Monday, November 2, 2015

Just Added (12)

Crane by Stacey Rourke (The Legends Saga #1)

Summary from Goodreads:

The Horseman is unending,
his presence shan’t lessen.
If you break the curse,
you become the legend.

Washington Irving and Rip Van Winkle had no choice but to cover up the deadly truth behind Ichabod Crane’s disappearance. Centuries later, a Crane returns to Sleepy Hollow awakening macabre secrets once believed to be buried deep.

What if the monster that spawned the legend lived within you?

Now, Ireland Crane, reeling from a break-up and seeking a fresh start, must rely on the newly awakened Rip Van Winkle to discover the key to channeling the darkness swirling within her. Bodies are piling high and Ireland is the only one that can save Sleepy Hollow by embracing her own damning curse.

But is anyone truly safe when the Horseman rides?

Why I added it: You guys know I love classics, I love Young Adult, and I love retellings, so this series is right up my alley! I recently reviewed The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, and I would love to read the story as a YA book! 

Air Awaken by Elsie Kova

Summary from Goodreads

A library apprentice, a sorcerer prince, and an unbreakable magic bond...

The Solaris Empire is one conquest away from uniting the continent, and the rare elemental magic sleeping in seventeen-year-old library apprentice Vhalla Yarl could shift the tides of war.

Vhalla has always been taught to fear the Tower of Sorcerers, a mysterious magic society, and has been happy in her quiet world of books. But after she unknowingly saves the life of one of the most powerful sorcerers of them all—the Crown Prince Aldrik—she finds herself enticed into his world. Now she must decide her future: Embrace her sorcery and leave the life she’s known, or eradicate her magic and remain as she’s always been. And with powerful forces lurking in the shadows, Vhalla’s indecision could cost her more than she ever imagined.

Why I added It: I have heard some really great things about this fantasy novel and its sequel. I hadn't even read the synopsis before I added it to my list, the reviews were that good! It's been a while since I have read any fantasy, so I might have to pick this one up sooner rather than later.

Shades of Milk and Honey by Mary Robinette Kowal

Summary from Goodreads:

Shades of Milk and Honey is an intimate portrait of Jane Ellsworth, a woman ahead of her time in a version of Regency England where the manipulation of glamour is considered an essential skill for a lady of quality. But despite the prevalence of magic in everyday life, other aspects of Dorchester’s society are not that different: Jane and her sister Melody’s lives still revolve around vying for the attentions of eligible men.

Jane resists this fate, and rightly so: while her skill with glamour is remarkable, it is her sister who is fair of face, and therefore wins the lion’s share of the attention. At the ripe old age of twenty-eight, Jane has resigned herself to being invisible forever. But when her family’s honor is threatened, she finds that she must push her skills to the limit in order to set things right–and, in the process, accidentally wanders into a love story of her own.

Why I added it: Jess @ Curiouser and Curiouser  recommended me this one on my review of Sense of Sensibility and I added it to my TBR as soon as I read the synopsis. I love historical fiction with female characters and the line "A woman ahead of her time" sucked me in right away. The magic element in this historical fiction novel sounds really interesting too. I really want to pick this one up soon!


  1. Thanks for the mention, Mallory! ^_^ Crane sounds cool - I love that Day of the Dead-esque cover.

    1. No problem Jess, thanks for the recommendation! The whole trilogy sounds really cool!
      Thanks for stopping by!