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“House of Earth and Blood” (Crescent City # 1)
By Sarah J. Maas
Party girl Bryce Quinlan, who is also only half-human, goes through life with a bang, until a demon kills her best friends, throwing her in the middle of a dangerous investigation and crossing her path with a notorious fallen angel. Bryce will do whatever it takes to get the right person to pay for his crimes. A bigger, darker threat than they ever imagined comes to light, threatening life as they know it in Crescent City.
This book successfully builds an entire universe in 816 pages. There are twists and turns readers won’t expect, as well as characters who feel so genuine they might skip pages. Get ready for an emotional ride with this epic debut book in the Crescent City series. Book two outings in November.
‘Ninth House’ (Alex Stern # 1)
By Leigh Bardugo
The Dark Academy encounters the mystery of the supernatural murder in Leigh Bardugo’s “Ninth House”. Galaxy “Alex” Stern is not on the right track, and when she ends up in the hospital, she receives an offer she cannot pass up: a full scholarship to go to Yale … but he there is a catch. An elite secret society, Lethe, wants Alex to become a member because they have been made aware of a little secret: Alex can see ghosts. Alex discovers that Lethe is full of real magic and many dark secrets and she must now play her part in overseeing the rituals while trying to keep the ghosts at bay.
Ninth House will leave you begging to know what happens next to Alex and die for a sequel. This world that Bardugo created is dark and mystical, full of intrigue and secrets. Prepare for a totally compulsive reading experience.
‘A discovery of witches’
By Deborah Harkness
Scholar Diana Bishop stumbles upon an old manuscript on her way to the Bodleian Library in Oxford. Not wanting to have anything to do with magic of any kind, she takes her notes and puts them back where they came from. She doesn’t know she’s opened up a whole underground world of vampires, demons, and witches. Diana is the only one who can break the charm that her discovery has unraveled.
“A Discovery of Witches” is the first book in Deborah Harkness’s All Souls series, and it’s sure to give you “Twilight” and “Interview with the Vampire” vibes. Diana is bold and strong, the perfect realistic heroine. This book is a must read for fantasy enthusiasts, full of romance, history, and intricately interwoven pieces.