Posts Categorized: Reviews

Apr 24
The Girl Who Soared Over Fairyland and Cut the Moon in Two by Catherynne M. Valente

The Girl Who Soared Over Fairyland and Cut the Moon in Two by Catherynne M. Valente

Reviews 0 ★★★½

In this, the third instalment of Valente's Fairyland series, we see our beloved heroine September grow up, use her heart a bit more, and learn some awfully hard lessons. This book is tinged with more sorrow and melancholy than its predecessors, and seems altogether more serious and full of darkness.

September is looking forward, as usual, to the time when she can return to Fairyland and join her friends, A-Through-L the Wyverary and Saturday the Marid, in a rousing adventure full of magic. The previous two times she's been in Fairyland she's been busy overthrowing monarchs, but surely this time she...

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Apr 23
The Unbound by Victoria Schwab

The Unbound by Victoria Schwab

Reviews 2 ★★★½

Oh this book. I loved The Archived so much – its unique premise, its awesome protagonist Mackenzie, the relationships between Mac and her family, and of course, Wesley. I was lucky enough to get a copy of a sampler of The Unbound, and when I read it, the only thing…

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Apr 22
Panic by Lauren Oliver

Panic by Lauren Oliver

Reviews 0 ★★★★

I didn’t really know what I was getting into when I started to read Panic, but only one chapter in I knew the book had its hooks in me. The narration is brilliant, the premise is thrilling and haunting at the same time, and the characters are real in a…

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Apr 18
Sky on Fire by Emmy Laybourne

Sky on Fire by Emmy Laybourne

Reviews 0 ★★★½

Picking up immediately after the end of Monument 14, Sky on Fire is told in alternating points of view and finally shows us what’s going on outside the Greenway store while keeping us in contact with those inside it.

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Apr 09
Stung by Bethany Wiggins

Stung by Bethany Wiggins

Reviews 1 ★★★★

I was expecting yet another run-of-the-mill dystopian book but what I got was something so well crafted and believable that I can’t wait to dive into the second book as soon as I can.

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Apr 07
The Glass Republic by Tom Pollock

The Glass Republic by Tom Pollock

Reviews 1 ★★★★★

Tom Pollock writes a mind-blowing sequel with The Glass Republic, adding spice to the story he began in The City’s Son by switching protagonists and introducing a previously unexplored aspect of his alternate-world London.

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Apr 01
Dreams of Gods and Monsters by Laini Taylor

Dreams of Gods and Monsters by Laini Taylor

Reviews 4 ★★★★★

Laini Taylor’s gorgeous story-telling will sweep readers away from the first page, and then excite, horrify, generally agonise them until the last page is turned. Her writing is indescribably mesmerising, somehow managing to capture hearts and imaginations and allow us to immerse ourselves fully into the world she has created.

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