YA Fantasy that I Want To Read | #LoveOzYABloggers
Today is the second time for #LoveOzYA’s, #LoveOzYABloggers meme. It’s a fortnightly feature that promotes Aussie YA, with a new theme every time. This week’s theme is Fantasy.
I realised today that I haven’t read much Aussie Fantasy and I don’t even know why! Fantasy is one of my favourite genres. It’s what I read for so many years on end. So today I thought I would share 3 #LoveOzYA Fantasy books that are on my TBR and I cannot wait to read.
Shadows by Paula Weston: This is more along the lines of Paranormal Fantasy, but it still will hit the right spots.
Shadows is book one in the Rephaim series and follows protagonist Gaby Winters. It’s been a year since she was in a car crash that killed her twin brother. She may be healed on the outside – but inside she is full of grief. It doesn’t help that every night in her dreams she kills demons.
Then Rafa comes to town and he looks like the guy who’s been appearing in Gaby’s dreams. Gaby is forced to accept that what she thought she knew about herself . And her life is only a shadow of the truth—and that the truth is more likely to be found in the shadows of her nightmares.
Embrace by Jessica Shirvington: I’ve read quite a few of Shirvingtons books before and adored them. So I really have no idea why I haven’t picked this one up.
Embrace is book one in The Violet Eden Chapters and follows protagonist Violet Eden. When Violet is having strange dreams that leave her with very real injuries and a tattoo that is weaving its way up her arm, she knows something is different.
And then the guy she thought she could fall in love with just told her he’s only half-human – oh, and the same goes for her. And she keeps hearing a distant fluttering of wings. But if angels seek vengeance and humans are warriors, you could do a lot worse than betting on Violet Eden.
Akarnae by Lynette Noni: So many of my friends have picked this series up and really enjoyed it, including my cousin – so I think I should soon too.
Book one in The Medoran Chronicles follows protagonist Alex as she begins at a new school. Alex is stunned when she walks through a doorway and finds herself stranded in Medora, a fantasy world full of impossibilities. Desperate to return home, she learns that only a man named Professor Marselle can help her… but he’s missing.
While waiting for him to reappear, Alex attends Akarnae Academy, Medora’s boarding school for teenagers with extraordinary gifts. She soon starts to enjoy her bizarre new world and the friends who embrace her as one of their own. But strange things are happening at Akarnae.
Have you read any of these books? What did you think? Are you planning to? What is your favourite #LoveOzYA fantasy book? Let’s Chat!
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