Review | Skyward (Skyward, #1) by Brandon Sanderson | exciting space battles

Book Review | ★★★★★

”It has always seemed to me that a coward is a person who cares more about what people say than about what is right. Bravery isn’t about what people call you, Spensa. It is about who you know yourself to be."

SYNOPSIS: Meet Daisy Winters. She's an offbeat sixteen-year-old Floridian with mermaid-red hair, a part time job at a bootleg Walmart, and a perfect older sister who's nearly engaged to the Crown Prince of Scotland. Daisy has no desire to live in the spotlight, but relentless tabloid attention forces her join Ellie at the relative seclusion of the castle across the pond.

While the dashing young Miles has been appointed to teach Daisy the ropes of being regal, the prince's roguish younger brother kicks up scandal wherever he goes, and tries his best to take Daisy along for the ride. The crown--and the intriguing Miles--might be trying to make Daisy into a lady . . . but Daisy may just rewrite the royal rulebook to suit herself.

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Author Interview with Grace Blair & Einstein’s Compass Book Excerpt | GIVEAWAY

BOOK EXCERPT, GIVEAWAY, AUTHOR INTERVIEW |

SYNOPSIS: What if young Albert Einstein had a magical compass that inspired his theories of relativity?

In Einstein's Compass: A YA Time Traveler Adventure, a young Albert is given a supernatural compass that allows him to travel through time and space, and find wisdom in other dimensions, including the lost city of Atlantis. But evil forces seek the power of the compass, including a monstrous, shape-shifting dragon from a different age. Can the compass protect Albert from such villainy?

7 Fantasy Series for the Fantasy reader | Interview with Stephanie Rose author of ‘The Tears of the Unicorns’

Hello my lovely stars!!! ❤

I'm so happy to be working with Stephanie Rose, author of The Tears of the Unicorns', for this post. She is so sweet and cool so you guys should definitely out our interview at end of this post.

I have 7 books/series on this list that I think would be great reads for you if you like Fantasy. This list is arranged from what I think are the lightest to the heaviest books to read. I am no longer adding Percy Jackson and Harry Potter since a lot of people have read those books and there is a high chance you have read those if you are already submerged in the world of Fantasy.

Since Fantasy is a very plot driven genre I am going to keep from going too in-depth about the different series that I am going to be featuring so that I don't spoil anyone who doesn't want to be spoiled. AS USUAL,  A DISCLAIMER: I do not mean to hype these books so much as I think one should go into fantasy books with low-med expectations 🙂

Beneath Black Clouds and White by Virginia Crow | Giveaway & Author Interview

AUTHOR INTERVIEW & GIVEAWAY |

SYNOPSIS: Accompanied by his wife to Flanders, Josiah Tenterchilt meets a man who could not be more different from him: an apprentice surgeon named Henry Fotherby. As these two men pursue their own actions, fate and the careful connivance of a mysterious individual will push them together for the rest of their lives.

But it is a tumultuous time, and the French revolutionaries are not the only ones who pose a threat. The two gentlemen must find their place in a world where the constraints of social class are inescapable, and ‘slavery or abolition’ are the words on everyone’s lips. 

Beneath Black Clouds and White is the prequel to Day's Dying Glory.

Author Interview with Martin Owton | ‘Exile’ by Martin Owton Excerpt

BOOK EXCERPT & GIVEAWAY |

SYNOPSIS: ‘Exile’ is a fast-moving tightly-plotted fantasy adventure story with a strong thread of romance

Aron of Darien, raised in exile after his homeland is conquered by a treacherous warlord, makes his way in the world on the strength of his wits and skill with a sword. Both are sorely tested when he is impressed into the service of the Earl of Nandor to rescue his heir from captivity in the fortress of Sarazan. The rescue goes awry. Aron and his companions are betrayed and must flee for their lives. Pursued by steel and magic, they find new friends and old enemies on the road that leads, after many turns, to the city of the High King. There Aron must face his father’s murderer before risking everything in a fight to the death with the deadliest swordsman in the kingdom.

Review | All of Us With Wings by Michelle Ruiz Keil | magic realism that isn’t for me

Book Review | ★★☆☆☆

SYNOPSIS: Michelle Ruiz Keil’s YA fantasy debut about love, found family, and healing is an ode to post-punk San Francisco through the eyes of a Mexican-American girl.

Seventeen-year-old Xochi is alone in San Francisco, running from her painful past: the mother who abandoned her, the man who betrayed her. Then one day, she meets Pallas, a precocious twelve-year-old who lives with her rockstar family in one of the city’s storybook Victorians. Xochi accepts a position as Pallas’s live-in governess and quickly finds her place in their household, which is relaxed and happy despite the band's larger-than-life fame.

But on the night of the Vernal Equinox, as a concert afterparty rages in the house below, Xochi and Pallas accidentally summon a pair of ancient creatures devoted to avenging the wrongs of Xochi’s adolescence. She would do anything to preserve her new life, but with the creatures determined to exact vengeance on those who’ve hurt her, no one is safe—not the family she’s chosen, nor the one she left behind.

Dating By the Book by Mary Ann Marlowe | Book Excerpt & Giveaway

BOOK EXCERPT & GIVEAWAY |

SYNOPSIS: ‘Exile’ is a fast-moving tightly-plotted fantasy adventure story with a strong thread of romance

Aron of Darien, raised in exile after his homeland is conquered by a treacherous warlord, makes his way in the world on the strength of his wits and skill with a sword. Both are sorely tested when he is impressed into the service of the Earl of Nandor to rescue his heir from captivity in the fortress of Sarazan. The rescue goes awry. Aron and his companions are betrayed and must flee for their lives. Pursued by steel and magic, they find new friends and old enemies on the road that leads, after many turns, to the city of the High King. There Aron must face his father’s murderer before risking everything in a fight to the death with the deadliest swordsman in the kingdom.

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