The Diminished by Kaitlyn Sage Patterson

In the world of The Diminished, everyone is born with a twin, except those who are singleborn who are destined to rule. If a twin dies, the remaining twin becomes ‘diminished’ – cursed to go insane, they are shunned by society. This is the story of a young singleborn man named Bo and a diminished […]

This Little Mermaid Prequel is Delightfully Wicked-esque

Sea Witch was marketed as a prequel to The Little Mermaid meets Wicked, and since I love both, I immediately requested to read and review this. It’s the story of Evie, a young Danish girl secretly a witch, and what she’ll do to save the people she loves. If you know either The Little Mermaid […]

The Queen’s Rising by Rebecca Ross

The Queen’s Rising is a beautiful and imaginative story about Brienna, a young woman torn between identities, and the journey she takes to help reclaim her heritage. The tale starts in a kind of quasi-French or other Western European Rennaissance-era kind of place where a very describable goal for children and young people is to […]

Before She Ignites is a Slow Burn But Worth It

A spoiled, privileged, none-too-smart girl with a mental illness is thrown into the most awful of jails and must content with a cruel prison guard who is determined to uncover the secrets that put her there. Mira is the Hopebearer, nothing more than a pretty face and a voice for the Luminary Council to placate […]

Frostblood will heat your desire for more awesome fantasy!

When Ruby is captured and sent to prison for being a Fireblood in a land ruled by Frostbloods, she is unexpectedly rescued by a group of monks who want to use her to challenge the rule of the current Frostblood king. But Ruby will first have to master her uncontrollable pyromancy if she’s to stand […]

Tour Stop: Moon Chosen by PC Cast

Tour Stop: Moon Chosen by PC Cast

In a world once known as ours, the decimated population has split itself into homogeneous tribes with distinct traditions and magical powers and a strong hatred of one another. Then one girl is revealed to be a halfbreed… What I liked about Moon Chosen: The different magical abilities of the different tribes of peoples. I liked […]

The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner Stole The Story!

The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner Stole The Story!

I was drawn to read The Thief because I’d heard amazing things about its sequel, The Queen of Attolia, and I wanted to get into the series and see what everyone was so excited about. The Thief is the story of a – you guessed it – thief named Gen who is forced into using […]

Frost Like Night Blog Tour: An Interview with Sara Raasch

Frost Like Night Blog Tour: An Interview with Sara Raasch

Welcome to the first stop on the Frost Like Night blog tour, hosted by Rockstar Books! It’s my absolute honour to welcome Sara Raasch to Young Adult At Heart today for an interview to celebrate the release of Frost Like Night, the final book in her Snow Like Ashes trilogy. I remember reading and loving […]

The Glittering Court: Not So Much Court, Not So Much Glitter

The Glittering Court: Not So Much Court, Not So Much Glitter

SUMMARY To escape an arranged marriage, a countess impersonates her housemaid and joins the Glittering Court, an exclusive finishing school for lower class girls, teaching them to be worthy wives for the new nobility of Adoria, a new settlement across the sea. But Adelaide’s subterfuge is detected by the handsome Cedric Thorn, son of the […]

Ruined by Amy Tintera has ruined me for other YA fantasy

Ruined by Amy Tintera has ruined me for other YA fantasy

First of all, yes, this is one of those ‘pseudo-fantasy-lite’ novels where the kickass assassin/princess gets to wear pretty dresses and falls in love with the prince BUT Do not dismiss it because it’s more Twilight/Disney Princess (written for girls where girls star as the hero I might add) than Lord of the Rings, or […]