3 Books That Hit My Radar Pt. 9

I do at least one of these a week and I’m not even mad about it. The only thing that does make me mad, is the fact that I can’t and haven’t read the books I recommend to you all. Now, that’s not always the case, I’ve read a few of them that I’ve listed in these posts, but not the majority.

I’ve been thoroughly enjoying indie/self-pubbed books so much recently. I don’t know what’s pushed me away from bigger mainstream titles, but I’m honestly not mad about it. And I know these posts tend to focus on smaller, less popular titles, but I’m including an upcoming 2021 release from HarperTeen, because it sounds amazing and I only just heard of it. And based on the pitch line alone, I need to share it with you all.

And, even better, one of the books I’m sharing with you is one I actually just read and will be reviewing – hell the post will probably go live before this one – and I definitely recommend it.

The last book is one that I saw an ad for. I’ve read other things by the author and the cover drew me in and now I need it.

So, without further ado, here are three more books to add to your TBRs!


Jade Fire Gold – June C.L. Tan

Told in a dual POV narrative reminiscent of EMBER IN THE ASHES, JADE FIRE GOLD is a YA fantasy is inspired by East Asian mythology and folk tales. Epic in scope but intimate in characterization, fans of classic fantasies by Tamora Pierce and the magical Asiatic setting of AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER will enjoy this cinematic tale of family, revenge, and forgiveness.

What if Katara were the Dark Avatar and Zuko was hunting her down?


In order to save her grandmother from a cult of dangerous priests, a peasant girl cursed with the power to steal souls enters a tenuous alliance with an exiled prince bent on taking back the Dragon Throne. The pair must learn to trust each other but are haunted by their pasts—and the true nature of her dark magic.


Stealing Embers (Fallen Legacies #1) – Julie Hall

A realm of monsters. A world of lies. She belongs to both.

My name is Emberly, and everything I’ve ever been told is a lie.

Monsters don’t exist. Wrong.
The nightmarish spectrum world is just my imagination. Wrong.
In a few months, I’ll finally be free. Wrong.

It takes being dragged to a secret training academy in the mountains to unravel the truth. My captors–an elite race of angel-born warriors called Nephilim.

The deadliest of them all is an arrogant shape shifter, Steel. He’s gorgeous, lethal, hot-headed . . . and convinced I’ll be the death of them all.

Maybe he’s right. As soon as I show up, the monsters that have haunted me my entire life breach the academy walls. My only hope of saving my new friends is learning how to control my powers, but when a stunning betrayal hurts someone I care about, I have an impossible choice.

Stay and fight for a place to belong . . . or decide once and for all that I’m better off alone.

Enter the spectrum world, a realm in-between worlds where shadow beasts draw blood, reality is a maze of twisted lights and sounds, and life goals are whittled down to just one: survive.

Fans of Jennifer L. Armentrout and Cassandra Clare will love this Crescent City meets Crave mash up!


Reign of Night (The Duskhunter Saga #1) – Sara C. Roethle

Lyssandra’s life is a lie. As a hunter of the Helius Order, she’s dedicated to slaying vampires and protecting the innocent. What no one knows is that she’s also a vampire’s human servant.

If her secret comes out, her own order will execute her.

When she finds Asher, she’ll cut out his heart for tying her to him, even if he only did it to save her. Even if it kills her too. But when a young girl is found dead, Lyssandra’s mission is derailed.

In the gaping hole where the girl’s heart once was, lies single red rose. Lyssandra has seen signature before, left by the vampire who took her uncle’s life. Karpov is one of the ancients, and his death is the only one Lyssandra wants more than Asher’s. Unfortunately, Karpov is also the only being—dead or undead—who holds the key to Asher’s whereabouts. If Lyssandra ever wants to find him, she’ll have to work with her uncle’s murderer.

Asher’s death could finally bring her peace, but can she accept it when it means leaving her uncle’s killer alive?


Let me know if you plan on checking any of these books out!

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