Pan-African Inspired Fantasy Debut with Deadly Beasts and Magical Jungles: BEASTS OF PREY by Ayana Gray | ARC Review

“Nightmares hunt like beasts of prey, vanquished in the light of day.”

BEASTS OF PREY
by Ayana Gray
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Release Date: September 28, 2021
Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers
Rating: 3 of 5*

ABOUT THE BOOK:

In this much-anticipated series opener, fate binds two Black teenagers together as they strike a dangerous alliance to hunt down the ancient creature menacing their home—and discover much more than they bargained for.

Magic doesn’t exist in the broken city of Lkossa anymore, especially for girls like sixteen-year-old Koffi. Indentured to the notorious Night Zoo, she cares for its fearsome and magical creatures to pay off her family’s debts and secure their eventual freedom. But the night her loved ones’ own safety is threatened by the Zoo’s cruel master, Koffi unleashes a power she doesn’t fully understand—and the consequences are dire.

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Can’t-Wait Seven Swans Retelling: A RUSH OF WINGS by Laura E. Weymouth | #CWW #WoW

Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Tressa of Wishful Endings. It highlights and discusses books that we are most eagerly anticipating to read. It is based on Jill’s (from Breaking the Spine) Waiting on Wednesday.

My Can’t-Wait Wednesday pick for this week is –

A RUSH OF WINGS
by Laura E. Weymouth
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Release Date: November 2, 2021
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books

ABOUT THE BOOK:

Rowenna Winthrop has always known there’s magic within her. But though she hears voices on the wind and possesses unusual talents, her mother Mairead believes Rowenna lacks discipline, and refuses to teach her the craft that keeps their Scottish village safe. When Mairead dies a sinister death, it seems Rowenna’s one chance to grow into her power has passed. Then, on a fateful, storm-tossed night, Rowenna rescues a handsome stranger named Gawen from a shipwreck, and her mother miraculously returns from the dead. Or so it appears.

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A New Favorite YA Fantasy Obsession: DEFY THE NIGHT (Defy the Night #1) by Brigid Kemmerer | ARC Review

“He looks like revolution.”

DEFY THE NIGHT (Defy the Night #1)
by Brigid Kemmerer
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Release Date: September 14, 2021
Publisher: Bloomsbury YA
Rating: 4 of 5*

ABOUT THE BOOK:

From New York Times bestselling author Brigid Kemmerer comes a brand-new blockbuster fantasy series about a kingdom divided by corruption, the prince desperately holding it together, and the girl who will risk everything to bring it crashing down.

The kingdom of Kandala is on the brink of disaster. Rifts between sectors have only worsened since a sickness began ravaging the land, and within the Royal Palace, the king holds a tenuous peace with a ruthless hand.

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