Review:: Strange Alchemy by Gwenda Bond

Gwenda Bond’s first book Blackwood has been reimagined and brought back to life with new vision. On Roanoke Island, the legend of the Lost Colony—and the 114 colonists who vanished without a trace more than four hundred years ago—still haunts the town. But that’s just a story told for the tourists in Strange Alchemy. When…

Review:: Sorcerer to the Crown by Zen Cho

Magic and mayhem collide with the British elite in Sorcerer to the Crown, a whimsical and sparkling debut. At his wit’s end, Zacharias Wythe, freed slave, eminently proficient magician, and Sorcerer Royal of the Unnatural Philosophers—one of the most respected organizations throughout all of Britain—ventures to the border of Fairyland to discover why England’s magical…

Review:: The Diviners by Libba Bray

In The Diviners, Evie O’Neill has been exiled from her boring old hometown and shipped off to the bustling streets of New York City – and she is pos-i-tut-ely thrilled. New York is the city of speakeasies, shopping, and movie palaces! Soon enough, Evie is running with glamorous Ziegfield girls and rakish pickpockets. The only…

Review:: Iron Cast by Destiny Soria

I received an ARC of Iron Cast thanks to Netgalley and the publisher, Amulet Books, in exchange for an honest review. It’s Boston, 1919, and the Cast Iron club is packed. On stage, hemopaths—whose “afflicted” blood gives them the ability to create illusions through art—Corinne and Ada have been best friends ever since infamous gangster Johnny…