The Bard’s Blade by Brian D Anderson — ARC Review

Summary: The start of a new fantasy adventure from Brian D. Anderson, bestselling author of The Godling Chronicles and Dragonvein series. Mariyah enjoys a simple life in Vylari, a land magically sealed off from the outside world, where fear and hatred are all but unknown. There she's a renowned wine maker and her betrothed, Lem,... Continue Reading →

Unnatural Magic by CM Waggoner — ARC Review

Summary: A “brilliant and terrifically fun”* debut novel brings an enchanting new voice to fantasy. Onna can write the parameters of a spell faster than any of the young men in her village school. But despite her incredible abilities, she’s denied a place at the nation’s premier arcane academy. Undaunted, she sails to the bustling... Continue Reading →

The Furies by Katie Lowe – ARC Review

Summary: This page-turning, harrowing debut is the story of a girl trying to fit in, whose obsessive new friends and desperation to belong leads her to places she'd never imagined...dark, dangerous, and possibly even violent. In 1998, a sixteen-year-old girl is found dead. She's posed on a swing on her boarding school's property, dressed all... Continue Reading →

The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang- Review

Summary: A brilliantly imaginative talent makes her exciting debut with this epic historical military fantasy, inspired by the bloody history of China’s twentieth century and filled with treachery and magic, in the tradition of Ken Liu’s Grace of Kings and N.K. Jemisin’s Inheritance Trilogy. I normally include a Goodreads summary of the book, but the... Continue Reading →

The Iron Flower by Laurie Forest

Summary: Elloren Gardner and her friends were only seeking to right a few wrongs, but their actions have propelled them straight into the ranks of the realm-wide Resistance against Gardnerian encroachment. As the Resistance struggles against the harsh rulings of High Priest Marcus Vogel and the Mage Council, Elloren begins to realize that none of... Continue Reading →

Top 5 Thriller Books – Blogoween

Top 5 Thrillers This is a Blogoween prompt from one of the hosts Anna @ The Bursting Bookshelf Blogoween is almost over, but if you want to check out the information click here! There were tons of spooky and festive prompts and it's been a lot of fun participating and reading everyone's posts. These are... Continue Reading →

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