Unexpected and enthralling, Sisters of Shadow and Light by Sara B. Larson is a dark tale of sisters, magic, and prejudice that will grab YA readers by the ankle and pull them into a whole new world. Rating: 4 Stars
In Amélie Wen Zhao’s debut novel, Blood Heir, we are introduced to a cold world filled with magic, oppression, revenge, and betrayal. Though not without its faults, Blood Heir is a solid debut and a strong start to a thought-provoking series. Rating: 3.5 stars
Stellar rep and an amazing base concept, yet this one fell painfully flat for me due to cliched characters that I never grew to care about and an overabundance of ideas that made the story feel bloated.
If you are looking for a fun ghost story, look no further than the Cassidy Blake books by Victoria Schwab. Full of friendship, playfulness, and genuinely creepy ghosts, the Cassidy Blake books will appeal to readers of all ages.
No one creates atmosphere quite like Shea Ernshaw and her newest offering, Winterwood, is more proof of that. Winterwood is a dark, wintry mystery that will keep you reading long into the night. Rating: 4 Stars
Firefight (The Reckoners #2) by Brandon Sanderson Much like its predecessor, Firefight is still an endlessly fun and interesting take on superheroes, but it lacks that certain something to make it a 5 star. Rating: 4 Stars
Calamity (The Reckoners #3) by Brandon Sanderson As with this whole series, the worlds Sanderson builds are endlessly fascinating, but I’ve failed to feel emotionally invested in the characters. Intriguing plot and twist on superheroes, but it does fall into predictability at times. Rating: 4 Stars