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…

Enchantée

ENCHANTÉE Written by Gita Trelease Published by Flatiron/Macmillan, February 5, 2019 My star rating – 4 stars THE SYNOPSIS: When smallpox kills her parents, Camille Durbonne must find a way to provide for her frail, naive sister while managing her volatile brother. Relying on petty magic—la magie ordinaire—Camille painstakingly transforms scraps of metal into money…

Tilly and the Bookwanderers (Pages and Co)

TILLY AND THE BOOKWANDERERS (Pages and Co. #1) Written by Anna James Published by Harper Collins, September 18, 2018 My star rating – 5 stars!!! THE SYNOPSIS: Eleven year-old Tilly has lived above her grandparents’ bookshop ever since her mother disappeared shortly after she was born. Like the rest of her family, Tilly loves nothing…

Wildcard

WILDCARD (Warcross #2) Written by Marie Lu Published by G.P. Putnam Son’s Books for Young Readers, September 18, 2018 My star rating – 4 stars THE SYNOPSIS: Emika Chen barely made it out of the Warcross Championships alive. Now that she knows the truth behind Hideo’s new NeuroLink algorithm, she can no longer trust the…

A Reaper at the Gates

A REAPER AT THE GATES (An Ember in the Ashes #3) Written by Sabaa Tahir Published by Razorbill, June 12, 2018 My Star rating: 3 stars THE SYNOPSIS:           Beyond the Empire and within it, the threat of war looms ever larger. The Blood Shrike, Helene Aquilla, is assailed on all…

TOP 10 BOOKS OF 2018!

It’s here, it’s here! The list is here! And let me tell you – this list was NOT easy to narrow down to just 10! I read so many amazing books this year and ended up with a list 20 books long that I needed to weed through. I ended up with a top 10…