Friday, July 19, 2013

Friday 5 - Boyce and Macumber

This week's Friday 5 are author's works that I have reviewed that still have me waiting for next installments to release. I'm looking forward to more and so should you.

S.M. Boyce
1. Lichgates

S.M. Boyce has created a series that knocks your socks off from beginning to end. LICHGATES, the first book in the Grimoire Trilogy, takes Kara Magari and throws her smack dab in the middle of a crazy magical world as the Vagabond, the role she inherits from the original Vagabond to try to bring the civilizations of Ourea out of constant conflict with her magical book, the Grimoire. This book has towering highs and dreadful lows that pull you from chapter to chapter. This YA book is one that I would highly recommend to any fantasy reader that enjoys strong characters and plenty of magic.

2. Treason

S.M. Boyce has done it again with her second book in the Grimoire Trilogy. TREASON takes the series to the next level with its twists and turns. Boyce takes the reader to the edge and snatches you back again as you tag along Kara’s adventure through Ourea and discover her power alongside her. Boyce proves, with this book, that she has all the tools needed to be a successful storyteller. I eagerly await, HERITAGE, the final book in the trilogy. After reading the first two books, I can’t wait to see what Boyce has in store for Kara and all the others living in Ourea.

3. Heritage and Illusion

The saga continues, and I eagerly anticipate the next releases in this fresh fantasy tale. It draws me in, revs me up, and keeps my turning the pages in anticipation. Keep watch on Boyce's website for more information.

4. A Minor Magic

A MINOR MAGIC, by Justin Macumber, is a coming of age fantasy story for a young teen, Skylar, who lives in a much changed Earth after mysterious fires raged across the surface about a decade earlier. Skylar, after abruptly learning she has magic, is forcibly made to leave from the only real home she has ever known since her mother died years before. Skylar is forced to deal with the landscape and the brutish world that it has become on her own for the first time in her life.

As the story unfolds, we watch as Skylar is forced to face guilt, shame, mistrust, and her strange new ability. A MINOR MAGIC is a wonderful story with interesting characters that are both believable and fun to learn about. Justin Macumber has done a great job weaving a tale that gives the audience a young, strong, female lead that doesn't need to be dressed for the beach to impress. I would recommend this book to anyone that enjoys a strong fantasy tale, and I look forward to reading the next book in the series when it releases, A BROKEN MAGIC.

5. A Broken Magic

With a slam dunk of a first novel (A Minor Magic), the next installment will be A Broken Magic. Skylar's tale continues as the already ruptured world begins to spiral confusingly out of control. Keep up to date at Justin Macumber's website.