Thursday Reading List 4/28

The Iron Sword

Jocelyn Fox


Tess O’Connor has never fought in a duel, ridden a Fae steed descended from a dragon, or touched taebramh, the magical substance that gives mortals dreams. She has never faced down a garrelnost or traveled the hidden mysterious pathways between the mortal world and the realm of the Fae. She has never felt a magnetic attraction to a perilously handsome Sidhe knight with eyes as deep and impenetrable as the ocean. Tess O’Connor stopped believing in fairy tales as a child when her father died…but all that changes when she discovers that her best friend Molly is half-Fae—and has been summoned to the Unseelie Court by Queen Mab herself. The Queen of Night and Winter sends Finnead, one of her trinity of Named Knights, to escort Molly to Court, willingly or unwillingly. Mab believes that Molly is the fulfillment of a prophesy, the half-Fae child foretold to become the bearer of the Iron Sword, a legendary weapon that could mean the difference between victory and defeat for the Fae in their struggle against an ancient evil. While Tess quickly learns she is no match for the shadow spreading through the Fae world, she refuses to let her best friend face it alone; and as the first mortal in Queen Mab’s court in over five hundred years, she must use all her quick wit and tenacity to keep herself and Molly alive in the beautiful, dangerous Fae world as they hurtle toward the war that could destroy it…



Dark Game

C L Walker


Power-hungry gods. Deadly magic. What could go wrong?
Merikh is a deadly assassin. After escaping from the brutal clan that raised him, he and his partner Mouse plan on putting their skills to good use. All they need to do is poison one simple target for a sweet payday. When the mark turns out to be much more than they bargained for, Merikh and his partner barely survive a blast of magical power.

As they investigate further, Merikh and Mouse find a god masquerading as a waitress, a plot to destroy the town, and an unsettling amount of magic. The job started as a way to make some cash. Now if they don’t go through with it, the world may fall to an ancient power even the gods are afraid of. No pressure.

Caught in a battle between magic and the gods, Merikh must seek the help of an unlikely ally to finish the job and save the world from pure evil.

Dark Game is the first book in the Merikh saga, a series of urban fantasy novels. If you like kick-ass action, unique magic systems, and engaging characters, then you’ll love CL Walker’s action-packed series starter.



Little Red Riding Hood: Werewolf Slayer

Carl Waters


The legend is true. Beware the red cloak…
Sixteen-year-old Giselle has never strayed far from the watchful eye of her mother. While she’s always looked up to the nurturing, yet powerful Adela, she wonders about the true significance of her mother’s title: the Red Hood.

Giselle dreams of donning the red cloak herself some day. When the forces of evil gather to seek her mother’s blood, the untrained Giselle is left on the sideline.

After a whirlwind of werewolves and tragedy strike the family, Giselle must quickly learn the true powers of the red cloak. Failure to do so will doom her to a fate much worse than death.

Little Red Riding Hood: Werewolf Slayer is the first book in a series of paranormal urban fantasy adventures. If you like fast-paced plots, bloodthirsty creatures, and reimaginings of classic tales, then you’ll love Carl Waters’ kinetic and powerful series starter.




Andrea Pearson


Nicole Williams is an Arete—a fourth child with magical abilities—yet no matter how hard she tries, she can’t Channel her power. In fact, she seems to be the only student at Katon University who fails at magic.

This doesn’t stop her from competing to be included on a university-led expedition to Arches National Park. She is determined to show everyone, but mostly herself, that she does belong. Yet, to qualify for the trip, she must produce at least a speck of Wind magic, and that appears to be impossible.

Nicole turns to her best friend, Lizzie, for help, along with fellow student Austin Young, who is considered by all a magical rarity. He also happens to be the hottest guy on campus and just might be interested in her.

As the competition progresses, Nicole wonders if she’s making the right choice—especially when she learns that the strange fossils they’ll be studying in Arches might not be as dead as everyone thinks.


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