I Must Betray You

I MUST BETRAY YOU Written by Ruta Sepetys Published by Penguin, February 1, 2022 My star rating – 4.5 stars THE SYNOPSIS: Romania, 1989. Communist regimes are crumbling across Europe. Seventeen-year-old Cristian Florescu dreams of becoming a writer, but Romanians aren’t free to dream; they are bound by rules and force. Amidst the tyrannical dictatorship…

Where The Drowned Girls Go

WHERE THE DROWNED GIRLS GO (Wayward Children #7) Written by Seanan McGuire Published by Tordotcom, January 4th, 2022 My star rating – 4 stars THE SYNOPSIS: There is another school for children who fall through doors and fall back out again.It isn’t as friendly as Eleanor West’s Home for Wayward Children.And it isn’t as safe….

Blame it on the Mistletoe

BLAME IT ON THE MISTLETOE Written by Beth Garrod Published by Sourcebooks, November 2, 2021 My star rating – 4 stars THR SYNOPSIS: Elle is a social medial star with the #DreamLife…or so it seems. Determined to shake up her content and gain new followers, she’s on a mission: can she find a British fan…

The Bone Shard Emperor

THR BONE SHARD EMPEROR Written by Andrea Stewart Published by Orbit, November 23, 2021 My star rating – 4 stars THE SYNOPSIS: The Emperor is Dead. Long live the Emperor. Lin Sukai finally sits on the throne she won at so much cost, but her struggles are only just beginning. Her people don’t trust her….

Paranorthern

PARANORTHERN Written by Stephanie Cooke, Illustrated by Mari Costa Published by Etch/Clarion Books, July 13, 2021 My star rating – 4.5 stars THE SYNOPSIS: It’s fall break in the supernatural town of North Haven, and young witch Abby’s plans include pitching in at her mom’s magical coffee shop, practicing her potion making, and playing board…

The Color of Dragons

THE COLOR OF DRAGONS Written by R.A. Salvatore and Erika Lewis Published by Harper Teen, October 19th, 2021 My star rating – 3 stars THE SYNOPSIS: Magic needs a spark. And Maggie’s powers are especially fickle. With no one to help her learn to control her magic, the life debt that she owes stretches eternally…

All These Bodies

ALL THESE BODIES Written by Kendare Blake Published by Quill Tree Books, September 21, 2021 My star rating – 2 stars THE SYNOPSIS: Summer 1958. A gruesome killer plagues the Midwest, leaving behind a trail of bodies completely drained of blood.  Michael Jensen, an aspiring journalist whose father happens to be the town sheriff, never…

White Smoke

WHITE SMOKE Written by Tiffany D. Jackson Published by Katherine Tegen Books, September 14th, 2021 My star rating – 5 stars! THE SYNOPSIS: Marigold is running from ghosts. The phantoms of her old life keep haunting her, but a move with her newly blended family from their small California beach town to the embattled Midwestern…

Certain Dark Things

CERTAIN DARK THINGS Written by Sylvia Moreno-Garcia Published by Tor Nightfire, September 7th, 2021 My star rating – 3 stars THE SYNOPSIS: Welcome to Mexico City, an oasis in a sea of vampires. Domingo, a lonely garbage-collecting street kid, is just trying to survive its heavily policed streets when a jaded vampire on the run…