Reviews - Young Adult / New Adult

Kingdom of Shadows and Dust
Sherry D.
Ficklin

Ava, Princess of Ankara is expected to spend her life voiceless and submissive, like all of the other women of Ankara. But Ava longs for more. She runs off to war with her good friend Bridger. During her adventurous travels, Ava finds herself torn between two men: the Turnskin Callan and King Aldin of Taurel.

Drea lives in a perfect world, except for the wall. The fifteen-foot barrier is there to keep her safe, just like the Protectors patrolling her clean and orderly little world. There is no crime, no violence, and no strife, but Drea can feel the wrongness in every perfectly timed aspect of her life, right down to the wristwatch that logs her every movement.

For her failure to conform to the rules of the StoneHold Giant community, Brianna Mineshaker finds herself within the walls of Harmony School. The school trains the hardheaded adolescents from three races: humans, dryads, and giants. Once a victim of bullying, she is determined to find her place in this new community. The truth couldn’t be further away.

Allison Lee is an amateur photographer in high school. She loves photography and is even recognized often in her school paper, and by judges in a contest. She struggles with the abuse she suffers from the popular girls at school. Often snubbed and ridiculed, she is just a girl trying to survive the cruelty of high school.

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