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Dec 02
Binary by Stephanie Saulter

Binary by Stephanie Saulter

Reviews 0 ★★★★★

The sequel to Gemsigns has blown me away. Binary is grander and more sophisticated than its predecessor, but lacks none of its heart and brilliance.

This story is set in a near-future world where humans, driven to near extinction by The Syndrome, create a species of genetically modified humans (gems) to be immune to the disease and to serve as second-class citizens to help humanity survive. Gemsigns introduced us to this world after the UN had issued a Declaration protecting gems from mistreatment, where gems and 'norms' were trying to figure out how to live as equals. Binary takes the...

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Dec 01
Corruption by Jessica Shirvington

Corruption by Jessica Shirvington

Reviews 2 ★★★★★

An absolutely brilliant conclusion to the story that began in Disruption, Corruption takes us deep into the heart of the sickness that is M-Corp and the technology they use to control and subdue American citizens and the world at large.

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Nov 27
Mitosis by Brandon Sanderson

Mitosis by Brandon Sanderson

Reviews 0 ★★★★★

This story expertly re-orients readers in the world Sanderson created in Steelheart, and gears us up for the followup which is coming out next year. If you like YA fantasy then I strongly encourage you to pick up Steelheart.

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Nov 25
This Shattered World by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner

This Shattered World by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner

Reviews 1 ★★★★★

This Shattered World is a perfect follow-up to These Broken Stars, and I don’t think that fans of the latter will be disappointed in the sequel. It has progressed the series arc while introducing us to a new world and new characters, and has set us up for a great final confrontation (which will happen on Corinth).

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Nov 17
Never Fade by Alexandra Bracken

Never Fade by Alexandra Bracken

Reviews 0 ★★★★★

Never Fade is a powerful followup to Alexandra Bracken’s The Darkest Minds, a book that I absolutely loved. I have really enjoyed Never Fade, which has surpassed the excellence of its predecessor and has me super-excited for In the Afterlight.

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Nov 15
Stocktake Saturday 43 – 2014

Stocktake Saturday 43 – 2014

Stocktake Saturday 2

Welcome to Stocktake Saturday! This week we have cover reveals of The Hush by Skye Melki-Wegner, The Liar’s Key (The Red Queen’s War #2) by Mark Lawrence, and Rogue (Talon #2) by Julie Kagawa, news about a movie based Just One Day and Just One Year and the end of the Amazon-Hachette stand-off, and my book haul.

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Nov 13
The Slow Regard of Silent Things by Patrick Rothfuss

The Slow Regard of Silent Things by Patrick Rothfuss

Reviews 1 ★★★★★

Auri is a gentle, beautiful, wondrous soul, and her adventure in this novella is heart-warming. I loved every page. I loved getting to know the hidden places that only she visits. I loved discovering a completely new place, naming it, and arranging it so it was just so. I loved the illustrations that made this book so sweet.

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Nov 12
The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen

The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen

Reviews 3 ★★★★★

An amazing book, even more so when you realise it’s a début. Début novels usually don’t come to readers so richly told and well-executed. I recommend The Queen of the Tearling to readers of fantasy, and fans of the works of Trudi Canavan and Sarah J. Maas will devour it.

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