Posts Categorized: Reviews

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.

(James) Mycroft and (Rachel) Watts are now in a relationship, having spent most of the earlier book as friends, and there are some incredible moments between them in this book. Their relationship in no way detracts from the excitement and danger of the case they...

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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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Oct 20
A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray

A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray

Reviews 1 ★★★★★

I loved everything about A Thousand Pieces of You! It’s a beautiful book and I know I’ll spend a lot of time raving about it. I don’t think I can accurately express how much I loved this book. You’ll just have to grab yourself a copy and experience the awesome yourself.

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Oct 17
The Child Eater by Rachel Pollack

The Child Eater by Rachel Pollack

Reviews 0 ★★★★★

The Child Eater is a fantastical story about two boys, born in different worlds and centuries apart, who are bound together by magic and fate, and a monstrous creature known only as The Child Eater. He has preyed on generations of children and their ghostly voices cry out for help, cry out for someone to end their curse.

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Oct 14
Talon by Julie Kagawa

Talon by Julie Kagawa

Reviews 1 ★★★

This book is about dragons! DRAGONS!! How excite!! I’m really disappointed with it because Kagawa did incredible things by subverting everything we knew about vampires and dystopia with The Blood of Eden series, but in Talon we’ve gone back to mediocre (and annoying) characters and shaky world-building that made me dislike the Iron Fey books.

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Oct 06
Countdown by Michelle Rowen

Countdown by Michelle Rowen

Reviews 2 ★★

At first glance Countdown looks and sounds too similar to The Hunger Games. But I was pleasantly surprised that the two are can be easily separated (the dystopian and kill-people-for-an-audience elements aside).

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Oct 02
Twelve by T.M. Franklin

Twelve by T.M. Franklin

Reviews 0 ★★★★

Twelve rounds out Ava’s journey admirably, and although I am sad to let her go, I have enjoyed every moment of my time with her and Caleb. This is the kind of paranormal fantasy I love to read, and I’ll be looking out for Franklin’s future works with great interest.

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Sep 26
The Professional by Kresley Cole

The Professional by Kresley Cole

Reviews 0 ★★

If you like this kind of story, give it a go. I don’t like this kind of story so it’s hard for me to even tell if it’s a good example of what it is. But my gut feeling is there are stories like this that are of a higher standard.

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