Category: Young Adult Fantasy

Review: The Dragon Medallion by Alexa Whitewolf

Posted October 12, 2017 by Minx
Review: The Dragon Medallion by Alexa Whitewolf

An ancient prophecy about a boy and a girl that would come together and save the world from evil, sounds cool, right? Well, it really was. The Dragon Medallion combines many fun elements, such as dragons, ghosts, an ancient prophecy, an Egyptian god and goddess, and battles with long since departed Vikings. From the start of this book I was drawn in to the plot. I had so many questions […]


Review: Beasts Made of Night by Tochi Onyebuchi

Posted October 6, 2017 by Minx
Review: Beasts Made of Night by Tochi Onyebuchi

In Beasts Made of Night there is a sect of society called the aki. The aki are young people that at some point manifested the ability to eat sin. They are not able to call forth the sin, that is the job of the mages. The aki are not revered for their position, in fact they are little higher than slaves at the whim of the Mages who control them. […]


Review: The Secrets of Islayne by Kari Lynn West

Posted October 4, 2017 by Minx
Review: The Secrets of Islayne by Kari Lynn West

I was excited to read The Secrets of Isalyne because it sounded exciting and it was some serious cover love! I absolutely loved the whole idea of the lumination trade. I loved it! It was so original!! Luminators had a special ability. They were able to take faded memories and restore them. Brighten them in the mind so that the person receiving the service could have faded memories restored to […]


Review: The Gifts of our Mothers by Hazel Black

Posted October 3, 2017 by Minx
Review: The Gifts of our Mothers by Hazel Black

***Check out the Blog Tour Schedule and follow along with the tour.*** Review: There once was a coven with four beautiful elemental witches. They had been together since the beginning and nothing could tear them apart, until one of them behaved rather badly and broke her sister’s heart. Now the damage could not be repaired and the instigator of the calamity was cast out. So, began the curse that would […]


Review: Thrax by Christina Bauer with Giveaway

Posted September 28, 2017 by Minx
Review: Thrax by Christina Bauer with Giveaway

***Check out the Blog Tour Schedule and follow along with the tour.*** Review: Thrax is the fourth book in the Angelbound Origins series and I will say that it can be read as a stand-alone. The Author did an amazing job carrying through all the details that I needed to know in order to enjoy this book. I liked the world that was created for this series and was thrilled […]


Review: The Ninth Circle by C.A. Harland

Posted September 22, 2017 by Minx
Review: The Ninth Circle by C.A. Harland

The Ninth Circle was entertaining, fast paced and I liked the idea of the circles. Basically, think of the circles as levels of supernatural criminal activity. The lower the number the lower the threat. Each division was tasked with a different activity and were overseen by demons. What the characters of this story were unaware of was that there was a puppeteer pulling their strings and they were just the […]


Review: The Siren Chronicles by Douglas J. Sloan

Posted September 20, 2017 by Minx
Review: The Siren Chronicles by Douglas J. Sloan

I love to read stories about mermaids and sirens. So, when I had a chance to read The Siren Chronicles, I was all over it. The idea behind The Siren Chronicles was quite interesting. Three mermaids/sirens were to go on an Earthquest and hopefully be able to solve the question of why the mermaids and mermen were getting sick and dying before their time. Something was affecting their city, Oceanna, […]


Review: The Last Namsara by Kristen Ciccarelli

Posted September 18, 2017 by Minx
Review: The Last Namsara by Kristen Ciccarelli

The Story behind The Last Namsara In The Last Namsara, the main character Asha grew up being hated by her people. She was the daughter of the Dragon King, a princess, but it also was because of her that her city was burned, her mother was killed, and she was disfigured. It was because of her that the telling of stories became forbidden. For to tell a dragon a story […]


Review: Veiled Planet by Teagan Kearney

Posted September 14, 2017 by Minx
Review: Veiled Planet by Teagan Kearney

I absolutely love stories that are set in the future and on other worlds. In Veiled Planet, a space exploration vessel had been mapping the outer arm of the Eucleides galaxy and had come across a planet that met the threshold criteria for habitation. This planet, designated XL3198, had a species of hominids that lived in the northern continent of the planet. It was with this species, the Marut, that […]


Review: Girls Made of Snow and Glass by Melissa Bashardoust

Posted September 8, 2017 by Minx
Review: Girls Made of Snow and Glass by Melissa Bashardoust

Centuries before there was a castle where Queen Sybil had resided and it had the most beautiful gardens. One in particular was called the Queen’s Garden for Queen Sybil. Queen Sybil had only one child and when she lost her child to an accident, the Queen could not bear it and in her grief, she hung herself in her garden. Her death sparked a drastic seasonal change and it began […]


Review: The Dollmaker of Krakow by R.M. Romero

Posted August 30, 2017 by Minx
Review: The Dollmaker of Krakow by R.M. Romero

The Dollmaker of Krakow is a beautiful story that parallels a country called The Land of Dolls with 1940’s Kraków, Poland. Karolina was living in the world where dolls come to rest after their doll bodies perish here on Earth. In that world, she was a seamstress who would sew wishes into each article of clothing that she made for her doll customers. At the start of the story she […]


Review: Pink Lock Picks and Sequined Witch Hats by Carla Rehse

Posted August 23, 2017 by Minx
Review: Pink Lock Picks and Sequined Witch Hats by Carla Rehse

I adored this book, adored it! Pink Lock Pick and Sequined Witch Hats was a charming read. When I first started reading this story I was not so sure about the main character, Gracie. Her character struck me as a shallow and self-absorbed main character. Now wait before you start rolling any eyes. There is more to this character and that is what made me absolutely love this story. Gracie […]


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 […]