This week’s book trailer is for The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen. The False Prince is the first book in the Ascendance trilogy, a medieval fantasy series where an entire royal family dies under mysterious circumstances and the King’s regent collects four orphan boys to compete for the role of the false prince. The real prince was believed to be lost at sea years ago, and the King’s regent believes he can use a fake prince as a way to avoid civil war in the kingdom. Click here to find The False Prince at the Library!
You don’t find many supernatural fiction reads that have dragons as the main character. Usually, you find dragons in fantasy novels where they are the evil creatures that terrorize the lands. However, in Sophie Jordan’s Firelight, she gives us a novel where dragons are shapeshifters who are being hunted to extinction. For Jacinda, being a dragon is her natural form but she can shapeshift to a human form. This is how her species has been able to survive to modern day. Jacinda longs to be free and fly during the day, but her Pride has forbidden it. One day, Jacinda breaks the rules and goes out flying only to be discovered by dragon hunters. When Jacinda almost reveals her Pride to the hunters, she and her family are forced to leave the Pride because Jacinda’s mother fears for her daughter’s safety from retaliation for Jacinda’s carelessness.
What follows is the story of Jacinda and her family struggling to survive in the mortal world and stay safe. They fear their Pride and the life they may force Jacinda to lead, and they also fear being found out by the hunters. Jacinda complicates matters when she begins a forbidden romance with Will, the son of a dragon hunter that is being groomed to be a hunter himself.
Firelightis a great read! It is packed with action and adventure, as well as a good romance story between Jacinda and Will. Pick this book up if you want a different spin on the typical supernatural story or if you want to read a book where dragons are the good guys! Also, check out the book trailer for Firelight:
Texas Gothic revolves around Amy Goodnight, who is housesitting with her sister, Phin, for their aunt. Now the Goodnights aren’t your average family, they have some added magical flair. Some of them create magical things, like lotion that makes all your aches and pains go away, and others are psychic. Amy wants nothing to do with her magic side whatever her skills might be, but she finds herself attracting ghosts and a whole lot of trouble instead. After a skeleton is discovered near her aunt’s ranch, Amy and Phin find themselves more involved than they ever expected, which puts the town’s folk in a tizzy when people start getting hurt and ghost rumors and Goodnight connections to the events start to fly. There’s a bit of romance (not pukey) between Amy and ranch neighbor, Ben, which is pretty amusing. With a good dose of creepiness and intrigue, this is a guaranteed scary read.