Umbertouched by Livia Blackburne is the sequel to Rosemarked and the final book in a duology. It picks up right from where the previous book had ended, this is, Zivah and Dineas are fugitives trying to return to Myanmar to warn their people of the impeding invasion by the Amparan Army.Read More »
Our Year of Maybe by Rachel Lynn Solomon is a Young Adult diverse book told through two narrators. Sophie and Peter have been best friends since they were children, the Terrible Twosome as some people called them. Inseparable, the main characters have to navigate through their delicate relationship following her kidney donation to him.Read More »
Title: Girls of Paper and Fire
Author: Natasha Ngan
Date: November 6th 2018
Publisher: Jimmy Patterson Books
Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan is a Young Adult LGBTQ+ fantasy book with a diverse cast. The country of Ikhara is ruled by a king who each year takes eight girls from the Paper Caste, the lowest caste made up of people without any beastly feature. Then there is the Steel Caste formed by half-humans who possess animal-demon qualities and above all of them we find the Moon Caste which includes only fully demons.
Lei is from one of the most poor regions of Ikhara and she despises Moon people because of what they did to her people and to her family, however the news of her golden eyes have reached th capital city and she’s taken away from her home to become a Paper girl of the king. Although she surrendered to her fate, she would have never thought that she would fall in love with another Paper girl.Read More »
Title: Flynn Nightsider and the Edge of Evil (Flynn Nightsider, #1)
Author: Mary Fan
Date: May 15th 2018
Publisher: Swoon Reads
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult
Break the enchantments. Find the truth. Ignite the revolution.
A century ago, the Enchanters defeated the evil Lord of the Underworld, but not before he’d unleashed his monsters and ravaged the earth. The Enchanters built the Triumvirate out of what remained of the United States, demanding absolute obedience in exchange for protection from the lingering supernatural beasts.
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Title: The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein
Author: Kiersten White
Date: September 25th 2018
Publisher: Delacorte Press
The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein by Kiersten White is a YA retelling of Frankenstein told by the point of view of Elizabeth Lavenza, an orphan adopted by the Frankestein family and whose purpose was taking care and calming young Victor Frankenstein.
I highly enjoyed this book and I think Kiersten White did an excellent job at writing a strong and capable protagonist. Elizabeth is a survivor, she easily adapts to the different situations in order to achieve what she wants, be it with her unscroupolous attitude. I admired her for her strength and intelligence.Read More »
Title: The Queens of Innis Lear
Author: Tessa Gratton
Date: March 27th 2018
I was accepted for an eARC of The Queens of Innis Lear by Tessa Gratton on Netgalley a long time ago. However, for personal reasons, I never started it until last week and for this I’m ashamed. It’s a retelling of the tragedy King Lear by William Shakespeare (I didn’t know because my knowledge of English literature is small) and it tells different point-of-views of the story.
I was disappointed while reading the novel and I couldn’t bring myself to finish it. Not only because it has over 600 hundred pages, but also because of some things of the story that I will further explain in the next paragraphs.Read More »
Title: Ace of Shades (The Shadow Game, #1)
Author: Amanda Foody
Date: April 10th 2018
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Ace of Shades by Amanda Foody is a Young Adult fantasy book set in New Reynes, the City of Sin. Enne Salta has decided to go in search of her missing mother and her only clue is a name: Levi Glaisyer. However, right after arriving in the most dangerous city in the world, she encounters problems and the person that can help her is not as she quite imagined it.
First of all, I need to describe a little the setting, otherwise you will be confused by some parts of my review! New Reynes is divided between North and South and there are three gangs:
- The Scarhands: the smugglers (characterized by scars on their palms and wrists)
- The Irons: the cheats (who possess the tattoo of a club)
- The Doves: the assassins (their hair are white)
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