Magic in the Shadows

Magic in the Shadows
  • Author : Devon Monk
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 368
  • Relase : 2009-11-03
  • ISBN : 9781101151358

Magic in the Shadows Book Review:

Allison Beckstrom?s magic has taken its toll on her, physically marking her and erasing her memories?including those of the man she supposedly loves. But lost memories aren?t the only things preying on Allie?s thoughts. Her late father, the prominent businessman?and sorcerer?Daniel Beckstrom, has somehow channeled himself into her very mind. With the help of The Authority, a secret organization of magic users, she hopes to gain better control over her own abilities?and find a way to deal with her father?

A Darker Shade of Magic

A Darker Shade of Magic
  • Author : V. E. Schwab
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Pages : 400
  • Relase : 2015-02-24
  • ISBN : 9781466851375

A Darker Shade of Magic Book Review:

A Darker Shade of Magic, from #1 New York Times bestselling author V.E. Schwab Kell is one of the last Antari—magicians with a rare, coveted ability to travel between parallel Londons; Red, Grey, White, and, once upon a time, Black. Kell was raised in Arnes—Red London—and officially serves the Maresh Empire as an ambassador, traveling between the frequent bloody regime changes in White London and the court of George III in the dullest of Londons, the one without any magic left to see. Unofficially, Kell is a smuggler, servicing people willing to pay for even the smallest glimpses of a world they'll never see. It's a defiant hobby with dangerous consequences, which Kell is now seeing firsthand. After an exchange goes awry, Kell escapes to Grey London and runs into Delilah Bard, a cut-purse with lofty aspirations. She first robs him, then saves him from a deadly enemy, and finally forces Kell to spirit her to another world for a proper adventure. Now perilous magic is afoot, and treachery lurks at every turn. To save all of the worlds, they'll first need to stay alive. "A Darker Shade of Magic has all the hallmarks of a classic work of fantasy. Schwab has given us a gem of a tale...This is a book to treasure."—Deborah Harkeness, New York Times bestselling author of the All Souls trilogy Shades of Magic series 1. A Darker Shade of Magic 2. A Gathering of Shadows 3. A Conjuring of Light At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Elemental Magic

Elemental Magic
  • Author : Sharon Shinn,Rebecca York,Carol Berg,Jean Johnson
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 384
  • Relase : 2007-11-06
  • ISBN : 9781101206287

Elemental Magic Book Review:

From wizards to weathermen, everyone has always known the powers of the four elements—natural forces that can direct the fates, change destiny, and unite lovers in the most unexpected ways. Now, those magical elements come together in perfect balance, in these stories from four charmed authors… In Air find romance...in a breathless retelling of the Cinderella fable from award-winning Sharon Shinn, “an amazing writing talent” (The Best Reviews). In Fire find adventure...in a parallel dimension of werewolves and love-slaves from USA Today bestselling Rebecca York, “a true master” (Rave Reviews). In Water find fantasy...and a remarkable universe of magic, demons, and dangerous passion from award-winner Carol Berg. And in Earth...discover the ultimate in profound pleasure from Jean Johnson, “a fresh new voice in fantasy romance” (Robin D. Owens). There is such a thing as perfect harmony between a man and a woman. Experience it for yourself in... Elemental Magic

The Book Thief

The Book Thief
  • Author : Markus Zusak
  • Publisher : Knopf Books for Young Readers
  • Pages : 578
  • Relase : 2007-12-18
  • ISBN : 9780307433848

The Book Thief Book Review:

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • ONE OF TIME MAGAZINE’S 100 BEST YA BOOKS OF ALL TIME The extraordinary, beloved novel about the ability of books to feed the soul even in the darkest of times. When Death has a story to tell, you listen. It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still. Liesel Meminger is a foster girl living outside of Munich, who scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist–books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement. In superbly crafted writing that burns with intensity, award-winning author Markus Zusak, author of I Am the Messenger, has given us one of the most enduring stories of our time. “The kind of book that can be life-changing.” —The New York Times “Deserves a place on the same shelf with The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank.” —USA Today DON’T MISS BRIDGE OF CLAY, MARKUS ZUSAK’S FIRST NOVEL SINCE THE BOOK THIEF.

Shadow Frost

Shadow Frost
  • Author : Coco Ma
  • Publisher : Blackstone Publishing
  • Pages : 400
  • Relase : 2019-10-01
  • ISBN : 9781982527433

Shadow Frost Book Review:

In the kingdom of Axaria, a darkness rises. Some call it a monster, laying waste to the villagers and their homes.Some say it is an invulnerable demon summoned from the deepest abysses of the Immortal Realm.Many soldiers from the royal guard are sent out to hunt it down.Not one has ever returned. When Asterin Faelenhart, Princess of Axaria and heir to the throne, discovers that she may hold the key to defeating the mysterious demon terrorizing her kingdom, she vows not to rest until the beast is slain. With the help of her friends and the powers she wields—though has yet to fully understand—Asterin sets out to complete a single task. The task that countless trained soldiers have failed. To kill it. But as they hunt for the demon, they unearth a plot to assassinate the princess herself instead. Asterin and her companions begin to wonder how much of their lives have been lies, especially when they realize that the center of the web of deceit might very well be themselves. With no one else to turn to, they are forced to decide just how much they are willing to sacrifice to protect the only world they have ever known. That is ... if the demon doesn’t get to them first. From young author Coco Ma comes a dazzling new tale of adventure, power, and betrayal, weaving together a stunning world of magic with a killer cast in an explosive, unforgettable debut.

Shadowspell Academy: The Culling Trials

Shadowspell Academy: The Culling Trials
  • Author : Shannon Mayer,K. F. Breene
  • Publisher : Sky Pony
  • Pages : 576
  • Relase : 2019-11-05
  • ISBN : 1510755101

Shadowspell Academy: The Culling Trials Book Review:

A Teenage Girl Torn from her Family Must Survive a Series of Deadly Trials to Earn her Place in a Dangerous School of Magic, from Bestselling Authors K.F. Breene and Shannon Mayer You don't choose The Academy. The Academy chooses you. I had no idea how those words would change my life, until the day the most dangerous man I’ve ever met waltzed onto my farm and left us a death sentence. My younger brother has been chosen for The Academy: the prestigious, secret school of magic hidden within the folds of our mundane world. A place where there’s no guarantee you’ll make it out alive. If he doesn't go, our entire family will be killed. It’s the same invitation my older brother received three years ago—and he never came home. The Academy has already killed one sibling, and I’ll be damned if they take another. So I do the only thing an older sister can: chop off my hair, strap on two bras to flatten the girls, and take my brother’s place. Magic and monsters are real. Assassins are coming for me, and the dead are prone to rise. What’s a girl faking it as a boy supposed to do? Being accepted into an elite school of magic, monsters, and assassins was not my idea of higher education. But here I am, fighting my way through the deadly physical and mental tests of the Culling Trials to claim my right to be taught. In a cutthroat world where no one is as they seem, the golden rule is simple: Trust no one. The Academy tells us we should just look out for ourselves. That we should leave the fallen behind and ask no questions. Not on my watch.

The Shadow Trials

The Shadow Trials
  • Author : Juliana Haygert
  • Publisher : Juliana Haygert
  • Pages : 198
  • Relase : 2021-02
  • ISBN : 1954291094

The Shadow Trials Book Review:

A demon hunter destined for greatness. A half-demon out to solve a mystery. And a tournament that threatens to take their lives... Erin Everything at the academy has changed. A bloodthirsty new headmaster has taken over the school, and my friends and I are being forced to endure his relentless torment. Besides getting through my classes, I've got a huge burden on my shoulders. My father, King Brikan and lord over all demons, is rising in power. To defeat him and save the supernatural realm from the terrors of the underworld, I need to find my missing sisters... a task that's proving impossible. Rey I've never been freer in my life--and at the same time, never been more trapped. Erin and I have to be on our guard. Students are being attacked, and there's a traitor in our midst. Even worse, Erin and I are both forced to enter a tournament due to our demon blood. All half-demons must prove they are worthy enough to attend the academy by enduring a deadly contest. One I'm not sure we'll survive. But nothing is what it seems, and the answers to all our mysteries are lurking in the shadows... The fourth installment in Juliana Haygert's amazing paranormal academy series, The Shadow Trials is an urban fantasy packed with demons, secret romance, and incredible battles. The series keeps on getting better and better! Blackthorn Hunters Academy: Book 1: The Demon Kiss Book 2: The Hunter Secret Book 3: The Soul Bond Book 4: The Shadow Trials Book 5: The Infernal Curse

A Wizard of Earthsea

A Wizard of Earthsea
  • Author : Ursula K. Le Guin
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Pages : 224
  • Relase : 2012
  • ISBN : 9780547851396

A Wizard of Earthsea Book Review:

A boy grows to manhood while attempting to subdue the evil he unleashed on the world as an apprentice to the Master Wizard.

Darkfire

Darkfire
  • Author : Skyler Andra,Mila Young
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 288
  • Relase : 2018-09-23
  • ISBN : 1723892335

Darkfire Book Review:

A secret guild. Three irresistible guardians. A sinister evil out to get her. Bearing the tattoo of a snake on her wrist says Luna was born into the Serpent Brotherhood; a sinister organisation that abuse supernatural creatures to harness their power. Problem is she has no memory of that life, and rumour has it no one leaves alive. That might explain why she and her family have been on the run for as long as she can remember. When the demon who murdered her parents returns to finish her, shit gets real. Like all her past coming back to haunt her. Assigned three guardians, Luna must navigate the strange, new world of the Guild of Shadows to unlock the mystery. If only she can keep her head in the game, and not let her sexy companions distract her.Darkfire is Book 1 in the Guild of Shadows Series and is a slow-burn reverse harem with steamy scenes.

Heir of Fire

Heir of Fire
  • Author : Sarah J. Maas
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Pages : 384
  • Relase : 2014-09-02
  • ISBN : 9781619630666

Heir of Fire Book Review:

Celaena has survived deadly contests and shattering heartbreak-but at an unspeakable cost. Now, she must travel to a new land to confront her darkest truth . . . a truth about her heritage that could change her life-and her future-forever. Meanwhile, brutal and monstrous forces are gathering on the horizon, intent on enslaving her world. Will Celaena find the strength to not only fight her inner demons, but to take on the evil that is about to be unleashed? The bestselling series that has captured readers all over the world reaches new heights in this sequel to the New York Times best-selling Crown of Midnight. Packed with heart-pounding action, fierce new characters, and swoon-worthy romance, this third book will enthrall readers from start to finish.

Skandar and the Unicorn Thief

Skandar and the Unicorn Thief
  • Author : A.F. Steadman
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 448
  • Relase : 2022-05-03
  • ISBN : 9781665912730

Skandar and the Unicorn Thief Book Review:

Soar into a breathtaking world of heroes and unicorns as you’ve never seen them before in this fantastical middle grade debut perfect for fans of the Percy Jackson and Eragon series! Skandar Smith has always yearned to leave the Mainland and escape to the secretive Island, where wild unicorns roam free. He’s spent years studying for his Hatchery exam, the annual test that selects a handful of Mainlander thirteen-year-olds to train to become unicorn riders. But on the day of Skandar’s exam, things go horribly wrong, and his hopes are shattered…until a mysterious figure knocks on his door at midnight, bearing a message: the Island is in peril and Skandar must answer its call. Skandar is thrust into a world of epic sky battles, dangerous clashes with wild unicorns, and rumors of a shadowy villain amassing a unicorn army. And the closer Skandar grows to his newfound friends and community of riders, the harder it becomes to keep his secrets—especially when he discovers their lives may all be in graver danger than he ever imagined.

The Girl with the Whispering Shadow

The Girl with the Whispering Shadow
  • Author : D. E. Night
  • Publisher : Stories Untold LLC
  • Pages : 384
  • Relase : 2019-01-23
  • ISBN : 099694866X

The Girl with the Whispering Shadow Book Review:

In a tale of magic, intrigue, and danger, Ivy Lovely searches for the enchanted Kindred Stone. Along the way, her friendships grow deeper and she confronts the Dark Queen.

Sophie's World

Sophie's World
  • Author : Jostein Gaarder
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Pages : 544
  • Relase : 2007-03-20
  • ISBN : 9781466804272

Sophie's World Book Review:

One day Sophie comes home from school to find two questions in her mail: "Who are you?" and "Where does the world come from?" Before she knows it she is enrolled in a correspondence course with a mysterious philosopher. Thus begins Jostein Gaarder's unique novel, which is not only a mystery, but also a complete and entertaining history of philosophy.

Night of the Dragon

Night of the Dragon
  • Author : Julie Kagawa
  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Pages : 304
  • Relase : 2020-03-31
  • ISBN : 9781488056611

Night of the Dragon Book Review:

In the epic finale to New York Times bestselling author Julie Kagawa’s Shadow of the Fox trilogy, the scroll has been taken, and no one is safe. To save everyone she loves from imminent death, kitsune shapeshifter Yumeko gave up the final piece of the Scroll of a Thousand Prayers. Now she and her ragtag band of companions must make one desperate final effort to stop the Master of Demons from using the scroll to call the Great Kami Dragon and make the wish that will plunge the empire into chaos. Shadow clan assassin Kage Tatsumi has regained control of his body and agreed to a true deal with the devil—the demon inside him, Hakaimono. They will share his body and work with Yumeko to stop a madman, and to separate Hakaimono from Tatsumi and the cursed sword that trapped the demon for nearly a millennium. But even with their combined skills and powers, this unlikely team of heroes knows the forces of evil may be impossible to overcome. And there is another player in the battle for the scroll, a player who has been watching, waiting for the right moment to pull strings that no one even realized existed…until now. Books in the Shadow of the Fox trilogy: Shadow of the Fox Soul of the Sword Night of the Dragon

The Fire Witch

The Fire Witch
  • Author : Chandelle LaVaun
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 304
  • Relase : 2018-12-30
  • ISBN : 1792860609

The Fire Witch Book Review:

My magic burns inside me... Not all soulmates are created equal. Some of them are relieved to find each other. Some build a relationship nice and slow. And for some of them it's that all consuming, love-at-first-sight kind of magic, like my twin sister Tegan and her other half, Tennessee. Then there are some where the girl is so up in her head and freaked the hell out that she actually, sorta, kinda, resents the guy who's supposed to bring her happiness simply for his mere existence. AKA. ME. It's time for me to be the soulmate Deacon deserves, even if it means trading in my cowgirl boots for designer stilettos. But Manhattan is a huge, terrifying city full of a society of witches determined to tear us apart.

The Serpent's Shadow

The Serpent's Shadow
  • Author : Rick Riordan
  • Publisher : Puffin
  • Pages : 416
  • Relase : 2013-03-01
  • ISBN : 014133570X

The Serpent's Shadow Book Review:

Carter and Sadie Kane, descendants of the magical House of Life, are in pretty big trouble. Despite their bravest efforts, Apophis, the giant snake of Chaos, is still threatening to plunge the world into eternal darkness. Now the Kanes must do something no magician has ever managed - defeat Apophis himself. No pressure there then. Battling against the forces of Chaos, their only hope is an ancient spell - but the magic has been lost for a millennia. Will they find the serpent's shadow, or will they be led to their deaths in the depths of the Underworld? Don't miss any of the explosive action in the final thrilling instalment of the Kane Chronicles Trilogy.

Pinocchio, the Tale of a Puppet

Pinocchio, the Tale of a Puppet
  • Author : Carlo Collodi
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 140
  • Relase : 2011-02
  • ISBN : 1603033939

Pinocchio, the Tale of a Puppet Book Review:

Pinocchio, The Tale of a Puppet follows the adventures of a talking wooden puppet whose nose grew longer whenever he told a lie and who wanted more than anything else to become a real boy.As carpenter Master Antonio begins to carve a block of pinewood into a leg for his table the log shouts out, "Don't strike me too hard!" Frightened by the talking log, Master Cherry does not know what to do until his neighbor Geppetto drops by looking for a piece of wood to build a marionette. Antonio gives the block to Geppetto. And thus begins the life of Pinocchio, the puppet that turns into a boy.Pinocchio, The Tale of a Puppet is a novel for children by Carlo Collodi is about the mischievous adventures of Pinocchio, an animated marionette, and his poor father and woodcarver Geppetto. It is considered a classic of children's literature and has spawned many derivative works of art. But this is not the story we've seen in film but the original version full of harrowing adventures faced by Pinnocchio. It includes 40 illustrations.

Furies of Calderon

Furies of Calderon
  • Author : Jim Butcher
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 516
  • Relase : 2005
  • ISBN : 044101268X

Furies of Calderon Book Review:

In the land of Alera, where people bond with the furies--elementals of earth, air, fire, water, and metal--young Tavi struggles to cope with his lack of magical talent, until his homeland erupts into conflct between rebels and loyalists and Tavi discovers that he holds the key to his realm's survival. Reprint.

God Storm

God Storm
  • Author : Coco Ma
  • Publisher : Blackstone Publishing
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 2020-10-20
  • ISBN : 9781982527464

God Storm Book Review:

Everything has a price. In the kingdom of Axaria, a darkness has fallen. After defeating the evil mother who summoned an immortal demon to kill her, newly coronated Queen Asterin Faelenhart should have every reason to celebrate. Her kingdom is safe, forbidden magic eradicated, and her friends are alive. Except Asterin’s triumph has come at a devastating cost—forced to choose between a lifelong friend and true love, she’s lost both. But the shadows in Axaria have begun to stir once again, and no one is more starved for vengeance than Asterin ... Yet it soon becomes clear that the shadows plaguing her kingdom are just the beginning. Another realm coexists with the mortal world—the beautiful, nightmarish Immortal Realm ruled by the wicked God of Shadow, King Eoin. When their paths entwine, Asterin realizes that Eoin possesses exactly what—and who—she seeks most. And the fates of all those that she holds dear—Orion, her missing Guardian; Luna, the friend she could not save; Harry, the demon who saved them all; and Quinlan, her beloved broken prince—ultimately rest in the god’s hands. But in a world of magic, not everyone is always as they seem. When shocking discoveries threaten everything and everyone that Asterin has sworn her life to protect, she won’t be the only person forced to make a choice ... a choice that will change the mortal world forever. And maybe even destroy it.

Storm Of War

Storm Of War
  • Author : Kachi Ugo
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 326
  • Relase : 2021-06-07
  • ISBN : 9798713247942

Storm Of War Book Review:

James Patterson meets Avatar: The Last Air Bender in this riveting urban fantasy tale rife with blood, fire, and pillars of smoke! Peter Crawford has no interest in being a hero. Even as a war brews between two powerful groups, he wants nothing more than to be left alone. So when Rose Hernandez, a member of the mythical Scarlet Sisters, approaches him asking for his help, he refuses. However, prophecies are set in stone, and even Peter's obstinance can't go against fate. As the war begins to worsen, he must make a decision and come to terms with his destiny. Together with Rose, he must locate the One who might end the bloodshed and save their world. Kachi Ugo's Storm of War is a pulse-pounding ride into a fascinating, fantasy world. With a cast of charismatic characters and a fast-paced, genre-bending storyline that delivers on every promise, Storm of War promises to enchant, entertain, and enthrall! _____________________________________________________________________________ If you love Patricia Briggs, Shannon Mayer, Myke Cole, Michelle Madow, KF Breene, Shayne Silvers, Ilona Andrews, or AL Knorr, don't miss any of Kachi Ugo's books!