5.06.2015

Cover Revealed! Endure by Sara B. Larson


ENDURE

Defy Trilogy, Book Three
by Sara B. Larson
Coming 01/01/16
Publisher: Scholastic Press // Pages: 304
Find it on: AmazonGoodreads
Find the first two books at your local library! SDCL.org

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The remarkable third novel in Sara B. Larson's bestselling Defy series!


At last, Alexa and King Damian are engaged to be married. But their lives are far from safe. The kingdom of Antion is under siege, and Rylan is a prisoner of the enemy. Even worse, Alexa remains at the mercy of the evil Dansiian Rafe, who controls her mind and can force Alexa to kill or harm Damian at any moment. Despite this, Alexa is determined to rescue Rylan, which soon leads her far from Damian and deep into enemy territory.

When she arrives, what awaits her is deadlier than anything she could have ever imagined: an army of black sorcerers, and a horrifying plot to destroy the world as Alexa knows it. Will she be able to gather the strength to free herself, protect the love of her life, and save the land? Will there ever be true peace?

Acclaimed author Sara B. Larson has woven a stunning, romantic, and evocative finale to the Defy trilogy, that is sure to leave readers breathless until the very last page.

This series has been my rock for the last two years, always starting the new year with feirce magic, politics, romance, and battle intrigue. King Damien and Alexa have played the starcrossed lovers, now I need them to have thier happy ending. I need Endure to kick some major (explenative here) and overcome staggering odds. 

4.16.2015

Cover for Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas- kneel before it!


QUEEN OF SHADOWS
Throne of Glass, Book Four 
Coming 09/01/15
ISBN-13: 978-1619636040
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Pages: 384
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Sarah J. Maas's New York Times bestselling Throne of Glass series reaches new heights in this sweeping fourth volume.

Everyone Celaena Sardothien loves has been taken from her. But she's at last returned to the empire—for vengeance, to rescue her once-glorious kingdom, and to confront the shadows of her past . . .

She will fight for her cousin, a warrior prepared to die just to see her again. She will fight for her friend, a young man trapped in an unspeakable prison. And she will fight for her people, enslaved to a brutal king and awaiting their lost queen's triumphant return.


Celaena’s epic journey has captured the hearts and imaginations of millions across the globe. This fourth volume will hold readers rapt as Celaena’s story builds to a passionate, agonizing crescendo that might just shatter her world.

4.01.2015

Cover Revealed! The Ivy Years Book Four: The Shamesless Hour by Sarina Bowen: Updated w/Review!!

Recommended for readers 18+ for mature content.

Announcing: Ivy Years #4

The Shameless Hour

by Sarina Bowen

Available Now!
Find it on: Amazon, B&N, Goodreads


The girl who’s had everyone meets the boy who has no one.
For Bella, the sweet-talking, free-loving, hip-checking student manager of the Harkness men’s hockey team, sex is a second language. She’s used to being fluent where others stutter, and the things people say behind her back don’t (often) bother her. So she can’t understand why her smoking hot downstairs neighbor has so much trouble staying friends after their spontaneous night together. She knows better than to worry about it, but there’s something in those espresso eyes that makes her second-guess herself.
Rafe is appalled with himself for losing his virginity in a drunken hookup. His strict Catholic upbringing always emphasized loving thy neighbor—but not with a bottle of wine and a box of condoms. The result is an Ivy League bout of awkwardness. But when Bella is leveled by a little bad luck and a downright nasty fraternity stunt, it’s Rafe who is there to pick up the pieces.
Bella doesn’t want Rafe's help, and she’s through with men. Too bad the undeniable spark that crackles between the two of them just can’t be extinguished.


My Thoughts on The Shameless Hour:

Bella is a fan favorite, I certainly love her, and it's so exciting to be finally reading her story. And it is absolutely worthy of her- fans will not be disappointed. A lot of us wanted her to fall for a hockey player, but what ends up happening is too heartbreaking and perfect all at once. She needed someone who was kind, a gentleman, a romantic, someone mature who wouldn't look down on someone who is as sex-positive  as Bella. SH also shows that men can be A: monogamous, B: find it important to be in a relationship with their sexual partners, C: have those things NOT detract from being supremely sexy and still be "Alpha".

Admittedly I was concerned that I would have a problem loving Rafe, too often Latino men/women are written poorly, they say "si" instead of "yes" a lot. I'm a Latina, I don't do that. Then they are usually poor from a rough neighborhood, why do they always have to be poor/from the wrong side of the tracks? Then they are either super religious or have parents who are super conservative/religious- I'm an agnostic and so is my intimidate family of Liberals. I am so pleased to say that while a good chunk of these were still true for Rafe, they were pretty damned awesome on him. He is more than a stereotype, he's fleshed out as they Best Boyfriend maybe in the history of boyfriends. And he and Bella go together deliciously.

I love the Ivy series because they aren't exactly your typical NA, there is a lot of positivity, feminism (both male and female), deals with social issues: physical disabilities (The Year We Fell Down (The Ivy Years, #1), abuse and neglect (The Year We Hid Away (The Ivy Years, #2), gay rights (The Understatement of the Year (The Ivy Years, #3)- which is my absolute favorite of the series, harassment/slut-shaming (Blond Date, #2.5 & The Shameless Hour, #4). They guys aren't treating aren't infantilizing the women on one hand and treating all the others like disposable one-night stands worthy of ridicule and contempt. They also aren't beating up anyone who looks "at their women" or brooding against every available wall. In the same token, these women aren't waiting to be saved, they aren't all virgins waiting for the hot dangerous guy to wear them down into a stranglehold of a relationship. These are tough chicks who figure things out on their own, and deal with their problems by working through them. It's so very refreshing.  These books are very sexy, very romantic, and they will weave themselves around your heart. 

3.18.2015

Cover Revealed for Winter by Marissa Meyer


WINTER
Lunar Chronicles, Book Four
Coming 11/10/15
ISBN-13: 978-0312642983
Publisher: Fiewel & Friends
Pages: 400
Find it on AmazonGoodreads
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Here is the stunning conclusion to the national bestselling Lunar Chronicles, inspired by Snow White.
When Princess Winter was thirteen, the rumor around the Lunar court was that her glamour would soon be even more breathtaking than that of her stepmother, Queen Levana. In a fit of jealousy, Levana disfigured Winter. Four years later, Winter has sworn off the use of her glamour altogether. Despite her scars, Winter’s natural beauty, her grace, and her gentleness are winning admiration from the Lunar people that no amount of mind-control could achieve.

Winter despises her stepmother, but has never dreamed of standing up to her. That is, until she realizes that she may be the only one with the power to confront the queen. 

Can Cinder, Prince Kai, Scarlet, Wolf, Cress, Thorne, Princess Winter, and the palace guard Jacin find their happily ever afters? Fans will LOVE this amazing conclusion to the series.

3.06.2015

Synopsis Revealed: The Immortal Heights by Sherry Thomas





10/13/15
THE IMMORTAL HEIGHTS
The Elemental Trilogy, Book Three
ISBN-13: 978-0062207357
Publisher: Balzer + Bray // Pages: 432
Find it on AmazonB&NGoodreads
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In a pursuit that has spanned continents, Iolanthe, Titus, and their friends have always managed to remain one step ahead of the forces of Atlantis. But now the Bane, the monstrous tyrant who bestrides the entire mage world, has issued his ultimatum: Titus must hand over Iolanthe, or watch as his entire realm is destroyed in a deadly rampage. Running out of time and options, Iolanthe and Titus must act decisively to deliver a final blow to the Bane, ending his reign of terror for good.

However, getting to the Bane means accomplishing the impossible—finding a way to infiltrate his crypt in the deepest recesses of the most ferociously guarded fortress in Atlantis. And everything is only made more difficult when new prophecies come to light, foretelling a doomed effort....

Iolanthe and Titus will put their love and their lives on the line. But will it be enough?

With The Immortal Heights, Sherry Thomas brings the acclaimed Elemental Trilogy to its breathtaking conclusion.

2.28.2015

Most excellent and new book covers... I want these books bad.



09/22/15
WALK ON EARTH A STRANGER
The Gold Seer Trilogy, Book One
ISBN-13: 978-0062242914
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Pages: 432
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The first book in a new trilogy from acclaimed New York Times–bestselling author Rae Carson. A young woman with the magical ability to sense the presence of gold must flee her home, taking her on a sweeping and dangerous journey across Gold Rush–era America. Walk on Earth a Stranger begins an epic saga from one of the finest writers of young adult literature.

Lee Westfall has a secret. She can sense the presence of gold in the world around her. Veins deep beneath the earth, pebbles in the river, nuggets dug up from the forest floor. The buzz of gold means warmth and life and home—until everything is ripped away by a man who wants to control her. Left with nothing, Lee disguises herself as a boy and takes to the trail across the country. Gold was discovered in California, and where else could such a magical girl find herself, find safety? 

Rae Carson, author of the acclaimed Girl of Fire and Thorns trilogy, dazzles with the first book in the Gold Seer trilogy, introducing a strong heroine, a perilous road, a fantastical twist, and a slow-burning romance, as only she can. 



10/06/15
A MADNESS SO DISCREET
by Mindy McGinnis
ISBN-13: 978-0062320865
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books // Pages: 384 
Find it on Amazon, B&N, Goodreads
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Grace Mae knows madness. She keeps it locked away, along with her voice, trapped deep inside a brilliant mind that cannot forget horrific family secrets. Those secrets, along with the bulge in her belly, land her in a Boston insane asylum.

When her voice returns in a burst of violence, Grace is banished to the dark cellars where her mind is discovered by a visiting doctor who dabbles in the new study of criminal psychology. With her keen eyes and sharp memory, Grace will make the perfect assistant at crime scenes. Escaping from Boston to the safety of an ethical Ohio asylum, Grace finds friendship and hope, hints of a life she should have had. But gruesome nights bring Grace and the doctor into the circle of a killer who stalks young women. Grace, continuing to operate under the cloak of madness, must hunt a murderer while she confronts the demons in her own past.


In this beautifully twisted historical thriller, Mindy McGinnis, acclaimed author of Not a Drop to Drink and In a Handful of Dust, explores the fine line between sanity and insanity, good and evil—and the madness that exists in all of us.



10/06/15
SIX OF CROWS
The Dregs, Book One
ISBN-13: 978-1627792127
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) // Pages: 320
Find it on AmazonB&NGoodreads
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Ketterdam: a bustling hub of international trade where anything can be had for the right price--and no one knows that better than criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker. Kaz is offered a chance at a deadly heist that could make him rich beyond his wildest dreams. But he can't pull it off alone...

A convict with a thirst for revenge.

A sharpshooter who can't walk away from a wager.

A runaway with a privileged past.

A spy known as the Wraith.

A Heartrender using her magic to survive the slums. 

A thief with a gift for unlikely escapes. 

Six dangerous outcasts. One impossible heist. Kaz's crew is the only thing that might stand between the world and destruction—if they don't kill each other first.

*Because we cannot say goodbye to the Grishverse yet.




10/06/15
SPINNING STARLIGHT
Companion to Stitching Snow
by R.C. Lewis
ISBN-13: 978-1423185154
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion // Pages: 336
Find it on Amazon, B&N, Goodreads
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Sixteen-year-old heiress and paparazzi darling Liddi Jantzen hates the spotlight. But as the only daughter in the most powerful tech family in the galaxy, it's hard to escape it. So when a group of men show up at her house uninvited, she assumes it's just the usual media-grubs. That is, until shots are fired.

Liddi escapes, only to be pulled into an interplanetary conspiracy more complex than she ever could have imagined. Her older brothers have been caught as well, trapped in the conduits between the planets. And when their captor implants a device in Liddi's vocal cords to monitor her speech, their lives are in her hands: One word and her brothers are dead.

Desperate to save her family from a desolate future, Liddi travels to another world, where she meets the one person who might have the skills to help her bring her eight brothers home-a handsome dignitary named Tiav. But without her voice, Liddi must use every bit of her strength and wit to convince Tiav that her mission is true. With the tenuous balance of the planets deeply intertwined with her brothers' survival, just how much is Liddi willing to sacrifice to bring them back?


Haunting and mesmerizing, this retelling of Hans Christian Andersen's The Wild Swans strings the heart of the classic with a stunning, imaginative world as a star-crossed family fights for survival in this companion to Stitching Snow. 




10/13/15
ICE LIKE FIRE
Snow Like Ashes, Book Two
by Sara Raasch
ISBN-13: 978-0062286956
Publisher: Blazer + Bray // Pages: 432
Find it on AmazonB&NGoodreads
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It’s been three months since the Winterians were freed and Spring’s king, Angra, disappeared—thanks largely to the help of Cordell.

Meira just wants her people to be safe. When Cordellan debt forces the Winterians to dig their mines for payment, they unearth something powerful and possibly dangerous: Primoria’s lost chasm of magic. Theron sees this find as an opportunity—with this much magic, the world can finally stand against threats like Angra. But Meira fears the danger the chasm poses—the last time the world had access to so much magic, it spawned the Decay. So when the king of Cordell orders the two on a mission across the kingdoms of Primoria to discover the chasm’s secrets, Meira plans to use the trip to garner support to keep the chasm shut and Winter safe—even if it means clashing with Theron. But can she do so without endangering the people she loves?

Mather just wants to be free. The horrors inflicted on the Winterians hang fresh and raw in Januari—leaving Winter vulnerable to Cordell’s growing oppression. When Meira leaves to search for allies, he decides to take Winter’s security into his own hands. Can he rebuild his broken kingdom and protect them from new threats?

As the web of power and deception weaves tighter, Theron fights for magic, Mather fights for freedom—and Meira starts to wonder if she should be fighting not just for Winter, but for the world.





10/13/15
THE IMMORTAL HEIGHTS
The Elemental Trilogy, Book Three
ISBN-13: 978-0062207357
Publisher: Balzer + Bray // Pages: 432
Find it on AmazonB&NGoodreads
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In a pursuit that has spanned continents, Iolanthe, Titus, and their friends have always managed to remain one step ahead of the forces of Atlantis. But now the Bane, the monstrous tyrant who bestrides the entire mage world, has issued his ultimatum: Titus must hand over Iolanthe, or watch as his entire realm is destroyed in a deadly rampage. Running out of time and options, Iolanthe and Titus must act decisively to deliver a final blow to the Bane, ending his reign of terror for good.

However, getting to the Bane means accomplishing the impossible—finding a way to infiltrate his crypt in the deepest recesses of the most ferociously guarded fortress in Atlantis. And everything is only made more difficult when new prophecies come to light, foretelling a doomed effort....

Iolanthe and Titus will put their love and their lives on the line. But will it be enough?

With The Immortal Heights, Sherry Thomas brings the acclaimed Elemental Trilogy to its breathtaking conclusion.




11/03/15
TEN THOUSAND SKIES ABOVE
Firebird, Book Two
ISBN-13: 978-0062278999
Publisher: HarperTeen
Pages: 432
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Marguerite Caine has done the impossible, traveling to alternate dimensions with the Firebird—the brilliant invention of her parents, her boyfriend, Paul, and their friend Theo. But she has also caught the attention of enemies willing to kidnap, blackmail, and even kill to use the Firebird for themselves.

When Paul’s soul is splintered into four pieces—pieces that are trapped within Pauls in other dimensions—Marguerite will do anything, and travel anywhere, to save him. But the price of his safe return is steep. If she doesn’t sabotage her parents in multiple universes, Paul will be lost forever.

Unwilling to sacrifice her family, Marguerite enlists the brilliant Theo to help. The two forge a plan to save Paul and the Firebird, but succeeding means outsmarting a genius and risking not only their lives but also the lives of their counterparts in every other dimension.

Their mission takes them to the most dangerous universes yet: a war-torn San Francisco, the criminal underworld of New York City, and a glittering Paris where another Marguerite hides a shocking secret. Each leap brings Marguerite closer to saving Paul—but her journey reveals dark truths that lead her to doubt the one constant she’s found between the worlds: their love for each other. 

* Not an actual cover, but it's progress!!! 



09/01/15
QUEEN OF SHADOWS
Throne of Glass, Book Four 
by Sarah J. Maas
ISBN-13: 978-1619636040
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Pages: 384
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Sarah J. Maas's New York Times bestselling Throne of Glass series reaches new heights in this sweeping fourth volume.

Everyone Celaena Sardothien loves has been taken from her. But she's at last returned to the empire—for vengeance, to rescue her once-glorious kingdom, and to confront the shadows of her past . . .

She will fight for her cousin, a warrior prepared to die just to see her again. She will fight for her friend, a young man trapped in an unspeakable prison. And she will fight for her people, enslaved to a brutal king and awaiting their lost queen's triumphant return.


Celaena’s epic journey has captured the hearts and imaginations of millions across the globe. This fourth volume will hold readers rapt as Celaena’s story builds to a passionate, agonizing crescendo that might just shatter her world.

2.20.2015

Cover Revealed: Walk On Earth A Stranger by Rae Carson


WALK ON EARTH A STRANGER
The Gold Seer Trilogy, Book One
Coming to a bookshelf near you September 22, 2015
ISBN-13: 978-0062242914
Publisher: Greenwillow Books // Pages: 448
Find it on Amazon, B&N, Goodreads
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The first book in a new trilogy from acclaimed New York Times–bestselling author Rae Carson. A young woman with the magical ability to sense the presence of gold must flee her home, taking her on a sweeping and dangerous journey across Gold Rush–era America. Walk on Earth a Stranger begins an epic saga from one of the finest writers of young adult literature.

Lee Westfall has a secret. She can sense the presence of gold in the world around her. Veins deep beneath the earth, pebbles in the river, nuggets dug up from the forest floor. The buzz of gold means warmth and life and home—until everything is ripped away by a man who wants to control her. Left with nothing, Lee disguises herself as a boy and takes to the trail across the country. Gold was discovered in California, and where else could such a magical girl find herself, find safety?

Rae Carson, author of the acclaimed Girl of Fire and Thorns trilogy, dazzles with the first book in the Gold Seer trilogy, introducing a strong heroine, a perilous road, a fantastical twist, and a slow-burning romance, as only she can.

Rae Carson books are like my YA spirit animals. She created my all time favorite YA Book Boyfriend in Lord Hector for the Fire & Thorns Trilogy, he is EPIC. He is a MAN (in all caps). And yes Elisa was a character that I've identified with the MOST out of ever character ever, the stories created by Carson are elaborate and beautiful and multifaceted- there is a lot of work done and it shows. Because I've had such incandescently marvelous and unforgettable reading experiences with Rae Carson's writing I am so very excited to read this new trilogy. Understanding that maybe I won't find a new Hector and Elisa, understanding that this new trilogy is a completely new animal, I know she can hook me. Rae is such a special writer. I hope to one day shake her hand and say thank you.

1.27.2015

Synopsis Revealed! Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas


09/01/15
QUEEN OF SHADOWS
Throne of Glass, Book Four 
by Sarah J. Maas
ISBN-13: 978-1619636040
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Pages: 384
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Sarah J. Maas's New York Times bestselling Throne of Glass series reaches new heights in this sweeping fourth volume.

Everyone Celaena Sardothien loves has been taken from her. But she's at last returned to the empire—for vengeance, to rescue her once-glorious kingdom, and to confront the shadows of her past . . .

She will fight for her cousin, a warrior prepared to die just to see her again. She will fight for her friend, a young man trapped in an unspeakable prison. And she will fight for her people, enslaved to a brutal king and awaiting their lost queen's triumphant return.

Celaena’s epic journey has captured the hearts and imaginations of millions across the globe. This fourth volume will hold readers rapt as Celaena’s story builds to a passionate, agonizing crescendo that might just shatter her world.

1.19.2015

Hidden Huntress Cover Reveal!!!


HIDDEN HUNTRESS
Malediction Trilogy, Book Two
Coming June 02, 2015
ISBN-13: 978-1908844996
Publisher: Angry Robot
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Beneath the mountain, the king’s reign of tyranny is absolute; the one troll with the capacity to challenge him is imprisoned for treason. Cécile has escaped the darkness of Trollus, but she learns all too quickly that she is not beyond the reach of the king’s power. Or his manipulation.

Recovered from her injuries, she now lives with her mother in Trianon and graces the opera stage every night. But by day she searches for the witch who has eluded the trolls for five hundred years. Whether she succeeds or fails, the costs to those she cares about will be high.

To find Anushka, she must delve into magic that is both dark and deadly. But the witch is a clever creature. And Cécile might not just be the hunter. She might also be the hunted…

12.31.2014

The Best Fantasy Coming In 2015!

1.

01/06/15
IGNITE
Defy, Book Two
ISBN-13: 978-0545644747
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Pages: 304
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Murder, abductions, and forbidden romance abound in this thrilling sequel to Sara B. Larson's acclaimed YA debut, DEFY.

Alexa remains by the newly crowned King Damian’s side as his guard, ever committed to helping him rebuild Antion and reclaim the hope of Antion's people, despite continuing to harbor a secret love for him. However, when another threat to Damian and his kingdom emerges, and blame is cast on their newly forged allies from Blevon, Alexa knows things are not what they seem. With the fate of her nation hanging in the balance once again, will Alexa be able to protect her king and uncover the true enemy -- before it's too late?

*Got an ARC of IGNITE and it is wonderful people. If you think that Alexa and Damian can be in such close proximity and not be together, then you are crazy. You are also crazy if you think that they are at all safe for more than 15 minutes in the book. Since I read the ARC that means the wait for book 3 in 2016 will be that much more painfully slow.

2.


02/10/15
THE RED QUEEN
ISBN-13: 978-0062310637
Publisher: HarperTeen
Pages: 400
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Mare Barrow's world is divided by blood--those with red and those with silver. Mare and her family are lowly Reds, destined to serve the Silver elite whose supernatural abilities make them nearly gods. Mare steals what she can to help her family survive, but when her best friend is conscripted into the army she gambles everything to win his freedom. A twist of fate leads her to the royal palace itself, where, in front of the king and all his nobles, she discovers a power of her own--an ability she didn't know she had. Except . . . her blood is Red.

To hide this impossibility, the king forces her into the role of a lost Silver princess and betroths her to one of his own sons. As Mare is drawn further into the Silver world, she risks her new position to aid the Scarlet Guard--the leaders of a Red rebellion. Her actions put into motion a deadly and violent dance, pitting prince against prince--and Mare against her own heart.

From debut author Victoria Aveyard comes a lush, vivid fantasy series where loyalty and desire can tear you apart and the only certainty is betrayal.

*This cover is bring it folks. I'm totally judging it and getting crazy excited by my exorbitant expectations.

3.


02/24/15
SHADOW STUDY
Study Series, Book Five


ISBN-13: 978-0778317401
Publisher: Mira
Pages: 384
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New York Times bestselling author Maria V. Snyder wowed readers with Poison Study, the unforgettable story of poison taster Yelena. Now she's back with a new tale of intrigue.

Once, only her own life hung in the balance… 

Oddly enough, when Yelena was a poison taster, her life was simpler. But she'd survived to become a vital part of the balance of power between rival countries Ixia and Sitia. Now she uses her magic to keep the peace in both lands—and protect her relationship with Valek. 

Suddenly, though, they are beset on all sides by those vying for power through politics and intrigue. Valek's job and his life are in danger. As Yelena tries to uncover the scope of these plots, she faces a new challenge: her magic is blocked. She must keep that a secret—or her enemies will discover just how vulnerable she really is—while searching for who or what is responsible for neutralizing her powers. 

Yes, the days of tasting poisons were much simpler. And certainly not as dangerous… 

*I got a copy for Netgalley and devoured it- it's soooo good! For fans of the Study Trilogy and the Glass Trilogy will go nuts. All of our favorite characters are back, and the danger is as it has ever been, extreme. I loved every single word. 

4.


04/07/15
EMPIRE OF NIGHT
Age of Legends, Book Two
ISBN-13: 978-0062071279
Publisher: Harper Teen
Pages: 432
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The second book in a big, breathtaking new trilogy that blends fantasy, romance, horror, and pulse-pounding action, from #1 New York Times bestselling author Kelley Armstrong. 

Sisters Moria and Ashyn are the Keeper and Seeker of Edgewood. Or at least, they were.

Their village is gone. Their friends have betrayed them. And now, they are all but prisoners in court, forced to watch and wait while the Emperor decides whether to help the children of Edgewood, who remain hostages of the treacherous Alvar Kitsune.

But when the emperor finally sends the girls on a mission to rescue the children--accompanied by Prince Tyrus and a small band of men--the journey proves more perilous than any of them could have imagined. With lies and unrest mounting in the empire, Moria and Ashyn will have to draw on every bit of influence and power they possess to unite their people and avert an all-out war.

*Gavril, you twist me up inside! I NEED redemption for you in Empire of Night. You CANNOT be evil. You can't.

5.


05/05/15
A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES
A Court of Thornes & Roses, Book One
ISBN-13: 978-1619634442
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Pages: 432
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A thrilling, seductive new series from New York Times bestselling author Sarah J. Maas, blending Beauty and the Beast with faerie lore.

When nineteen-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a beast-like creature arrives to demand retribution for it. Dragged to a treacherous magical land she only knows about from legends, Feyre discovers that her captor is not an animal, but Tamlin—one of the lethal, immortal faeries who once ruled their world.

As she dwells on his estate, her feelings for Tamlin transform from icy hostility into a fiery passion that burns through every lie and warning she's been told about the beautiful, dangerous world of the Fae. But an ancient, wicked shadow grows over the faerie lands, and Feyre must find a way to stop it . . . or doom Tamlin—and his world—forever.

Perfect for fans of Kristen Cashore and George R. R. Martin, this first book in a sexy and action-packed new series is impossible to put down!


6.

05/19/15
LION HEART
SCARLET, BOOK THREE
ISBN-13: 978-0802736161
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Pages: 304
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The eagerly-awaited conclusion to the Scarlet trilogy delivers another action-packed and romance-filled adventure.

Scarlet has captured the hearts of readers as well as the heart of Robin Hood, and after ceaseless obstacles and countless threats, readers will finally find out the fate of the Lady Thief.

Imprisoned by Prince John for months, Scarlet finds herself a long way from Nottinghamshire. After a daring escape from the Prince's clutches, she learns that King Richard’s life is in jeopardy, and Eleanor of Aquitaine demands a service Scarlet can’t refuse: spy for her and help bring Richard home safe. But fate—and her heart—won’t allow her to stay away from Nottinghamshire for long, and together, Scarlet and Rob must stop Prince John from going through with his dark plans for England. They can not rest until he’s stopped, but will their love be enough to save them once and for all?

*This series brings the pain. If you want to have an author twist up your heart and punch you repeatedly in your feels, this is the BEST series to read. I KNOW that this will be the most painful of all- A.C. Gaughen has pretty much told me so.


7.


06/02/15
HIDDEN HUNTRESS
Malediction Trilogy, Book Two
ISBN-13: 978-1908844996
Publisher: Angry Robot
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Beneath the mountain, the king’s reign of tyranny is absolute; the one troll with the capacity to challenge him is imprisoned for treason. Cécile has escaped the darkness of Trollus, but she learns all too quickly that she is not beyond the reach of the king’s power. Or his manipulation.

Recovered from her injuries, she now lives with her mother in Trianon and graces the opera stage every night. But by day she searches for the witch who has eluded the trolls for five hundred years. Whether she succeeds or fails, the costs to those she cares about will be high.

To find Anushka, she must delve into magic that is both dark and deadly. But the witch is a clever creature. And Cécile might not just be the hunter. She might also be the hunted…

*Tristan! I'm totally coming to save you!! This was THE heartbreak and joy of 2014, after Strange Chemistry closed it's doors- taking ALL it's wonderfulness with it, there was terror struck into readers hearts at the thought of not getting to finish certain series they published. THIS was THE most important of all the Strange Chemistry catalog that I NEEDED to have a Lazarus Pit moment. And it did, thanks Angry Robot. 

8.

06/09/15
THE INVASION OF THE TEARLING
The Queen of the Tearling, Book Two
by Erika Johansen
ISBN-13: 978-0062290397
Publisher: Harper Collins
Pages: 480
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In this riveting sequel to the national bestseller The Queen of the Tearling, the evil kingdom of Mortmesne invades the Tearling, with dire consequences for Kelsea and her realm

With each passing day, Kelsea Glynn is growing into her new responsibilities as Queen of the Tearling. By stopping the shipments of slaves to the neighboring kingdom of Mortmesne, she crossed the Red Queen, a brutal ruler whose power derives from dark magic, who is sending her fearsome army into the Tearling to take what is hers. And nothing can stop the invasion.

But as the Mort army draws ever closer, Kelsea develops a mysterious connection to a time before the Crossing, and she finds herself relying on a strange and possibly dangerous ally: a woman named Lily, fighting for her life in a world where being female can feel like a crime. The fate of the Tearling —and that of Kelsea’s own soul—may rest with Lily and her story, but Kelsea may not have enough time to find out.

In this dazzling sequel, Erika Johansen brings back favorite characters, including the Mace and the Red Queen, and introduces unforgettable new players, adding exciting layers to her multidimensional tale of magic, mystery, and a fierce young heroine.

*Queen of the Tearling was such an unexpected jewel in 2014, I LOVED that Kelsea wasn't at all the conventional YA heroine, but more in the line of Elisa from Rae Carson's Fire & Thorns oeuvre. I also enjoyed the plethora of super hot guys & yet it wasn't at all a romance- so far.  

9.

07/0715
THE HEART OF BETRAYAL
The Remnant Chronicles, Book Two
ISBN-13: 978-0805099249
Publisher: Henry Holt
Pages: 496
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Held captive in the barbarian kingdom of Venda, Lia and Rafe have little chance of escape . . . and even less of being together.

Desperate to save her life, Lia’s erstwhile assassin, Kaden, has told the Vendan Komisar that she has a magical gift, and the Komisar's interest in Lia is greater than either Kaden or Lia foresaw.

Meanwhile, the foundations of Lia's deeply-held beliefs are crumbling beneath her. Nothing is straightforward: there's Rafe, who lied to her, but has sacrificed his freedom to protect her; Kaden, who meant to assassinate her but has now saved her life; and the Vendans, whom she always believed to be barbarians but whom she now realizes are people who have been terribly brutalized by the kingdoms of Dalbreck and Morrighan. Wrestling with her upbringing, her gift, and her very sense of self, Lia will have to make powerful choices that affect her country, her people . . . and her own destiny.

*Kiss of Deception was one of the most unique stories of 2014!For more than half the book, readers do not know who is the Prince and who is the Assassin (I guessed totally wrong BTW) and I'm so looking forward to Heart of Betrayal! Talk- about being left on a cliffhanger! 

10.
10/06/15
SIX OF CROWS
The Dregs, Book One
ISBN-13: 978-1627792127
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Pages: 320
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Ketterdam: a bustling hub of international trade where anything can be had for the right price--and no one knows that better than criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker. Kaz is offered a chance at a deadly heist that could make him rich beyond his wildest dreams. But he can't pull it off alone...

A convict with a thirst for revenge.

A sharpshooter who can't walk away from a wager.

A runaway with a privileged past.

A spy known as the Wraith.

A Heartrender using her magic to survive the slums. 

A thief with a gift for unlikely escapes. 

Six dangerous outcasts. One impossible heist. Kaz's crew is the only thing that might stand between the world and destruction—if they don't kill each other first.

*Because we cannot say goodbye to the Grishverse yet.


11. 
Cover Reveal TBD
09/01/15
QUEEN OF SHADOWS
Throne of Glass, Book Four 
by Sarah J. Maas
ISBN-13: 978-1619636040
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Pages: 384
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Sarah J. Maas's New York Times bestselling Throne of Glass series reaches new heights in this sweeping fourth volume.

Everyone Celaena Sardothien loves has been taken from her. But she's at last returned to the empire—for vengeance, to rescue her once-glorious kingdom, and to confront the shadows of her past . . .

She will fight for her cousin, a warrior prepared to die just to see her again. She will fight for her friend, a young man trapped in an unspeakable prison. And she will fight for her people, enslaved to a brutal king and awaiting their lost queen's triumphant return.

Celaena’s epic journey has captured the hearts and imaginations of millions across the globe. This fourth volume will hold readers rapt as Celaena’s story builds to a passionate, agonizing crescendo that might just shatter her world.

12. 
10/13/15
THE IMMORTAL HEIGHTS
The Elemental Trilogy, Book Three
ISBN-13: 978-0062207357
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Pages: 432
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More info coming closer to the publication date.



13. 
10/13/15
ICE LIKE FIRE
Snow Like Ashes, Book Two
by Sara Raasch
ISBN-13: 978-0062286956
Publisher: Blazer + Bray
Pages: 432
Amazon, B&NGoodreads
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Praise for SNOW LIKE ASHES: “A new society, a grand adventure, and a first romance, all rolled into one big fantasy epic.” (Booklist)

Details coming soon.... I hope!


14. 


Fall 2015
OUR LADY OF THE ICE
Publisher: Saga Press
Goodreads
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Hope City, Antarctica. The southernmost city in the world, with only a glass dome and a faltering infrastructure to protect its citizens from the freezing, ceaseless winds of the Antarctic wilderness. Within this bell jar four people–some human, some not–will shape the future of the city forever:

Eliana Gomez, a female PI looking for a way to the mainland.

Diego Amitrano, the right-hand man to the gangster who controls the city’s food come winter.

Marianella Luna, an aristocrat with a dangerous secret.

Sofia, an android who has begun to evolve.

But the city is evolving too, and in the heart of the perilous Antarctic winter, faction will clash, dreams will shatter, and that frozen metropolis just might boil over…

*Because she created Annana and Naji and that is all that needs to be said. Ever.

15. 


09/22/15
WALK ON EARTH A STRANGER
The Goldscryer Saga, Book One
by Rae Carson
ISBN-13: 978-0062242914
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Pages: 432
Amazon, B&N, Goodreads
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A teenage girl whose magical ability to find gold puts her in a dangerous position during the American Gold Rush.

*Because characters like Elisa and Lord Hector came from the same brain that has created this series, I will buy anything Rae Carson writes.