Kersei Dragoumis of the planet Drosero thought an unwanted marriage was the worst fate imaginable . . . until an inexplicable tragedy destroys her entire family and leaves her in the hands of a space organization intent on blaming her—and torturing her—her for their deaths. Marco Dusan has dedicated his life to a holy call: using his superhuman gift to hunt criminals and bring them to justice. But when the mysterious Droseran girl becomes his next target, nothing in his black
Whisked from their lives into a quest to save the world of Anelthalien, Kindle, Ella, Andrew, and Tad have been hanging on to their mission—and each other—by a thread. Hunted by cloaked monsters, haunted by doubts, and pitted against the earth itself, suspicions are creeping among them. Can they trust the makers whose enchanted necklaces they wear? Can they even trust each other? One thing is certain: Anelthalien's fracturing heroes must remember who and what to trust before
"After eight years, Evadne will finally be reunited with her older sister, Halcyon, who has been serving in the queen’s army. But when Halcyon unexpectedly appears a day early, Eva knows something is wrong. Halcyon has been charged with a heinous crime, and though her life is spared, she is sentenced to fifteen years. Suspicious of the charges brought forth by Halcyon’s army commander, as well as the details of the crime, Eva volunteers to take part of her sister’s sentence.
After surviving a revolution that will finally put the rightful queen on the Maevan throne, Brienna struggles to find her place as the adopted daughter of a Maevan lord. Aodhan Morgane, meanwhile, loved by Brienna as Cartier, is fighting to rebuild his own House from the ashes of tyranny and oppression. When a remnant of the old regime stirs in Maevana's shadows, Brienna and Cartier must put their doubts and desires aside in order to face a new threat—one that will target any
Big news, y'all! One of my lovely author friends, H.A. Pruitt, is celebrating the release of Earth Quaking, the second book in her Christian fantasy series, Anelthalien. I've blogged about Anelthalien before (check out my review here), and being a part of the launch team for Earth Quaking has been such a blessing. Not only have I learned a lot about what a launch team looks like, but I've also been able to see how much this story means to the author and to everyone who reads
Lift doesn't make plans. She doesn't stay anywhere long enough to be known. She doesn't think, whenever she can help it. Nope, Lift steals food. And occasionally stops assassinations—on really, really good days when she's had enough to eat. But not making plans doesn't feel as right as it used to, not with a soulless man named Darkness hunting people like Lift—people with powers they're not supposed to have, who do things they shouldn't be able to do. More and more, Lift hear
True to its predecessors, Rhythm of War is vast, all-consuming, and brimming with characters that seize the heart and pull, pull, pull with no mercy. It took me on quite the emotional journey (just ask my family about my "audible reading") before leaving me with a final impression. Brandon Sanderson's ability to weave a spellbinding tale and craft characters so authentic they are tangible is not up for debate. I laughed, I fumed, I squealed, I sobbed, I explored new depths of
Kindle is sick of being unexceptional—that is, until a mysterious necklace transports her to the world of Anelthalien, where suddenly, she is anything but. One of four necklace-bearers torn from their lives by the same strange call, Kindle just wants to return to her life. But Anelthalien needs something different. When Kindle and the others uncover the truth of Anelthalien's dark history, returning home becomes secondary to a higher purpose. Along with thoughtful Andrew, unp
Once a lord, now an infamous outlaw, Robin Hood of Sherwood Forest seeks justice for the poor by robbing the rich and cruel. Along with his Merry Men, fair Maid Marian, and those who have found his help in need, he seals his place in legend as the great yeoman who foils his enemies and shoots true, time and time again. Robin Hood is an antique figure in English literature, so it's unsurprising that different authors' retellings overlap. Like the Howard Pyle version of The Adv
Eliyana is used to the shadows. With a birthmark covering half her face, she just hopes to graduate high school unscathed. That is, until Joshua hops a fence and changes her perspective. No one, aside from her mother, has ever treated her like he does: normal. Maybe even beautiful. Because of Joshua, Eliyana finally begins to believe she could be loved. But one night her mother doesn’t come home, and that’s when everything gets weird. Now Joshua is her new, and rather relucta
The Knights Radiant have returned—just in time for the end of the world. (Read full description here.) There's no question that I had high expectations after the scope of the first two Stormlight Archive instalments, The Way of Kings and Words of Radiance. There's also no question that Oathbringer delivered—from ever-compounding worldbuilding to stunning character development to a plot as heart-stopping as it is heart-warming, -wrenching, and -withering. The more I delved int
War is fracturing a once-unified people, darkness looms on the world's horizon beyond the sight of most, and the Knights Radiant—an ancient force all but forgotten—must rise again. First comes the Bondsmith, who alone sees the storm coming to destroy his world unless he can defeat it. The Lightweaver struggles to uncover the truth while living within a precarious lie. Balancing on an edge between honour and vengeance, the Windrunner must choose light before darkness consumes
Blue de la Cour, alchemist's daughter, sees life in absolutes. From conducting dangerous alchemy experiments for street urchins in need to thwarting the reckless escapades of her childhood nemesis, Prince Kellan, she's never been afraid to act on her convictions. Even if it risks exposing the forbidden magic in her veins. Kellan, crown prince of Balavata, is being crushed by responsibility and the guilt of a troubled past. But when Blue, long-time thorn-in-his-side, finds her
Laterre is a planet on the brink of explosion. Unrest is mounting in the impoverished Third Estate, the Patriarche's attempts to smother it growing increasingly brutal. From this toxic atmosphere, a new threat is rising that may prove more deadly than any rebel force yet. Caught up in the brewing storm are three unlikely moving pieces. Chatine—a prisoner entangled in the rebellion by an unlikely rescue mission. Marcellus—a traitor who knows better than anyone how ruthless the
On the planet of Laterre, the oppressed Third Estate lives to provide for the privileged higher classes beneath a sky that never clears. Unrest is kept in check by the ruling Second Estate and their propaganda: "honest work for an honest chance." All Chatine wants is a ticket off this planet to a better life somewhere in the galaxy. Her opportunity arrives in the form of Marcellus Bonnefaçon—a young officer who is beginning to question everything the Second Estate stands for.