Book Review: The Dragons of Nova (Loom Saga Book 2) by Elise Kova

As time goes on, Ari starts to question her decision to leave her home and go to Nova with Cvareh, but she and Petra both know they need each others' help if they're to overthrow the king. But the king has plans of his own, and his call for a Crimson Court just might turn everything upside-down. Meanwhile, Florence finally gets her chance to shine as a Revolver when she's sent on a mission with...
 

Book Review: Trail of Lightning (The Sixth World Book 1) by Rebecca Roanhorse

Maggie's mentor ditched her months ago, leaving her heartsick and feeling like she's nothing more than a killer because of her supernatural gifts. But when monsters suddenly start showing up in Dinétah, she can't help but get involved and teams up with a young medicine man to try and stop whoever is creating the monsters before they can kill anyone...
 

Book Review: No Good Dragon Goes Unpunished (Heartstrikers Book 3) by Rachel Aaron

Julius has gone from being the failure of his clan to being in a position of power he never expected, but now it's time for him to put his plans into action and deal with a mountain full of power-hungry dragons. Meanwhile, Marci is approached by multiple entities who want to use her and her spirit for different means, and she'll have to decide who to trust, or if she should trust any of...
 

Book Review: The Alchemists of Loom (Loom Saga Book 1) by Elise Kova

Ever since the dragons took over Loom, Ari has been stealing their organs for money and doing anything she can to get back at them. But one night, while attempting to cut out a dragon's heart, he wakes and offers her a boon---a wish with powerful magic behind it---if she'll take him to the Alchemist's Guild where he might find help to overthrow the king. Unable to pass up the offer, the two of...
 

Book Review: The Fever King (Feverwake Book 1) by Victoria Lee

In a future US, outbreaks of viral magic kill most who are unfortunate enough to get infected, but those who live develop special abilities and are known as witchings, including Noam who wakes from his fever with technopathy. The Minister of Defense takes him under his wing, giving Noam the opportunity he wants to help the refugees in Carolinia, but the more he gets to know the minister's ward,...
 

Cover Characteristics: Book Covers featuring Flowers

Since I'm posting this on Easter, I wanted to do something slightly-but-not-overly Easter-y. This holiday makes me think of spring, which makes me think of flowers, so here we are, book covers featuring flowers! Honestly flowers are just so pretty on their own that I didn't have to try too hard to find pretty covers that featured them. These covers aren't the style that I usually end up with...
 

Book Review: One Good Dragon Deserves Another (Heartstrikers Book 2) by Rachel Aaron

Julius's mother is tired of him being a failure of a dragon, so she seals his true form and sends him to a city where dragons are hunted for bounty, his life on the line unless he can prove he's capable of being a good dragon. When he's given a job by his brother, he hires a mage named Marci for help, and the two end up working together to try and solve both their dangerous...
 

Book Review: Ascendance (Dominion Book 4) by Lissa Kasey

Seiran is just generally unhappy about the Christmas season, stressed about graduation, and feeling like Gabe doesn't have time for him anymore, so when he gets a letter about an estate in California that his deceased father left to him, he goes to check it out, hoping to sort out his troubles and to learn more about his father. But when Seiran discovers a faerie ring on the property that's been...
 

Cover Characteristics: Book Covers featuring Faces

I know a lot of people don't like book covers with faces, but sometimes they're done really well and are really beautiful or striking. I especially love illustrated ones because it gives me the chance to see the character exactly as they're meant to look and to connect with them before I even start the story, plus I'm a sucker for pretty artwork. Even photos can be great if it's not a photo I've...
 

Book Review: Nice Dragons Finish Last (Heartstrikers Book 1) by Rachel Aaron

Julius's mother is tired of him being a failure of a dragon, so she seals his true form and sends him to a city where dragons are hunted for bounty, his life on the line unless he can prove he's capable of being a good dragon. When he's given a job by his brother, he hires a mage named Marci for help, and the two end up working together to try and solve both their dangerous...