• Review: Twisted Sisters

    Aspen Brooks survived her senior year and being stalked and kidnapped in the Revenge of the Homecoming Queen and now she's about to enter her first year of college at in Twisted Sisters. And Aspen expects things to go much smoother than last year and...

  • Review: Magic's Child Book III in the Magic or Madness Trilogy

    In the previous book in the Magic or Madness Trilogy, Magic Lessons, Reason Cansino acquired an extreme amount of magic as a gift from one of her ancestors. She can now do extraordinary things that no mere magical person can do. But her new magic is changing...

  • Review: I Want Candy

    Set in San Francisco, 14-year-old Candace Ong spends her time frying egg rolls in a restaurant her detached parents manage. Longing for a different life, Candace saves all her money planning for her escape. When her 'Best Friends Forever' schoolmate,...

  • Review: Magic Lessons Book Two in the Magic or Madness Trilogy

    Magic Lessons is the second installment in the Magic or Madness Trilogy. When we last left Reason Cansino, she was back home in Sydney Australia with her grandmother Esmeralda and new friends Jay-Tee and Tom. The door that separates Sydney and New York...

  • Review: The Elite

    Casey McCloy is in a completely different world. Moving from Normal, Illinois to the Upper-East Side of Manhattan to live with her grandmother at The Bramford when her mother wins a grant to do research for her first book in London is a bit overwhelming....

  • Review: The Romance Readers' Book Club

    This book starts on Oct 31, 1974 in rural Georgia. The main character Tammi Lynn Elco is 15 and strangely enough so was I. Okay, I was 15 on Oct 31st but I turned 16 on Nov 2nd and I didn't live in rural Georgia but in rural southern Maryland. Still,...

  • Review: Anna's Secret

    Kelly McWinter is a man who has known love, heartache and grief. After the death of his wife and unborn child he walks away from police work to become a security guard at a little place called Indian Creek. Gone were the midnight runs, homicides and the...

  • Review: Magic or Madness

    Magic or Madness is the first book in the Magic or Madness trilogy by Justine Larbalestier. In the first installment, the reader is introduced to a fifteen-year-old girl named Reason Cansino. Reason was raised by her mother Sarafina alone in the Australian...

  • Review: The Guy Next Door A BFF Novel

    Maggie's parents are getting a divorce. And she and her mother have had to move from their big home to a smaller one. This also means that Maggie is no longer the next door neighbor to Ethan Andrews, her crush. This is just the start of her problems....

  • Review: Hex Education

    Sophie Stone is fourteen years old and doesn't want to move out of her hometown in LA. She's leaving all of her friends behind and has to start all over in a new school and new town. Mythic, Massachusetts is known for its history of witches who lived...

  • Review: Devilish

    It's senior year at St. Teresa's Preparatory School for Girls. And the big thing about being a senior is getting a "little" which is getting a freshman or new student and showing them around. But the key is getting a good little. This is where the trouble...

  • Review: Pretty Little Devils In Hardback and Paperback

    Pretty Little Devils (PLD) are a group of pretty, popular girls. Hazel Stone is tired of being unpopular and wants to join PLD. And Sylvia Orly, the group leader, agrees and soon Hazel is inducted into the club. Pretty Little Devils is typical high school...

  • Review: Into the Wild Book 1

    This was a very sweet read. Julie has a hard time fitting in. Her mother, Rapunzel, or Zel as she likes to be called, runs a beauty parlor. Her grandmother, Gothel, is the wicked witch who imprisoned Zel in the tower. She is now reformed and runs the...

  • Review: All About Vee

    Vee is hard to like at first. She is a typical teen in that her world revolves around her. Her dad raised her after her mom died. Her dad didn't want to talk about her mom and used food as a substitute. That becomes a theme in Vee's life. When things...

  • Review: Chosen A House of Night Novel, #3

    Warning: spoilers ahead (not about this book but the two previous books in the series). If you haven't read Marked and Betrayed do not read this review. Refer to my reviews of the first two books or go straight to the store and buy them! I again found...

  • Review: Breathe My Name

    This was a compelling young adult novel. I was attracted to this book because of the title and when I read the cover blurb I was intrigued. We first meet a girl called Shine and her sisters Tan and Ninny. They live in a place called Fireless with their...

  • Interview: Tamazon (Moderator) Interviews Jane Toombs

    Hello Jane, The girls of Night Owl Romance are pleased that you have granted us an interview We would love to get to know you Could you please start by telling us a little about yourself? I'm Jane Toombs and I've been published for many years, which accounts...

  • Review: Rich Girl: A BFF Novel

    We briefly met Victoria Lee in the first BFF novel, Manderley Prep. Victoria has the life any teenager would love - rich, beautiful and living at home without her parents. But that's just on the surface. She's lonely living in that big house alone, has...

  • Review: Vampire Academy

    Vampire Academy is about a Vampire princess and her guardian, both who are teens and have not finished with high school. They are both special in their own ways. Lissa Dragomir, our Vampire, is a mortal Moroi who has special powers of earth magic. Rose...

  • Review: Manderley Prep

    Manderley Prep is an updated version of the classic tale of Cinderella. This time featuring Cindy Ellis who dreams of becoming successful and making a life elsewhere away from her evil stepfamily. I was hesitant about this book because it is a new version...

  • Review: Corn Maze

    Hannah Barnes is a bit different than the average twelve-year-old. What makes her different is her best friend is a young ghost named, Lilah, that lives in the old mansion that the Barnes family moved into in Fraser, Georgia. You see, Hannah and her family...

  • Review: Betrayed The House of Night, #2

    Warning: Do not try to read this book if you haven't read Marked. We rejoin Zoey Redbird as she takes her place as the leader of the Dark Daughters. She finally feels like she belongs at the House of Night. While it is overwhelming to be chosen by the...

  • Review: Girls That Growl A Blood Coven Vampire Novel, #3

    Girls That Growl is about Rayne MacDonald a Goth girl who is junior in high school. She happens to be a vampire slayer and a vampire rolled all into one what more could a hunkie vampire boyfriend ask for? On her first day back at school she is called...

  • Review: Angelic Voices

    Sunday morning, while everyone was piling into the family van, her brother, Roger, gave her the answer she was looking for. He told her that he was aware that Susie was a friend from choir and that he didn't want one of his sister's friends to get into...

  • Review: Demon Envy

    Demon Envy by Erin Lynn is a funny, laugh out loud story for the young adult/teenager. The characters are rich with lots of jealousy, insecurity.envy --- THEY'RE HIGH SCHOOL AGE. Their lives are complex with teenager/age based predicaments such as sharing...

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First Year by Rachel E. Carter

Magic. Romance. War. Perfect for fans of Throne of Glass, Falling Kingdoms, and Tamora Pierce.

Before the age of seventeen, the young men and women of Jerar are given a choice --pursue a trade or enroll in a trial year in one of the realm's three war schools to study as a soldier, knight, or mage...

For fifteen-year-old Ryiah, the choice has always been easy. Become a mage and train in Combat, the most prestigious faction of magic.

Yet when she arrives, Ry finds herself competing against friend and foe for one of the exalted apprenticeships. Everyone is rooting for her to fail--first and foremost among them is Prince Darren, the school prodigy who has done nothing but make life miserable since she arrived.

Will Ry survive, or will her dream go down in flames?

*** The first book in The Black Mage series by USA Today bestselling author Rachel E. Carter. ***

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