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Marie Lu’s ‘Warcross’ Set to Hit the Screen as a Television Series

'Warcross,' Marie Lu's science fiction sensation is coming to the screen in the form of a television series. Bruna Papandrea's Made up Stories and John Cameron have optioned for the adaptation, read to learn more!

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5 Fantastic New Fantasy Novels

What a great week it is to escape into an intriguing fantasy world. Get lost in magical realms and fall in love with these majestic characters that will make you want to  jump into the story. A fantasy world is the perfect one to escape to during these times and these novels will give your mind a welcome break from reality.

 

 1. House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J Maas

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House of Earth and Blood tells the story of Bryce Quinlan and Hunt Athalar. Bryce used to have the perfect life, until her friends were murdered, and now even though the criminals are behind bars, similar crimes begin to happen again. Now, Bryce is doing everything she can to avenge the death of her friends. Hunt is a fallen angel with great strength, but enslaved by the archangels. In order to regain his freedom he has to help Bryce find the demon wrecking havoc. As the two work together they discover a dark power that threatens everything and everyone. They also find a passion within each other that could set them on fire – if they let it.

 

2. Chain of Gold by Cassandra Clare

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Chain of Gold follows Tessa and Will’s two children, James and Lucie Herondale. James and Lucie have grown up during a peaceful time for shadowhunters in Edwardian London. They have heard countless tales of good conquering evil, but now things are about to change with the Carstairs and Blackthorns arrival in London. James wants to fall in love and believes his true love is Grace Blackthorn. Meanwhile, Cordelia Carstairs wants to become a hero, and on her journey she falls for James. On Cordelia’s road to become a hero, she and the rest of her friends find themselves on an adventure that will reveal dark powers, and the price of being a hero.

3. The Kingdom of Black by Marie Lu

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The Kingdom of Black tells the story of two siblings, Nanneral Mozart and Wolfgang. Nanneral is a gifted musician and she delights audiences with her music. Unfortunately, her father will only allow her to perform music until she reaches a marriageable age. It is the 18th century and she is a woman, and even though composing music is what she dreams of, it cannot happen. As the years go by, Wolfgang’s musical talent begins to shine brighter than Nanneral’s, until one day a man from a magical land comes to town and makes Nanneral an incredible offer. However, if Nanneral takes the deal, it could cost her everything.

 

4. Imagine Me by Tahereh Mafi

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Imagine Me is the final book in the Shatter Me series. Ella now knows the truth about Juliette and what she was created for. Now, Ella struggles with the past and is unsure of what the future holds. Everything between Juliette and Ella, and right and wrong, is a blur. Even her destiny may not be in her control, with old enemies looming, and the day of reckoning with Reestablishment approaching. All things considered, Ella is unsure of what side she stands on.

5. The City We Became by N.K Jemisin

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The City We Became. is about New York City and her five ‘souls’. In the lore of the book, all cities have souls, and with souls come a dark side. Underneath the earth there is an evil stirring that threatens to destroy the city, and now the five souls within the city must band together to destroy it before it destroys them.

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5 Fantasy Books Coming Out in March

What can I say? I love fantasy, and I love sharing new book releases. So is it really a surprise that I’m making this list? If I can find a way to share my love of the genre with other people, then I won’t hesitate to do exactly that.

Here are five fantasy books coming out this month.

 

1. House of Earth and blood by Sarah J. Maas

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Sarah J. Maas has written books like Throne of Glass and A Court of Thorns and Roses which I openly adore, so it goes without saying that I am extremely excited for her newest book House of Earth and Blood, which is currently being marketed as the first book in her Crescent City series. The book’s Goodreads page provides the following excerpt: “Bryce Quinlan had the perfect life—working hard all day and partying all night—until a demon murdered her closest friends, leaving her bereft, wounded, and alone. When the accused is behind bars but the crimes start up again, Bryce finds herself at the heart of the investigation. She’ll do whatever it takes to avenge their deaths. Hunt Athalar is a notorious Fallen angel, now enslaved to the Archangels he once attempted to overthrow. His brutal skills and incredible strength have been set to one purpose—to assassinate his boss’s enemies, no questions asked. But with a demon wreaking havoc in the city, he’s offered an irresistible deal: help Bryce find the murderer, and his freedom will be within reach. As Bryce and Hunt dig deep into Crescent City’s underbelly, they discover a dark power that threatens everything and everyone they hold dear, and they find, in each other, a blazing passion—one that could set them both free, if they’d only let it.”

Release: Out now

 

 

2. Tevinter nights by Patrick Weekes

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So, this is a bit different from some of the books that make the monthly fantasy book list here. Tevinter Nights, edited by Patrick Weekes, takes place in the famous video game universe of Dragon Age. The lore of the universe is in depth and nuanced, and there are so many stories and points of view to follow within the world of Thedas. The book’s Goodreads page provides the following description: “Ancient horrors. Marauding invaders. Powerful mages. And a world that refuses to stay fixed. Welcome to Thedas. From the stoic Grey Wardens to the otherworldly Mortalitasi necromancers, from the proud Dalish elves to the underhanded Antivan Crow assassins, Dragon Age is filled with monsters, magic, and memorable characters making their way through dangerous world whose only constant is change.” This book is actually a collection of short stories, so there is definitely a great deal to explore here.

Release: March 10th

 

 

3. Chain of Gold by Cassandra Clare

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This book has definitely been hyped up in the past few months. Cassandra Clare’s Chain of Gold is the first book in a new series. The book’s Goodreads page reads as follows “Welcome to Edwardian London, a time of electric lights and long shadows, the celebration of artistic beauty and the wild pursuit of pleasure, with demons waiting in the dark. For years there has been peace in the Shadowhunter world. James and Lucie Herondale, children of the famous Will and Tessa, have grown up in an idyll with their loving friends and family, listening to stories of good defeating evil and love conquering all. But everything changes when the Blackthorn and Carstairs families come to London…and so does a remorseless and inescapable plague. James Herondale longs for a great love, and thinks he has found it in the beautiful, mysterious Grace Blackthorn. Cordelia Carstairs is desperate to become a hero, save her family from ruin, and keep her secret love for James hidden. When disaster strikes the Shadowhunters, James, Cordelia and their friends are plunged into a wild adventure which will reveal dark and incredible powers, and the true cruel price of being a hero…and falling in love.”

Release: Out now

 

 

4. The kingdom of back by Marie Lu

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Marie Lu’The Kingdom of Back promises a tantalizing read with its Goodread’s summary: “Two siblings. Two brilliant talents. But only one Mozart. Born with a gift for music, Nannerl Mozart has just one wish—to be remembered forever. But even as she delights audiences with her masterful playing, she has little hope she’ll ever become the acclaimed composer she longs to be. She is a young woman in 18th century Europe, and that means composing is forbidden to her. She will perform only until she reaches a marriageable age—her tyrannical father has made that much clear. And as Nannerl’s hope grows dimmer with each passing year, the talents of her beloved younger brother, Wolfgang, only seem to shine brighter. His brilliance begins to eclipse her own, until one day a mysterious stranger from a magical land appears with an irresistible offer. He has the power to make her wish come true—but his help may cost her everything.”

Release: Out now

 

 

5. The empress of salt and fortune Nghi Vo

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Nghi Vo’s book The Empress of Salt and Fortune has a shorter description than the previously addressed books, but I find that this has me intrigued. The book’s Goodreads page states: “A young royal from the far north is sent south for a political marriage. Alone and sometimes reviled, she has only her servants on her side. This evocative debut chronicles her rise to power through the eyes of her handmaiden, at once feminist high fantasy and a thrilling indictment of monarchy.” This book will be released at the end of March, so we’ll definitely have something to look forward to! 

Release: March 24th

 

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