Review: Defy the Night

Defy the Night by Brigid Kemmerer Bloomsbury, 2021 YA Fantasy Summary: An illness is killing the people and there is only one cure. Unfortunately, the supply is tightly controlled and only the rich can afford it. Also, the rich are taking too much. Tessa and Wes steal what they can and make solutions for those […]

Review: Cinderella Is Dead

Cinderella Is Dead by Kalynn Bayron Bloomsbury, 2020 YA Fantasy Summary: Sophia doesn’t want to go to the King’s ball, she wants to marry the woman she loves but everyone has to follow the rules or face death (and the deaths of their family members too). When Sophia meets Constance in Cinderella’s tomb, she finally […]

Review: Night of the Dragon

Night of the Dragon 3rd book in the trilogy by Julie Kagawa Inkyard Press, 2020 YA Fantasy Summary: I will try not to spoil this book but I will spoil the previous two. Walking corpses and other surprises hinder Yumeko and her friends in their quest to stop Genno from summoning the dragon and making […]

Review: Enchantée

Enchantée (Altnerative title: All That Glitters) by Gita Trelease Flatiron Books, 2019 YA Historical Fantasy Summary: Camille and Sophie are in harder and harder conditions. Their father’s printing business went under because he started printing revolutionary pamphlets on the side and his aristocratic clients were not happy when they found out. Then their parents die […]

Review: Raybearer

Raybearer by Jordan Ifueko Amulet Books, 2020 YA Fantasy Summary: Tarisai was born for one purpose: to fulfill her mother’s wish. She is sent away to become part of the trusted council of a boy her mother wants her to kill. But as Tarisai grows to love him and her fellow council members, she fights […]

Review: Soul of the Sword

Soul of the Sword 2nd in the series by Julie Kagawa Inkyard Press, 2019 YA Fantasy Summary: I won’t spoil this book but I will spoil the previous book Shadow of the Fox. Yumeko has a couple difficult tasks. She must bring her piece of the scroll to a temple that has been hidden for […]

Review: A Vow so Bold and Deadly

A Vow so Bold and Deadly 3rd in the Cursebreakers series by Brigid Kemmerer Bloomsbury, 2021 YA Fantasy Summary: I’ll try not to spoil this book but I’ll probably spoil the previous two. Rhen and Grey are preparing for war against each other. Lia Mara is trying to rule her people but she refuses to […]

Review: Poisoned

Poisoned by Jennifer Donnelly Scholastic Press, 2020 YA Fantasy Summary: Sophie’s heart has been stolen by the King of Crows. Unfortunately her stepmother also seizes the throne. Sophie must get her heart back to save herself but she also has to get her kingdom back to save her people. Slander a king, and the slanderer […]

Review: Descendant of the Crane

Descendant of the Crane by Joan He Albert Whitman and Company, 2019 YA Fantasy Summary: Hesina is determined to find her father’s murderer as she tries to rule a country rapidly fracturing. Likes: Hesina’s journey as a young queen trying to make decisions made me feel really bad but I understand why she made the […]