I hadn’t realised it has been so long since the last post in this series (oops). I legit have a long list of series to talk about, so I better start remembering these posts exists or it will take forever for me to get through them.
Air Awakens by Elise Kova
I’ve talked about this series a lot on Young Creative Press. From book one I was completely hooked and I’m pretty sure I read the majority of this series back-to-back. I read this so long ago that the picture I have for it is not only my old Kindle, but also my old style of photos.
This is a series that I will always recommend to anyone that is looking for something fun and exciting to read and with the addition of the sequel series, A Trial of Sorcerers, I find myself loving this world more and more.
The magic style of this world is very similar to Avatar: The Last Air Bender and it’s super cool to read about.
There is also quite a lot of romance, so if you are the type of person that can only read a book if it has romance, you are in luck. There are a few very cute and swoonworthy relationships within this series and I personally could not get enough of them.
If you have a Kindle Unlimited subscription you should absolutely check out this incredible YA series, it won’t disappoint.
Synopsis: 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.
American Royals by Katharine McGee
I have no idea whether this series is finished yet, but I would still put it up there with some of my favourites. Out of all of the series I have mentioned so far in the two posts of this type this is the only non-fantasy. Which speaks volumes. I’m also not sure whether this is actually a YA series so apologies if not!
It’s not often that I read contemporary. I don’t know if this is actually contemporary that is just an umbrella term I tend to use for books that aren’t fantasy. I’m guessing it probably falls more into romance, but my first statement still stands.
I love books about monarchies and reading about a modern-day American monarchy was really interesting and exciting. I am really hoping we will get a continuation of this series as it still has a lot of potential with unanswered questions and scandalous plot lines, so please let there be a book three.
Synopsis: What if America had a royal family?
When America won the Revolutionary War, its people offered General George Washington a crown. Two and a half centuries later, the House of Washington still sits on the throne.
As Princess Beatrice gets closer to becoming America’s first queen regnant, the duty she has embraced her entire life suddenly feels stifling.
Nobody cares about the spare except when she’s breaking the rules, so Princess Samantha doesn’t care much about anything, either . . . except the one boy who is distinctly off-limits to her.
And then there’s Samantha’s twin, Prince Jefferson. If he’d been born a generation earlier, he would have stood first in line for the throne, but the new laws of succession make him third. Most of America adores their devastatingly handsome prince . . . but two very different girls are vying to capture his heart.
The Dark Artifices by Cassandra Clare
One of the reasons why I love this series so much is not only because it has a lot of action and is exciting all the way through, but also because it focuses on issues found in the real world. The main theme of the book is the family dynamic of the Blackthorns.
The biggest and probably only negative I have to say about this series is that I wish there were more books in it, three just wasn’t enough for me! Don’t get me wrong they were set at a great pace however I would love to have more adventures with the Blackthorns.
This series has the perfect balance of heart-pounding action, heartbreaking relationships and genuinely unique and authentic characters.
Synopsis: It’s been five years since the events of City of Heavenly Fire that brought the Shadowhunters to the brink of oblivion. Emma Carstairs is no longer a child in mourning, but a young woman bent on discovering what killed her parents and avenging her losses.
Together with her parabatai Julian Blackthorn, Emma must learn to trust her head and her heart as she investigates a demonic plot that stretches across Los Angeles, from the Sunset Strip to the enchanted sea that pounds the beaches of Santa Monica. If only her heart didn’t lead her in treacherous directions…
Making things even more complicated, Julian’s brother Mark—who was captured by the faeries five years ago—has been returned as a bargaining chip. The faeries are desperate to find out who is murdering their kind—and they need the Shadowhunters’ help to do it. But time works differently in faerie, so Mark has barely aged and doesn’t recognize his family. Can he ever truly return to them? Will the faeries really allow it?
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