Empire of Dust by Eleanor Herman

Empire of Dust is the second installment of Eleanor Herman's series, Blood of Gods and Royals. I really enjoyed her first book Legacy of Kings and knew I needed to continue this series. My expectations were high and I was in no way disappointed once I finally grabbed this book up. Everything is notched up, from the characterization and danger to the fantasy and magic. Eleanor Herman has created an exciting second book for fans of the series to love.

A Most Magical Girl by Karen Foxlee

A Most Magical Girl by Karen Foxlee is a charming tale filled with magic, adventure, friendship and girl power. With gorgeous prose, smart humor and a touch of danger, this is a story for those who still want to believe in the magic.

A Promise of Fire by Amanda Bouchet

What happens when you mix together a hero and heroine, who are equally matched in their stubbornness and passion, and place them into a forced-kidnapping situation, while throwing in some very lovable and mischievous secondary characters, warring kingdoms, dangerous creatures, magical battles, and mythological shenanigans? You get pure reading delight - an unputdownable new series to fall in love with.

Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine

INK AND BONE by Rachel Caine brings to YA reading a beautiful and terrible world where the Great Library of Alexandria still exists. A world of forbidden books, Alchemy, and Automations. A world of book smugglers, magic, and spies. This is a must read for book lovers, a story rife with danger and adventure that will have you clamoring to grab up all your books as Caine spins a story of an alternate history where knowledge is the ultimate power.

Red as Blood and White as Bone by Theodora Goss

RED AS BLOOD AND WHITE AS BONE is a fairy tale inspired story drenched with rich prose. It is a cautionary tale filled with dark deeds true to classic fairy tales, ones later bowdlerized. Lush and bold, it tells the story of a young kitchen maid, one formerly raised in a convent and naive to the outside world, whose innocent joy is found in the secreted fairy tale book she hides and escapes to. 

The Waking Fire by Anthony Ryan

I love books about Dragons. Add to that pirates, spies and adventure on the high seas and across uncharted lands, and I'm definitely excited. In The Waking Fire, Anthony Ryan's newest series, The Draconis Memoria, features a world where Drakes (Dragons) are highly prized for their blood properties.

The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman

As any reader knows, it is hard to resist a story that features a secret library.  Even harder to resist is one with multiple alternate realities that hold endless possibilities for exploring. What drew me to this story is not only that intriguing library and alternate worlds but the fact that each library contains different tomes of dangerous lore that needed to be hunted down.  Libraries, adventure, and a mashup of genres - count me in!

And I Darken by Kiersten White

What if Vlad the Impaler, the historical inspiration for Dracula, was a girl? A princess who is every bit as cunning and ruthless. With such an intriguing concept, And I Darken takes a unique look behind the historic Vlad, now as Lada Dragwlya - Princess of Wallachia. I could not resist this story with its promise to reveal what shaped her into the warrior princess whose very name would strike fear and respect into all. Warfare, political intrigue and the historical setting of the Ottoman Empire all made And I Darken a must read.