by Shelby Mahurin  In this book we follow Lou who is a witch in hiding, and Reid who’s a witch hunter desperate to make his mentor proud.  Lou is living from day to day, hiding and stealing to get away from a past she doesn’t want to remember or speak of. Together with her friend Coco, a blood witch, she’s seeking to steal a piece of jewelry called Angelica’s Ring. It’s a magical piece who’ll help Lou hide from those who seek to fin...

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by Namina Forna In this book we follow Deka who’s a young woman in a world rules by men. All women are forced to serve men, but for those who are revealed to be different, serving the men in their lives sound like a dream. At fifteen, all girls undergo a ritual meant to separate the pure from the impure. Those who’s blue run gold are called alaki and they are tortured and murdered under the law. And when Deka is revealed to be one of...

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by Clara O’Connor In this book we meet Cassandra and Devyn, two star-crossed lovers who must work together to ignite the spark of rebellion in a futuristic world where the Roman Empire never fell. It sounds amazing, and I love the premise. And thinking that it’s compared to authors like Marie Lu, Cassandra Clare and comps Panem and Grishaverse as similar world, well… it didn’t quite live up to it’s promise there. So,...

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5.8/10

by Bobbie Gott In this book we follow Celestria Slavic, who is what would be similar to the princess of the vampire covens. Being a purebred vampire, she’s the next in line to take over after her father. Until then, she works with the newly turned vampires called Mix Bloods. At the beginning of the book, Celestria is forced to marry one of her students, Killian. This starts a spiral of events that leads to Celestria realizing that the coven...

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by Araminta Hall In this book we follow three women and their struggles in life. One of the women, Mary, is found murdered and we then follow her two best friends as they navigate the strange world where their friend is gone. We mostly follow a woman called Elanor since she was the one closest to Mary and also happens to be in love in Mary’s husband. It is set up as a mystery. Who killed Mary? It starts out rather interesting where we learn...

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8.8/10

by Alice Feeney In this novel we meet Anna and Jack, a reporter and a detective chief inspector, as they try to solve the murder of one of Anna’s childhood friends. There’s always two sides to every story, and things are rarely as they seem. And as Jack appears to be set up for the murder, and Anna seems to be keeping secrets that may be the key to solving it all, things are heading straight towards disaster.   The above paragr...

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8.7/10

by Samantha Cohoe In this historical fantasy we meet Thea, an alchemist’s daughter and a protégé alchemist herself, a very talented one at that. She’s growing tired of the way her mother treats her and dreams of a life together with a boy called Will that used to work for her mother. At the same time, Thea and her mother is so close to reaching the ultimate goal, the creation of the Philosopher’s Stone. It’s a piece what can cure all il...

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by Sabaa Tahir This is the third book in the Ember Quartet and here we follow Laia, Elias and Helene. To avoid spoiling, I can’t really go into much of the plot here, but in this book we’re basically following three different plotlines with different goals and motivations that slowly but surely starts to merge as the Nightbringer’s plan gets more and more revealed. I’m really conflicted when it comes to this book because I feel like there...

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by Sabaa Tahir This is the second book in what’s called the Ember quartet. And in this novel, we continue following Laia and Elias as they try escape Serra and the Martials that are after them. In this book we also follow Helene, who is Elias’s best friend and a Mask as she’s forced to hunt down her friend. I think this is a solid continuation of the series, however I do find that it’s a bit slow and I found myself skimming a lot to get t...

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by Sabaa Tahir In, An Ember in the Ashes we follow Laia and Elias, two people with two very different lives. Laia is a Scholar, a suppressed people living under the strict ruling of the Martials. They fear for their lives every day. Elias is a Mask, a force trained to kill and torture for the Empire. When their stories align, Laia have to get into Blackcliff, the school where Masks are trained, and Elias wants out. This book was a win for me, tha...

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8/10
Serpent & Dove
Reviews / February 9, 2021

by Shelby Mahurin  In this book we follow Lou who is a witch in hiding, and Reid who’s a witch hunter desperate to make his mentor proud.  Lou is living from day to day, hiding and stealing to get away from a past she doesn’t want to remember or speak of. Together with her friend Coco, a blood witch, she’s seeking to steal a piece of jewelry called Angelica’s Ring. It’s a magical piece who’ll help Lou hide from those who s...

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9/10
The Gilded Ones
Reviews / February 3, 2021

by Namina Forna In this book we follow Deka who’s a young woman in a world rules by men. All women are forced to serve men, but for those who are revealed to be different, serving the men in their lives sound like a dream. At fifteen, all girls undergo a ritual meant to separate the pure from the impure. Those who’s blue run gold are called alaki and they are tortured and murdered under the law. And when Deka is revealed to...

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5.8/10
Secrets of the Starcrossed
Reviews / January 25, 2021

by Clara O’Connor In this book we meet Cassandra and Devyn, two star-crossed lovers who must work together to ignite the spark of rebellion in a futuristic world where the Roman Empire never fell. It sounds amazing, and I love the premise. And thinking that it’s compared to authors like Marie Lu, Cassandra Clare and comps Panem and Grishaverse as similar world, well… it didn’t quite live up to it’s promise ...

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5.8/10
Mix Bloods
Reviews / December 21, 2020

by Bobbie Gott In this book we follow Celestria Slavic, who is what would be similar to the princess of the vampire covens. Being a purebred vampire, she’s the next in line to take over after her father. Until then, she works with the newly turned vampires called Mix Bloods. At the beginning of the book, Celestria is forced to marry one of her students, Killian. This starts a spiral of events that leads to Celestria realizing that...

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2.2/10
Imperfect Women
Reviews / August 29, 2020

by Araminta Hall In this book we follow three women and their struggles in life. One of the women, Mary, is found murdered and we then follow her two best friends as they navigate the strange world where their friend is gone. We mostly follow a woman called Elanor since she was the one closest to Mary and also happens to be in love in Mary’s husband. It is set up as a mystery. Who killed Mary? It starts out rather interesting wher...

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8.8/10
His & Hers
Reviews / July 31, 2020

by Alice Feeney In this novel we meet Anna and Jack, a reporter and a detective chief inspector, as they try to solve the murder of one of Anna’s childhood friends. There’s always two sides to every story, and things are rarely as they seem. And as Jack appears to be set up for the murder, and Anna seems to be keeping secrets that may be the key to solving it all, things are heading straight towards disaster.   The ab...

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8.7/10
A Golden Fury
Reviews / July 13, 2020

by Samantha Cohoe In this historical fantasy we meet Thea, an alchemist’s daughter and a protégé alchemist herself, a very talented one at that. She’s growing tired of the way her mother treats her and dreams of a life together with a boy called Will that used to work for her mother. At the same time, Thea and her mother is so close to reaching the ultimate goal, the creation of the Philosopher’s Stone. It’s a piece what can c...

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6/10
A Reaper at the Gates
Reviews / January 25, 2020

by Sabaa Tahir This is the third book in the Ember Quartet and here we follow Laia, Elias and Helene. To avoid spoiling, I can’t really go into much of the plot here, but in this book we’re basically following three different plotlines with different goals and motivations that slowly but surely starts to merge as the Nightbringer’s plan gets more and more revealed. I’m really conflicted when it comes to this book because I feel ...

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6.5/10
A Torch Against the Night
Reviews / January 15, 2020

by Sabaa Tahir This is the second book in what’s called the Ember quartet. And in this novel, we continue following Laia and Elias as they try escape Serra and the Martials that are after them. In this book we also follow Helene, who is Elias’s best friend and a Mask as she’s forced to hunt down her friend. I think this is a solid continuation of the series, however I do find that it’s a bit slow and I found myself skimming a lo...

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9/10
An Ember in the Ashes
Reviews / January 9, 2020

by Sabaa Tahir In, An Ember in the Ashes we follow Laia and Elias, two people with two very different lives. Laia is a Scholar, a suppressed people living under the strict ruling of the Martials. They fear for their lives every day. Elias is a Mask, a force trained to kill and torture for the Empire. When their stories align, Laia have to get into Blackcliff, the school where Masks are trained, and Elias wants out. This book was a win f...