Book Review: Dive into a new YA fantasy with Bonnie Wynne’s The Ninth Sorceress

Gwyn is in a bad way. Imprisoned in the dungeons of the Clockwork City, visits from interrogators and torturers are becoming routine. But, then a wizard walks in with something she’d thought long lost. A memento from a life left behind. And suddenly the words start coming. Ascepis and his caravan. Lucian, the shapeshifter. Her teacher, Faolan. Idris. And watching over them all, the goddess Beheret, who has a worrying interest in Gwyn.

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Book Review: Alison Evans’ YA fantasy Euphoria Kids is a stunning contemporary fairytale

Iris, Babs, and the boy without a name. One from the earth, one made of fire, and one who isn’t quite sure what he’s made of just yet. For this trio, navigating school and family life should have been enough. But there’s trouble brewing.

Iris, who counts the faeries and dryads amongst their friends, is beginning to show magical powers of their own. And Babs, cursed as a child, can sense the witch who did it is close at hand. The faeries and the dryads warn them away, but if there’s a chance Babs can lift the curse, should they take it?

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Book Review: Bronwyn Eley launches an exciting new YA fantasy with Relic

Good morning readers – just a quick reminder that I’m on holidays until late October! The good news is, I’ve got plenty scheduled between now and then, so happy reading!

Everyone in Edriast knows the role of Shadow is a death sentence. Tasked with serving the local lord, Rennard, Shadows spend their days in dangerously close proximity to one of five Relics, a powerful object worn by the reigning lord. The longer they spend around it, the weaker they become, until, one day, it takes their life.

Shadows are chosen at random, but blacksmith Kaylan isn’t worried for herself. She’s got enough on her plate, with two young brothers just reaching eligible age for the Shadow draw, a mother trying to keep the family together after the death of her beloved husband, and a middle brother who drinks too much, and mixes with the wrong crowd.

But, on the day of the current Shadow’s death, she returns home to find soldiers in her home, waiting for her. Kaylan is the new Shadow, and there’s only one way this whole thing ends.

Or is there?

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