By Maria V Snyder
Plenty of action and adventure and a strong storyline and a kick-ass female protagonist. Fantastic world building and well developed cast of supporting characters.
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By Brandon Sanderson (Book 1 of the Reckoners)
The Calamity came 10 years ago and the Epics came with it. They were supposed to save mankind, but now they control it. No one fights the epics. No one, except the Reckoners. David, an ordinary kid who saw his father murdered by Steelheart during his coup tracks down the legendary underground resistance and joins the fight against the Epics. A great twist on superheroes, perfect for fans of The Boys and Vicious (V.E. Schwab).
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By David Ouimet
“When I read there is a world beneath my branches” A gorgeous little book about a young girl whose anxiety and introversion make her feel uncomfortable and struggle to communicate. The girl finds comfort and peace through reading and help to know that she will find her voice and be heard. An important message for introverts to hear: it is OK to be quiet.
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By Dhonielle Clayton
In Orleans, Beauty is a gift. A gift that only the Belles can wield. All others in the kingdom are born “damned”, cursed to be grey. That is, unless they can afford the services of a Belle, like Camellia. Not only is she a Belle, but one of the most skilled of her generation. She wants to be chosen to work for the Queen, to be known as the Favourite. There’s one problem. Being the queen’s Belle means working on the younger princess. The same princess who is known for the horrible things she does to those around her. When the Queen asks Camellia to risk her life for the life of her elder daughter, she must make an impossible decision. This story sweeps you up and reels you in from the start. It has the feel of a modern fairytale, but will bring you to question what you believe. A true modern masterpiece!
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By Marissa Meyer
When I first picked up Cinder I was very cautious thinking it was going to be another retelling. I was so taken aback about how much I enjoyed it and how enthralled I was in the story by the end of it. I was worried given that Meyer aimed to incorporate sci-fi with a classic fairytale but she accomplished this in a way that was fun and fresh to read.
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By P. Djeli Clark
Set in an alternate history 1884 New Orleans, Creeper is a street urchin who witnesses a clandestine meeting between some shady characters and decides she can use the information she witnessed to bribe her way on to an airship’s crew. However she ends up working to prevent an apocalypse with the help of some African deities. There is goddesses, mystical artefacts, airships, Haitian scientists, and a pair of bad-ass nuns. Although there is only a touch over 100 pages, the author manages to pack in a heap of world building that makes me really hope we see more soon!
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“Six of Crows” is like “Ocean’s Eleven” for the YA fantasy crowd!
Leigh Bardugo’s world-building is excellent and her characters intriguing, especially the anti-heroes in “Six of Crows”.
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