Doon by Carey Corp and Lorie Langdon

11 April 2016 Casey 0

I picked up Doon by Carey Corp and Lorie Langdon based off of the cover alone. It is such a gorgeous cover and I had such high hopes for it. Unfortunately, I could barely make it to page 50 before I had to call it quits. I could not connect […]

Dark Heart of Magic by Jennifer Estep

16 November 2015 Sarah 1

Jennifer Estep doesn’t disappoint with the second novel in her Black Blade series, Dark Heart of Magic.  In this installment, danger lurks around every corner, and Lila doesn’t know who she can trust (admittedly, she’s already a pretty paranoid person due to her prior occupation of thief).  Tons of action, a […]

Tiny Tales: The Body Institute by Carol Riggs

2 September 2015 Jackie 0

I am excited to welcome author Carol Riggs, who is celebrating the release of her debut novel, The Body Institute. Just as exciting, she’s tackling one of the new features here at LE, Tiny Tales, where she’s giving us a bonus scene related to The Body Institute. Meet Morgan Dey, […]

Cold Burn of Magic by Jennifer Estep

20 July 2015 Sarah 0

Jennifer Estep is one of those “go-to” authors for me. I love her Elemental Assassin, Mythos Academy, and Bigtime series. So, obviously, when I heard about her new young adult urban fantasy series, I was totally on board.  Cold Burn of Magic is the first book in the Black Blade series, […]

Princess of Thorns by Stacey Jay

23 March 2015 Sarah 4

Every once in a while, I like to set aside my super spicy reads for something of the young adult variety. The description of Princess of Thorns by Stacey Jay intrigued me, to say the least. Young adult, fantasy, heroine in disguise (as her own brother), and a reluctant hero combined with […]

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas 

26 November 2014 Sarah 0

An amalgamation of some of my favorite young adult fantasy stories infused with fresh perspective, Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas captivated me from start to finish. Full of intrigue and deception, the story never lagged. Fast-paced action complemented a strong, determined heroine (I’m a sucker for a story about a […]

Charming by Krystal Wade

31 October 2014 Courtney 1

I don’t normally read, or enjoy, young adult novels but I’ll make an exception for any kind of fairy tale retelling. I’m glad I gave Charming by Krystal Wade a chance. Charming starts off fast and never slows down. The characters are engaging and the story is appealing. And no, Charming is not your […]

Story Time: Monkey Has Fallen For Geronimo Stilton

17 October 2014 Jackie 5

Nikki and I hope you’ll join us today for Story Time with Literary Escapism, a bi-weekly feature where we showcase various children books that fall directly in the fantasy & science fiction genres, as well as books we’re enjoying with our young children. We’re talking boardbooks, picture books, those books labeled […]

Messenger of Fear by Michael Grant

15 October 2014 Sarah 1

Dark, cryptic, and carrying a very heavy message, Messenger of Fear by Michael Grant is a story that sticks with the reader long after the last page has been read. Though I’m not a fan of writers that use their stories as a platform to teach the lowly readers, this story […]

Servants of the Storm by Delilah S. Dawson

9 October 2014 Casey 0

Growing up in Florida, hurricanes were just a part of life for me. They weren’t scary, just something we prepared for. Yet, after reading Servants of the Storm by Delilah S. Dawson, I’ve realized that my entire life has been a lie. I should be terrified of hurricanes. Because according […]

The Chaos of Stars by Kiersten White

28 August 2014 Casey 0

The most prominent mythology used in young adult books is Greek Mythology. Which is fine, (there’s nothing wrong with Greek mythology) but there are other cultures/mythologies out there that can be used. It seems like Kiersten White knew this and instead of basing her story about Greek Mythology, she used Egyptian. That’s right, […]

The Beautiful Ashes by Jeaniene Frost

21 August 2014 Nicole 0

If you know me, you know I’m a huge (and I mean HUGE) fan of Jeaniene Frost. I’m a die-hard “Frostie”. As sad I was to see her Cat & Bones series come to a beautiful end, I was anxious/excited to read her newest series, Broken Destiny.  The Beautiful Ashes […]

Dark Talisman by Steven M. Booth

3 January 2014 Natassia 0

Fantasy is brought to a younger reader in Steven M. Booth’s Dark Talisman. Though marketed at a young adult book, Booth brings a strong character in a fast paced book which would be good for many a tween. Booth writes a beautiful world with dark elves and dwarves, assassins and […]

Dualed by Elsie Chapman

31 December 2013 Casey 0

I read Dualed by Elsie Chapman in a day. Typically, when I read a book that fast, it’s because I’m head-over-heels in love with it. That wasn’t the case with Dualed. I loved the premise, and it was just as exciting as I had hoped for in the beginning. Yet, as the story […]

Altered by Jennifer Rush

29 November 2013 Casey 0

Is it just me or are books not living up to expectations? I don’t know if my standards are just that high or the genre itself is going downhill. For example, Altered by Jennifer Rush. I was so freaking excited for this book; but when I read it, it fell […]