Title: Tangled Tides Author: Karen Amanda Hooper Series: The Sea Monster Memoirs #1 Page Count: 290 Publish Date: November 18, 2013 Publisher: Starry Sky Publishing         Synopsis: Yara Jones doesn’t believe in sea monsters—until she becomes one. When a hurricane hits her island home and she wakes up with fins, Yara finds herself tangled up in an underwater world of mysterious merfolk and secretive selkies. Both sides believe Yara can save them by fulfilling a broken promise and opening the sealed gateway to their realm, but they are battling over how it should be done. The selkies want to take her life.Read More →

Title: The Scorpio Races Author: Maggie Stiefvater Page Count: 416 Publish Date: October 18, 2011 Publisher: Scholastic Press           Synopsis: Some race to win. Others race to survive. It happens at the start of every November: the Scorpio Races. Riders attempt to keep hold of their water horses long enough to make it to the finish line. Some riders live. Others die. At age nineteen, Sean Kendrick is the returning champion. He is a young man of few words, and if he has any fears, he keeps them buried deep, where no one else can see them. Puck Connolly is different.Read More →

Title: Ironskin Author: Tina Connolly Series: Ironskin #1 Page Count: 304 Publish Date: October 2, 2012 Publisher: Tor Books Synopsis: Jane Eliot wears an iron mask. It’s the only way to contain the fey curse that scars her cheek. The Great War is five years gone, but its scattered victims remain—the ironskin. When a carefully worded listing appears for a governess to assist with a “delicate situation”—a child born during the Great War—Jane is certain the child is fey-cursed, and that she can help. Teaching the unruly Dorie to suppress her curse is hard enough; she certainly didn’t expect to fall for the girl’s father,Read More →

The allure of a new book grabs most readers on a nearly daily basis. Oftentimes, we find our next read based on what others have been enjoying recently. The Assassin’s Curse came to my attention because so many other book bloggers were reading it and raving about how good it was. Not wanting to miss out on an amazing opportunity, I made sure to get my hands on a copy and see what all the fuss was about. It sounded like it would be right up my alley, there have been plenty of fantasy novels I have enjoyed and even more to be found onRead More →

Title: Bloodmaiden Author: Christine Schulze Series: The Amielian Legends #4 Page Count: 196 Publish Date: April 1, 2010 Synopsis: Four dragon dynasties. One terrible tradition. The young couple who fights to reunite dragons and humans in harmony to end that dark tradition forever. For Crisilin, the idea of humans and dragons living in harmony with one another is nothing more than a distant dream, especially once she’s forced to participate in Tynan’s annual ritual. Only one Quelda is chosen every year, which might sound like an honor. In reality, it’s a fate worse than death. The other three dragon dynasties of Sulaimon desire a peaceful tributeRead More →

Title: Grasping At Eternity Author: Karen Amanda Hooper Series: The Kindrily #1 Page Count: 366 Publish Date: July 15, 2012 Publisher: Starry Sky Publishing Synopsis: He has loved her for eternity, but she chose to forget their lifetimes of history together. Before entering this life, Maryah did the unthinkable—she erased. Now, at seventeen years old, she’s clueless that her new adoptive family has known her for centuries, that they are perpetually reincarnated souls, and that they have supernatural abilities. Oh, and she’s supposed to love (not despise) Nathan, the green-eyed daredevil who saved her life. Nathan is convinced his family’s plan to spark Maryah’s memory isRead More →