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Apr 15
Every Move by Ellie Marney

Every Move by Ellie Marney

Reviews 0 ★★★★

The last instalment of Ellie Marney's Every series has left me conflicted and sad. Although it's hard to say good-bye to Mycroft and Watts, it's probably for the best because I didn't really like the way this book turned out.

Every Move started off very strongly, with Rachel and James both dealing with what happened in London the best they can. For Rachel it means vowing to never get mixed up in anything dangerous ever again and avoiding speaking about it at all. For Mycroft this means getting to the bottom of the mystery of his parent's death as quickly...

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Apr 08
Half Wild by Sally Green

Half Wild by Sally Green

Reviews 1 ★★★★

Half Wild is the follow-up to Half Bad. This series follows Nathan Byrn, a half-White and half-Black witch in a world where the two hate each other and don’t usually mix. The fact that Nathan’s father is the most notorious and dangerous Black witch in existence doesn’t help the matter….

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Apr 02
Firefight by Brandon Sanderson

Firefight by Brandon Sanderson

Reviews 1 ★★★★★

Firefight is a wonderful sequel to the heart-stopping Steelheart, delivering all the action, adventure, and fun that readers will expect. It’s an explosive adventure that captured my imagination, and has left me sad that I have to wait so long for the next instalment, Calamity. Killing the tyrannical Epic Steelheart…

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Mar 30
Beauty by Sarah Pinborough

Beauty by Sarah Pinborough

Reviews 0 ★★★★

Another enchanting and dark fairytale by Sarah Pinborough, Beauty is set before Charm and Poison and allows us to understand those stories a lot better. It introduces us to the prince, the huntsman, a very curious girl, and a deeply disturbing castle. Beauty is a brilliant mixture of Beauty and…

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Mar 26
Charm by Sarah Pinborough

Charm by Sarah Pinborough

Reviews 0 ★★★★½

Brilliantly reimagined and haunting, Charm is a dark and sexy retelling of the Cinderella fairytale with an incredible twist. Cinderella’s father remarried after her mother’s death, but she hates her stepmother and her two step-sisters. She does all the chores in the house so she doesn’t have to interact with…

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Mar 24
Poison by Sarah Pinborough

Poison by Sarah Pinborough

Reviews 1 ★★★★½

“A wicked, delicious, sexy Snow White fairytale” That basically sums Poison! No need to elaborate … Ha, I kid. Poison is a scrumptious retelling of a classic tale that re-imagines the world and the circumstances of our beloved characters. Pinborough’s evil queen is more sympathetic than expected and her Snow…

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Mar 18
Whisper the Dead by Alyxandra Harvey

Whisper the Dead by Alyxandra Harvey

Reviews 1 ★★★★★

Whisper the Dead is the second book in this wonderful series that follows three teen witches in the regency era. Emma, Penelope, and Gretchen have recently found out that they are witches of the powerful Lovegrove line, and are now struggling to control their powers in an increasingly dangerous world….

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Mar 16
Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

Reviews 1 ★★★

An admirable début novel that combines a rags-to-riches story with a dystopian world and the powers of the X-Men, Red Queen will please a varied audience. I enjoyed reading it but have to concede that there is almost nothing original about it, and that it ultimately failed to wow me…

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Mar 13
The Mime Order by Samantha Shannon

The Mime Order by Samantha Shannon

Reviews 0 ★★★★★

Oh. My. I loved The Bone Season, but its sequel has taken my breath away! The Bone Season allowed us to explore Sheol-I in-depth, but robbed us of the opportunity to understand Paige’s Scion-London. The Mime Order gives us the chance we’d missed, opening up the world – and Underworld…

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