•Lady Midnight (The Dark Artifices #1) by Cassandra Clare ~ 27% in, and I really really want to binge read it, but I’m wanting to finish my other read, so taking my time with this though I really like it so far!
•Fate of Flames (Effigies #1) by Sarah Raughley (Expected release date 11/22/16) ~ I am 26% in but I’m hoping to have it done by tonight or tomorrow. This one’s interesting so far because of its unique premise, and I can’t help but enjoy the MC, who happens to be such a fangirl of the Effigies! (Synopsis will follow, so that you’ll know what an Effigy even is.)
Four girls with the power to control the elements and save the world from a terrible evil must come together in the first epic novel in a brand-new series.
When Phantoms—massive beasts made from nightmares and darkness—suddenly appeared and began terrorizing the world, four girls, the Effigies, each gained a unique power to control one of the classical elements: earth, air, fire, and water. Since then, four girls across the world have continually fought against the Phantoms, fulfilling their cosmic duty. And when one Effigy dies, another girl gains her power as a replacement.
But now, with technologies in place to protect the world’s major cities from Phantom attacks, the Effigies have stopped defending humanity and, instead, have become international celebrities, with their heroic feats ranked, televised, and talked about in online fandoms.
Until the day that New York City’s protection against the Phantoms fails, a man seems to be able to control them by sheer force of will, and Maia, a high school student, unexpectedly becomes the Fire Effigy.
Now Maia has been thrown into battle with three girls who want nothing to do with one another. But with the first human villain that the girls have ever faced, and an army of Phantoms preparing for attack, there isn’t much time for the Effigies to learn how to work together.
Can the girls take control of their destinies before the world is destroyed forever?
Would love to hear what you’re currently reading, or thoughts on either of these books, if you’ve read them or they’re on your radar.