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The Awakened

By Julian Cheek

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Publisher: Clink Street Publishing
Publish date: June 5th, 2018
Source: hosted by Faye Rogers from Authoright
Format: paperback
Page number: 306
Genre: YA, sci-fi
Dates read: June 2nd – 4th, 2018
Rating: 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟
Summary:
My name is Sam. I am nothing special but apparently if I don’t wake up, both this world and that other one will be destroyed. Nice One! All I wanted was to disappear into my own world and be left alone. But, No! Even THAT was taken away from me.
Well just wait. You want me to fight? I’ll show you “fight.”
You took the most important thing in my life away from me, and now I am coming for you.
Hidden away in your mountain stronghold, even the rocks around you will not stop me getting to you.
You started this war.
I am going to finish it!
Seventeen year old Sam just wants to be left alone!
He has enough to cope with in his invisible, suburban, existence without having some fantastic and, frankly, unasked-for, alternate reality drop into his life asserting that he has powers beyond his wildest dreams. And that unless he does something, both his world, and that of Muanga-Atua, will come to a horrible end.
A terrifying episode one blustery night may be enough to start to erode the impregnable shell he thought he had built up around himself. A shell, not to keep others out, but to keep the rage in. Could he afford, as was the norm now, just to do nothing?

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The Curse

By Jina S. Bazaar

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Publisher: Jina S. Bazzar
Publish date: April 15th, 2018
Source: author
Format: eBook
Page number: 53(?)
Genre: YA fantasy, with sci-fi and paranormal elements
Dates read: April 14th, 2018
Rating: 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟
Summary: Yoncey Fosch, the leader of the Unseelie Dhiultadh clan would give anything to save his brother from a mysterious plague. Anything, including his leadership mantle and a favor to his deadliest enemy, Queen Titania’s consort.
But his actions will have far reaching consequences, and Fosch realizes he is not only unwilling to pay the price, but will defy anyone who calls him on it.

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Heir of Ashes

By Jina S. Bazaar

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Publisher: Smashwords
Publish date: April 15th, 2018
Source: author
Format: eBook
Page number: 409
Genre: YA fantasy with paranormal and sci-fi elements, fast paced action story
Dates read: April 4th – 5th, 2018
Rating: 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟
Summary: Roxanne Fosch had a perfectly normal life at the age of twelve. Cool, popular, pretty, smart. Her dreams of a perfect, successful and prosperous future seemed well within her grasp.
By the time she was twenty-two she had become a commodity. A fugitive. She was being hunted.
As Roxanne embarks on the dangerous quest to search for half-truths about her past, she discovers she’s not just an abnormal human, but a rarity even among her Fee peers.
She is hunted by scientists, keen to exploit her extraordinary abilities, as well as other beings far more dangerous whose plans for her she cannot fathom

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Deadman Creep Show: A collection of twist and gore for the hell of it

By Jocelyn White

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Publisher: Kindle Direct Publishing
Publish date: November 14th, 2017
Source: Booktaster’s
Format: eBook
Page number: 181
Genre: adult, dark and twisted, horror anthology
Dates read: March 28th – 30th, 2018
Rating: 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟
Summary: Indulge in gore and evil with this horror anthology by Jocelyn White. Deadman Creep Show captures the fear, blood-lust and creepiness of our world. From burning your paranoid neighbors alive to cannibalistic clowns and zombies, you’ll want to read with your blinds drawn.

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Beauty and the Vampire

By Zoey Hunter

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Publisher: Self Published
Publish date: January 19th, 2018
Source: won via Goodread’s giveaways
Format: eBook
Page number: 209
Genre: YA paranormal retelling, romance, vampire
Dates read: March 10th – 13th, 2018
Rating: 🌟
Summary: Beauty and the Beast Meets Twilight”
Honor student and cheerleader, Bel Winter, works hard to be a normal teenager. But deep down, she knows she is far from normal. The glowing rose-shaped mark on her shoulder is her first clue.
As her 17th birthday draws close, Bel’s friends fear she is losing her grip on reality. Yet, Bel believes. The visions she sees are real. The men in black capes who come out of the shadows are real.
And they are coming for her…
On the night of Bel’s birthday, at the stroke of midnight, her world goes black. When she wakes, she is thrust into a new and frightening world—the underground Onyx City.
It is a place rife with magic and creatures of the night.
It is a place of dark beauty, dangerous intrigue and ruled by a beast—the ruthless vampire prince, Ezra Blade.
When Bel makes a desperate attempt to escape her captors, she trespasses through the royal gardens, and is caught by the prince himself. Now, her fate is in his hands. Though she fears the mercurial Ezra, Bel knows he alone has the power to release her from the Onyx City.
Can Bel tame the beast? And convince him to set her free?
Fans of romance, intrigue and vampires will devour this magical retelling of a timeless tale.

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To Kill a Kingdom

By Alexandra Christo

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Publish date: March 6th, 2018
Source: Netgalley
Format: eBook
Page number: 342
Genre: YA, dark fantasy, retelling
Dates read: March 4th – 6th, 2018
Rating: 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟
Summary: Princess Lira is siren royalty and the most lethal of them all. With the hearts of seventeen princes in her collection, she is revered across the sea. Until a twist of fate forces her to kill one of her own. To punish her daughter, the Sea Queen transforms Lira into the one thing they loathe most—a human. Robbed of her song, Lira has until the winter solstice to deliver Prince Elian’s heart to the Sea Queen or remain a human forever.
The ocean is the only place Prince Elian calls home, even though he is heir to the most powerful kingdom in the world. Hunting sirens is more than an unsavory hobby—it’s his calling. When he rescues a drowning woman in the ocean, she’s more than what she appears. She promises to help him find the key to destroying all of sirenkind for good—But can he trust her? And just how many deals will Elian have to barter to eliminate mankind’s greatest enemy?

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Rolf’s Quest

By Aubrey Wynne

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Publish date: February 1st, 2017
Source: Booktaster’s
Format: eBook
Page number: 234
Genre: Adult – historical fantasy romance
Dates read: March 1st – 2nd, 2018
Rating: 🌟 🌟
Summary: A wizard, a curse, a fated love…
When Rolf finally discovers the woman who can end the curse that has plagued his family for centuries, she is already betrothed. Time is running out for the royal wizard of King Henry II. If he cannot find true love without the use of magic, his line will end.
Melissa is intrigued by the mystical, handsome man who haunts her by night and tempts her by day. His bizarre tale of Merlin, enchantments, and finding genuine love has her questioning his sanity and her heart.
From the moment Melissa stepped from his dreams and into his arms, Rolf knew she was his destiny. Now, he will not only battle against time and a powerful duke, but defy his king and the gods to save her.

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Brainwalker

By Robyn Mundell & Stephan LaCast

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Publisher: DualMind Publishing
Publication date: September 26th, 2016
Source: Booktaster’s
Format: eBook
Page number: 260
Genre: middle-grade / YA sci-fi adventure
Dates read: February 18th – 20th, 2018
Rating: 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟
Summary: One teen’s incredible journey may just blow his father’s mind…
Fourteen-year-old Bernard thinks outside the box. The only problem is that neither his school nor his ultra-rational physicist father appreciate his unique ideas. When he reacts to a stressful situation at school by mooning the class, his suspension sends him straight to his father’s workplace. After his frustrated father leaves him unattended, Bernard does what any teen would do: wander into the particle accelerator and accidentally get transported through a wormhole!
It doesn’t take long for Bernard to realize he’s in deep trouble. Not only did the wormhole drop him in the middle of a civil war over a depleted resource, but the battle is actually taking place inside his father’s brain. Bernard has one chance to save the dying side of his father’s creative brain from the tyrannical left side. Can he use his outside-the-box thinking to save his father’s life?
Brainwalker is a young adult sci-fi fantasy novel that turns the world of neuroscience on its head. If you like incredible fantasy worlds, fast-paced entertainment, and the human mind, then you’ll love Robyn Mundell and Stephan Lacast’s amazing journey inside the brain.
Buy Brainwalker to help the mind survive today!

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Your One & Only

By Adrianne Finlay

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Publisher: HMH Books For Young Readers
Publication date: February 6th, 2018
Source: Netgalley
Format: eBook
Page number: 320
Genre: YA, Sci-fi, dystopian, romance
Dates read: February 12th – 15th, 2018
Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟
Summary: Jack is a walking fossil. The only human among a sea of clones. It’s been hundreds of years since humanity died off in the slow plague, leaving the clones behind to carry on human existence. Over time they’ve perfected their genes, moving further away from the imperfections of humanity. But if they really are perfect, why did they create Jack?
While Jack longs for acceptance, Althea-310 struggles with the feeling that she’s different from her sisters. Her fascination with Jack doesn’t help. As Althea and Jack’s connection grows stronger, so does the threat to their lives. What will happen if they do the unthinkable and fall in love?

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Shadowsong

By S. Jea-Jones

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Publisher: Wednesday Books
Publication date: February 6th, 2018
Source: Netgalley
Format: eBook
Page number: 400
Genre: Dark YA fantasy
Dates read: February 5th – 9th, 2018
Rating: 🌟🌟🌟
Summary:
The conclusion to the Wintersong duology.
Six months after the end of Wintersong, Liesl is working toward furthering both her brother’s and her own musical careers. Although she is determined to look forward and not behind, life in the world above is not as easy as Liesl had hoped. Her younger brother Josef is cold, distant, and withdrawn, while Liesl can’t forget the austere young man she left beneath the earth, and the music he inspired in her.
When troubling signs arise that the barrier between worlds is crumbling, Liesl must return to the Underground to unravel the mystery of life, death, and the Goblin King—who he was, who he is, and who he will be. What will it take to break the old laws once and for all? What is the true meaning of sacrifice when the fate of the world—or the ones Liesl loves—is in her hands?

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