The Winter of the Witch by Katherine Arden

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The Winter of the Witch by Katherine Arden
Series: Winternight Trilogy #3
Publisher: Del Rey (Ebury Publishing)
First published January 8th 2019
Genres: YA, Historical Fiction, Fantasy
Pages: 384
Format: Hardback
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One girl can make a difference…

Moscow has burned nearly to the ground, leaving its people searching for answers – and someone to hold accountable. Vasya finds herself on her own, amid a rabid mob that calls for her death, blaming her witchery for their misfortune.

Then a vengeful demon returns, renewed and stronger than ever, determined to spread chaos in his wake and never be chained again. Enlisting the hateful priest Konstantin as his servant, turmoil plagues the Muscovites and the magical creatures alike, and all find their fates resting on the shoulders of Vasya.

With an uncertain destiny ahead of her, Vasya learns surprising truths of her past as she desperately tries to save Russia, Morozko, and the magical world she treasures. But she may not be able to save them all…

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Wundersmith: The Calling of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend

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Wundersmith: The Calling of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend
Series: Nevermoor #2
Publisher: Orion Childrens Books
Published October 30th, 2018
Genres: Middle Grade, Fantasy
Pages: 384
Format: Hardback
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Morrigan Crow and her best friend Hawthorne Swift are now proud scholars in the elite Wundrous Society, but life is far from perfect. Does Morrigan have what it takes to prove that she belongs in the Society?

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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J. K. Rowling

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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J. K. Rowling
Series: Harry Potter #2
Publisher: Bloomsbury
First published July 2nd, 1998
Genres: YA/Children, Fantasy, Magic
Pages: 360
Format: Paperback
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“There is a plot, Harry Potter. A plot to make most terrible things happen at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry this year.”

Harry Potter’s summer has included the worst birthday ever, doomy warnings from a house-elf called Dobby, and rescue from the Dursleys by his friend Ron Weasley in a magical flying car! Back at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry for his second year, Harry hears strange whispers echo through empty corridors – and then the attacks start. Students are found as though turned to stone… Dobby’s sinister predictions seem to be coming true.

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Bright We Burn by Kiersten White

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Bright We Burn by Kiersten White
Series: The Conqueror’s Saga #3
Publisher: Delacorte
Published July 10th 2018
Genres: YA, Historical Fiction, Fantasy
Pages: 416
Format: Paperback
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Haunted by the sacrifices he made in Constantinople, Radu is called back to the new capital. Mehmed is building an empire, becoming the sultan his people need. But Mehmed has a secret: as emperor, he is more powerful than ever . . . and desperately lonely. Does this mean Radu can finally have more with Mehmed . . . and would he even want it?

Lada’s rule of absolute justice has created a Wallachia free of crime. But Lada won’t rest until everyone knows that her country’s borders are inviolable. Determined to send a message of defiance, she has the bodies of Mehmed’s peace envoy delivered to him, leaving Radu and Mehmed with no choice. If Lada is allowed to continue, only death will prosper. They must go to war against the girl prince.

But Mehmed knows that he loves her. He understands her. She must lose to him so he can keep her safe. Radu alone fears that they are underestimating his sister’s indomitable will. Only by destroying everything that came before–including her relationships–can Lada truly build the country she wants.

Claim the throne. Demand the crown. Rule the world.

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Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery

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Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery
Series: Anne of Green Gables #1
Publisher: Puffin in Bloom
First published in June 1908
Genres: Classic, YA / Children
Pages: 426
Format: Hardback
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Everyone’s favorite redhead, the spunky Anne Shirley, begins her adventures at Green Gables, a farm outside Avonlea, Prince Edward Island. When the freckled girl realizes that the elderly Cuthberts wanted to adopt a boy instead, she begins to try to win them and, consequently, the reader, over.

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The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater

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The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater
Series: The Raven Cycle #2
Publisher: Scholastic
Published September 5th, 2013
Genres: YA, Fantasy, Paranormal
Pages: 450
Format: Paperback
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The second installment in the all-new series from the masterful, #1 NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Maggie Stiefvater!

Now that the ley lines around Cabeswater have been woken, nothing for Ronan, Gansey, Blue, and Adam will be the same. Ronan, for one, is falling more and more deeply into his dreams, and his dreams are intruding more and more into waking life. Meanwhile, some very sinister people are looking for some of the same pieces of the Cabeswater puzzle that Gansey is after…

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The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton

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The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton
Series: The Belles #1
Publisher: Gollancz
First published February 6th, 2018
Genres: YA, Fantasy
Pages: 434
Format: Paperback
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I am a Belle. I control Beauty.

In the opulent world of Orléans, the people are born grey and damned, and only a Belle’s powers can make them beautiful.

Camellia Beauregard wants to be the favourite Belle – the one chosen by the queen to tend to the royal family.

But once Camellia and her Belle sisters arrive at court, it becomes clear that being the favourite is not everything she always dreamed it would be. Behind the gilded palace walls live dark secrets, and Camellia soon learns that her powers may be far greater – and far darker – than she ever imagined.

When the queen asks Camellia to break the rules she lives by to save the ailing princess, she faces an impossible decision: protect herself and the way of the Belles, or risk her own life, and change the world forever.

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FairyLoot April 2018 Unboxing

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Hey guys! This month I’m a bit late to the party but the theme for April’s FairyLoot Box was Whimsical Journeys and it’s so far my favorite box ever!! FairyLoot is an amazing YA bookish subscription box that I would highly recommend getting.

One of the things I was most excited for this box was the Tote bag, they said we were going to receive one plus two items never seen in their boxes before. Plus the Theme Card is absolutely gorgeous!!

If you wanna check out what this box included, just keep reading! I will show photos of the items, information on them and some of my thoughts!

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Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor

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Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor
Series: Strange the Dreamer #1
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Published March 28th, 2017
Genres: YA, Fantasy, Romance
Pages: 536
Format: Hardback
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The dream chooses the dreamer, not the other way around—and Lazlo Strange, war orphan and junior librarian, has always feared that his dream chose poorly. Since he was five years old he’s been obsessed with the mythic lost city of Weep, but it would take someone bolder than he to cross half the world in search of it. Then a stunning opportunity presents itself, in the person of a hero called the Godslayer and a band of legendary warriors, and he has to seize his chance or lose his dream forever.

What happened in Weep two hundred years ago to cut it off from the rest of the world? What exactly did the Godslayer slay that went by the name of god? And what is the mysterious problem he now seeks help in solving?

The answers await in Weep, but so do more mysteries—including the blue-skinned goddess who appears in Lazlo’s dreams. How did he dream her before he knew she existed? And if all the gods are dead, why does she seem so real?

Welcome to Weep.

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Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco

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Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco
Series: Stalking Jack the Ripper #1
Publisher: Jimmy Patterson
First published September 20th, 2016
Genres: Historical Fiction, Mystery, Horror, YA
Pages: 320
Format: Paperback
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Seventeen-year-old Audrey Rose Wadsworth was born a lord’s daughter, with a life of wealth and privilege stretched out before her. But between the social teas and silk dress fittings, she leads a forbidden secret life.

Against her stern father’s wishes and society’s expectations, Audrey often slips away to her uncle’s laboratory to study the gruesome practice of forensic medicine. When her work on a string of savagely killed corpses drags Audrey into the investigation of a serial murderer, her search for answers brings her close to her own sheltered world.

The story’s shocking twists and turns, augmented with real, sinister period photos, will make this #1 New York Times bestselling debut from author Kerri Maniscalco impossible to forget.

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