Sylvia Izzo Hunter’s debut novel THE MIDNIGHT QUEEN is a clever and sophisticated historical fantasy that boasts charming characters and a delightful alternate Regency setting. Add in a dash of feminism and romance and what more could a historical fantasy fan ask for?
SECONDS by Bryan Lee O’Malley is probably one of the most original graphic novels I’ve ever read, at least in terms of plot. But unfortunately, the creativity of this story wasn’t enough to make up for a supremely frustrating protagonist.
When it comes to YA fantasy, there’s nothing I like more than the ‘trifecta.’ Give me badass ladies kicking ass, using magic, and making out and I will be one happy reader. So imagine my delight when Kelley Armstrong’s EMPIRE OF NIGHT gave me all three!
THE DARKEST PART OF THE FOREST is a beautifully written standalone novel that showcases why Holly Black is considered the queen of YA faerie tales. Encompassing themes of family, love, and being true to yourself, this one is YA at its best.