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Graveyard Shift

This was an exciting and fun start to a new urban fantasy series. I was immediately intrigued when I saw one of the main characters was a pharaoh and mummy. I love seeing unusual paranormal creatures in books and this is one I've never read...

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The Hundredth Queen - The Hundredth Queen Series Book 1

“The Hundredth Queen” is a young adult fantasy. It was beyond fantastic! I wasn't too sure about it when I started, but shortly in, I knew I was going to die hard love it. So I know what you are thinking…why the 4 stars. Although this book...

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  • Author: Emily R. King
  • Review by: CrossroadReview
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: #FirstInaSeries, * Fantasy, * Young Adult, Debut Title
  • Publisher: Skyscape

New Pompeii

What would you do if you could control the timeline? This is the ultimate question posed by this incredible novel. I found myself asking the same question repeatedly throughout the 2 days it took me to read it. It was mind blowing. The sett...

5 Stars

Admiral - An Evagardian Novel, #1

“Admiral” by Sean Danker starts with a mystery that gets more and more intricate as the four beings who awaken together explore their surroundings. The mystery unfolds as they experience it, which gets progressively more frustrating and sus...

4 Stars
  • Author: Sean Danker
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Sci-Fi / Fantasy
  • Tags: * Science Fiction, Debut Title, #FirstInaSeries
  • Publisher: ROC

The Invisible Library - The Invisible Library Novel, #1

What bibliophile could resist a story that features Librarians as intrepid explorers and protectors of unique printed works of fiction? I love that there is a special Language that is used for all kinds of remarkable functions and that ther...

4 Stars

Trayaurus and the Enchanted Crystal

This book takes reading a comic book to a much higher level. It’s creative and imaginative with characters. Talking pigs and elves help in the battle between two mad scientists battling between good and evil. The illustrations are outstandi...

4 Stars
  • Author: DanTDM
  • Review by: Terri
  • Genre: Mainstream
  • Tags: Kids: Children's, Kids: Middle Grade, Debut Title, * Fantasy
  • Publisher: HarperCollins

The Catcher's Trap

The Catcher’s Trap is about Andres, a lonely guy, who follows a stranger and his friends to a party where he’s kidnapped. He’s taken to a new dimension that looks and feels like hell itself. When I finally turned that last page, the first w...

5 Stars

Welcome to Deadland

Welcome to Deadland, by Zachary Tyler Linville, contains one of my favorite subjects- zombies. With all of the movies and television shows it seems the undead are quite the commodity. I love that the survivors find them selves at a theme pa...

4 Stars

The Hawkweed Prophecy

“The Hawkweed Prophecy” is a fairly interesting book about two little girls switched at birth by magic. This book focuses on the ideals of nature vs nurture and for the most part it was enjoyable. It was interesting watching both girls grow...

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Roses and Rot

Roses and Rot, by Kat Howard, is such an interesting book. I love the characters in this story. The idea of sisters, with a horrible mother, lends itself well with the fairy tale theme. The symbolism and enchantment of the Fae is well writt...

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Demons at Deadnight - The Divinicus Nex Chronicles, #1

I absolutely fell in LOVE with the Divinicus Nex Chronicles series. “Demons at Deadnight” starts out this new series and I’m recommending that you start with this book and then move on to book two. I love the characters and the banter betwe...

5 Stars
  • Author: A & E Kirk
  • Review by: Missyb0103
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: * Fantasy, Supernatural, * Young Adult, Debut Title
  • Publisher: A&E Kirk

Duskfall - Chaos Queen, #1

Duskfall is the Borne Identity for the fantasy crowd! In this breathtaking fantasy three lives intertwine in an adventure for the ages. This story is full of wonderful characters that leap off the page and a story that is weaved with everyt...

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The Mage Sister

When I first began the book, Jahx wasn't a character I cared for. Once we got to 352 years after the prologue and we see a different Jahx I couldn't help but love him. He was no longer insufferable but kind, gentle, patient and sexy. To his...

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The Traitor Baru Cormorant

“The Traitor Baru Cormorant” is a complex and dense fantasy tale exploring the nuances of power and oppression. It starts off with a glimpse of a society that seems comfortable and self-sustaining but insidiously deepens into a frightening...

4 Stars

Necessary Evil and the Greater Good

Wow. There are no other words that suffice. Necessary Evil and the Greater Good is novel of good and evil, truth and lies, and ultimate hilarity. Author Adam Ingle has created a novel that encompasses the entirety of Heaven and Hell, while...

5 Stars

Imperfect

Let me just say that I am sure this is a good story. I liked what of this book I read and the only major flaw I had with it is NOT something that is “wrong” with the book. I am not saying that at all. I mean, I was annoyed by the gigantic i...

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When the Heavens Fall - The Chronicles of the Exile, #1

There are so many fantasy quests out there that are centered around one object, such as a ring or a wand. In When the Heavens Fall, the first in a new series by debut novelist Marc Turner, that object is a book. Specifically, the Book of Lo...

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Tracked

Tracked by Jenny Martin is a highly original novel that is sure to become a fast favorite. The characters were all intriguing as was the plot. I love the idea of a teenage girl street racing. I read this book in one sitting, it is that good...

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  • Author: Jenny Martin
  • Review by: Rockchick
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: Debut Title, * Science Fiction, * Young Adult
  • Publisher: Dial Books

Sorrowlands

Some people say a good romance is hard to find. Well, I say that they are wrong. Having just finished Sorrowlands by author Iris Woodbury, let me assure you that this is a first rate romance with lots of drama, plenty of action, and more Gr...

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Chosen Ones - Lost Souls, #1

Chills -- the first few pages of this book gave me chills right away. From the sterile, no-nonsense world of the Chosen Ones, we see what the world would be like if emotions and human drives could be removed from existence. There are so man...

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The Glittering World

The Glittering World by Robery Levy was not what I expected. I was expecting a more exciting story than the story I got. The characters each brought something special to the story which is the main reason I was reluctant to give up on this...

3 Stars

The Hawley Book of the Dead

The Hawley Book of the Dead was a thrilling debut from the very beginning. I loved that the book was set in Massachusetts. The elements of magic grabbed ahold of my attention and refused to let go. The characters were all very interesting a...

4 Stars

The Bloodbound - Bloodbound, #1

This exciting and enthralling tale provides a delicious adventure that centers around a strong, opinionated female, and a war-torn land that features both mystical and pragmatic elements. I loved that the action started immediately and cont...

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Frostborn - Thrones and Bones, #1

This fantasy story shows a friendship between two completely opposite people. However, they forge a strong bond and use each other’s strengths to their advantage. This story wields dragons, swords, undead minions, giants and trolls. There i...

4 Stars

The Midnight Queen - A Noctis Magicae Novel, #1

If you're looking for an easy, well balanced, fantasy/historical read then this is definitely the one for you. With a breathtaking cover and a great slow to start romance this one will have you reading until the owls hoot. I have to say tha...

5 Stars

Free Agent - A Grimm Agency Novel, #1

This was a quirky, surprisingly emotional read. Marissa is a lonely and isolated character, because she has no choice at all. She keeps her life very barren, had Grimm lock away her memories so they can’t hurt her. The world she inhabits is...

4 Stars
  • Author: J. C. Nelson
  • Review by: Leslee
  • Genre: Paranormal
  • Tags: Debut Title, Urban Fantasy / Paranormal
  • Publisher: ACE

The Glass Sentence - The Mapmakers Trilogy, #1

The Glass Sentence is a truly fascinating story. The premise of a world fractured into different times is an exciting one. The book is the beginning of a series aimed at middle school aged kids. I did have my 12 year old read it to get a ki...

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Premonitions

Karyn and her crew specialize in relieving folks of magical items for interested parties. It is the best way for them to make large sums of money. Each member of the crew has their own reasons for the work they do. Karyn needs the money for...

4 Stars
  • Author: Jamie Schultz
  • Review by: Leslee
  • Genre: Paranormal
  • Tags: Debut Title, Supernatural, * Science Fiction
  • Publisher: ROC

The War Inside - The Horizons Trilogy, #1

Initially I thought The War Inside was going to be a remake of The Hunger Games. The poverty and lawlessness of a dystopian future seemed to be a huge similarity between the two. However, the stories are actually quite different. I found Th...

4 Stars

Darkwalker - A Nicolas Lenoir Novel, #1

I don’t read a lot of fantasy anymore. They all started to sound alike; a quest with a band of misfits trying to save the world, etc. Now I look for the unusual, the unique. That is what grabs my attention and piques my curiosity. So when I...

4 Stars
  • Author: E.L. Tettensor
  • Review by: Leslee
  • Genre: Sci-Fi / Fantasy
  • Tags: Debut Title, * Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Suspense: Mystery, Supernatural
  • Publisher: ROC

Night Owls - A Night Owls Novel, #1

Lauren M. Roy is definitely someone to watch in the Urban Fantasy scene. Night Owl's is wonderfully unique, and refreshing but still resonates with fans of the UF genre. Elly has not led a normal life. For her being on the run, hunting Cree...

4 Stars
  • Author: Lauren M. Roy
  • Review by: Sarah Dizon
  • Genre: Paranormal
  • Tags: Debut Title, Supernatural, Urban Fantasy / Paranormal
  • Publisher: ACE

Phoenix Island - Book 1

I was blown away by the depth of depravity these unfortunate, "throwaway" kids were put through on Phoenix Island and more than once I kept thinking of the closing lyrics to Hotel California by The Eagles, "You can check out anytime you lik...

5 Stars

Strange Sweet Song

This was another wonderful book that I just love that I was able to read! Don't let the story scare you if you are not a fan of opera or music, because this one will knock your socks off. The writing was just plain wonderful and easy to und...

5 Stars

Upload

This story is definitely sci-fi and will capture the imagination of anyone who plays virtual games. The ethical questions are brought to light……should man blend with computer and become a virtual being? And, addictions like becoming addicte...

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Charming - Pax Arcana, #1

John Charming is a tough, gritty hero. His snark and sarcasm are refreshingly real. He may not be the easiest person to get along with but when things get tough, he is the person to have on your side. The supporting characters are unique an...

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  • Author: Elliott James
  • Review by: HCHarju
  • Genre: Paranormal
  • Tags: Debut Title, Urban Fantasy / Paranormal
  • Publisher: Orbit

Awakening the Fire - Guardian Witch, #1

First off I really enjoy the magical world that Ms. Shields has created. You have a vivid world, and at the center is the witch Arianna who is a very likable character. I was rooting for her from the start. Her actions and reactions are rea...

4 Stars

Celtic Moon - Celtic Wolves, #1

Celtic Moon grabs the reader and never lets go until the end. With the fully-developed characters and vast amounts of scenarios and dialogues, the reader is in no way bored. She also includes in the back a glossary of terms and character, w...

4 Stars

Delia's Shadow

This book is one of the best I’ve read in a long time, a mixture of San Francisco history after the great quake and fire in 1906, along with a bit of the supernatural which introduces Delia’s Shadow. Delia ran away from San Francisco after...

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  • Author: Jaime Lee Moyer
  • Review by: Mary Lignor
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: Debut Title, * Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Romantic Elements, Suspense: Mystery
  • Publisher: Tor Books

New Beginnings - Others of Edenton Prequel

I LOVED New Beginnings. It’s the prequel for the Others of Edenton series. I loved it so much that after I read it I went out and got more Edenton books. Jess leaves her old pack and travels to a new pack and a new life. Beginning a psychic...

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