The stories in Leigh Bardugo’s The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic are both familiar and fresh.
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Elly Blake’s Frostblood Saga continues—both the storyline and the too-familiar fantasy feeling—with Fireblood.
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.
Discover a fascinating new universe in AdriAnne Strickland and Michael Miller’s Shadow Run.
In her debut YA novel, Roar, Cora Carmack includes unexpected twists on the standard fantasy fare.
The first in Renée Ahdieh’s new series, Flame in the Mist, is a lush, powerful, swoony tale that incorporates aspects of both Mulan and Robin Hood while standing on its own two feet.
Matthew Laurence’s Freya tells a tale of gods and goddesses in the modern age.
What would you do if you knew the exact moment every person around you would die?
The rebellion continues to grow in the second book of Alwyn Hamilton’s Rebel of the Sands series, Traitor to the Throne.
In The Dark Days Pact, Lady Helen returns to find that even when one is spending their summer at the beach, dastardly and devious plots lurk just beneath the waves.
Elly Blake’s debut Frostblood is a familiar, but entertaining, fantasy about a gifted girl and her quest to right wrongs.
Marie Lu's The Young Elites series reaches its breathtaking conclusion.
In Of Fire and Stars, an arranged marriage between two kingdoms gets complicated when the princess starts falling for her future sister-in-law.
Crooked Kingdom, the second book in Leigh Bardugo’s Six of Crows duology, is what some movie critics might call a “total romp.”
Rae Carson’s Like a River Glorious, the second book in The Gold Seer Trilogy, moves the action off the cross-country trail to a settlement in California, but that doesn’t mean it becomes any less dangerous.
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.
Millard Nullings (with a little help from Ransom Riggs) shares a collection of folk stories with a peculiar twist in Tales of the Peculiar.
Jay Kristoff’s Nevernight is a brutal but beautiful read. And you might even laugh a time or three.
Debutantes, dances, and demons, oh my! In The Dark Days Club by Alison Goodman, Lady Helen will never forget her first Season.
Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton and Jodi Meadows put a fantastical spin on the history of the Nine-Day Queen in My Lady Jane.
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.
Celaena Sardothian returns to her ancestral roots in Heir of Fire, the third book in Sarah J. Maas’ Throne of Glass series.
Chris Howard’s Night Speed is a drug-fueled sprint through the streets of NYC (and an examination of the struggles that come with addiction). You could win a copy!
The final books in Lisa T. Bergren’s Remnants trilogy, Season of Fire and Season of Glory, veer sharply from adventure to allegory.
Alwyn Hamilton’s debut novel, Rebel of the Sands, mixes Arabian nights with Wild West days (and superpowered afternoons).
Tarun Shanker and Kelly Zekas mix Austen-esque sass with superpowers in These Vicious Masks.
This science fiction show about a band of misfit mercenaries will remind you of shows you've seen before—no, not that one—but this kind of nostalgia can be a good thing.
Sarah Fine’s The Impostor Queen introduces a magical almost-queen with the weight of an entire country riding on her shoulders (and a little problem with the whole magical thing).
This sci-fi show is an exploration of the human condition -- telepathy not required (for the viewer, anyway).
The first book in Susan Dennard’s new fantasy series doesn’t disappoint.
In Alexander Gordon Smith's new trilogy, The Devil's Engine, a wish-granting machine will decide the fate of the battle between good and evil.
Sherry Thomas’ Elemental Trilogy wraps up with The Immortal Heights.
The final book in Marissa Meyer’s Lunar Chronicles, Winter, doesn’t disappoint. (But it is terribly hard to say goodbye to these friends.)
Marie Lu's The Young Elites series -- and its main character -- ventures deeper into darkness in the second installment, The Rose Society.
Marvel meets YA in Margaret Stohl’s Black Widow: Forever Red.
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.
The second and third books in the Scorched trilogy, Shattered and Smoked, move the plot along, but never quite rise to dragon levels of excitement. (And dragon levels should be pretty darn high.)
Mercedes Lackey’s new novel, Hunter, aims to be the next great dystopia, but ends up feeling more like the product of a formula.
Siren’s Fury, the second book in Mary Weber’s Storm Siren trilogy, highlights the inner turmoil that happens when you lose something you never thought you’d miss.
Not happy with your real life? Jen Brooks’ debut novel In A World Just Right gives us a glimpse into what it might be like to be able to create a better one.
A man, a deal with Death, and the ability to sculpt anything with your bare hands -- what could go wrong? Read Scott McCloud's The Sculptor to find out.
Get to know the girl behind the glamour in Fairest, the latest in Marissa Meyer’s Lunar Chronicles series.
Although hot paranormal creatures are still totally her bag, Mandy C.’s worried mind wasn’t eased by the too-familiar plot of Nikki Kelly’s Lailah.
The second book in the Dispossessed series—The Lovely and the Lost—falls prey to a bit of Bridge Book Blues, but is entertaining nonetheless.
Alexandra Monir’s Suspicion was inspired by the likes of Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca and a fascination with the British peerage system.
Step right up to the superpowered spectacle in Daisy Whitney's The Fire Artist.
Marie Lu's foray into fantasy results in the pulse-pounding, superpowered world of The Young Elites.
Buffy meets a snarkier Once Upon a Time in Kelly Thompson’s Storykiller.
Pack your bags for a trip to Blackfin, where mysterious circuses can be found in the woods and dead girls don’t stay that way.
There’s wicked weather a’brewing in Mary Weber’s Storm Siren.
Go on a heist—accentuated by superpowers—with the characters of Emily Lloyd-Jones’ Illusive.
Miyuki picks up where Veronica Bane’s Mara left off, but this ain’t no bridge book.
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.
Mandy C. checks in with her favorite Marvel team in honor of the release of Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
Lindsay Smith’s debut novel Sekret is filled with spies, psychics and the space race. What’s not to enjoy?
Brandon Sanderson's Steelheart is an action-packed thrill ride set in a future where supervillians rule the world.
Kiersten White’s Mind Games duology is what some faceless movie critics might call a “fast-paced thrill ride.”
The excitement, adventure and character additions continue in Marissa Meyer’s Cress, the penultimate book in the Lunar Chronicles.
Mandy C. goes to Dragon Camp and learns the ways of the Slayers in the first two books in C.J. Hill’s fantasy series.
Control by Lydia Kang kicks off an exciting new series about mutants in the future, with healthy doses of swoon and science.
Melissa de la Cruz and Michael Johnston mix a lot of ideas into Frozen, the first in their co-authored Heart of Dread series, but the mix packs a punch.
Give a bunch of children a virus that gives them superhuman abilities and then train them to hate America, and what do you get? Mandy C. found out in Robison Wells’ Blackout.
Veronica Bane’s Mara shows us that heroism does not always go hand and hand with superpowers.
Mandy C. would be totally on board having a dragon as a companion, but wouldn't really appreciate the kidnapping or torture that might come as a result.
Mandy W. meets more demigod BFFs in The Son of Neptune, Book 2 of The Heroes of Olympus series by Rick Riordan.
Erin and Brian team up for our first ever He Said, She Said, in which we get a boy's and a girl's opinion on a book! Our first contender? Antony John's new post-apocalyptic thriller, Elemental.
Even Michelle Pfeiffer couldn't help the kids in The Darkest Minds.
A review of Runaways, Vol. 1 by Brian K. Vaughan, a graphic novel about six kids who become fugitives after discovering their parents are supervillains.
A review of Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini, which features Greek gods and smoldering chemistry.
Meghan reviews Garth Nix's Shade's Children , in which all the grownups have vanished and are replaced by the Overlords and a supercomputer that implements a sex lottery.
Michael Grant's Gone (first of the Gone series) has a bit of everything: alternate dimensions! Mutations! Asteroids! And oh yeah -- a massive case of TEABS!
Jenny falls in love with The Candidates (a Delcroix Academy book) by Inara Scott.
Meghan reviews Kelley Armstrong's Darkest Powers Series (Books 1-2), which had her on the edge of her seat.