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    Righteous

    Legend Valley Academy, Book 3 It’s all coming to an end this year, one way or another… It’s Mal’s final year at Legend Valley Academy, and the only thing she’s worried about is finding her dad. She needs him to come out of hiding and prove to the world that he wasn’t a screwup. Everything else can take a back seat. Including Korou, her ex-boyfriend, who she had to dump in order to save her best friend. Because she’s moved on. Totally. And then Mal learns that there’s a mole at the Academy…a shapeshifter who can hide in plain sight. When the Cult finally sets its endgame into motion, it’s…

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    Tenacious

    Legend Valley Academy, Book 2 How could she have screwed things up this badly, just when she thought she was finally getting her act together? Welcome back to Legend Valley Academy. Mal Jones is hoping for a quiet year at the Academy. All she wants is to hone her elemental magic, and get over Korou, the dreamy Naga prince who dumped her after he discovered who her father was. Instead, she’s left scrambling to make things right after finding out her actions last year have cost her grandfather his job.But her old nemesis, Shadow, is still lurking around the Academy, and he’s not done with her yet. Add in a…

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    Parallel Universes and Portal Fantasy

    This month, the theme is everything Sci-Fi, so I’ll be looking at fantastical realms – maybe in galaxies far, far, away, or perhaps just a portal away. The books in these genres are often a happy mix of sci-fi and fantasy. But at their core, these books focus on adventures in another world. When it comes to parallel worlds, the ‘other reality’ could be a mirror image of our own, like a parallel universe where WWII was won by the Axis Powers, or it could be a fantasy realm where magic rules instead of science. These books offer the chance for fascinating commentaries on our present realities and ways for…

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    Trope-off: Enemies to Lovers vs. Friends to Lovers in YA Romance

    It’s February, which means it’s time to talk about love, baby. 😉 Love them or hate them, romance is a big part of young adult books. Most of these books follow some popular tropes – such as the popular jock falling for the class nerd, or the hidden magic-user falling for the one hunting them. So we’re going to talk about two of the most popular tropes of all when it comes to YA romance – Enemies to Lovers, and Friends to Lovers. This post is part of the Blog Hop hosted by the YA Sci-Fi & Fantasy Addicts  group. Each post has a fun freebie, and a chance to win…

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    YA Characters Who Made Their Dreams Come True

    Happy new year! It’s the time for putting 2021 behind us (I think we all couldn’t wait) and looking ahead to a new year, full of promise and the potential for amazing things. Speaking of amazing things, this post is part of the Blog Hop hosted by the YA Sci-Fi & Fantasy Addicts group. Each post has a fun freebie, and a chance to win the mega New Year’s Giveaway! (yay!) Appropriately enough for a time of new beginnings and resolutions, my post for the Blog Hop is all about the determined characters in YA books who make their dreams come true. Check out all the other amazing blogs and…

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    Notorious

    Legend Valley Academy, Book 1 She’s just looking for somewhere to lay low…even if it’s a magical academy. As the only child of a broke single mom, Mal Jones knows that whatever she wants; she has to get for herself, even if it means taking on an illegal side hustle. When a streak of bad luck leads to the local police almost busting her, Mal’s only escape is to accept a place at Legend Valley Academy, a paranormal boarding school. Her mom doesn’t want her to go, but with a criminal on her tail—who thinks she’s a snitch—a magical Academy in another freaking dimension is the best place to hide. Right? Wrong.…