This month I obviously have been attracted to a bunch of books that had a bit of a magical theme. From Korean mythology, witches, to all powerful guardians, there is a world magic system for every taste.
Looking for something with a bit of an Asian mythology flair?
Last of the Talons by Sophie Kim
Last of the Talons was a well-done debut novel based on Korean mythology. Something that I know myself, and my drama enthusiast readers, can appreciate. The story focuses on gang assassin Shin Lina as she journies into the immortal world after the Pied Piper and begins a deadly game that will have only one of them surviving. If you like the enemies to lovers genre and want some Asian influence in your YA novels, then this is 100% the book for you.
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Want your romance to include a bit of magic?
Witchful Thinking by Celestine Martin
Am I the only one that has felt like we have been overloaded with witch-themed romances lately? It was to the point where I was not excited to pick this book up. But I am glad I did since it ended up being a very fun and fluffy romance. Sassy witches, spells gone haywire, and sexy mermen….Witchful Thinking has it all. The way they made the town a hotbed of supernatural creatures all living together really worked for me. I also liked Alex being a Merman with a bit of wanderlust and Lucinda being stuck with family obligations. The two of them finding a middle ground because of their love worked well and I was glad I read this book.
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For those that want a bit of a dark bite to their magic
The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
This was the book chosen for my December book club and it was such a fun read. Neil Gaiman is an accomplished storyteller and has the ability to suck you into his worlds in a way few other authors can. From the first chapter, I was enthralled and horrified at the various events that happened and I had to find out what happened. If you are looking for a more modern fairytale that feels similar to a Brother’s Grimm fairytale, then this is for you.
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Til the next turn of the page,
Dramas With a Side of Kimchi