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These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong – Based on the popular and beloved story of Romeo and Juliet, in 1926 Shanghai, Juliette Cai returns from America to the gang divided city she called home. As the heiress to the powerful Scarlett gang she is once again brought into the long lasting blood feud between the Scarlets and their rival gang, the White Flowers. Also, for the first time since leaving for America, she must face the heir of the White Flowers, Roma Montagov, who long ago was once her lover. However, once a dangerous monster arises in the city of Shanghai, they will need to work together to protect the innocent people of their city and solve the mystery of who created this cruel creature. They must also face the question: could old feelings reignite?
Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard – Mare Barrow is subject to a world that is divided by blood: red and silver. The ones who contain silver blood are considered royalty, given a lavish life along with unique powers. Those who have red blood are the opposite, living life as average commoners and seen as lesser to the silvers. Mare Barrow is living as a red with nothing special about her, until she discovers she may not be as normal as the average red. After twists and turns, and being thrust into the world of silvers, Mare may find she’s more powerful than she was brought to believe.
Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo – Alina Starkov, an orphaned teenager, unexpectedly finds out she has powers she never knew she had before. These newfound powers are what lead her into a new life of royalty to be taken into an elite magical group called the Grisha. The Darkling, leader of these elites, wishes to help her harness the power she holds. However, is it all too good to be true?
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo – In the city of Ketterdam, a prominent gang leader, Kaz Brekker, is given a deal. He and his team of five are offered to take part in a rewarding heist, one that could make him incredibly rich. The six of them must perform a prison break in order to save the world from possible destruction. Will they succeed?
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern – A mysterious traveling circus that is only open from sunset to sunrise makes its way around the world. With writing from multiple character perspectives, we see the magic and secrets of the night circus unfold.
The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill – After a witch named Xan, who rescues the sacrificed babies left to die from a nearby village, accidentally feeds one of her babies moonlight, the child named Luna grows up to have magical powers. As Xan continues to raise the child she attempts to keep the magic at bay, however once Luna turns thirteen the magic begins to rise to the surface and she starts to face more evils then she has ever known.
Once Upon a Broken Heart by Stephanie Garber – After the boy she has always been in love with decides to marry her step sister, Evangeline decides to recruit the help of a Fate, the Prince of Hearts, in order to stop the wedding. While on her journey to fix the curse she believes has been put on her true love by her step sister, Evangeline begins to create unlikely bonds and make risky bargains in order to have her perfect happy ending.
Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas – 18 year old Celaena Sardothien has stayed entrapped in a slave camp, serving time for the past crimes she had committed. However, once called before the Crown Prince she was offered a way out. If she competed in a series of challenges to become the king’s loyal assassin and succeeded, she would serve the crown and be granted her freedom. Although, once agreeing to his deal, Celaena begins to learn more about the crown and her past then she initially thought she would.
Caraval by Stephanie Garber – Scarlett Dragna and her sister Tella live on an island along with their cold father. Scarlett has wished she could leave in order to visit Caraval but these dreams are cut short due to her father arranging her marriage. However, this particular year her dreams are answered. Scarlett receives an invitation to Caraval and with the help of her sister, makes it to the show. Once they arrive, Tella is mysteriously kidnapped by a man named Legend until Scarlett is told that her sister has become a part of the Caravel show. Scarlett must go through with their games in order to find her sister, before it’s too late.
A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas – After a hunt where Feyre manages to kill what she believes to be an average wolf, she instead finds out it was a magical being and one of his acquaintances arrives to take her to his land as a consequence. Feyre begins to transition to this new and magical world where faeries rule the lands. Along with her discoveries in this new land, Feyre experiences a whirlwind of romance, friendship, and mystery as she navigates her new life.
By Teen Reviewer, Malia