[Review] Of Curses and Kisses by Sandhya Menon

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Title: Of Curses and Kisses
Author: Sandhya Menon
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Publication Date: February 18, 2020

Will the princess save the beast?

For Princess Jaya Rao, nothing is more important than family. When the loathsome Emerson clan steps up their centuries-old feud to target Jaya’s little sister, nothing will keep Jaya from exacting her revenge. Then Jaya finds out she’ll be attending the same elite boarding school as Grey Emerson, and it feels like the opportunity of a lifetime. She knows what she must do: Make Grey fall in love with her and break his heart. But much to Jaya’s annoyance, Grey’s brooding demeanor and lupine blue eyes have drawn her in. There’s simply no way she and her sworn enemy could find their fairy-tale ending…right?
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[Review] Spin the Dawn by Elizabeth Lim

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Title: Spin the Dawn (The Blood of Stars #1)
Author: Elizabeth Lim
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: July 9, 2019

Maia Tamarin dreams of becoming the greatest tailor in the land, but as a girl, the best she can hope for is to marry well. When a royal messenger summons her ailing father, once a tailor of renown, to court, Maia poses as a boy and takes his place. She knows her life is forfeit if her secret is discovered, but she’ll take that risk to achieve her dream and save her family from ruin. There’s just one catch: Maia is one of twelve tailors vying for the job. Continue reading

Waiting on Wednesday

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Title: Seven Endless Forests
Author: April Genevieve Tucholke
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Publication Date: March 31, 2020

In this gorgeous standalone companion to the critically acclaimed fantasy, The Boneless Mercies, April Tucholke spins a bold and blood-hungry retelling of the King Arthur legend that is perfect for fans of Naomi Novik, Garth Nix, and Laini Taylor.

On the heels of a devastating plague, Torvi’s sister, Morgunn is stolen from the family farm by Uther, a flame-loving Fremish wolf-priest who leads a pack of ragged, starving girls. Torvi leaves the only home she’s ever known, and joins a shaven-skulled druid and a band of roaming Elsh artists known as the Butcher Bards. They set out on a quest to rescue Torvi’s sister, and find a mythical sword.
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[Review] Circe by Madeline Miller

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Title: Circe
Author: Madeline Miller
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Publication Date: April 10th 2018

In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe is a strange child—not powerful, like her father, nor viciously alluring like her mother. Turning to the world of mortals for companionship, she discovers that she does possess power—the power of witchcraft, which can transform rivals into monsters and menace the gods themselves.
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[Review] Once & Future by Amy Rose Capetta and Cori McCarthy

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Title: Once & Future
Author: Amy Rose Capetta and Cori McCarthy
Publisher: Jimmy Patterson
Publication Date: March 26, 2019

I’ve been chased my whole life. As a fugitive refugee in the territory controlled by the tyrannical Mercer corporation, I’ve always had to hide who I am. Until I found Excalibur.
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Title: The Cold is in Her Bones
Author: Peternelle van Arsdale
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Publication Date: January 22, 2019

One girl must uncover secrets of the past to save her friend from a terrible curse in this dark and mesmerizing story of love, revenge, and redemption inspired by the myth of Medusa.

Milla knows two things to be true: Demons are real, and fear will keep her safe.

Milla’s whole world is her family’s farm. She is never allowed to travel to the village and her only friend is her beloved older brother, Niklas. When a bright-eyed girl named Iris comes to stay, Milla hopes her loneliness might finally be coming to an end. But Iris has a secret she’s forbidden to share: The village is cursed by a demon who possesses girls at random, and the townspeople live in terror of who it will come for next.
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[Review] The Boneless Mercies by April Genevieve Tucholke

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Title: The Boneless Mercies
Author: April Genevieve Tucholke
Publisher: Farrar, Strauss and Girous
Publication Date: October 2, 2018

Frey, Ovie, Juniper, and Runa are the Boneless Mercies—girls hired to kill quickly, quietly, and mercifully. But Frey is weary of the death trade and, having been raised on the heroic sagas of her people, dreams of a bigger life. Continue reading

Waiting on Wednesday

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Title: The Beholder
Author: Anna Bright
Publisher: HarperTeen
Publication Date: June 4, 2019

When Selah, Seneschal-elect of Potomac, is publicly rejected on the eve of her engagement, her stepmother forces her to set sail across the Atlantic with an itinerary full of suitors to court before she can return home. But as she navigates the rough waters of political alliances, friendship, and love, Selah realizes that her stepmother has her own dark motives for sending her on the journey.
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Title: Superman: Dawnbreaker (DC Icons #4)
Author: Matt de la Peña
Publisher: Random House books for Young Readers
Publication Date: March 5, 2019

When the dawn breaks, a hero rises.

His power is beyond imagining.

Clark Kent has always been faster, stronger–better–than everyone around him. But he wasn’t raised to show off, and drawing attention to himself could be dangerous. Plus, it’s not like he’s earned his powers . . . yet.

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Title: Sea Witch
Author: Sarah Henning
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Publication Date: July 31, 2018

Everyone knows what happens in the end.
A mermaid, a prince, a true love’s kiss.
But before that young siren’s tale, there were three friends.
One feared, one royal, and one already dead.
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