Review: Fire Study by Maria V. Snyder

Fire Study by Maria V. SnyderTitle: Fire Study
Series: Study, #3
Author: Maria V. Snyder
Publisher: Mira
ISBN: 9780778325345
Tags: New Adult, Fantasy, Romance, Magic, Adventure
Source: Library
Hearts: ♥ ♥ ♥
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When word that Yelena is a Soulfinder—able to capture and release souls—spreads like wildfire, people grow uneasy. Already Yelena’s unusual abilities and past have set her apart. As the Council debates Yelena’s fate, she receives a disturbing message: a plot is rising against her homeland, led by a murderous sorcerer she has defeated before….

Honor sets Yelena on a path that will test the limits of her skills, and the hope of reuniting with her beloved spurs her onward. Her journey is fraught with allies, enemies, lovers and would-be assassins, each of questionable loyalty. Yelena will have but one chance to prove herself—and save the land she holds dear.

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Review: Magic Study by Maria V. Snyder

Magic Study by Maria V. SnyderTitle: Magic Study
Series: Study, #2
Author: Maria V. Snyder
Publisher: Mira
ISBN: 9780778323921
Tags: New Adult, Fantasy, Romance, Magic, Adventure
Source: Library
Hearts: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
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A lesson in loyalty – A master class in intrigue

Yelena is a survivor. Kidnapped as a child, held prisoner as a teen, then released to act as a poison taster, she is now a student of magic. But these magic skills place her in imminent danger, and with an execution order on her head, she has no choice but to escape to Sitia, the land of birth
But nothing in Sitia is familiar. As she struggles to understand where she belongs and how to control her powers, a rogue magician emerges – and Yelena catches his eye. Suddenly she is embroiled in a situation not of her making. And once again her magical abilities will either save her life… or be her downfall.

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Review: Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder

Poison Study by Maria V. SnyderTitle: Poison Study
Series: Study, #1
Author: Maria V. Snyder
Publisher: Mira
ISBN: 9780778324331
Tags: New Adult, Fantasy, Romance, Magic, Adventure
Source: Library
Hearts: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
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Choose: A quick death…Or slow poison…

About to be executed for murder, Yelena is offered an extraordinary reprieve. She’ll eat the best meals, have rooms in the palace—and risk assassination by anyone trying to kill the Commander of Ixia.

And so Yelena chooses to become a food taster. But the chief of security, leaving nothing to chance, deliberately feeds her Butterfly’s Dust—and only by appearing for her daily antidote will she delay an agonizing death from the poison.

As Yelena tries to escape her new dilemma, disasters keep mounting. Rebels plot to seize Ixia and Yelena develops magical powers she can’t control. Her life is threatened again and choices must be made. But this time the outcomes aren’t so clear…

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Review: Red Madrassa by Terah Edun

Red Madrassa by Terah EdunTitle: Red Madrassa
Series: Algardis, #1
Author: Terah Edun
Publisher: Self Published
ASIN: B00A4152SA
Tags: Young Adult, Fantasy, Magic
Source: Bought
Hearts: ♥ ♥
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A magical accident threw them together. But when Fate holds all the cards, it can be impossible to tell the difference between pure chance and Destiny…

Allorna thought being a hereditary guardian meant an automatic posting with the royal family. Instead, she’s assigned to Petty Larceny–which has its moments, especially when she engineers a jailbreak and finds herself on the run from her colleagues.

With healer trainee Sidimo in tow, she sets out to save Maride, a young mage unjustly accused of murder. But now she has to clear her name as well. Easier said than done, especially when they accidentally enroll at the Red Madrassa, a legendary school of magic.

Alongside Vedaris, a sarcastic dragon-boy, and Sitara, a storm-caller, they soon find themselves hooked on their studies. The road they’ve stumbled upon is a challenging one, and now each must decide whether the Madrassa is where they truly belong…

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Review: Glass Frost by Liz DeJesus

Glass Frost by Liz DeJesusTitle: Glass Frost
Series: First Frost, #2
Author: Liz DeJesus
Publisher: Musa Publishing
ISBN: 9781619376243
Tags: Young Adult, Paranormal, Romance, Fairy Tales, Magic
Source: I received a copy from the author in exchange for my honest opinion
Hearts: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

When joined together, Cinderella’s slippers grant the wearer her heart’s desire. But whose wish will be granted?

When Cinderella’s glass slipper is stolen, Queen Felicia sends her faithful steward Terrance to the real world to retrieve his love and witch-in-training, Bianca Frost. The power of the glass slipper in the wrong hands could ruin peace in Everafter. Bianca must gather every bit of magic she has learned in the past few weeks to find the slipper and protect her new love. Together, Bianca, Ming, Prince Ferdinand, and Terrance venture deep into the heart of Everafter to seek clues as to who has stolen the slipper and why. Along the way, they uncover what happened to the Seven Dwarves after Snow White married the prince, but also learn the awful risk of tampering with black magic and the high price that must be paid for magical aid, even when used for good.

Bianca and Terrance’s relationship is put to the test. Through the pain of suffering and loss, Bianca must determine if following her gallant boyfriend into his faraway world is in fact her heart’s desire

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Review: The Claiming Words by Tricia Drammeh

The Claiming Words by Tricia DrammehTitle: The Claiming Words
Series: The Claiming Words, #1
Author: Tricia Drammeh
Publisher: Iconic Publishing
ISBN: 9781938844997
Tags: Young Adult, Paranormal, Magic, Witches, Romance
Source: I received a copy from the author in exchange for an honest review
Hearts: ♥ ♥ ♥

The Alexanders have always kept their secrets hidden…

When sixteen-year-old Jace Alexander moves to the small town of Oaktree, Georgia, he attracts the attention of every girl in school. Shy, introverted Alisa Cole immediately casts Jace in the leading role of her latest fantasy, but she assumes he’ll never return her interest. After she saves Jace from a Hunter, everything changes. Her accidental discovery of Jace’s secret propels her into a world of magic and danger. Alisa’s newfound courage is put to the test when Jace introduces her to his intimidating older brother, Bryce, and she decides she would rather battle a Hunter than endure another moment under Bryce’s intense scrutiny.

Jace and Bryce aren’t the only ones with secrets…

Rachel Stevens is the girl who has it all. She’s beautiful, popular, and in possession of an ancient power which endangers not only her, but those sent to protect her. Jace is drawn to Rachel—and he isn’t the only one. The Demon Re’Vel will do anything to claim her—even if it means waging a war with the entire Alexander family. As layers of secrets are peeled away, revealing the truth of her heritage and her family’s betrayal, Rachel struggles to resist an immortal suitor who stalks her in her dreams. With the Alexanders fighting to protect her, can Rachel escape the power of the Demon and his Claiming Words?

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Review: Slumber by Samantha Young

Slumber by Samantha YoungTitle: Slumber
Series: The Fade, #1
Author: Samantha Young
Publisher: Self Published
ISBN: 9781466453227
Tags: New Adult, Fantasy, Romance, Magic
Source: Booklending.com
Hearts: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Molded by a tragic childhood, nineteen-year-old Rogan finds it extremely difficult to trust people. Now Haydyn, her best friend and the one person she does trust, is dying and only Rogan can save her.

Setting off on a journey to retrieve the plant that will cure Haydyn and subsequently the ills that will befall them all if she dies, Rogan is stuck in close quarters with a protector she distrusts above all others.

Wolfe Stovia.

The son of the man who destroyed Rogan’s family.

At a constant battle of wills with the handsome Captain of the Guard, Rogan just knows this adventure together will be fraught with tension. She never imagined, however, that the quest would be so dangerous… not least of all when she finds herself falling for a man she could have sworn was her no.1 enemy…

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