What Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books says about The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco (March 2017):
“In this sweeping high fantasy, Chupeco concocts a grim world of magic, both light and dark.”
"the author’s keen eye for exploring the afterlife is consistent, and there are plenty of chilling scenes that prove this novel fits within both genres effectively."
The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco
Pub. Date: March 7th, 2017
Imprint: Sourcebooks Fire
Let me be clear: I never intended to raise my brother from his grave, though he may claim otherwise. If there's anything I've learned from him in the years since, it's that the dead hide truths as well as the living.
When Tea accidentally resurrects her brother from the dead, she learns she is different from the other witches in her family. Her gift for necromancy means that she's a bone witch, a title that makes her feared and ostracized by her community. But Tea finds solace and guidance with an older, wiser bone witch, who takes Tea and her brother to another land for training.
In her new home, Tea puts all her energy into becoming an asha-one who can wield elemental magic. But dark forces are approaching quickly, and in the face of danger, Tea will have to overcome her obstacles...and make a powerful choice.
And about Pretty Fierce by Kieran Scott (April 2017):
“Pulse-pounding… Kaia’s happy ending, including the promise of a future with Oliver, is well earned.”
Pub. Date: April 4th, 2017
Imprint: Sourebooks Fire
An action-packed, edge-of-your-seat novel about a teen who, when backed into a corner, fights back, from the author of What Waits in the Woods Kaia has been on the run her whole life. The daughter of professional assassins, she knows danger-and she'll do anything to survive. After her parents vanished during a job gone bad, Kaia's spent the last year in hiding, trying to blend in as an ordinary teenager, and there's no one who makes her feel more normal, more special, than her boyfriend, Oliver. But when she's jumped by a hit man and Oliver catches her fighting back, Kaia's secret is exposed. In a split-second decision, she flees her small town, taking Oliver with her. With hit men stalking their every move, can Kaia and Oliver protect each other long enough to uncover the mysteries of her past?
Look out for the full reviews of these awesome books in the March 2017 print issue of Bulletin of the Center of Children's Books!