The Brink of Darkness, Jeff Giles’s follow-up to The Edge of Everything, spends more time in the Lowlands, but doesn’t shake the tropey plot.
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Rae Carson’s Most Wanted is a prequel to Solo: A Star Wars Story that gives a little backstory to the movie.
The second book in Claudia Gray’s Constellation series, Defy the Worlds, begs the question: What do you do when you find your loyalties at odds?
The main character of Sara Wolf’s Bring Me Their Hearts is after a prince’s heart—literally.
Welcome back to the world of Caraval. It's only a game...
Tomi Adeyemi’s debut novel, Children of Blood and Bone, is a magical novel in more ways than one.
Travel to the fantastical City of Sin with Amanda Foody’s Ace of Shades.
The stakes are higher than ever in Alwyn Hamilton’s Hero at the Fall.
Iko’s mission to stop Alpha Steele—and discover the truth about herself—comes to a close in Marissa Meyer’s Wires and Nerve, Volume 2: Gone Rogue.
Irene and Kai’s surprisingly dangerous bookish adventures continue in The Lost Plot, the fourth book in Genevieve Cogman’s The Invisible Library series.
Thunderhead, the sequel to Neal Shusterman’s Scythe, dives deep into the underlying issues of the "utopian" society.
Melissa Albert's debut novel, The Hazel Wood, lives up to the hype
Rati Mehrotra’s Markswoman is genre-spanning novel that features a sisterhood of trained assassins, blades formed of semi-sentient metal, and one woman’s quest to right wrongs.
Uncover ancient alien secrets in Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner’s latest co-authored tale, Unearthed.
Holly Black is at her finest with The Cruel Prince, the first installment of the Folk of the Air trilogy.
Sarah J. Maas’s Tower of Dawn, the sixth book in the Throne of Glass series, follows Chaol and Nesryn on an adventure across the ocean—and through the human heart.
Leigh Bardugo’s Wonder Woman: Warbringer is a fantastic addition to the iconic superhero’s canon.
In her debut YA novel, Roar, Cora Carmack includes unexpected twists on the standard fantasy fare.
Kiersten White’s The Conqueror’s Saga continues with Now I Rise, which is half-Bridge Book, half-exciting adventure.
Kayla Olson’s The Sandcastle Empire doesn’t bring anything new to the dystopian genre, but it’s not not entertaining.
Megan Whalen Turner returns (after an excruciating wait) with Thick As Thieves. The bad news: it's a bridge book. The good news: it's a really good bridge book.
Each one of the characters in Andrew Shvarts’ debut novel, Royal Bastards, is a bastard, a stable-hand, a princess, and an outcast.
Claudia Gray’s Defy the Stars is an adventure of the heart.
Strange the Dreamer does not disappoint.
Revisit Marissa Meyer’s Lunar Chronicles universe in the first volume of Wires and Nerve, a graphic novel starring sassy android (and unsung series hero) Iko.
Elly Blake’s debut Frostblood is a familiar, but entertaining, fantasy about a gifted girl and her quest to right wrongs.
Things get heated in The Burning Page, the third book in Genevieve Cogman’s The Invisible Library series.
Claudia Gray’s Firebird trilogy spans time periods and dimensions, and wraps up with the appropriately epic A Million Worlds With You.
Jessica Shirvington’s Disruption imagines a world in which relationships are controlled through pheromone technology—and the company that owns said technology controls society.
Crooked Kingdom, the second book in Leigh Bardugo’s Six of Crows duology, is what some movie critics might call a “total romp.”
The second book in Genevieve Cogman’s Invisible Library series, The Masked City, turns the tired “damsel in distress” trope on its head.
For this Brooklyn bruja, with great power comes great desire to get rid of said powers... and then travel to an alternate dimension after doing causes a huge clusterfuzz.
Empire of Storms, the fifth book in Sarah J. Maas’ Throne of Glass series, finds our heroes making deals and calling in favors with the hopes of overcoming evil.
Traci Chee’s The Reader introduces readers to a rich world filled with magic, storied heroes … and illiteracy.
Sabaa Tahir delivers on the promise of An Ember in the Ashes--and we've still got two more books to go!
Emily France’s debut novel, Signs of You, adds a new stage to the Kübler-Ross model of mourning: mystery solving.
Go on an adventure through alternate universes to procure obscure books in Genevieve Cogman’s The Invisible Library.
The rebel forces in Queen of Shadows, the fourth book in Sarah J. Maas’ Throne of Glass series, make some serious progress—and some unfortunate discoveries.
The five prequel novellas of Sarah J. Maas’ The Assassin’s Blade tell of a younger, but no less deadly, Celaena Sardothien.
Philip Reeve’s Railhead takes readers on a wild (train) ride through the future of humanity.
The final books in Lisa T. Bergren’s Remnants trilogy, Season of Fire and Season of Glory, veer sharply from adventure to allegory.
The Skylighter, the second book in Becky Wallace’s Keeper Chronicles duology, is a fast-paced race to the finish.
Alwyn Hamilton’s debut novel, Rebel of the Sands, mixes Arabian nights with Wild West days (and superpowered afternoons).
The princess in C.J. Redwine’s The Shadow Queen needs no prince to save her, thank you very much.
Sherry Thomas’ Elemental Trilogy wraps up with The Immortal Heights.
Treat yo’ self to six* seasons of the wacky antics of Leslie Knope and the other lovable misfits who work for the city of Pawnee, Indiana.
The second book in Claudia Gray’s Firebird series, Ten Thousand Skies Above You, might not be as swoony as the first one, but it’s certainly not without its heart-racing moments.
Go back to a time when traveling 20 miles per day was extraordinary and the Oregon Trail was (much) more menacing than a 2-D video game with Rae Carson’s Walk on Earth a Stranger.
Return to the world Leigh Bardugo created in The Grisha Trilogy with a new cast of (dangerous, morally questionable and awesome) characters in Six of Crows.
Fill up yer canteens and oil up yer Colt pistols before you head out on the trail with Erin Bowman’s Vengeance Road.
Melissa Grey’s debut novel, The Girl at Midnight, is a delightful modern fantasy featuring feathered beings who live under NYC and thieves who have hearts of gold.
Inherit Midnight's execution falls short of meeting its promising premise.
Jodi Meadows’ The Orphan Queen hits all the right high fantasy marks.
Arwen Elys Dayton’s Seeker is filled with more questions than answers, but is all the more intriguing for it.
Grab those tissues and get ready to go on a road trip with Gayle Forman's latest, I Was Here.
The second book in Heather Terrell’s Books of Eva series, Boundary, answers some questions and makes Mandy C. feel a little less ashamed for the number of Apple products she owns.
But it’s definitely aliens in the first book in James Frey and Nils Johnson-Shelton's new Endgame series, The Calling.
Teenage pregnancy, crazy religious cults, and fighting—lots of fighting—can all be found in Gary Meehan’s True Fire.
Mandy C. is super glad she didn’t have to travel to another dimension to read Claudia Gray’s A Thousand Pieces of You (but she totally would have).
Have you ever wanted to live your entire life in one season, without traveling with it across the globe? Sara Raasch’s debut fantasy novel Snow Like Ashes introduces a world in which that’s possible.
Jeff Hart's zombie-tastic Eat, Brains, Love was awesome, but the sequel is even better.
There’s nothing better than watching Anne Hathaway do a musical number—particularly when she’s being wooed by a very princely Hugh Dancy rather than having to sell herself to make a living.
Mandy C. spends time with the "family-oriented retelling" that launched a thousand Merthur shippers.
In the first book in her new Remnants series, Season of Wonder, Lisa T. Bergren takes readers on an epic quest full of mysticism and badasses.
M.C. Morison's Time Sphere is an exciting mystery with heavy doses of history, philosophy, metaphysics, and dry wit.
Gard Skinner's Game Slaves is an action-packed trip that will have you questioning what is real.
Megan Whalen Turner's The Queen's Thief series offers political intrigue, memorable characters, and moments so hot you'll need a church fan.
The Atlanteans Book 2 does not disapoint.
Jenny reviews Trinkets by Kirsten Smith, a book about friendship, social status, and shoplifting.
After reading Requiem, the final book in Lauren Oliver's Delirium trilogy, Posh is left only with a mild case of the deliria.
Alix reviews Navigating Early by Clare Vanderpool, a book about two lost boys finding themselves along the Appalachian Trail.
Megan reviews The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There, sequel to Catherynne M. Valente's delightful middle-grade fantasy, The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making.
A review of Maggie Stiefvater's The Raven Boys, a book that includes (but is not limited to): psychics, a quest, and private school boys.
A review of C.J. Redwine's Defiance, a book I had to pull out the old fake family emergency trick to get away from.
Forever Young Adult Presents a book review of Along For the Ride by Sarah Dessen
In Bill Willingham's Down the Mysterly River, a terrific foursome (of mostly talking animals!) go on a quest for truth and survival.
Posh ventures into the fantasy genre with Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta.
Erin reviews Going Bovine by Libba Bray, while professing her love for physics and imparting knowledge on Mad Cow disease.
Posh loves the titular character from Frank Portman's Andromeda Klein, but she'd never invite Andromeda to her slumber party.
Greek mythology makes everything better, including The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan.