My review of Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake.
Title: Spin the Dawn (The Blood of Stars #1) Author: Elizabeth Lim Blurb: Project Runway meets Mulan in this sweeping YA fantasy about a young girl who poses as a boy to compete for the role of imperial tailor and embarks on an impossible journey to sew three magic dresses, from the sun, the moon, and the stars. Maia … Continue reading Review: Spin the Dawn
Title: The Mermaid's Sister Author: Carrie Anne Noble Blurb: 2014 Winner — Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award — Young Adult Fiction There is no cure for being who you truly are... In a cottage high atop Llanfair Mountain, sixteen-year-old Clara lives with her sister, Maren, and guardian Auntie. By day, they gather herbs for Auntie’s healing potions. … Continue reading Review: The Mermaid’s Sister
Title: The Girl Who Could Move Sh*t With Her Mind Author: Jackson Ford Blurb: For Teagan Frost, sh*t just got real. Teagan Frost is having a hard time keeping it together. Sure, she's got telekinetic powers—a skill that the government is all too happy to make use of, sending her on secret break-in missions that … Continue reading Review: The Girl Who Could Move Sh*t With Her Mind
Title: The Girl in Red Author: Christina Henry Blurb: From the national bestselling author of Alice comes a postapocalyptic take on the perennial classic "Little Red Riding Hood"...about a woman who isn't as defenseless as she seems. It's not safe for anyone alone in the woods. There are predators that come out at night: critters and coyotes, snakes … Continue reading Review: The Girl in Red
Title: A Discovery of Witches Author: Deborah Harkness Blurb: A richly inventive novel about a centuries-old vampire, a spellbound witch, and the mysterious manuscript that draws them together. Deep in the stacks of Oxford's Bodleian Library, young scholar Diana Bishop unwittingly calls up a bewitched alchemical manuscript in the course of her research. Descended from an … Continue reading Review: A Discovery of Witches
Title: Magic for Liars Author: Sarah Gailey Blurb: Ivy Gamble has never wanted to be magic. She is perfectly happy with her life—she has an almost-sustainable career as a private investigator, and an empty apartment, and a slight drinking problem. It's a great life and she doesn't wish she was like her estranged sister, the magically … Continue reading Review: Magic for Liars