The Cursed Crown by Matthew S. Cox

The Cursed Crown by Matthew S. CoxCox smoothly blends questions of metaphysics with grimy fantasy and diverse characters to create a young adult tale that is both deep and fast-paced, uplifting and realistic.

This novel is the sequel to The Eldritch Heart. As Cox himself says at the start, sharp pointy spoilers ahead.

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Seven Things Not to do When Everyone’s Trying to Kill You by Megan O’Russell

Seven Things Not to do When Everyone's Trying to Kill You by Megan O'RussellDisplaying a firm grasp of how all lives suffer the same burden of the mundane without losing the excitement of magic and high-stakes adventure, O’Russell continues her fresh take on the trope of a young person who discovers they are a magician.

This novel is the second in The Tale of Bryant Adams series. This review might prophecy secrets from within the previous volume.

Fractured Skies by Stephanie Flint & Isaac Flint

Fractured Skies by Stephanie Flint & Isaac FlintThe Flints mix the ethics of regime change, magic, future technology, and teenage angst to create a tale that is both an extravaganza of fantastical events and a nuanced exploration of moral choice.

This novel is the second in the Distant Horizons series, and includes events that happen at the same time as the Glitch trilogy.