The Afterlife of Holly Chase by Cynthia Hand Published October 24th 2017 by HarperTeenClassified as Christmas, Retelling, & Young AdultObtained as Ebook On Christmas Eve five years ago, Holly was visited by three ghosts who showed her how selfish and spoiled she'd become. They tried to convince her to mend her ways. She didn't. And … Continue reading The Afterlife of Holly Chase // AKA An Excuse to Use ALL the Christmas GIFs
Empress of All Seasons is a love letter to Japanese culture that boasts a unique storyline and beautiful world-building. Plot-driven and full of empowering themes, Emika Jean's fantasy novel is a must-read for lovers of asian-inspired fantasy.
Pride by Ibi Zoboi is a wonderfully diverse Pride and Prejudice retelling featuring the fearless Zuri Benitez and her lovable, yet crazy, family.
Daughter of the Pirate Kingby Tricia Levenseller is a swashbuckling adventure staring the cutthroat Alosa and is full of steamy romance.
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Caraval by Stephanie Garber Published January 31st 2017 by Flatiron Books Classified as Fantasy, Romance, & Young Adult Obtained as Ebook Remember, it’s only a game… Scarlett Dragna has never left the tiny island where she and her sister, Tella, live with their powerful, and cruel, father. Now Scarlett’s father has arranged a marriage for … Continue reading A Wonderlandish Adventure That Doesn’t Quite Work // Caraval by Stephanie Garber
Contains 352 pages • Published March 6th, 2018 by Feiwel & Friends • • Classified as Fantasy, Romance, & YA • Obtained as Ebook Lira is siren royalty and the most lethal of them all. With the hearts of seventeen princes in her collection, she is revered across the sea. Until a twist of fate forces … Continue reading A Little Mermaid Retelling That Needs a Little More // To Kill a Kingdom
Contains 363 pages • Published October 10th 2017 by Philomel Books • Classified as Fantasy, Retelling, & YA • Obtained as Audiobook An East Asian fantasy reimagining of The Evil Queen legend about one peasant girl's quest to become Empress--and the darkness she must unleash to achieve her destiny. Eighteen-year-old Xifeng is beautiful. The stars say … Continue reading Forest of a Thousand Lanterns | Julie C. Dao