Blog Tour | Mayhem by Estelle Laure

Blog Tour | Mayhem by Estelle Laure

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Title: Mayhem

By: Estelle Laure

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Pages: 304

Publication: July 14th, 2020

By: Wednesday Books

Genre: YA | Fantasy | Magic

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Synopsis


A YA feminist mash up inspired by The Lost Boys and The Craft.

It’s 1987 and unfortunately it’s not all Madonna and cherry lip balm. Mayhem Brayburn has always known there was something off about her and her mother, Roxy. Maybe it has to do with Roxy’s constant physical pain, or maybe with Mayhem’s own irresistible pull to water. Either way, she knows they aren’t like everyone else. But when May’s stepfather finally goes too far, Roxy and Mayhem flee to Santa Maria, California, the coastal beach town that holds the answers to all of Mayhem’s questions about who her mother is, her estranged family, and the mysteries of her own self. There she meets the kids who live with her aunt, and it opens the door to the magic that runs through the female lineage in her family, the very magic Mayhem is next in line to inherit and which will change her life for good. But when she gets wrapped up in the search for the man who has been kidnapping girls from the beach, her life takes another dangerous turn and she is forced to face the price of vigilante justice and to ask herself whether revenge is worth the cost.

From the acclaimed author of This Raging Light and But Then I Came Back, Estelle Laure offers a riveting and complex story with magical elements about a a family of women contending with what appears to be an irreversible destiny, taking control and saying when enough is enough.

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Blog Tour | Promises Forged (Venators #2) by Devri Walls

Blog Tour | Promises Forged (Venators #2) by Devri Walls

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Title: Promises Forged

By: Devri Walls

Series: Venators #2

Pages: 428

Published: April 30th, 2019

By:  Brown Books Publishing Group

Genre: YA | Urban Fantasy 

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Synopsis


It has been mere days in the world of Eon, where Rune Jenkins, her twin brother Ryker, and their friend Grey have been trapped, fighting for their lives. After discovering the truth of their ancestry, the three are far from home, and far from anything resembling their mundane lives of the past.
While Ryker is still held captive by the eerily beautiful Zio and her goblins, Grey falls into the clutches of Feena, the Fae queen. She begins to drain his soul bit by bit to feed her dark underground garden, and Grey has no hope of escaping on his own.

It is now up to Rune to save Grey, as his precious time slips away inexorably. But the Council has denied her permission to embark on a rescue mission, until she can harness her Venator gifts and prove herself capable of venturing into the Fae queen’s territory. As Rune discovers that promises in Eon are forged with life-or-death consequences, she realizes that she must act quickly, or else be swallowed and Grey along with her by the dangers of Eon.

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ARC Review | Each of Us a Desert by Mark Oshiro

ARC Review | Each of Us a Desert by Mark Oshiro

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Title: Each of Us a Desert

By: Mark Oshiro

Series: NO

Pages: 432

Publication: September 15th, 2020 

By: Tor Teen

Genre: YA | Fantasy | LGBT+ Characters

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Synopsis


From the award-winning author Mark Oshiro comes a powerful fantasy novel about finding home and falling in love amidst the dangers of a desert where stories come to life.

Xochital is destined to wander the desert alone, speaking her troubled village’s stories into its arid winds. Her only companions are the blessed stars above and enimagic lines of poetry magically strewn across dusty dunes.

Her one desire: to share her heart with a kindred spirit.

One night, Xo’s wish is granted—in the form of Emilia, the cold and beautiful daughter of the town’s murderous mayor. But when the two set out on a magical journey across the desert, they find their hearts could be a match… if only they can survive the nightmare-like terrors that arise when the sun goes down.

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Book Review | Soul of the Sword (Shadow of the Fox #2) by Julie Kagawa

Book Review | Soul of the Sword (Shadow of the Fox #2) by Julie Kagawa

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Title: Soul of the Sword

By: Julie Kagawa

Series: Shadow of the Fox #2

Pages: 304

Published: June 18th, 2019

By: Inkyard Press

Genre: YA | Fantasy

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Synopsis


One thousand years ago, a wish was made to the Harbinger of Change and a sword of rage and lightning was forged. Kamigoroshi. The Godslayer. It had one task: to seal away the powerful demon Hakaimono.

Now he has broken free.

Kitsune shapeshifter Yumeko has one task: to take her piece of the ancient and powerful scroll to the Steel Feather temple in order to prevent the summoning of the Harbinger of Change, the great Kami Dragon who will grant one wish to whomever holds the Scroll of a Thousand Prayers. But she has a new enemy now. The demon Hakaimono, who for centuries was trapped in a cursed sword, has escaped and possessed the boy she thought would protect her, Kage Tatsumi of the Shadow Clan.

Hakaimono has done the unthinkable and joined forces with the Master of Demons in order to break the curse of the sword and set himself free. To overthrow the empire and cover the land in darkness, they need one thing: the Scroll of a Thousand Prayers. As the paths of Yumeko and the possessed Tatsumi cross once again, the entire empire will be thrown into chaos. 

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Double Book Review | Two Incredibles but Different Adventures | Last Girls & Come Tumbling Down

Double Book Review | Two Incredibles but Different Adventures | Last Girls & Come Tumbling Down

 🌿 Hi guys, I hope you’re having the most incredible day full of good readings! ❤️ Today I have a new post for you with a double book review and I’m SUPER excited to share it with you. In general, I like taking time with each book to give it its protagonism, but I thought that since I didn’t get to talk about Last Girls by Demetra Brodsky last month when I read it, and Come Tumbling Down (Wayward Children #5) by Seanan McGuire is super short, it was a good idea to put both books together and bring you my thoughts on them. 🥰  One of them is a unique adventure with a lot of suspense and unexpected twists & the other one is a familiar world that I missed SO MUCH, extraordinary and whimsical. I hope you enjoy and can find new readings to enjoy. LOVE YOU! 🌿  Continue reading “Double Book Review | Two Incredibles but Different Adventures | Last Girls & Come Tumbling Down”

Book Review | Shadow of the Fox (Shadow of the Fox #1) by Julie Kagawa

Book Review | Shadow of the Fox (Shadow of the Fox #1) by Julie Kagawa

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Title: Shadow of the Fox

By: Julie Kagawa

Series: Shadow of the Fox #1

Pages: 409 

Published: October 2nd, 2018

By: Harlequin Teen

Genre: YA | Fantasy

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Synopsis


One thousand years ago, the great Kami Dragon was summoned to grant a single terrible wish—and the land of Iwagoto was plunged into an age of darkness and chaos.

Now, for whoever holds the Scroll of a Thousand Prayers, a new wish will be granted. A new age is about to dawn.

Raised by monks in the isolated Silent Winds temple, Yumeko has trained all her life to hide her yokai nature. Half kitsune, half human, her skill with illusion is matched only by her penchant for mischief. Until the day her home is burned to the ground, her adoptive family is brutally slain and she is forced to flee for her life with the temple’s greatest treasure—one part of the ancient scroll.

There are many who would claim the dragon’s wish for their own. Kage Tatsumi, a mysterious samurai of the Shadow Clan, is one such hunter, under orders to retrieve the scroll…at any cost. Fate brings Kage and Yumeko together. With a promise to lead him to the scroll, an uneasy alliance is formed, offering Yumeko her best hope for survival. But he seeks what she has hidden away, and her deception could ultimately tear them both apart.

With an army of demons at her heels and the unlikeliest of allies at her side, Yumeko’s secrets are more than a matter of life or death. They are the key to the fate of the world itself.

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Double Book Review | Wicked Saints & Ruthless Gods by Emily A. Duncan

Double Book Review | Wicked Saints & Ruthless Gods by Emily A. Duncan

 🌿 Hi, guys, I hope you’re having a beautiful day!❤️ Today I bring you a double review of both books: Wicked Saints and Ruthless Gods by Emily A. Duncan, and I’m very grateful to have had the opportunity to read an ARC of the sequel. I wanted to do this little introduction to tell you that my reviews may contain quite negative thoughts in case it’s not something you feel comfortable reading or maybe you love these books and you’re very sensitive about them, I would never want to hurt your feelings. And of course, as I always clarify, these are just my personal thoughts about books, and nothing else, I always try to express myself with a lot of respect, and I’m very glad that you’ve enjoyed these books if you’ve read them, as well as I totally understand, that otherwise, you haven’t enjoyed of them. So without further ado, I hope you enjoy the reviews and we can chat about these books in the comments! I LOVE YOU 🥰  & thanks for the support, always. 🌿  Continue reading “Double Book Review | Wicked Saints & Ruthless Gods by Emily A. Duncan”

Book Review | Thunderhead (Arc of a Scythe #2) by Neal Shusterman

Book Review | Thunderhead (Arc of a Scythe #2) by Neal Shusterman

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Title: Thunderhead

By: Neal Shusterman

Series: Arc of a Scythe #2

Pages: 504

Published: January 9th, 2018

By: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

Genre: YA | Dystopia | Sci-Fi | Fantasy

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Synopsis


Rowan has gone rogue, and has taken it upon himself to put the Scythedom through a trial by fire. Literally. In the year since Winter Conclave, he has gone off-grid, and has been striking out against corrupt scythes—not only in MidMerica, but across the entire continent. He is a dark folk hero now—“Scythe Lucifer”—a vigilante taking down corrupt scythes in flames.

Citra, now a junior scythe under Scythe Curie, sees the corruption and wants to help change it from the inside out, but is thwarted at every turn, and threatened by the “new order” scythes. Realizing she cannot do this alone—or even with the help of Scythe Curie and Faraday, she does the unthinkable, and risks being “deadish” so she can communicate with the Thunderhead—the only being on earth wise enough to solve the dire problems of a perfect world. But will it help solve those problems, or simply watch as perfection goes into decline?

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Blog Tour | Magic Unleashed (Venators #1) by Devri Walls

Blog Tour | Magic Unleashed (Venators #1) by Devri Walls

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Title: Magic Unleashed

By: Devri Walls

Series: Venators #1

Pages: 416

Published: April 10th, 2018

By:  Brown Books Publishing Group

Genre: YA | Urban Fantasy 

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Synopsis


Six years ago, Grey Malteer was attacked by creatures he thought couldn’t possibly exist. They repeated a word, calling him a name he’d never heard before…Venator. Since then, his life has been a hellhole of secrecy—hiding old pain alongside strange new abilities.

Rune Jenkins has an itch, as she calls it, but it’s more than that. It’s an anger that builds up like the inside of a boiler whenever she’s around anything remotely supernatural. The pressure is growing steadily worse and she can’t understand why. All she knows is—her control is slipping.

By order of an unknown council Grey and Rune are pulled through a portal in the St. Louis arch, landing them in an alternate dimension where creatures of myth and legend exist. A realm that calls them, Venators.

Made up of centuries old fae, vampires, werewolves, elves and succubi the council’s corrupt nature becomes obvious as they seek to wield the newly returned Venators as weapons. Wedged in an impossible position, Grey and Rune must decide their fate—do they go against the council’s wishes and help the innocents of this unforgiving land, or face the possibility of execution by the council.

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Book Review | Winterwood by Shea Ernshaw

Book Review | Winterwood by Shea Ernshaw

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Title: Winterwood

By: Shea Ernshaw

Series: NO

Pages: 323

Published: November 5th, 2019

By: Simon Pulse

Genre: YA | Fantasy | Magic | Romance

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Synopsis


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 worst snowstorm in years. He should be dead, but here he is alive, and left in the woods with no memory of the time he’d been missing.

But Nora can feel an uneasy shift in the woods at Oliver’s presence. And it’s not too long after that Nora realizes she has no choice but to unearth the truth behind how the boy she has come to care so deeply about survived his time in the forest, and what led him there in the first place. What Nora doesn’t know, though, is that Oliver has secrets of his own—secrets he’ll do anything to keep buried, because as it turns out, he wasn’t the only one to have gone missing on that fateful night all those weeks ago.

For as long as there have been fairy tales, we have been warned to fear what lies within the dark, dark woods and in Winterwood, New York Times bestselling author Shea Ernshaw, shows us why.

From New York Times bestselling author of The Wicked Deep comes a haunting romance perfect for fans of Practical Magic, where dark fairy tales and enchanted folklore collide after a boy, believed to be missing, emerges from the magical woods—and falls in love with the witch determined to unravel his secrets.

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