Posts Categorized: Reviews

Nov 25
This Shattered World by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner

This Shattered World by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner

Reviews 0 ★★★★★

Everything we loved in These Broken Stars, the YA science fiction novel that has taken the genre by storm, is present in full force in This Shattered World. This sequel is amazing, and I am again left in awe at the world and characters that Kaufman and Spooner have created.

There's a new world to discover, new characters to get to know, a new romance blossoming in the unlikeliest of places, but This Shattered World has the same meticulous plotting and attention to detail that made These Broken Stars so amazing. It's stylistically similar: told in alternating point of view...

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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 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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Nov 05
Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell

Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell

Reviews 2 ★★★½

Cloud Atlas is ridiculously clever. It’s a sweeping narrative that takes us from the 1800s to a distant post-apocalyptic future, following six different stories along the way. By turns brilliant and over-reaching, and I liked some aspects of it and loathed others.

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Nov 03
Bad for You by Abbi Glines

Bad for You by Abbi Glines

Reviews 0 ★★★½

This is Krit’s story!! I think, aside from Dewayne, I’ve been looking forward to Krit’s story the most. Krit’s a rock star – the lead singer of a band with the tattoos and hoards of women after him to go with that title. Blythe was taken in by a pastor…

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Oct 30
Every Word by Ellie Marney

Every Word by Ellie Marney

Reviews 0 ★★★★★

We take up with Mycroft and Watts some eight weeks after Every Breath, when news from London sets a new sleuthing adventure in motion for the troubled duo. Every Word is a gripping crime-thiller that builds on the foundations laid down in Every Breath, and is every bit as exciting and engaging as its predecessor.

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Oct 28
Shatterwing by Donna Maree Hanson

Shatterwing by Donna Maree Hanson

Reviews 0 ★★★★

Shatterwing is the first novel in the Dragon Wine series, which is set on a world which used to have two moons until one of them (called Ruel) broke and crashed into the planet. Now there is one moon (Belle), and fragments of Ruel span the sky and occasionally fall out of orbit to impact on the planet. Intelligent life has regressed, partly because of the devastating effects of the planet-satellite impact, and partly because the impact seems to have introduced a species into the world: dragons.

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Oct 27
This Night So Dark by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner

This Night So Dark by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner

Reviews 1 ★★★★★

This Night So Dark tells us how Tarver became a Major in the army, and why he was all over the news when we met him in These Broken Stars. Tarver and Lilac, who are living together after the events of These Broken Stars, are talking about that eventful night because Tarver still has nightmares about it. And in the retelling, they realise that those events are connected to the crash of the Icarus and all that happened afterwards.

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Oct 23
Unmade by Sarah Rees Brennan

Unmade by Sarah Rees Brennan

Reviews 0 ★★★★½

Brennan’s third instalment in the Lynburn Legacy takes us on a journey to uncover the deepest, darkest secrets of Sorry-in-the-Vale and overcome the biggest threat the village has seen in centuries.

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