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Circle of Shadows by Evelyn Skye: A Book of Magic, Mystery, and Mixed Feelings

Goodreads: Circle of Shadows by Evelyn Skye Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy Publication: Balzer+Bray on January 22, 2019 Source: Hoopla audiobook   A thrilling new fantasy series full of magic and betrayal—from Evelyn Skye, New York Times bestselling author of the Crown’s Game series. Sora can move as silently as a ghost and hurl throwing stars with lethal accuracy. Her gemina, Daemon,… Continue reading Circle of Shadows by Evelyn Skye: A Book of Magic, Mystery, and Mixed Feelings

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The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern: A Book Made of Mystery, Sadness, and Honey

Goodreads: The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern Genre: Fantasy, Magical Realism, Romance Rating: 📚📚📚📚📚 Publisher: Doubleday Books Publication Date: November 5, 2019 Source: Library!📚📚 Synopsis: Far beneath the surface of the earth, upon the shores of the Starless Sea, there is a labyrinthine collection of tunnels and rooms filled with stories. The entryways that lead to this sanctuary are often… Continue reading The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern: A Book Made of Mystery, Sadness, and Honey

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The Iron King by Julie Kagawa: A Fun (Not Really) Romp into Fey Lands

Goodreads: The Iron King by Julie Kagawa Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Fey, Romance, Paranormal Rating: 🧚🧚🧚🧚 Publisher: Harlequin Teen Publication Date: January 19, 2010 Source: Library! 📚📚 Synopsis: Meghan Chase has a secret destiny; one she could never have imagined. Something has always felt slightly off in Meghan's life, ever since her father disappeared before her eyes when she was six.… Continue reading The Iron King by Julie Kagawa: A Fun (Not Really) Romp into Fey Lands

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Bookish Thoughts: Wilder Girls by Rory Power

Goodreads: Wilder Girls by Rory Power Publisher: Delacorte Press Publication Date: July 19, 2019 Format: Ebook from Libby/Overdrive Genres: Young Adult, Thriller, Horror, Contemporary Rating: 🌲🌲🌲 (3.5 out of 5 trees) 🌲🌲🌲 Synopsis: It's been eighteen months since the Raxter School for Girls was put under quarantine. Since the Tox hit and pulled Hetty's life out from under her. It started slow. First… Continue reading Bookish Thoughts: Wilder Girls by Rory Power

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Book Review: The Dead Queens Club by Hannah Capin

Goodreads: The Dead Queens Club by Hannah Capin Publisher: Inkyard Press Publication Date: January 29, 2019 Format: Library book Genres: Contemporary, Retelling, Mystery, Young Adult Rating: 👑👑👑👑   👑👑👑 Synopsis: What do a future ambassador, an overly ambitious Francophile, a hospital-volunteering Girl Scout, the new girl from Cleveland, the junior cheer captain, and the vice president of the debate club have… Continue reading Book Review: The Dead Queens Club by Hannah Capin

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Book Review: The Singing Rock & Other Brand New Fairytales, by Nathaniel Lachenmeyer and Simini Blocker

Goodreads: The Singing Rock & Other Brand New Fairytales, written by Nathaniel Lachenmeyer and illustrated by Simini Blocker Publisher: First Second Publication Date: June 18, 2019 Format: Borrowed from library Genres: Fantasy, Fairytales, Humor, Graphic Novel, Middle Grade Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 🌟🌟🌟 Synopsis: A genie just wants a chance to grant a wish to the frog who accidentally let him out… Continue reading Book Review: The Singing Rock & Other Brand New Fairytales, by Nathaniel Lachenmeyer and Simini Blocker

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The Girl the Sea Gave Back by Adrienne Young: ARC Review

Book Information: Goodreads: The Girl the Sea Gave Back by Adrienne Young Publisher: Wednesday Books Publication Date: September 3rd, 2019 Categories: Young Adult, Fantasy Source: NetGalley eARC Rating: 🌲🌲🌲🌲 (4 out of 5 trees)     Book Synopsis: The new gut-wrenching epic from the New York Times bestselling author of Sky in the Deep. For as long as she can remember, Tova has lived… Continue reading The Girl the Sea Gave Back by Adrienne Young: ARC Review

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Cress by Marissa Meyer: My Favorite Lunar Chronicles Book (So Far!!)

Book Information: Goodreads: Cress by Marissa Meyer Categories: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Fairytales, Fantasy Source: Overdrive Audiobook Rating: 🌙🌙🌙🌙🌙 (5 out of 5 crescent moons) (warning: spoilers for Cinder and Scarlet) Book Synopsis: In this third book in the Lunar Chronicles, Cinder and Captain Thorne are fugitives on the run, now with Scarlet and Wolf in tow. Together, they're plotting to overthrow… Continue reading Cress by Marissa Meyer: My Favorite Lunar Chronicles Book (So Far!!)

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We Hunt the Flame #1 by Hafsah Faizal

  Book Information: Goodreads: We Hunt the Flame by Hafsah Faizal Categories: Young Adult, High Fantasy Source: Library Rating: 5 out of 5 stars     Book Synopsis: People lived because she killed. People died because he lived. Zafira is the Hunter, disguising herself as a man when she braves the cursed forest of the Arz to feed her people.… Continue reading We Hunt the Flame #1 by Hafsah Faizal

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Book Review: Cinder (Lunar Chronicles #1) by Marissa Meyer

Book Information: Goodreads: Cinder by Marissa Meyer (see my GR review here!) Series: The Lunar Chronicles Genres: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Fairytales Format: Audiobook from Overdrive Rating: 🧰🧰🧰🧰 (4 out of 5 toolboxes)   Synopsis (adapted from Goodreads):   A forbidden romance. A deadly plague. Earth's fate hinges on one girl . . . Cinder, a gifted mechanic in New Beijing, is… Continue reading Book Review: Cinder (Lunar Chronicles #1) by Marissa Meyer