The Black Blade Series by Jennifer Estep
Looking for your next young adult series? Look no further than Jennifer Estep’s Black Blade series. It’s a must read from a must read author. The Black Blade series is like Harry Potter meets the Sopranos.
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Cold Burn of Magic by Jennifer EstepSeries: Black Blade #1
Published by Kensington Books on April 28th 2015
Genres: Fantasy & Magic, Young Adult
Also in this series: Dark Heart of Magic (Black Blade, #2), Bright Blaze of Magic
There Be Monsters Here. . .
It's not as great as you'd think, living in a tourist town that's known as "the most magical place in America." Same boring high school, just twice as many monsters under the bridges and rival Families killing each other for power.
I try to keep out of it. I've got my mom's bloodiron sword and my slightly illegal home in the basement of the municipal library. And a couple of Talents I try to keep quiet, including very light fingers and a way with a lock pick.
But then some nasty characters bring their Family feud into my friend's pawn shop, and I have to make a call--get involved, or watch a cute guy die because I didn't. I guess I made the wrong choice, because now I'm stuck putting everything on the line for Devon Sinclair. My mom was murdered because of the Families, and it looks like I'm going to end up just like her. . .
Dark Heart of Magic (Black Blade, #2) by Jennifer EstepPublished by Kensington on October 27th 2015
Genres: YA Fantasy, Young Adult
Also in this series: Cold Burn of Magic
Something Wicked This Way Comes...
As a thief, I stick to the shadows as much as possible. But when the head of the Sinclair Family picks me to compete in the Tournament of Blades, there's no escaping the spotlight—or the danger.
Even though he's my competition, Devon Sinclair thinks I have the best shot at winning what's supposed to be a friendly contest. But when the competitors start having mysterious "accidents," it looks like someone will do anything to win—no matter who they hurt.
As if I didn't have enough to worry about, mobster Victor Draconi is plotting against Devon and the rest of my friends, and someone's going around Cloudburst Falls murdering monsters. One thing's for sure. Sometimes, humans can be more monstrous than anything else...