I want more! After finishing this I have decided L. L. McKinney is a new favorite author. A Dream So Dark continues the story we started in A Blade So Black, and it's fantastic.
Tag: YA fantasy
Sunday Post 94: New Favorite Author
The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimberly over on the Caffeinated Reviewer. It's a chance to share news of what happened in your live, what's coming up on your blog, or recap posts shared.
A Blade So Black by L. L. McKinney
Summary The first time the Nightmares came, it nearly cost Alice her life. Now she's trained to battle monstrous creatures in the dark dream realm known as Wonderland with magic weapons and hardcore fighting skills. Yet even warriors have a curfew. Life in real-world Atlanta isn't always so simple, as Alice juggles an overprotective mom,… Continue reading A Blade So Black by L. L. McKinney
Crush the King by Jennifer Estep
Queen Evie has been playing the long game with the King's sister, a sister who he doesn't acknowledge and isn't even really considered a royal because she is a bastard. The conclusion to this long game, is one I saw as a possibility and I think Evie even mentions it a few times in the books, but the way it played out was, mwah, fantisimo!
Abhorsen by Garth Nix
After a while, this book totally had my attention. After listening to Lirael, I had to wonder if she would accept she was the Abhorsen. This curiosity kept me reading, but additionally wondering if the attack would be stopped.
Hunted by Meagan Spooner
This is a fantastic retelling of Beauty and the Beast. I picked this up remembering seeing it somewhere and hearing good things, but didn't remember anything that was said about it. It wasn't until I was probably half-way in, I remembered it was a Beauty and the Beast retelling.
Muse of Nightmares by Laini Taylor
Oh my gosh, I loved it! I would love for more books from this world but I'm happy with how everything was wrapped up. I was a bit confused in the beginning because we meet some new characters in a different land. Before too long though it started to make sense because we switched back to Lazlo and Sarai.
Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor
I went into this story blind, only knowing it was big amongst the BookTubers. Never realized, or maybe I forgot, the title is actually the name of the main character we follow.
The main character, as you know now, is Strange the Dreamer. He dreams of a town called Weep. It's an ancient town that disappeared from everyone's memory.
Empress of All Seasons by Emiko Jean
Title: Empress of all Seasons Author: Emiko Jean Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers Format: Hardcover - borrowed from local library Summary: Each generation, a competition is held to find the next empress of Honoku. The rules are simple. Survive the palace’s enchanted seasonal rooms. Conquer Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall. Marry the prince. All are eligible… Continue reading Empress of All Seasons by Emiko Jean
Cress by Marissa Meyer
Title: Cress (book 3 - The Lunar Chronicles) Author: Marissa Meyer Publisher: Macmillan Young Listeners Cress by Marissa Meyer is a Rapunzel retelling. Cress is stuck on a satellite serving Queen Levana's goals. She has nothing but her netscreens and a robot she has programmed for company. Cinder and her friends embark on a rescue of Cress… Continue reading Cress by Marissa Meyer