Posts Categorized: Reviews

Apr 08
Waer by Meg Caddy

Waer by Meg Caddy

Reviews 2 ★★★★

Waer by Meg Caddy is an accomplished début that takes readers into a fantasy land where legends roam alongside humans and werewolves. A rarity of its kind - a standalone - Waer is an great example of a well-crafted YA fantasy. All of Caddy's characters, even the most minor ones, have a lot of depth to them. One gets the sense that they all have fully fleshed out histories and stories in the author's mind - we just haven't been given the opportunity to see them. They feel real, especially Lowell and Lycaea. Waer begins with Lowell, who finds a...

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Mar 28
A Tangle of Gold by Jaclyn Moriarty

A Tangle of Gold by Jaclyn Moriarty

Reviews 0 ★★★★★

Coming to the end of any series is a bittersweet experience, but reading A Tangle of Gold – the concluding volume in the spellbinding The Colours of Madeleine series – was especially emotional for me. It’s hard to believe that my adventure with Madeleine and Elliot, and my time in Cello and Cambridge, is over.

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Feb 22
Broken Sky by L. A. Weatherly

Broken Sky by L. A. Weatherly

Reviews 1 ★★★½

I enjoyed Broken Sky, the first book in The Broken Trilogy from the very first page. Something about it just grabbed me. The setting and the concepts it explored were interesting, and the protagonist was awesome.

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Feb 12
Night Study by Maria V. Snyder

Night Study by Maria V. Snyder

Reviews 0 ★★★★

Night Study, the fifth instalment in the Study series, and second in the Soulfinders series, is everything we’ve come to expect from Snyder. Exciting, action packed, full of twist and turns that will keep you guessing, this book will leave you desperate for more.

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Feb 03
Marked by Sue Tingey

Marked by Sue Tingey

Reviews 1 ★★

I feel oddly duped by Marked. I was expecting a paranormal-urban fantasy with some detective/crime vibes, and what I got was a paranormal romance that reminded me of the Merry Gentry books by Laurell K. Hamilton.

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Feb 01
Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard

Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard

Reviews 4 ★★★★

I found a lot to like in Glass Sword. It wasn’t perfect, but it was a stronger sequel by far. It rose above the admittedly low bar that Red Queen had set. A good sequel that builds and expands on the foundations of its predecessor.

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Jan 22
Those Above by Daniel Polansky

Those Above by Daniel Polansky

Reviews 1 ★★★★

Firstly, isn’t that cover gorgeous? It’s what drew me to Those Above in the first place, that beautiful cover with a giant sword that screamed Read Me. And I was further enthralled when I read the synopsis. A human uprising against the Gods? Sign me up. I really enjoyed Those Above. It has moments of brilliance where it transcends expectations, and at all other times is an entertaining and glorious read. I can’t wait to get my hands on the sequel!

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