Tag: fantasy

Oct 17
{Review+Giveaway} THE VINE WITCH by Luanne G. Smith @writersmith1

{Review+Giveaway} THE VINE WITCH by Luanne G. Smith @writersmith1

The Vine Witch is a paranormal fantasy by author Luanne G. Smith. It is the first book in the Vine Witch series, and I had a blast reading it. The Vine Witch takes on witches and magic and creates a world that is honestly unlike anything else in this genre that I have ever encountered. And that is no easy feat. The Vine Witch is a magical read, and I can’t wait for the second book in this series, called The Glamourist, which is set to release in June 2020. In the Vine Witch, we meet our main character Elena. But when we first meet her, she is a toad I know, strange right? I was feeling a bit confused at the start of the story, but pretty quickly we watch her turn back into a woman, and we learn that she has been under a powerful curse for quite some time. And the world that Elena is introduced back into, is not the same world that she left behind. … Read more »

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Oct 15
{Review+Giveaway} The Fire Keeper by J.C. Cervantes & Illustrations by Irvin Rodriguez

{Review+Giveaway} The Fire Keeper by J.C. Cervantes & Illustrations by Irvin Rodriguez

The Fire Keeper is the second book in the Storm Runner series by J.C. Cervantes. The Storm Runner series is middle grade mythology fantasy series, and it is part of the Rick Riordan presents line. I have not read the first book in the Storm Runner series, and while there were a few parts where I was a little lost, It wasn’t too bad. I enjoyed this book, and am definitely excited to go back and read the first one now that I know it is part of a series. Before I get on to the book review, I just wanted to mention how much I love the Rick Riordan presents line from Disney Book Group. First, I am a huge Rick Riordan and Percy Jackson fan. The line uses Rick’s Editor and they are all hand selected by Rick himself. According to their Website, each of the books from the line feature “some type of middle grade adventure, with lots of humor and action, and probably draw on myth… Read more »

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Oct 07
{Review+Giveaway} Conceal, Don’t Feel by Jen Calonita #TwistedTale

{Review+Giveaway} Conceal, Don’t Feel by Jen Calonita #TwistedTale

Do you prefer your fairy tales with a twist? Today, I  am partnering with Disney Book Group to bring you my review of the newest A Twisted Tale book based on Frozen which asks, What if Anna and Elsa never knew each other?  So check out my review of Conceal, Don’t Feel, and then be sure to enter the giveaway, compliments of Disney Book Group, at the bottom of the post before you leave. ————————– Conceal, Don’t Feel is the seventh book in the A Twisted Tale series and it is written by author Jen Calonita. I love the idea behind the A twisted tale series. Each of the books takes a different, and often times darker, spin on a classic Disney story. They are written by different authors and they can be read as standalone novels, but they are all so much fun that I would recommend reading them all. Conceal, Don’t Feel is a twist based on Disney’s Frozen. With the new Frozen movie teasers coming out, I was… Read more »

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Oct 03
{Review+Giveaway} Harbor For the Nightingale by Kathleen Baldwin @KatBaldwin

{Review+Giveaway} Harbor For the Nightingale by Kathleen Baldwin @KatBaldwin

Note: This is the fourth book in a series that must be read in order. If you are new to the Stranje House series, check out my review of book one, A School for Unusual Girls HERE, my review of book two,  HERE, and my review of book three HERE ————— Harbor For the Nightingale is the fourth book in the Stranje House series by Kathleen Baldwin. The Stranje House series is my absolute favorite alternative history (with a fantasy element) series of all time. Stranje House is the school that our main characters attend, and it is basically a secret spy school for young ladies with impressive talents. Each of the books is told from one of the five Stranje House girls point of views. Book one was Georgie, book two is Tess,  book three is Jane, and book four is Maya’s story. The series follows a single timeline and the events of the books take place one right after another, so the series must be read in order…. Read more »

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Oct 01
{Review+Giveaway} Glow of the Fireflies by Lindsey Duga

{Review+Giveaway} Glow of the Fireflies by Lindsey Duga

Glow of the Fireflies is a young adult standalone magic fantasy by Lindsey Duga. Lindsey Duga wrote one of my favorite books of last year- Kiss of the Royal, so to say I was excited about her next book was an understatement. And I am happy to report that I really loved Glow of the Fireflies. I still think Kiss of the Royal is my favorite book of hers, but her writing is so magical that it is hard not to completely fall in love with her characters and her stories. She is one of my newest favorite authors. Next, I think I would love for her to write an epic fantasy romance series. In Glow of the Fireflies wee meet our main character Briony. Briony sets out on a magical adventure to rescue her mother. I think Glow of the Fireflies  is a mixture of magical realism and fantasy, which is a genre I have not read too much of. The magical realism aspect comes in from the books… Read more »

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Sep 26
{Review+Giveaway} The Orchid Throne by @JeffeKennedy @SMPRomance @heroesnhearts

{Review+Giveaway} The Orchid Throne by @JeffeKennedy @SMPRomance @heroesnhearts

The Orchid Throne  is the first book in the Forgotten Empires series by Jeffe Kennedy. The Forgotten Empire series is a fantasy series and the first book, The Orchid Throne totally knocked my socks off. I loved this book so much! And the romance…oh the romance. The Orchid Throne was everything that I look for in great fantasy romances. This marks the second 5 star read of mine on the blog this week, which is huge for me! I don’t give out 5 stars too often, and hardly ever to two books in a row. But both The Orchid Throne and Shadow Frost have topped my best of the best in 2019. If you are a fan of fantasy reads, The Orchid Throne needs to be on your TBR list. In the Orchid Throne we meet our main character, Queen Euthalia, or Lia for short. I love reading a story from the perspective of a Queen, and Lia is a fantastic character. She is witty and fiercely protective of her… Read more »

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Sep 26
{ARC Review+Giveaway} Shadow Frost by Coco Ma

{ARC Review+Giveaway} Shadow Frost by Coco Ma

Shadow Frost is a young adult fantasy by Coco Ma. I am so excited that this is the first book in the Shadow Frost series because I loved Shadow Frost and I can’t wait for more. This is a pretty hefty book, with the advanced readers copy clocking in at over 400 pages. I have to say, I loved every page of this book and I kept hoping it was even longer. I can’t even believe that the author wrote this novel when she was only 15! There were so many things that I loved about this book, so let’s jump right in. In Shadow Frost we meet Princess Asterin, who is spunky as all get out and a total riot. I loved her and her feisty spirit. Asterin decides that she needs to go off demon hunting to help her land and people. Which means, we as readers are off on a quest, and you all know that is my favorite type of plotline in a fantasy book. It… Read more »

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Sep 05
{ARC Review+Giveaway} Realm of Knights by Jennifer Anne Davis

{ARC Review+Giveaway} Realm of Knights by Jennifer Anne Davis

Realm of Knights is a young adult fantasy book and is the start of the Knights of the Realm series by author Jennifer Anne Davis. To say I was excited when I first heard about this novel, and series being releases, is a huge understatement. Fantasy is my favorite genre by far, and Jennifer Anne Davis has written one of my favorite fantasy series of all time. (Her Reign of Secrets series is EPICALLY AMAZING, if you have not checked it out already) Bottom line: I was pumped to see a new fantasy series by her and after I have read Realm of Darkness…dare I say…I might have a new favorite series. I loved this book so much! I am already itching for book 2. In Realm of Knights we meet our main character Reid. Reid is the fifth daughter of the Duke of Ellington. Her father is the Duke in a land that only allows title to pass to male heirs, so when Reid’s mom passes away giving birth… Read more »

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Jul 12
{Review+Giveaway} Dragonslayer by Duncan M. Hamilton

{Review+Giveaway} Dragonslayer by Duncan M. Hamilton

  Dragonslayer is the first book in the epic fantasy series of the same name by author Duncan Hamilton. I have been so into fantasies lately and I have always been intrigued by and love books that feature dragons, so I knew this was going to be right up my alley. The cover of this book drew me in immediately, and it kind of reminded me of the Eragon series. Though I will say, Dragonslayer is more adult and is more on the epic fantasy scale. I am super excited to read the next book in this series. The world was confusing for me at times, but that can sometimes be the case in Epic fantasy, and Duncan Hamilton does include a world map, which really helps when I am trying to place things for context. Dragonslayer is the story of Guillot dal Villevauvais, also known as Gill. Once Gill rescues Solene, the story really started to take off for me. Solene was more interesting to me than Gill because… Read more »

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Jun 13
{Review+Giveaway} The Thirteenth Guardian by K.M. Lewis

{Review+Giveaway} The Thirteenth Guardian by K.M. Lewis

The Thirteenth Guardian is the first book in the young adult trilogy by the same name by author K.M. Lewis. The Thirteenth Guardian is like the DaVinci Code mashed with a re occurrence of the plagues of Egypt. It is a whirlwind adventure from start to finish. I really got swept up in this book, and though there was a bit much going on at times, it was a really well done novel, and it has left me excited to continue on in the trilogy. I really need to see what is going to happen next! Be warned though, this series is about the apocalypse. There are a series of natural disasters that threaten to destroy earth, so be forewarned about that going into the series. In The Thirteenth Guardian, we meet a group of six strangers that find themselves inexplicably bound together. The first of the strangers that we meet is Avery, but the book is told from all of their perspectives, switching off between chapters with each of… Read more »

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