Category: Young Adult Fantasy

The Epic Crush of Genie Lo by F.C. Yee

Posted July 25, 2017 by Minx
The Epic Crush of Genie Lo by F.C. Yee

What a pleasurable read! The Epic Crush of Genie Lo is a book that would appeal to all readers. This story has it all, epic battles, good versus evil, romance, Chinese mythology, I could keep going on and on! This story was better than I ever expected, I just couldn’t get enough and I hope against hope that it will turn into a series!! Genie Lo is not your average […]


The Flame and the Mist by Renee Ahdieh

Posted July 23, 2017 by Minx
The Flame and the Mist by Renee Ahdieh

I was excited to read Flame in the Mist mainly because of the setting and that I enjoy the writing style of Author Renee Ahdieh. I utterly enjoyed her re-telling of One Thousand and One Nights and just had to get my hands on her newest creation. Flame and the Mist was slow to grab my interest and it was basically 50/50 for me. The first fifty percent was slow […]


The Diabolic by S.J. Kincaid

Posted July 6, 2017 by Minx
The Diabolic by S.J. Kincaid

I always dig any book where the story is set on another planet or in outer space. In this book, I have all that plus the planets are terraformed and colonized by humans who would rather have the hardships than be ruled by tyranny. The rest of society, the elite, all live on space stations built with all their needs in mind. Everything they need is cultivate or simulated. Ohh, […]


Ferryl Shayde by Vance Huxley

Posted July 6, 2017 by Minx
Ferryl Shayde by Vance Huxley

Ferryl Shayde is a wondrous story the follows Abel Conroy as he discovers that magic is real and that he has an opportunity to be instructed by a practitioner of magic. One day while he was escaping some local bullies he stumbled onto a magically imprisoned entity. This entity promised to give assistance to Abel if he helped her escape her imprisonment. Being in a pinch Abel agreed. Ferryl Shayde […]


Blog Tour Review: Rise of the Sea Witch by Stacey Rourke, Giveaway

Posted June 22, 2017 by Minx
Blog Tour Review: Rise of the Sea Witch by Stacey Rourke, Giveaway

***Check out the Blog Tour Schedule and follow along with the tour.*** Review: Have you ever watched Disney’s The Little Mermaid and wondered why Ursula was hyper-focused for revenge on King Triton? She really wanted him to suffer and I think it goes beyond just being cast out of the palace, don’t you? Well wonder no more! The story of Princess Vanessa of Atlantica will answer those ponderings and more. […]


The Disappearances by Emily Bain Murphy

Posted June 21, 2017 by Minx
The Disappearances by Emily Bain Murphy

The Disappearances is a wondrous tale that is steeped in historical elements and a delight to the imagination. The writing is well crafted, eloquent and rich with details. The characters are developed, unique and memorable. This is a young adult novel and it has the strong emotional pulls that would resonate with that audience. It also has whimsy that would appeal to all readers. This story is set in the […]


Blog Tour Review: Cherished by Christina Bauer

Posted June 7, 2017 by Minx
Blog Tour Review: Cherished by Christina Bauer

***Check out the Blog Tour Schedule and follow along with the tour.*** Review: Starting a series on the third book is not the easiest thing to do. The Author did a fantastic job of including backstory details that helped me to clearly understand what had happened in the previous stories so that I would clearly understand the impact of current events. Cherished is the type of book that you can […]


Kiss Me, Kill You by Larissa C. Hardesty

Posted June 7, 2017 by Minx
Kiss Me, Kill You by Larissa C. Hardesty

I was interested in reading Kiss Me, Kill You because it is a young adult book that involved succubae’s. Succubae are defined as seducers of men through sexual intercourse. How was the author going to use that type of creature but still keep this story for the intended young adult audience? I have to say that in that regards this book is quite successful. There was a definite sexual element […]


Blog Tour Review: When Planets Fall by Abby J. Reed

Posted June 1, 2017 by Minx
Blog Tour Review: When Planets Fall by Abby J. Reed

 ***Check out the Blog Tour Schedule and follow along with the tour.*** Review: I devoured When Planets Fall! This was such a good science fiction series starter. It had just the right elements of futuristic technology, alien lifeforms, space travel, and the underdog losing it all in order to gain everything. I just loved this story! There was even a little bite of romance but it is short lived. This […]


Alpha Kaden by Midika Crane

Posted May 17, 2017 by Minx
Alpha Kaden by Midika Crane

The Alpha Kaden book is a part of the Alpha series and also is included in The Alpha Series Boxed Set: Books 1 – 3. Each book follows the story of an alpha from a werewolf pack. I really enjoyed the world that was created with the different packs. They are all named for what they stand for (ex: Purity, Discipline, Freedom) and their members seem exhibit that quality. Each pack was […]


Poison’s Kiss by Breeana Shields

Posted May 6, 2017 by Minx
Poison’s Kiss by Breeana Shields

I was really excited to read Poison’s Kiss. It sounded fascinating, I loved the cover, had some good reviews…sigh. I just could not get into this book. I started reading it a month or so ago but I set it aside and basically forgot about it. Actually, I would have completely forgotten about it had I not committed to reading it for a challenge. I honestly don’t read a lot […]


Mini-Review: A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas

Posted May 3, 2017 by Minx
Mini-Review: A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas

A Court of Wings and Ruin is over seven-hundred pages of immense action that rivals epic fantasies. It is really hard to write a review after literally reading for over twelve hours on and off. There is also really no way can I share much without spoiling the story. So it is for those reasons that this is going to be a mini-review. I am a huge fan of this series […]


No Rest for the Wicked by Krystal Jane Ruin

Posted May 2, 2017 by Minx
No Rest for the Wicked by Krystal Jane Ruin

No Rest for the Wicked starts out teasing your imagination about a graphic event that destroyed Tatum’s family leaving her the sole survivor. The event is briefly described with snatches of flashbacks but the whole story was not given. As you read on pieces are given to the overall story that unfurl themselves at the right moment to captivate your imagination. With each piece that is added to the puzzle […]


Toward a Secret Sky by Heather Maclean

Posted March 30, 2017 by Minx
Toward a Secret Sky by Heather Maclean

Toward a Secret Sky was a like-dislike book for me. What originally excited me about this book was that the main character, Maren Hamilton, was ignorant to the fact that her parents were spies until she was sent her mother’s encrypted journal. Then throw in labyrinths, booby-trapped crypts and romance and I was desperately looking forward to this book! It just did not pan out the way I wanted it […]


Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller

Posted March 21, 2017 by Minx
Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller

Daughter of the Pirate King was a book I knew I had to read. I love anything pirates and bonus, female pirate protagonist, yep a must read. My reason for being unsure was whether or not I was going to like this story due to the age of Alosa. I wasn’t sure how believable her character at seventeen was going to come across as a pirate captain. Turns out I had […]


The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco

Posted March 1, 2017 by Minx
The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco

What was it that drew me to this story? A story revolving around necromancy is not something you run into that often and hello on that gorgeous cover! Upon reading it I find that there is a significant Asian (think geisha) influence throughout the writing and the story itself is about love, loss and revenge. This story is told from two points of view and it transitions from past to […]


The Dark Companions by M.A. Kassel

Posted February 21, 2017 by Minx
The Dark Companions by M.A. Kassel

Let’s start by saying that this story involves children but I do not think it is meant for young readers. Heck, maybe not even some teens. It is a dark fantasy and the characters are not interested in good versus evil. There is very little good. Even the main character of Sid is not wholly good. I did however truly appreciate his love for his sister. The entire plot about […]


Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo

Posted January 28, 2017 by Minx
Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo

I was first introduced to author Leigh Bardugo when I read the Grisha Trilogy. That series was just spectacular (imagine fireworks and sparkles after this word), so when I read about the first book in this duology, Six of Crows, which is set in the same world as the Grisha books, I had to read it! I adored the first book and this book was even better! How could I […]


The Edge of Everything by Jeff Giles

Posted January 20, 2017 by Minx
The Edge of Everything by Jeff Giles

An amazing young adult debut that had me on the edge of my seat! I wanted to read this story because the main character is a bounty hunter from a hell called the lowlands. That alone sounded so intriguing and I was thrilled when I got my hands on this book! From the start, I was into X’s character. He just came on the scene appearing so strong and confident […]


Eerie by C.M. McCoy

Posted December 23, 2016 by Minx
Eerie by C.M. McCoy

  Captivating, dark and spectacular! This is an amazing story and once I started reading it I could not get enough! I just want to gush about this story but I do not want to spoil it for anyone. So, I will try to rein it in but I am bursting at the seams with excitement about this book. The beginning of the book started out like a typical young […]