Book Review

Odriel’s Heirs (Odriel’s Heirs #1) by Hayley Reese Chow

The brave, burning with fire, harnessed the Dragon's Rage....As the Dragon Heir, seventeen-year-old Kaia inherited the power of flame to protect her homeland from a godlike necromancer’s undead army. But after centuries of peace, the necromancer has faded to myth, and the Dragon Heir is feared by the people. Persecuted and cast out, Kaia struggles… Continue reading Odriel’s Heirs (Odriel’s Heirs #1) by Hayley Reese Chow

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Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orïsha #1) by Tomi Adeyemi

They killed my mother.They took our magic.They tried to bury us.Now we rise.Zélie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zélie’s Reaper mother summoned forth souls.But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, maji were killed, leaving Zélie without… Continue reading Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orïsha #1) by Tomi Adeyemi

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Black Jade – A Daiyu Wu Mystery (Daiyu Wu Mysteries, #1) by Gloria Oliver

Could an old-fashioned ballgown be used to commit murder?Daiyu Wu is aware that fear of the Yellow Terror has made her nationality a rare breed in the Lone Star State. Being Chinese and blind makes her doubly unique in 1930 Dallas. Despite these impediments, anyone who dismisses her for either fact does so at their… Continue reading Black Jade – A Daiyu Wu Mystery (Daiyu Wu Mysteries, #1) by Gloria Oliver

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A Study in Silks (The Baskerville Affair #1) by Emma Jane Holloway

London, April 4, 1888 ~ Evelina Cooper, niece of Sherlock Holmes, is ready for her first London Season - except for a murderer, missing automatons, a sorcerer, and a talking mouse. In a Victorian era ruled by a ruthless steam baron council, mechanical power is the real monarch, and sorcery the demon enemy of the… Continue reading A Study in Silks (The Baskerville Affair #1) by Emma Jane Holloway

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Sedition (Children of Erikkson #1) by E.M. Wright

She was created for more than slavery; she was built for rebellion.In an alternate Victorian England, clockwork cyborgs provide the primary source of labor for the upper class. Known as biomatons, they are property by law and have been manipulated and mind-controlled into subservience.Taryn Roft, a 17-year-old girl, attending classes at Grafton's School of Mechanicks… Continue reading Sedition (Children of Erikkson #1) by E.M. Wright

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A Test of Courage (Star Wars Disney Canon Junior Novel) by Justina Ireland

Vernestra Rwoh is a new Jedi Knight at age sixteen, but her first real assignment feels an awful lot like babysitting. She's been charged with supervising twelve-year old aspiring inventor Avon Starros on a cruiser headed to the dedication of a wondrous new space station called Starlight Beacon.But soon into their journey, bombs go off… Continue reading A Test of Courage (Star Wars Disney Canon Junior Novel) by Justina Ireland

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The Gatekeeper of Pericael by Hayley Reese Chow

Twelve-year-old Porter would much rather spend his weekends playing soccer than channeling spirits in the parallel universe of Pericael. Unfortunately for him, Porter's family has guarded the gate between Earth and monster-filled Pericael for generations, so he's not getting out of Gatekeeper lessons anytime soon.But some after-school activities are more dangerous than others.When a soul… Continue reading The Gatekeeper of Pericael by Hayley Reese Chow

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Light of the Jedi (Star Wars: The High Republic) by Charles Soule

Two hundred years before the events of Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, in the era of the glorious High Republic, the noble and wise Jedi Knights must face a frightening threat to themselves, the galaxy, and the Force itself....From Book Sleeve:It is a golden age. Intrepid hyperspace scouts expand the reach of the Republic to… Continue reading Light of the Jedi (Star Wars: The High Republic) by Charles Soule

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The Devil Whispered by Shawn Starkweather

Ex special-forces commander Jacobi Slate is drawn into a downward spiraling vortex of fear and doubt while investigating a brutal murder that's been committed by an old friend. As evidence mounts that someone else might be pulling strings from the shadows, Jacobi struggles to understand a developing connection to his own past, which is quickly… Continue reading The Devil Whispered by Shawn Starkweather

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Crystal Shadows, Gripping New Blood by R.J. Parker

Sarah Field lives alone with her dad, a teacher at her school. The two of them share a close bond and, unusually, both have the same birthday, which they also share with Sarah's grandfather, who died when Sarah was small. Sarah knows very little about her grandfather, and her dad insists on keeping it that… Continue reading Crystal Shadows, Gripping New Blood by R.J. Parker