Carrick Island is crusted with salt and riddled with secrets in this sea-worthy novel by Ananda Braxton-Smith. Readers will be carried away on wavesCarrick Island is crusted with salt and riddled with secrets in this sea-worthy novel by Ananda Braxton-Smith. Readers will be carried away on waves of lyrical writing and vivid lore throughout the pages of Merrow. This coming-of-age novel tells the story of a young girl’s struggle with processing grief and a damaged relationship with her young aunt. With all of the rumors regarding her family, it’s nearly impossible to tell truth from tale. The fascinating mythology of the island and different religious beliefs blend together in delicately woven webs of wishes and desires, bringing a feeling of hope and warmth to this journey of self-discovery.
In this fiery and passionate book by Natasha Ngan, Girls of Paper and Fire will leave readers feeling invigorated and inspired. The carefully layeredIn this fiery and passionate book by Natasha Ngan, Girls of Paper and Fire will leave readers feeling invigorated and inspired. The carefully layered plot and extensive world-building introduce readers to a domain so vivid they will feel as though they are walking, and fighting, alongside the characters and exploring the Hidden Palace's grounds. With colorful and detailed descriptions, this novel will stimulate all of the senses, allowing readers to feel the crisp air and smell the fragrant herbs from the bathing courtyard as though the steam is tickling their noses.
Girls of Paper and Fire follows the story of Lei, a young human girl living in a small village until she is kidnapped and presented as a gift for the Demon King. The story chronicles her life and suffering as one of many concubines; a life that she refuses to accept.
These resilient characters fulminate against the lives into which they are forced. Their thirst for freedom and love will inspire readers with their unwillingness to give up, even during hopeless events that occur throughout the book. Girls of Paper and Fire touches gracefully on controversial and sometimes traumatizing subject matters, and yet, the message of hope, endurance, and strength perseveres.
The unity portrayed by the diversity amongst the characters adds a warm sense of inclusivity and acceptance. The exciting and fast-paced action, suspense, and revelations will keep this book's pages turning for hours at a time, leaving fans demanding more the moment the last sentence is read....more
In this thrilling adventure, A Fallen Hero blurs the line between science-fiction and fantasy, adding paranormal elements and beings into a war-tornIn this thrilling adventure, A Fallen Hero blurs the line between science-fiction and fantasy, adding paranormal elements and beings into a war-torn world. In the first novel of the War Of The Realms series, author Sara A. Noë introduces us to a diverse set of characters, following multiple perspectives and viewpoints where the differentiation between good and evil is far from being black and white.
Cato and his surrogate "lab-family" have escaped a government facility where they were being held captive for genetic experimentation and face many obstacles while on the run, making some truly shocking choices in an attempt to protect themselves and the ones they love. Noë’s tactful narrative and deeply layered plotting offer a unique world that readers can fully immerse themselves in to walk alongside heroes and villains. Page by page, this debut novel will hold readers’ attention until the very end, presenting just enough resolution to leave them satisfied while unanswered questions will have them pining for more....more