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5 Books for Sarah J Maas Fans

Like most readers who are fans of fantasy there comes a time where you just hit a reading slump. I don’t know about you guys, but after reading anything by Sarah J Maas I hit a major reading slump. Well if that is the case for you then there is no need to fear because I have your next fantasy addiction. These five reads are guaranteed to move you out of any reading slump that you are currently in.

Shielded

Shielded is a brilliant and fresh new fantasy book by KayLynn Flanders. Shielded follows Princess Jennesara, a story of a young woman who has kept her magic a secret from everyone. When her father plans to marry her off to the Prince of Turia for help that their kingdom needs, Jenna accepts the chance to help her kingdom. As Jenna sets off to Turia her party is raided, forcing her to go on the run taking Jenna on a dangerous journey. This is a wonderful fantasy read, one that I certainly could not put down!

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Serpent and Dove

Serpent and Dove by Shelby Mahurin takes you into a magical story between witches and witch hunters. Lou is a witch that has escaped her old life in her coven, now living on the streets trying to survive the day. Reid is a witch hunter that has promised himself to the Church as a Chasseur (witch hunter) whose mission is to rid the world of witches. The lives between the two become intertwined when they are both forced into marriage. If you are looking for a book with magic, forbidden romance, and delightful characters, then Serpent and Dove is the way to go.

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Mortal Instruments

Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare is one that is full of action, adventure, fantasy, and romance. Readers are taken into a world that is surrounded with werewolves, warlocks, faeries, demons, and shadowhunters (those tasked with protecting the mundane world). Clary Frays life has always been normal, but on her fifteenth birthday, everything she thought she knew turns out to be a lie. Clary is thrust into the world of shadow world, working with shadowhunters Jace, Alec, and Izzy to help protect herself and those she loves.

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Bone Crier’s Moon

Bone Crier’s Moon by Kathryn Purdie tells the story of Bone Criers who have the sacred duty of protecting the living by making sure the spirits of the dead pass on. This story is told through three points of view. We have Sabine, a bone crier that struggles with being one. Bastien whose father was killed by a Bone Crier and ever since has plotted his revenge. Finally, Ailesse, who has been groomed to become the matriarch of the Bone Criers. Ailesse is prepared to do whatever is takes to keep her people and the land of the living safe, even if that means having to kill her soulmate.

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The Demon King

The Demon King by Cinda Williams Chima is a series the sweeps you up into a world of magic, warriors, and princesses. The series is told through two points of view. We have Han who is a former young thief, who is scrapping by to care for his family. After stumbling upon Micah Bayar, the son of the high wizard, Han acquires an amulet that will change his life forever. We also get to know Raisa, who is currently being groomed to be the next heir of the Fell. After she returns to court from spending three years with the clans she realizes that there is more that she wants for her life than being a princess. Han and Raisas lives intertwine with one another in ways that they never knew possible.  

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These fantastical five reads are guarenteed to be your next fantasy obssession! I hope you all enjoy them as much as I have!

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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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Love it or Hate it Quiz: YA Tropes Edition

Let’s face it: Young Adult books are notorious for being trope-y. While some tropes are certainly overdone, everyone’s a sucker for at least one or two (or ten) of them.

The quiz is simple: we give you popular YA tropes, and you tell us if you love them or hate them. Based on your responses, we’ll give you a book rec! It’s that simple!

Disclaimer: Not all tropes you pick will necessarily be in the book we recommend, but you can be sure that at least one or two of them will be!

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