Posts Tagged ‘YA fantasy novels’

The witch hunter
By Virgina Boecker
Little Brown Books
ISBN 9780316327008

“Your greatest enemy isn’t what you fight, but what you fear”.

Elizabeth Grey is one of the king’s best witch hunters until she is accused of being a witch herself when she is then arrested and sentenced to be burnt at the stake.
Nicholas Perevil, a powerful and dangerous wizard offers her a deal. Nicholas will save her but only if she can break a deadly curse he is under.
Elizabeth faces a fantasy world of witches, ghosts and even pirates. She must eventually work out where she fits in the world and what is right or wrong. This could be quite some adventure as this is just the first book in a new series.
Looks and sounds very cool. Ghosts and witches and of course a little romance perhaps!

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As a reviewer I tend to review books which will be available on the New Zealand market from well-known publishers, or if not, at least books which are available through our public libraries. While ordering online from overseas is always an option, I do try to support our local bookshops. Sadly with bookshops and even libraries closing worldwide, I must encourage readers to think locally first.
So as part of my policies around reviews I tend to avoid self-published books. I do so for a number of reasons as do most reviewers. Children’s and YA publishers worldwide provide the market with some fantastic books which I am always keen to read (and have bought to add to my TBR in the hope that I will one day find time to read them all) but for this post I will highlight some well-produced trailers to whet your appetite from some self-published authors.

Arden
By Grace Prince

Young adult romance story found here
“In the face of death Arden enters into a world of knowing’ where sixth sense are honed and hidden. Check out the trailer.

Cry of the sea
By D. G. Driver

Cry of the Sea is a Young Adult contemporary fantasy novel about a girl who discovers mermaids washed ashore during an oil spill. Can she save them from being exploited or killed?
More can be found here.

The lost remnant
By J. N. Race

YA fantasy
For Azsha Daggerwall the outside world has always been shrouded in secrecy. Confined to the space of a gypsy show-wagon since infancy, she has long rebelled against the wishes of an overbearing stage mother bent on her grand ascent. Little does she know, the lady harbors a dark and powerful secret that, once exposed, will have a devastating impact, not only on Azsha’s life but on the whole of existence.