Secret of the Gargoyles, Rebecca Chastain

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I place the lives of all gargoyles into your hands with what I am about to tell you…

In her brief career as a gargoyle healer, Mika Stillwater has faced some daunting challenges, but none have stumped her — until now. A strange sickness infects a handful of gargoyles in Terra Haven, rendering them comatose and paralyzed. Worse, the cure she seeks is shrouded in the gargoyles’ mysterious culture and the secret they guard with their lives.

Gaining the gargoyles’ trust is only the first step.

To save the sick gargoyles, Mika must embark on a perilous mission into the heart of deadly wild magic to a place no human has ever survived…

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Curse of the Gargoyles, Rebecca Chastain

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Mika was trying to save a gargoyle, not doom the world…

Mika Stillwater isn’t known for her skills with combat magic. As a gargoyle healer, she spends her days mending broken appendages and curing illnesses in the living-quartz bodies of Terra Haven’s gargoyles.

But when a squad of the city’s elite Federal Pentagon Defense warriors requests her assistance in freeing a gargoyle ensnared in a vicious invention, Mika jumps into the fray.

No one could have predicted that her involvement would ignite a chain reaction set to destroy the city, the world, and magic itself.

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Blackthorn Grove, Luanne Bennett

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“Miss Bishop, I’m afraid we have a witch war on our hands.”

Katie Bishop has just been pulled back into the world of the Crossroads Society — to hunt down a murderous sorceress looking to take over the throne of Savannah.

It’s just another Saturday night in the city, but what happens on this particular evening will set the wheels in motion for a witch war that could destroy Blackthorn Grove — the reigning coven of Savannah.

There’s been a murder, and all the evidence points to one of their own. In the race to uncover the truth before a council of witches arrives for a formal tribunal, the revelations about Blackthorn Grove keep coming.

But that’s not all Katie has to deal with. There’s a fight going on inside of her — between the woman and the dragon that lives on her back. With her twenty-fifth birthday right around the corner, she’ll be faced with an even bigger fight — battle for control over the dragon in what could be a deadly ritual.

Will the witches of Blackthorn Grove retain the throne of Savannah? Will Katie win the battle for control over the dragon?

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Taken, Stacy Jones

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A deadly alien arena isn’t the place to fall in love…

For the last three years, Special Agent Aria Taylor’s nights have been filled with images of battling alien beings in a foreign land with purple skies and two suns. She thought they were just strange nightmares, but when a therapist suggests lucid dreaming, she wakes to find herself trapped in an alien arena, forced to fight in gruesome, deadly tournaments as one of their gladiators.

She needed to escape that place and make her captors pay…

but if she’s going to have any chance of success, she needs help.

Hazy memories push her to find two males. She doesn’t know their names, or where they’re from, but she recognizes them the moment she sees them, and her heart tells her they are hers just as much as she is theirs.

Together Aria, Tirox, and Kix fight to free the beings enslaved with them and take down the Overlord, all while trying to understand the soul-deep bond they share.

A deadly alien arena isn’t the place to fall in love, but Aria isn’t sure she can help herself.

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The Culling Trials, K.F. Breene & Shannon Mayer

You Don’t Choose The Academy. The Academy Chooses You.

I had no idea how those words would change my life.
Or how they’d changed my life already…

Until the day the most dangerous man I’ve ever met waltzed onto my farm and left us a death sentence.

In an invitation.

My younger brother has been chosen for the prestigious, secret magical school hidden within the folds of our mundane world. A place so dangerous, they don’t guarantee you’ll make it out alive.

If he doesn’t go, our entire family will be killed.

It’s the same invitation my older brother received three years ago — the same place he mysteriously died.

The academy has already killed one sibling. I’ll be damned if they take another.

I do the only thing an older sister can: chop off my hair, strap on two bras to flatten the girls, and take my brother’s place.

Magic and monsters are real. Assassins are coming for me, and the dead are prone to rise. What’s a girl faking it as a boy supposed to do? That’s right — beat the academy at its own game.

Or die trying.


WARNING: possible fuckton of spoilers

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Their Invasion, Marissa Farrar

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It happened in the middle of the night.
Asteroids raining down on Earth, destroying buildings, killing people.

We thought that was the worst of it, but then women started to go missing, and we knew worse was yet to come…

I, Camille Harran, a planetary scientist at one of the world’s numerous Observatories, should have predicted it.

Together with my team of men– head of security, Aleandro, studious meteorologist, Casey, and tattooed, dark haired Mike, who is head of communications –we do everything we can to figure out what’s behind the attack on our planet.

But when the government decides the Observatories are best for coordinating their teams, we find ourselves having to deal with strangers as well. They’re army men, and government officials, and among them are men more beautiful than I’ve ever seen.

What secrets do they hide, and will I, or those I love, survive their invasion?

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Fireborne, Rosaria Munda

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Annie and Lee were just children when a brutal revolution changed their world, giving everyone– even the lowborn –a chance to test into the governing class of dragonriders.

Now they are both rising stars in the new regime, despite backgrounds that couldn’t be more different. Annie’s lowborn family was executed by dragonfire, while Lee’s aristocratic family was murdered by revolutionaries. Growing up in the same orphanage forged their friendship, and seven years of training have made them rivals for the top position in the dragonriding fleet.

But everything changes when survivors from the old regime surface, bent on reclaiming the city.

With war on the horizon and his relationship with Annie changing fast, Lee must choose to kill the only family he has left or to betray everything he’s come to believe in. And Annie must decide whether to protect the boy she loves…

or step up to be the champion her city needs.

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The Chameleon with a Sword, B.L. Logan

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Duro.
Protectors of the Day. Life. Loyalists.

A word that slices fear through sixteen-year-old Leena Niran the way her sword does enemies. A people who decided her destiny, but don’t even know she exists.

Nox.
Protectors of the Night. Death. Traitors.

A word once signifying respect and honor in Prince Mordecai’s homeland. A people synonymous with betrayal because of him.

The Oculan.

The reason life exists peacefully. The sum of Day and Night — two ancient energy forces a king must keep in balance or risk blending life and death in a cataclysmic melee. A risk is worth Leena’s life.

Suddenly, a nomadic fencer finds herself wanted. By a government, a king, and a vengeful exiled prince seeking salvation for the illness killing his people. A cure flowing through Leena’s veins.

Leena’s safety becomes the duty of another protector, but her fate is her own. With a bounty on her head, Leena must decide what she’s willing to sacrifice to protect herself, her dreams, her family, her world. The choice will be deadly either way.

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The Magicians’ Guild, Trudi Canavan

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“We should expect this young woman to be more powerful than our average novice, possibly even more powerful than the average magician.”

This year, like every other, the magicians of Imardin gather to purge the city of undesirables. Cloaked in the protection of their sorcery, they move with no fear of the vagrants and miscreants who despise them and their work — until one enraged girl, barely more than a child, hurls a stone at the hated invaders… and effortlessly penetrates their magical shield.

What the Magicians’ Guild has long dreaded has finally come to pass. There is someone outside their ranks who possesses a raw power beyond imagining, an untrained mage who must be found and schooled before she destroys herself and her city with a force she cannot yet control.

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