The Lies of Locke Lamora

THE LIES OF LOCKE LAMORA (Gentleman Bastard #1) Written by Scott Lynch Published by Gollancz, February 1, 2007 My star rating – 5 stars!!!!! THE SYNOPSIS: They say that the Thorn of Camorr can beat anyone in a fight. They say he steals from the rich and gives to the poor. They say he’s part…

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…

Wicked Saints

WICKED SAINTS (Something Dark and Holy #1) Written by Emily A Duncan Published by Wednesday Books, April 2, 2019 My star rating – 5 stars THE SYNOPSIS: A girl who can speak to gods must save her people without destroying herself. A prince in danger must decide who to trust. A boy with a monstrous…

Red Sister

RED SISTER (Book of the Ancestor #1) Written by Mark Lawrence Published by Ace, April 4, 2017 My star rating – 4 stars THE SYNOPSIS: At the Convent of Sweet Mercy young girls are raised to be killers. In a few the old bloods show, gifting talents rarely seen since the tribes beached their ships…

The Girl In The Tower

THE GIRL IN THE TOWER (Winternight trilogy #2) Written by Katherine Arden Published by Del Rey, December 5, 2017 My star rating – 4 stars THE SYNOPSIS: Orphaned and cast out as a witch by her village, Vasya’s options are few: resign herself to life in a convent, or allow her older sister to make…

If You Like This Then….. #20

This is the 20th post in this series already?! Time flies! I LOVE doing these recommendation posts as it seems to have helped many people find a new read. Last time I had 2 science fiction recommendations. This week I have two young adult fantasies! And it wasn’t until I did the graphic for this…

The Hero of Ages

THE HERO OF AGES (Mistborn #3) Written by Brandon Sanderson Published by Tor Teen, October 7, 2014 My star rating: 4 stars THE SYNOPSIS: Tricked into releasing the evil spirit Ruin while attempting to close the Well of Ascension, new emperor Elend Venture and his wife, the assassin Vin, are now hard-pressed to save the…

The Kingdom of Copper

THE KINGDOM OF COPPER (The Daevabad Trilogy #2) Written by S.A. Chakraborty Published by Harper Voyager, January 22, 2019 My star rating – 5 stars THE SYNOPSIS: Nahri’s life changed forever the moment she accidentally summoned Dara, a formidable, mysterious djinn, during one of her schemes. Whisked from her home in Cairo, she was thrust…

In An Absent Dream

IN AN ABSENT DREAM (Wayward Children #4) Written by Seanan McGuire Published by Tor, January 8, 2019 My star rating – 5 stars! THE SYNOPSIS: This fourth entry and prequel tells the story of Lundy, a very serious young girl who would rather study and dream than become a respectable housewife and live up to…