Category: Reviews

Jan 16
Windwitch by Susan Dennard

Windwitch by Susan Dennard

Reviews 1 ★★★★½

I devoured Windwitch. It was almost impossible to put down from the very first page!! This, folks, is how you craft a sequel. While Truthwitch focussed on Safi, Windwitch lets Merik take centre stage. I admit I was wary about this change -- a series with four protagonists can run the risk of shifting the focus away from characters I care about and want to spend more time with. Though I did spend less time with Safi, she had enough presence in the minds of the other protagonists that I didn't have time to miss her. I was instead watching...

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Jan 13
Truthwitch by Susan Dennard

Truthwitch by Susan Dennard

Reviews 1 ★★★★½

Having loved Truthwitch the first time I read it, I was wary about re-reading it for review — had my illness-addled brain loved a book that wasn’t really that good? Would I find things to poke holes at now that I knew how the story unfolds? Would I still be…

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Jan 04
Australian Women Writers Challenge 2017

Australian Women Writers Challenge 2017

Reviews 0

Hi! I love the Australian Women Writers Challenge because it introduces me to new authors and encourages me to seek out books that would otherwise be outside my comfort zone. I’ve been a huge supporter of it and think it’s a wonderful initiative. I read 7 books by amazing Aussie…

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Dec 12
This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab

This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab

Reviews 0 ★★★★★

This is the kind of urban fantasy I love – gritty, dark, a little gory, and based on amazing characters whom I couldn’t help but love. This Savage Song highlights the best of Schwab’s writing — awesome story-craft and kick-ass worldbuilding — and introduces us to a world I won’t…

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Dec 08
The Pale Dreamer by Samantha Shannon

The Pale Dreamer by Samantha Shannon

Reviews 0 ★★★★★

The Pale Dreamer gives us a glimpse of Paige’s life before we met her in The Bone Season, taking us on an adventure through London after some poltergeists. It’s an excellent entry point for readers who are interested in The Bone Season series and want to give it a try….

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Nov 22
Aerie by Maria Dahvana Headley

Aerie by Maria Dahvana Headley

Reviews 0 ★★★★

I enjoyed Aerie a lot. It’s different enough from Magonia that it doesn’t suffer from second-book syndrome but keeps true to the things I loved about the first instalment. I’ll be back for more (if there is more!) and recommend it to those who enjoyed Magonia or like Neil Gaiman’s works.

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Nov 14
Winter by Marissa Meyer

Winter by Marissa Meyer

Reviews 3 ★★★★★

I’ve had a wonderful, wonderful time with Cinder, Scarlet, Cress and Winter, and I’m sad to let them go … but I do have the novellas in Stars Above to look forward to! The idea of blending science fiction, fairy tales, and Sailor Moon may sound odd (I was sceptical at first), but I urge readers to give the series a chance. I don’t think you’ll regret it.

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