The Haunted

THE HAUNTED Written by Danielle Vega Published by Razorbill, June 4, 2019 My star rating – 4 stars THE SYNOPSIS: Hendricks Becker-O’Malley is new in town, and she’s bringing baggage with her. With a dark and wild past, Hendricks doesn’t think the small town her parents moved her to has much to offer her in…

Birthday

BIRTHDAY Written by Meredith Russo Published by Flatiron books, May 21, 2019 My star rating – 3.75 stars THE SYNOPSIS: Two kids, Morgan and Eric, are bonded for life after being born on the same day at the same time. We meet them once a year on their shared birthday as they grow and change:…

Dark Shores

DARK SHORES (Dark Shores #1) Written by Danielle L. Jensen Published by Tor Teen, May 7, 2019 My star rating – 4 stars THE SYNOPSIS: In a world divided by meddlesome gods and treacherous oceans, only the Maarin possess the knowledge to cross the Endless Seas. But they have one mandate: East must never meet…

The Winter Of The Witch

THE WINTER OF THE WITCH (Winternight trilogy #3) Written by Katherine Arden Published by Del Rey Books, January 8, 2019 My star rating – 5 stars THE SYNOPSIS: The Winternight Trilogy introduced an unforgettable heroine, Vasilisa Petrovna, a girl determined to forge her own path in a world that would rather lock her away. Her…

Aurora Rising

AURORA RISING (The Aurora Cycle #1) Written by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff Published by Knopf, May 7, 2019 My star rating – 5 stars (Obviously!) THE SYNOPSIS: The year is 2380, and the graduating cadets of Aurora Academy are being assigned their first missions. Star pupil Tyler Jones is ready to recruit the squad…

A Thousand Years To Wait

A THOUSAND YEARS TO WAIT Written by L. Ryan Storms Published by RaineStorms Press, April 30, 2019 My star rating – 4.5 stars THE SYNOPSIS: Prophecies are meant to unfold on their own—they can’t be forced into fruition. Or can they? When a war-torn kingdom is on the cusp of falling to a usurping general,…

Nocturna

NOCTURNA (A forgery of magic #1) Written by Maya Motayne Published by Balzer + Bray, May 7th 2019 My star rating – 4.5 stars THE SYNOPSIS: To Finn Voy, magic is two things: a knife to hold under the chin of anyone who crosses her…and a disguise she shrugs on as easily as others pull…

The Bear

THE BEAR Written by Claire Cameron Published by Little Brown and Co, February 11, 2014 My star rating – 2 stars THE SYNOPSIS: The black dog is not scratching. He goes back to his sniffing and huffing and then he starts cracking his bone. Stick and I are huddled tight. . . . It is…

The Binding

THE BINDING Written by Bridget Collins Published by William Morrow, April 16, 2019 My star rating – 2.5 stars THE SYNOPSIS: Imagine you could erase grief. Imagine you could remove pain. Imagine you could hide the darkest, most horrifying secret. Forever. Young Emmett Farmer is working in the fields when a strange letter arrives summoning…