The Last Namsara – Kristen Ciccarelli

32667458The Last Namsara by Kristen Ciccarelli

My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars
Received: Publisher
Publication: October 3rd, 2017
Publisher: HarperTeen
Point of View: 3rd Person & Feminine
Recommended Age: 12+
Pacing: Slow
Genres & Themes: YA, Fantasy, Dragons


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Asha conquers each dragon and brings its head to the king, but no kill can free her from the shackles that await at home: her betrothal to the cruel commandant, a man who holds the truth about her nature in his palm. When she’s offered the chance to gain her freedom in exchange for the life of the most powerful dragon in Firgaard, she finds that there may be more truth to the ancient stories than she ever could have expected. With the help of a secret friend—a slave boy from her betrothed’s household—Asha must shed the layers of her Iskari bondage and open her heart to love, light, and a truth that has been kept from her. Continue reading

The Afterlife of Holly Chase – Cynthia Hand

33843251The Afterlife of Holly Chase by Cynthia Hand

My rating: 1 of 5 stars
Received: Publisher
Publication: October 24th, 2017
Publisher: HarperTeen
Point of View: 1st Person & Feminine
Recommended Age: 11+
Pacing: Fast
Genres & Themes: YA, Paranormal, Romance


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On Christmas Eve five years ago, Holly was visited by three ghosts who showed her how selfish and spoiled she’d become. They tried to convince her to mend her ways. She didn’t. And then she died. Now she’s stuck working for the top-secret company Project Scrooge–as the latest Ghost of Christmas Past. Every year, they save another miserly grouch. Every year, Holly stays frozen at seventeen while her family and friends go on living without her. So far, Holly’s afterlife has been miserable. But this year, everything is about to change. . . . Continue reading

The Hearts We Sold – Emily Lloyd-Jones

26309792The Hearts We Sold by Emily Lloyd-Jones

My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Received: HBG Canada
Publication: August 8th, 2017
Publisher: Little, Brown BFYR
Point of View: 3rd Person & Alternative
Recommended Age: 12+
Pacing: Fast
Genres & Themes: YA, Urban Fantasy, Demons, Romance


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When Dee Moreno makes a deal with a demon—her heart in exchange for an escape from a disastrous home life—she finds the trade may have been more than she bargained for. And becoming “heartless” is only the beginning. What lies ahead is a nightmare far bigger, far more monstrous than anything she could have ever imagined. Continue reading

The Trials of Morrigan Crow – Jessican Townsend

34219873Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend

My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars
Received: HBG Canada
Publication: October 31st, 2017
Publisher: Little, Brown BFYR
Point of View: 3rd Person & Feminine
Recommended Age: 10+
Pacing: Normal
Genres & Themes: MG, Fantasy, Competition, Magic, Friendship


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Morrigan Crow is cursed. Having been born on Eventide, the unluckiest day for any child to be born, she’s blamed for all local misfortunes, from hailstorms to heart attacks–and, worst of all, the curse means that Morrigan is doomed to die at midnight on her eleventh birthday.

But as Morrigan awaits her fate, a strange and remarkable man named Jupiter North appears. Chased by black-smoke hounds and shadowy hunters on horseback, he whisks her away into the safety of a secret, magical city called Nevermoor. Continue reading