarah j maas

review + discussion: ruin and rising by leigh bardugo

Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo Series: The Grisha Trilogy Published June 17th 2014 by Henry Holt and Company Genre: fantasy, young adult, romance, magic Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Book Depository rating: 4.5/5★ Goodreads summary: The capital has fallen. The Darkling rules Ravka from his shadow throne. Now the nation's fate rests with a… Continue reading review + discussion: ruin and rising by leigh bardugo