This was easily one of the best books I’ve read so far this year. I read a good bit of YA fantasy, and it often starts to feel repetitive and regurgitated. When I first read this synopsis, I was intrigued by the twin drama…. but what really grabbed me was the comparison to The Princess […]
An Absolutely Heartbreakingly Beautiful Debut! Kristin Dwyer has set the bar high for teen love and longing. This was a book that I couldn’t put down! Dwyer weaves an element of mystery in with the classic contemporary romance, making it something of its own. With a beautiful prose you really get a sense of Ellis […]
I have read every single book Rebecca has written and I’ve loved every new one just as much as the last. My love for Dreams Lie Beneath starts with just that cover. It is a strange choice for me because as a rule I don’t like covers with people on them. Fanart style is acceptable […]
Eerie And Utterly Devourable Read! When I first saw this book pitched as Crimson Peak meets The Secret Garden I really had no idea what to expect as I never really envisioned those two things intersecting. But Schwab really found a way to weave these two very different concepts into something both captivating and horrific. […]
Well, damn. I was not ready for how angsty and angry and heartbreakingly sad this book is. “I have to be careful because memories are like rain. A harmless drop here and there falling against my mind, then suddenly, I’m standing beneath a flood.” Unfortunately, I didn’t end up loving SMWM as I hoped. This […]
A Forgery of Roses is a story rich in sisterhood, magic, and mystery. If you’re looking for a book with a unique magic system, look no further. Our main character, Myra, is a prodigy which means she can heal through her paintings. However, being a prodigy means a life of hiding. As usual, when there […]
Myra Whitlock has a gift. One many would kill for.
She’s an artist whose portraits alter people’s real-life bodies, a talent she must hide from those who would kidnap, blackmail, and worse in order to control it. Guarding that secret is the only way to keep her younger sister safe now that their parents are gone.
But one frigid night, the governor’s wife discovers the truth and threatens to expose Myra if she does not complete a special portrait that would resurrect the governor’s dead son. Desperate, Myra ventures to his legendary stone mansion.
Once she arrives, however, it becomes clear the boy’s death was no accident. Someone dangerous lurks within these glittering halls. Someone harboring a disturbing obsession with portrait magic.
Myra cannot do the painting until she knows what really happened, so she turns to the governor’s older son, a captivating redheaded poet. Together, they delve into the family’s most shadowed affairs, racing to uncover the truth before the secret Myra spent her life concealing makes her the killer’s next victim.
Blood Scion is a dark-as-they-come YA fantasy novel filled with detailed and developed world building and a similarly complex heroine, Sloan. Sloan is 15 years old with magic running through her veins. As a Scion, Sloan is a gifted with magic from the Orisha gods and has the power to call forth fire and flame. […]