Honestly after reading Leelynn’s review, I was even more excited to dive into this book! The premise was so fascinating to me, and I was ready for this book! It took some time before I was able to get my hands on it, and now that I have I am pleased to say I REALLY liked it!
Is it a five star read?!?! Yes! I even tweeted about it as I read it, which should tell you something. I got ridiculously invested in this world – which is funny because at first I wondered if I was going to like it.
Treasure-hunter and wealthy hotelier Séverin Montagnet-Alarie is coerced into a mission for the Order of Babel. If Séverin completes this mission he will be given a prize beyond his wildest dreams: his inheritance. He calls together a group that all have specific talents to hunt down this artifact. They could change the course of history if they don’t die first.
Lei’s mother was taken years ago, and now Lei is as well. Forced to become a Paper Girl in the palace, Lei does her best to keep herself. Lei dreams of escape, and as she does she falls in love. But something is brewing: a plot to unseat a king, and Lei has become enmeshed in it. Will Lei find the strength to fight for her freedom?
The Bone Houses. Ryn is a gravedigger, Ellis is a mapmaker. When the Bone Houses (see: the dead) begin to rise and act unnaturally (for them at least) their paths cross. Together, Ryn and Ellis must journey deep into the forest to reveal the secret of these bone houses.
Author: Shea Ernshaw Genre: YA/Fantasy Pages: 323 Format: hardcover Rating: Description: Be careful of the dark, dark wood… Especially the woods surrounding the town of Fir Haven. Some say these woods are magical. Haunted, even. Rumored to be a witch, only Nora Walker knows the truth. She and the Walker women before her have always shared a special connection with the woods. And it’s this special connection that leads Nora to Oliver Huntsman—the same boy who disappeared from the Camp for Wayward Boys weeks ago—and in the middle of the […]
Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for providing an e-arc in exchange for an honest review. Author: Linsey Miller Genre: YA/Fantasy Pages: 384 Format: E-Arc Rating: Description: Emilie des Marais is more at home holding scalpels than embroidery needles and is desperate to escape her noble roots to serve her country as a physician. But society dictates a noble lady cannot perform such gruesome work. Annette Boucher, overlooked and overworked by her family, wants more from life than her humble beginnings and is desperate to be trained in magic. So when […]
Author: Laura E Weymouth Genre: YA/Fantasy Pages: 352 Format: hardcover Rating: Description: Violet Sterling has spent the last seven years in exile, longing to return to Burleigh House. One of the six great houses of England, Burleigh’s magic kept both the countryside and Violet happy. That is, until her father’s treason destroyed everything. Now she’s been given a chance to return home. But Burleigh isn’t what she remembered. Wild with grief, Burleigh’s very soul is crying out in pain. As its tormented magic ravages the countryside, Vi must […]
Author: Kiersten White Genre: YA/Fantasy Pages: 404 Format: hardback Rating: Description: Nina and her twin sister, Artemis, are far from normal. It’s hard to be when you grow up at the Watcher’s Academy, which is a bit different from your average boarding school. Here teens are trained as guides for Slayers—girls gifted with supernatural strength to fight the forces of darkness. But while Nina’s mother is a prominent member of the Watcher’s Council, Nina has never embraced the violent Watcher lifestyle. Instead she follows her instincts to heal, carving […]
Author: Margaret Owen Genre: YA/Fantasy Pages: 384 Format: hardback Rating: Description: A future chieftain. Fie abides by one rule: look after your own. Her Crow caste of undertakers and mercy-killers takes more abuse than coin, but when they’re called to collect royal dead, she’s hoping they’ll find the payout of a lifetime. A fugitive prince. When Crown Prince Jasimir turns out to have faked his death, Fie’s ready to cut her losses—and perhaps his throat. But he offers a wager that she can’t refuse: protect him from a ruthless queen, […]