Tagged: Young Adult Fantasy

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#Review #Fantasy #AvailableNow ~~ THE QUEEN’S ASSASSIN by Melissa de la Cruz

Rating: THE QUEEN’S ASSASSIN Putnam Books for Young Readers; February 4, 2020 Alex’s 4 Blush Review Somehow, this was the first book I have ever read by De la Cruz.  While one would think a book titled The Queen’s Assassin would have a lot of assassinations, there weren’t all that many.  There was, however, magic, mystery, and romance, all of which kept me plenty entertained throughout the book. Shadow and Cal definitely fall into my group of ‘character types I will never stop reading about’.  Shadow is a strong female lead who isn’t afraid to do what she feels needs to...

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#Review #YA #Fantasy ~~ The Last Namsara by Kristen Ciccarelli

The Last Namsara (Iskari #1) by Kristen Ciccarelli Alex’s 4.5 Blush Review  This book had a lot of my favorite YA Fantasy components: a strong female main-character, magic, star-crossed lovers, a character you can love to hate, and some nice plot-twists.  Asha’s character development from the beginning of the book to the end was fantastic and natural.  I loved reading about her inner turmoil as she made decisions that went against her upbringing.  The book’s major plot-twist had my jaw actually dropping because I did not see it coming at all, which is always a sign of a good story...