The Spellcaster Series by Claudia Gray just gets better with each book addition. A supernatural story of the struggle between good and evil ensues and builds a team of loyal and brave characters for the fight against all things wicked.
Verlaine and Asa are my favorite characters because they feel the most realistic and I enjoyed their love story. I would definitely read this series again!
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern, an adult read, brings a strange and wonderful circus to life. The drawback – the circus performers are trapped! A suspenseful and imaginative story that is colorfully written and entirely creative.
Servants of the Storm by Delilah S. Dawson, a young adult supernatural read, adds a bit of the psychological thriller mode into a city devastated by Hurricane Josephine. An enjoyable read for anyone who likes the supernatural with a twist!
The Dead Girls of Hysteria Hall by Katie Alender is another young adult supernatural story with an evil darkness that adds to the creepiness factor! An old, decrepit building, a history of asylum patients and mysterious deaths all lead to a suspenseful story!
I recommend these books to all readers of the weird and spooky!
The Extraction Series by Stephanie Diaz has reminded me of Orson Scott Card’s Ender’s Shadow Series. Clementine has extreme intelligence and small stature, just as Bean does. The Divergent Series by Veronica Roth also comes to mind because of the competitive nature of the societies.
In the first book, Extraction, a depressing world is brought to life where civilians are treated like slaves and livestock! In Rebellion, the second book, Clementine worries that she might be unstable, but she is still intent on stopping Charlie and his senseless treatment of their people. In the third and final book, Evolution, the world of Kiel comes full circle and I enjoyed this one most of all. The writing is more complex than the first two books in this series and Clementine gets to meet the Mardenites’ God!
The Extraction series blends a dystopian society with science fiction and creates an unusual world full of brave and interesting characters!
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My goodreads review: Thanks to NetGalley and Blue Moon for the arc of Nirvana by J.R. Stewart! I received a revised edition of this book and enjoyed it the more I read. Kenders is the main character looking for evidence that her boyfriend Andrew is really alive, even though he has been pronounced dead. The storyline is based on a conspiracy theory of technology involving virtual reality and the profit that can be made. Four stars because I would have liked more explanation on how the simulations are created and more world building. Great concept, just over too quickly. I am anticipating the sequel because of the cliff hanger ending!
Thanks to NetGalley and Disney Hyperion for the advanced reading copy of Passenger by Alexandra Bracken! This time-travel fantasy is an interesting story about who owns the right to control the future, as well as the past. I was confused at first because one bit of the story was told, then a bit of another. These bits are blended seamlessly soon after and become one story full of several dynamic characters. Some romance, action and a touch of history make this an enjoyable read for every fantasy reader. The ending leaves the story on edge, so I am anticipating the sequel!