Queen of Hearts by Colleen Oakes

Imaginative and vivid, The Queen of Hearts is the first book in Colleen Oakes' Queen of Hearts series which is set in the fantastic world of (pre) Alice in Wonderland. It gives readers a new perspective of the infamous Queen of Hearts coming from the young voice of Dinah, princess, and heir to the throne of Wonderland.

Warrior Witch by Danielle L. Jensen

Warrior Witch is the concluding story to Danielle L. Jensen's the Malediction Trilogy.  As a concluding book, I could not help but be nervous having to say goodbye to a series I love - hoping the ending is epic and Tristan and Cécile get their HEA.

Book Review: Dark Heart of Magic by Jennifer Estep

Well, that was completely enjoyable! It was so good to be back into the world Jennifer Estep has created with Black Blade series. Book two deposits the reader back into the wonderful world of Cloudburst Falls, West Virginia where mortals and magicks mix  in "the most magical place in America" a town where "fairy tales are real". 

Traitor Angels by Anne Blankman

Traitor Angels is a heady mix of historic details, atmosphere, and intrigue. Set in seventeenth-century England, during the reign of King Charles II, Blankman easily weaves in historical figures, you'll see page time from John Milton, Galileo, and King Charles II as well as visit a Physic's Garden in an abandoned Oxford cemetery, dance at a ball hosted by the Duke's of Buckingham, and go on a scavenger hunt across England's countryside as the protagonist Elizabeth deciphers the secret clues left in her father's work Paradise Lost.

The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi

THE STAR-TOUCHED QUEEN is a captivating retelling that takes inspiration from the stories of Hades and Persephone and Cupid and Psyche. What makes it so refreshing and unique is how author Roshani Chokshi creates something new by taking Indian mythology and infusing The Star-Touched Queen with gorgeous elements not seen often in young adult literature. 

Arena by Holly Jennings

ARENA is first in a new series featuring a futuristic version of virtual gaming where the best gamers in the world compete, taking on avatars and battling it out in a no-holds-barred fight, in the arena where the more bloodshed the better. Like Gladiators who battle with weapons and armor, each player feels each stab and each thrust in this new sensory game where digital deaths are the acceptable norm. i

Book Review: The Visitor by Amanda Stevens

THE VISITOR is the fourth book in Amanda Stevens series, The Graveyard Queen, and what a fantastic way for fans and new readers to spend time in her capable hands as she creates once again a setting rich in southern charm, surrounding readers in a dark, chilling mystery with a heroine who is no stranger to the supernatural.

Book Review: Tell the Wind and Fire by Sarah Rees Brennan

TELL THE WIND AND FIRE is Sarah Rees Brennan's YA fantasy which takes its inspiration from the Charles Dickens novel, A Tale of Two Cities. Brennan's tale takes place in a dark and gritty version of New York, a city divided by two forms of magic - Light and Dark. Like the classic tale, this is a story of strong themes. Prejudice, cruelty, and hope are all cleverly interwoven as readers witness the two factions divided by their forms of magic that can result in nothing less than an uprising. Amidst this upheaval is our heroine, Lucie Manette, born of both light and dark magic.