Wednesday, June 15, 2016

#SpecFic Bookworm News: A Review of Rachel Morgan's Scarlett #ya #fantasy

Scarlett by Rachel Morgan

Scarlett by Rachel Morgan
Beth must embrace her powers or be controlled by them in Rachel Morgan's Scarlett. This story is a companion tale for Morgan's Creepy Hollow series and tells how the character Scarlett came into her magical powers. What I loved most about this book is Beth's transformation into Scarlett. In the beginning, she's terrified of what her awakening powers can do and ostracized for it, even from her own kind, but she finds a way to embrace herself. The repetition of "I am independent. I am strong. I am powerful." speaks to Scarlett, and those three simple sentences hold power we can believe in. If you are a fan of the Creepy Hollow series or young adult paranormal books, then you won't want to miss out on reading Scarlett by Rachel Morgan.

Never Ever by Sara Saedi
SuperNova by Liz Long
The King Slayer by Virginia Boecker
Last Call at the Nightshade Lounge by Paul Krueger
The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman
Titanborn by Rhett C. Bruno
Age of Myth by Michael J. Sullivan
The Book of Esther by Emily Barton
The Reaper's Sacrifice by Abigail Baker
Blue Moon by Lisa Kessler
Shadow Rider by Christine Feehan
A Faerie's Curse by Rachel Morgan
End of Watch by Stephen King
And I Darken by Kiersten White
The Fireman by Joe Hill
Magic Bitter, Magic Sweet by Charlie N. Holmberg
Legacies by Greg Cox

On Monday, June 13, I was over at Christine Rains' blog sharing some of my favorite parallel universes/alternate history books, TV shows, and movies.

Don't forget People of Foxwick and Their Neighbors is 99c for the month of June!

A reminder: #SpecFic Bookworm News is moving to the first Wednesday of the month in July. See this post for an explanation why.

I'd also like to say that my heart has been heavy since hearing about the mass shooting in Orlando at Pulse. As someone who did a little bit of clubbing back in the day, the gay clubs were always the best and most welcoming. My heart breaks for their friends and family. The brilliant Lin-Manuel Miranda (of Hamilton fame) wrote a beautiful, emotional sonnet for his acceptance speech that mentioned the tragedy. If you haven't seen it, you should.

(And a big shout out to Hamilton for their eleven Tony Awards! Even though I can't afford spending over two weeks' salary on a ticket to the show right now, just you wait, just you wait.)