Recent Reads: 23-29 December 2018


This past week, I had one jam-packed reading day where three books were finished!

Ready to see which three YA Fantasy books they were?




Tuesday (25th December)

Retrieve (The Stormers Trilogy #1) by Sarah Addison-Fox


retrieveWhat if the job you took to stay alive might be what kills you?

Kade knows what it is to suffer. He knows what it’s like to lose everything and everyone around him.

His job in a Stormer Unit guarantees not just his survival in the decimated country of Azetaria, but his sister Meg’s. Even if it means facing the Numachi warriors baying for his blood, he’ll do what it takes to keep her safe.

Hadley is alone and surviving the only way she knows how. By hiding where predators won’t find her and scavenging enough just to keep her alive.

When desperation drives Hadley to search for her missing brother, she mistakenly accepts the offer of recruitment into the Stormer’s camp, only to be partnered with Kade and sent as a scout into Numachi territory.

The intimidating young Stormer may just know where her brother has gone. But can they stay alive long enough to find him?


Published: 26 December 2018

Publisher: Double Edged Sword Publishing

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Pages: 170

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The Graces (The Graces #1) by Laure Eve


the gracesEveryone said the Graces were witches.

They moved through the corridors like sleek fish, ripples in their wake. Stares followed their backs and their hair.

They had friends, but they were just distractions. They were waiting for someone different.

All I had to do was show them that person was me.

Like everyone else in her town, River is obsessed with the Graces, attracted by their glamour and apparent ability to weave magic. But are they really what they seem? And are they more dangerous than they let on?

This beautifully-written thriller will grip you from its very first page.


Published: 1 September 2016

Publisher: Faber & Faber

Genre: Young Adult Paranormal / Fantasy

Pages: 415

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Worlds of Ink and Shadow by Lena Coakley


worldsCharlotte, Branwell, Emily, and Anne. The Brontë siblings have always been close. After all, nothing can unite four siblings quite like life in an isolated parsonage on the moors. Their vivid imaginations lend them escape from their strict, spartan upbringing, actually transporting them into their created worlds: the glittering Verdopolis and the romantic and melancholy Gondal. But at what price? As Branwell begins to slip into madness and the sisters feel their real lives slipping away, they must weigh the cost of their powerful imaginations, even as their characters—the brooding Rogue and dashing Duke of Zamorna—refuse to let them go.


Published: 5 January 2016

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

Genre: Young Adult Historical

Pages: 352

Favorite Book of the Week: Retrieve

# of Pages Read: 937

Total # of Books Read: 3

Some posts you may have missed this week:

For this next week, I will be getting back onto the reading wagon. I’ve taken a few days to recharge, and I’m excited for all the new things I’ve been coming up with for 2019!

What will you be working on this week?? Did you read anything interesting?

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Until next time..

Happy Reading,



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