In Kyrkarta, magic—known as maz—was once a freely available natural resource. Then an earthquake released a magical plague, killing thousands and opening the door for a greedy corporation to make maz a commodity that’s tightly controlled—and, of ...more
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I'm so thrilled to announce my second stand-alone book with HarperTeen, SPELLHACKER! It's the story of a heist gone wrong in a futuristic world with magic, starring a girl named Diz who is basically a cactus secretly filled with marshmallow. Diz is joined by her NB childhood friend Remi (who she is definitely not dating), her fierce bestie Ania, and her dad-friend Jaesin. I love the magic system, setting, and found family dynamics in this book, and I hope you do, too!
To show you how much the ...more
This does seem to be a standalone, however -- just like their debut -- so it might be worth checking out if you like fantasy and queer representation ...more
THE TWISTS! THE TURNS! The amazingly loveable characters and their fabulously real and dear friendships!
The world is new and cool, the magic and tech blend is expertly executed, and you are not ready for the ending, ya'll.
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Before we begin, a little disclaimer: I am part of the Spellhacker Launch Crew and I was provided with an e-ARC of the book via Edelweiss+, but I want to make sure that you know that neither of these two circumstances have affected my rating nor will influence my review in any way.
Usually, when I start writing a book review I know what I am going to say, more or less, and I already know what rating I gave to the book on Goodreads. This time is different, because ever since I have finished ...more
(But in case you're wondering now: I LOVED IT!!!)
Damn, this book was a lot of fun. I can't remember the last time I read a fantasy book with such a new and unique way of using magic. Also, I don't really know what category this would fall into? I say fantasy, but it's also got a lot of great tech, some thriller/heist elements. Sci-Fantasy? Techno-Fantasy? Regardless, it's cool as hell and an utter blast to read.
Dizzy is the main character, and she has a LOT of baggage and is extremely stubborn. To the point where you want ...more
This is quite a bizarre review to write because whilst I honestly enjoyed this book, I don't actually have that much to say about it and that's a very strange experience for me because normally I babble on for ages!
What I really appreciated about this book was the fact that it was a standalone; too often authors write series after series and sometimes I ...more
OK I lucked into getting my hands on an ARC of this and it was an absolute blast of a romp! One of the most clever magical (magi-punk, techwitchery, what are we calling this anyway??) systems, especially in a modern semi-cyberpunk world. The visuals for how the magic worked and it's effects on the world around our characters was just ...more
Because I wanna. I loved every second of this book. I will now proceed to shove it down all my friends throats until they all read it when it comes out. You should read it. Everyone needs to read it.
I think the best comparison I've come up with so far is that this book is the epic love child of War Cross and Six of Crows, with some space sprinkled in. So, the best.
* I borrowed the ARC from a friend who obtained it at NCTE.
Several years ago, an earthquake happened, releasing a spellplague on the public. Many people died and some got their life spans incredibly shortened. And the magic, known as maz, that used to be free to all, is now tightly controlled by a corporation that many hail as a savior, but just as many see as a greedy overlord. Diz and her friends have been pulling maz heists for a few years, but when three of the four friends ...more
In our YA world of #ownvoices works and growing availability of LGBTQIA+ stories, SPELLHACKER is a must read. The female/nonbinary romance, found family, unique magic system, and heart of this novel left me completely spellbound. SPELLHACKER packs a fantastic one-two punch of comedic and emotional complexity that will grab you by page one. Read this book!!