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  • Lore Olympus: Volume One by Rachel Smythe

    Lore Olympus: Volume One by Rachel Smythe

    Rated: 4.36 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 2 of 5
    Behind closed doors [?] · 78 ratings
    Experience the propulsive love story of two Greek gods—Hades and Persephone—brought to life with lavish artwork and an irresistible contemporary voice. Scandalous gossip, wild parties, and forbidden love—witness what the gods do after dark in this stylish and contemporary reimagining of one of mythology’s most well-known stories from creator Rachel Smythe...
  • The Winter of the Witch by Katherine Arden

    The Winter of the Witch by Katherine Arden

    Rated: 4.41 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 2 of 5
    Behind closed doors [?] · 63 ratings
    Following their adventures in The Bear and the Nightingale and The Girl in the Tower, Vasya and Morozko return in this stunning conclusion to the bestselling Winternight Trilogy, battling enemies mortal and magical to save both Russias, the seen and the unseen. Now Moscow has been struck by disaster. Its people are searching for answers—and for someone to blame...
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  • Dark Heir by C.S. Pacat

    Dark Heir by C.S. Pacat

    Rated: 4.71 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 1 of 5
    Innocent [?] · 18 ratings
    In this riveting sequel to the New York Times bestselling novel Dark Rise, Will and his allies have survived the Dark’s first assault, but at a terrible cost.A new threat from the past is rising, and only a handful of heroes remain to fight...
  • The Queen of Nothing by Holly Black

    The Queen of Nothing by Holly Black

    Rated: 4.28 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 2 of 5
    Behind closed doors [?] · 204 ratings
    He will be destruction of the crown and the ruination of the throne. Power is much easier to acquire than it is to hold onto. Jude learned this lesson when she released her control over the wicked king, Cardan, in exchange for immeasurable power. Now as the exiled mortal Queen of Faerie, Jude is powerless and left reeling from Cardan’s betrayal...
  • Pandora Hearts, Volume 20 by Jun Mochizuki, Jun Mochizuki

    Pandora Hearts, Volume 20 by Jun Mochizuki, Jun Mochizuki

    Rated: 4.63 of 5 stars
    · 15 ratings
    The pathetic farce that has unfolded in earnest is no more than an absurd yarn spun by the man who caused the Tragedy of Sablier by following his heart's desires. The players in his tale begin dancing with abandon, their emotions bottled up inside, as though they are marionettes manipulated by a master puppeteer . .
  • Pandora Hearts, Volume 3 by Jun Mochizuki

    Pandora Hearts, Volume 3 by Jun Mochizuki

    Rated: 4.45 of 5 stars
    · 22 ratings
    Heir to an aristocratic family, Oz Vessalius is a carefree teen. That is until his fifteenth birthday. His entire world changes at his coming of age ceremony when dark forces rise to punish Oz for the sins of a past life. Incarcerated in a prison known as the Abyss, Oz’s life and perhaps his sanity are saved by a black rabbit called Alice...
  • Fantasy of Fire by Kelly St. Clare

    Fantasy of Fire by Kelly St. Clare

    Rated: 4.43 of 5 stars
    · 24 ratings
    Fantasy of Fire is the third action-packed title in The Tainted Accords series.An army is half way to Glacium. And not just any army - it belongs to my mother. ************************************************************************** Time is running out as I rush to prevent a war which will kill thousands; The Solati people, my brothers, and the many Bruma I've come to care for...
  • Empire of the Vampire by Jay Kristoff

    Empire of the Vampire by Jay Kristoff

    Rated: 4.36 of 5 stars
    · 28 ratings
    From holy cup comes holy light;The faithful hands sets world aright.And in the Seven Martyrs’ sight,Mere man shall end this endless night.It has been twenty-seven long years since the last sunrise. For nearly three decades, vampires have waged war against humanity; building their eternal empire even as they tear down our own. Now, only a few tiny sparks of light endure in a sea of darkness...
  • Fantasy of Freedom by Kelly St. Clare

    Fantasy of Freedom by Kelly St. Clare

    Rated: 4.39 of 5 stars
    · 23 ratings
    Fantasy of Freedom is the final action-packed title in The Tainted Accords series. This is the heaviest the veil has ever felt. But I am the strongest I have ever been. The veil is nothing...
  • Fairy Tale of London by Cassandra Clare

    Fairy Tale of London by Cassandra Clare

    Rated: 4.52 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 2 of 5
    Behind closed doors [?] · 13 ratings
    This is the story of how Will Herondale and Tessa Gray finally bind their souls together as they get married in company of their friends and family. Celebrate their union with this short story, originally released as bonus content in the special first edition of Chain of Gold, now available as a free e-book for your enjoyment.Art by Cassandra Jean...
  • Tower of Dawn by Sarah J. Maas

    Tower of Dawn by Sarah J. Maas

    Rated: 4.18 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 3 of 5
    Open door [?] · 149 ratings
    Chaol Westfall has always defined himself by his unwavering loyalty, his strength, and his position as the Captain of the Guard. But all of that has changed since the glass castle shattered, since his men were slaughtered, since the King of Adarlan spared him from a killing blow, but left his body broken...
  • Crystal Crowned by Elise Kova

    Crystal Crowned by Elise Kova

    Rated: 4.27 of 5 stars
    · 34 ratings
    The epic conclusion of the Air Awakens Series is an instant USA Today Bestseller! Long live Solaris. One bloodthirsty ruler has been overthrown by another, casting the shadow of death over the Solaris Empire. Vhalla Yarl stands upon the stage of fate, prepared to do battle one final time. Fragile alliances will be tested and new bonds will be formed as the world is reshaped...
  • The Faerie Plague by Michelle Madow

    The Faerie Plague by Michelle Madow

    Rated: 4.38 of 5 stars
    · 15 ratings
    Zombies. The fae realm is overrun with ZOMBIES.Against all odds, I mastered the magic gifted to me by the gods and won the Faerie Games—a twisted, televised game to the death.After winning the Games, I was supposed to be free to return home to Earth. But that was a lie.Now a deadly plague is rampaging the realm. The Otherworld is dying, and I might have the power to save it...
  • SSS: Year Two by Avery Song

    SSS: Year Two by Avery Song

    Rated: 4.37 of 5 stars
    · 16 ratings
    When being different leads to the best years of your life. Powerful witch Silver Spell Solange always dreamed of getting into S.S.S School When she finally achieved it, she couldn't have been happier...
  • Ghosts of the Shadow Market by Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan

    Ghosts of the Shadow Market by Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan

    Rated: 4.23 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 2 of 5
    Behind closed doors [?] · 34 ratings
    A hardback collection of all eight Ghosts of the Shadow Market stories, along with two brand new ones, about characters from Cassandra Clare's internationally bestselling Shadowhunters series.The Shadow Market is a meeting point for faeries, werewolves, warlocks and vampires...
  • Anastasia by Sophie Lark

    Anastasia by Sophie Lark

    Rated: 4.26 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 4 of 5
    Explicit open door [?] · 26 ratings
    Anastasia is the princess no one needs: the fourth daughter born to an emperor without a son, and the only royal lacking a magical gift.Until she collides with a young Cossack rebel, changing both their lives forever.Damien is taken from everything he knows and raised as a ward of the Romanovs.Anastasia develops a strange kind of magic shared only by the Black Monk Rasputin...
  • Capturing the Devil by Kerri Maniscalco

    Capturing the Devil by Kerri Maniscalco

    Rated: 4.22 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 3 of 5
    Open door [?] · 33 ratings
    In the shocking finale to the bestselling series that began with Stalking Jack the Ripper, Audrey Rose and Thomas are on the hunt for the depraved, elusive killer known as the White City Devil. A deadly game of cat-and-mouse has them fighting to stay one step ahead of the brilliant serial killer---or see their fateful romance cut short by unspeakable tragedy...
  • A Dowry of Blood by S.T. Gibson

    A Dowry of Blood by S.T. Gibson

    Rated: 4.24 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 3 of 5
    Open door [?] · 54 ratings
    A lyrical and dreamy reimagining of Dracula’s brides, A DOWRY OF BLOOD is a story of desire, obsession, and emancipation. Saved from the brink of death by a mysterious stranger, Constanta is transformed from a medieval peasant into a bride fit for an undying king...
  • The Last Stand of the New York Institute by Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan

    The Last Stand of the New York Institute by Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan

    Rated: 4.23 of 5 stars
    · 24 ratings
    Magnus meets Valentine in battle as the Circle attacks the Downworlders of New York City.In the time of the Uprising, Valentine’s Circle goes after Downworlders in New York...and the Shadowhunters of the Institute must decide whether to join him, or fight with Magnus and his kind. This is the first time Magnus sees Jocelyn, Luke, and Stephen—but not the last...
  • Salvation by Erica Stevens

    Salvation by Erica Stevens

    Rated: 4.21 of 5 stars
    · 23 ratings
    Imprisoned by Caleb and at the mercy of the king, Aria is determined not to let them break her. However, the more atrocities she witnesses, the more she realizes there are some horrors no one can withstand, and sometimes survival isn’t always the best option...
  • Foxglove by Adalyn Grace

    Foxglove by Adalyn Grace

    Rated: 4.21 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 2 of 5
    Behind closed doors [?] · 29 ratings
    The captivating sequel to the Gothic-infused Belladonna, in which Signa and Death face a supernatural foe determined to tear them apart.A duke has been murdered. The lord of Thorn Grove has been framed. And Fate, the elusive brother of Death, has taken up residence in a sumptuous estate nearby. He's hellbent on revenge after Death took the life of the woman he loved many years ago..
  • The Scarlet Veil by Shelby Mahurin

    The Scarlet Veil by Shelby Mahurin

    Rated: 4.32 of 5 stars
    · 12 ratings
    A dark and thrilling vampire romance set in the world of the New York Times bestselling Serpent & Dove series.Six months have passed since Célie took her sacred vows and joined the ranks of the Chasseurs as their first huntswoman. With her fiancé, Jean Luc, as captain, she is determined to find her foothold in her new role and help protect Belterra...
  • The Exiled by Frost Kay

    The Exiled by Frost Kay

    Rated: 4.28 of 5 stars
    · 14 ratings
    An ENEMIES TO LOVERS post-apocalyptic fantasy perfect for fans of Holly Black, Kiera Cass, and Sarah J Maas!In a ravaged world full of sickness, devastation, and monsters, it was kill or be killed.After a disastrous second escape attempt, Hazel found herself blood indebted to her savior Noah, but he was no saint...
  • Foundryside by Robert Jackson Bennett

    Foundryside by Robert Jackson Bennett

    Rated: 4.15 of 5 stars
    · 30 ratings
    Sancia Grado is a thief, and a damn good one. And her latest target, a heavily guarded warehouse on Tevanne’s docks, is nothing her unique abilities can’t handle. But unbeknownst to her, Sancia’s been sent to steal an artifact of unimaginable power, an object that could revolutionize the magical technology known as scriving...
  • Dark Rise by C.S. Pacat

    Dark Rise by C.S. Pacat

    Rated: 4.19 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 1 of 5
    Innocent [?] · 25 ratings
    In this stunning new fantasy novel from international bestselling author C. S. Pacat, heroes and villains of a long-forgotten war are reborn and begin to draw new battle lines. This epic fantasy with high-stakes romance will sit perfectly on shelves next to beloved fantasy novels like the Infernal Devices series, the Shadow and Bone trilogy, and the Red Queen series...
  • Vespertine by Margaret Rogerson

    Vespertine by Margaret Rogerson

    Rated: 4.15 of 5 stars
    · 27 ratings
    From the New York Times bestselling author of Sorcery of Thorns and An Enchantment of Ravens comes a thrilling new YA fantasy about a teen girl with mythic abilities who must defend her world against restless spirits of the dead.The dead of Loraille do not rest...
  • The Damned by Laura Thalassa

    The Damned by Laura Thalassa

    Rated: 4.18 of 5 stars
    · 18 ratings
    Taken. Whisked away to hell. Forever bound to a monstrous god. This is seventeen-year-old Gabrielle Fiori’s fate. It’s everything she’s ever feared, and it has all come to pass. Only … the devil isn’t the monster she remembers. At times he seems gentle and, most unnerving of all, she’s drawn to him. He wants her for all eternity, and if she gives in, everything he has to offer can be hers...
  • The Scarlet Alchemist by Kylie Lee Baker

    The Scarlet Alchemist by Kylie Lee Baker

    Rated: 4.21 of 5 stars
    · 13 ratings
    New from the author of  The Keeper of Night  comes a YA fantasy duology set in an alternate Tang Dynasty China, where a poor biracial girl with the ability to raise the dead gets caught up in the dangerous political games of the royal family...
  • The Faerie Games by Michelle Madow

    The Faerie Games by Michelle Madow

    Rated: 4.15 of 5 stars
    · 19 ratings
    I’m Selena Pearce, and in the past few days I’ve been kidnapped by faeries, gifted with powerful magic, and forced by the gods to compete in a twisted game to the death. Growing up on the magical island of Avalon should be great... but I have no magic to speak of. And my parents forbid me from leaving...
  • Small Favors by Erin A. Craig

    Small Favors by Erin A. Craig

    Rated: 4.11 of 5 stars
    · 28 ratings
    Ellerie Downing lives in the quiet town of Amity Falls in the Blackspire Mountain range--five narrow peaks stretching into the sky like a grasping hand, bordered by a nearly impenetrable forest from which the early townsfolk fought off the devils in the woods. To this day, visitors are few and rare...
  • The Sun Down Motel by Simone St. James

    The Sun Down Motel by Simone St. James

    Rated: 4.10 of 5 stars
    · 51 ratings
    Something hasn’t been right at the roadside Sun Down Motel for a very long time, and Carly Kirk is about to find out why in this chilling new novel from the New York Times bestselling and award-winning author of The Broken Girls.Upstate New York, 1982. Viv Delaney wants to move to New York City, and to help pay for it she takes a job as the night clerk at the Sun Down Motel in Fell, New York...
  • The City Beautiful by Aden Polydoros

    The City Beautiful by Aden Polydoros

    Rated: 4.12 of 5 stars
    · 16 ratings
    Would you sacrifice your soul to stop a killer? Chicago, 1893. For Alter Rosen, this is the land of opportunity. Despite the unbearable summer heat, his threadbare clothes, and his constantly empty stomach, Alter still dreams of the day he’ll have enough money to bring his mother and sisters to America, freeing them from the oppression they face in his native Romania...
  • The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow

    The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow

    Rated: 4.05 of 5 stars
    · 36 ratings
    In 1893, there's no such thing as witches. There used to be, in the wild, dark days before the burnings began, but now witching is nothing but tidy charms and nursery rhymes. If the modern woman wants any measure of power, she must find it at the ballot box...
  • The Ghost of Buxton Manor by Jonathan L. Ferrara

    The Ghost of Buxton Manor by Jonathan L. Ferrara

    Rated: 4.14 of 5 stars
    · 10 ratings
    “Michael, don’t forget our Neverland.”For nearly a century, the ghost of 17 year-old Rupert Buxton has been trapped in his childhood home. He spends his days reading, roaming, and trying desperately to recall his former life. Hope is restored when a boy his own age moves into the manor—a boy he quickly becomes fascinated by...
  • Belladonna by Adalyn Grace

    Belladonna by Adalyn Grace

    Rated: 4.07 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 3 of 5
    Open door [?] · 52 ratings
    A girl confronts Death—and her own deathly powers—in this Gothic-infused, romantic young adult fantasy. Nineteen-year-old Signa Farrow, orphaned as a baby, has been raised by a string of guardians, each more interested in her wealth than her well-being—and each has met an untimely end...
  • Rebels by Everly Frost

    Rebels by Everly Frost

    Rated: 4.13 of 5 stars
    · 10 ratings
    Rebel or die. My choices are simple. I've been sent to Bloodwing Academy because I'm one of the magically repressed. I should have magical powers, but I don't. Not yet. One day I'll wake up and my powers will be out of my control. I'll be a threat to everyone around me, but that doesn't mean they should lock me up.Especially with someone like Striker Draven...
  • Avery by Charlotte McConaghy

    Avery by Charlotte McConaghy

    Rated: 4.07 of 5 stars
    · 12 ratings
    The people of Kaya die in pairs. When one lover dies, the other does too. So it has been for thousands of years – until Ava. For although her bondmate, Avery, has been murdered and Ava’s soul has been torn in two, she is the only one who has ever been strong enough to cling to life...
  • The Rook by Frost Kay

    The Rook by Frost Kay

    Rated: 4.06 of 5 stars
    · 20 ratings
    The Dark Court is no place for a lady.After tricking the king, Tempest has finally won her prize - a place on the king's council - but it comes with a steep price. The monarch wishes for her to once again infiltrate the Jester's Dark Court and crush the remaining rebellion.Trapped between her kingdom and her honor, she throws herself into the task, determined to discover her true enemies...
  • A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer

    A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer

    Rated: 4.01 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 1 of 5
    Innocent [?] · 75 ratings
    An alternative cover edition for this ISBN can be found here.Fall in love, break the curse.Cursed by a powerful enchantress to repeat the autumn of his eighteenth year, Prince Rhen, the heir of Emberfall, thought he could be saved easily if a girl fell for him. But that was before he turned into a vicious beast hell-bent on destruction...
  • Mortal Heart by Robin LaFevers

    Mortal Heart by Robin LaFevers

    Rated: 4.02 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 1 of 5
    Innocent [?] · 36 ratings
    Annith has watched her gifted sisters at the convent come and go, carrying out their dark dealings in the name of St. Mortain, patiently awaiting her own turn to serve Death. But her worst fears are realized when she discovers she is being groomed by the abbess as a Seeress, to be forever sequestered in the rock and stone womb of the convent...
  • Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

    Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

    Rated: 4.00 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 1 of 5
    Innocent [?] · 355 ratings
    After serving out a year of hard labor in the salt mines of Endovier for her crimes, 18-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien is dragged before the Crown Prince. Prince Dorian offers her her freedom on one condition: she must act as his champion in a competition to find a new royal assassin...
  • Silver in the Bone by Alexandra Bracken

    Silver in the Bone by Alexandra Bracken

    Rated: 4.03 of 5 stars
    · 19 ratings
    A series opener inspired by Arthurian legend and fueled by love, revenge, and pure adrenaline!Tamsin Lark didn’t ask to be a Hollower. As a mortal with no magical talent, she was never meant to break into ancient crypts, or compete with sorceresses and Cunningfolk for the treasures inside...
  • Graceling by Kristin Cashore

    Graceling by Kristin Cashore

    Rated: 4.01 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 2 of 5
    Behind closed doors [?] · 153 ratings
    Katsa has been able to kill a man with her bare hands since she was eight - she's a Graceling, one of the rare people in her land born with an extreme skill. As niece of the king, she should be able to live a life of privilege, but Graced as she is with killing, she is forced to work as the king's thug...
  • The Blood of the Hydra by Michelle Madow

    The Blood of the Hydra by Michelle Madow

    Rated: 4.03 of 5 stars
    · 18 ratings
    A demigod who can kill with a touch. It's an ability that must be kept secret, even from those trusted most.Finding out that she was a witch was strange enough, but now Nicole must face the realization that she has the rare power to kill with just a touch. No one can know her secret -- not even Blake, who she's had undeniable chemistry with since first moving to town...
  • The Golden Yarn by Cornelia Funke

    The Golden Yarn by Cornelia Funke

    Rated: 4.03 of 5 stars
    · 17 ratings
    Jacob Reckless continues to travel the portal in his father's abandoned study. His name has continued to be famous on the other side of the mirror, as a finder of enchanted items and buried secrets. His family and friends, from his brother, Will to the shape-shifting vixen, Fox, are on a collision course as the two worlds become connected...
  • Rebel Angels by Libba Bray

    Rebel Angels by Libba Bray

    Rated: 4.02 of 5 stars
    · 53 ratings
    Ah, Christmas! Gemma Doyle is looking forward to a holiday from Spence Academy, spending time with her friends in the city, attending ritzy balls, and on a somber note, tending to her ailing father. As she prepares to ring in the New Year, 1896, a handsome young man, Lord Denby, has set his sights on Gemma, or so it seems...
  • Bring Me Their Hearts by Sara Wolf

    Bring Me Their Hearts by Sara Wolf

    Rated: 4.00 of 5 stars
    · 27 ratings
    Zera is a Heartless – the immortal, unageing soldier of a witch. Bound to the witch Nightsinger ever since she saved her from the bandits who murdered her family, Zera longs for freedom from the woods they hide in. With her heart in a jar under Nightsinger’s control, she serves the witch unquestioningly...
  • Death's Captive by G.K. DeRosa

    Death's Captive by G.K. DeRosa

    Rated: 4.00 of 5 stars
    · 6 ratings
    The god of death is coming for me.He watches me through the eyes of a violent wolf—one who believes I’m his fated mate.He’s cruel and vicious… to everyone other than me.I know I should run, but I can’t deny the longing for him stirring deep within me.Just when I allow myself to trust him, he reveals his true nature. Enveloping me in his deadly embrace, he seeks to claim my soul...
  • The Wish Granter by C.J. Redwine

    The Wish Granter by C.J. Redwine

    Rated: 3.97 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 1 of 5
    Innocent [?] · 20 ratings
    An epic, romantic, and action-packed fantasy inspired by the tale of Rumpelstiltskin, about a bastard princess who must take on an evil fae to save her brother’s soul, from C. J. Redwine, the New York Times bestselling author of The Shadow Queen . Perfect for fans of Graceling and the Lunar Chronicles...
  • Kingdom of the Cursed by Kerri Maniscalco

    Kingdom of the Cursed by Kerri Maniscalco

    Rated: 3.98 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 3 of 5
    Open door [?] · 91 ratings
    After selling her soul to become Queen of the Wicked, Emilia travels to the Seven Circles with the enigmatic Prince of Wrath, where she’s introduced to a seductive world of vice.She vows to do whatever it takes to avenge her beloved sister, Vittoria... even if that means accepting the hand of the Prince of Pride, the king of demons.The first rule in the court of the Wicked? Trust no one...
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