Book Review: The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

Synopsis: In 1939, Vianne is living in the French countryside with her husband and daughter when news of France's involvement in World War 2 comes. Vianne's husband must go fight, leaving her and her daughter to face the Germans who have taken over that area of France. Her much younger sister, Isabelle, joins her, but her headstrong personality won't let her sit by and do nothing while her country is being occupied.

Book Review: A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer

Synopsis: One night, Harper is kidnapped from Washington DC and finds herself in a world with magic. She is the captive of Prince Rhen, who is trying to break a curse laid on him, and his captain of the guard, Grey. In this Beauty and the Beast retelling, Harper, Rhen, and Grey must figure out how to break the curse and save Rhen's kingdom.

Review: An Enchantment of Ravens

Synopsis: For years, Isobel has been painting the fair folk. She is well known for her paintings because the fair folk themselves cannot make anything or they will crumble to dust. After a summer of painting Rook, the autumn court prince, Isobel adds the one thing that will make the painting perfect - human sorrow in Rook's eyes. When this painting is unveiled in his court, it leads his people to question his power. Furious, he brings Isobel to the land of fairies to be tried, but many events put their journey off course.

Series Review: Abhorsen Trilogy

Synopsis: In the north of Ancelstierre, a normal country with no magic, is a wall that separates it from the Old Kingdom. In the Old Kingdom, there are two types of magic: Charter and Free. Charter Magic is controlled by symbols, while Free Magic is wild and dangerous, but also lets the wielder control the dead. The Abhorsen's job is to use Charter Magic-infused bells to put the dead back where they belong. The books follow Sabriel as she becomes the Abhorsen and then Lirael, who is part of the future seeing Clayr.