Category: Reviews

Dec 31
Those Below by Daniel Polansky

Those Below by Daniel Polansky

Reviews 0 ★★★★

It was hard to let go of Those Below. So hard that I delayed reading the last ten or so pages until I was dangerously close to allowing 2016 to end before I turned the last page. I love this world, I love these characters, and I'm sad that it's over.

The second book in Polansky's duology, Those Below takes up two years after Those Above ended and reunites readers with a widely varied cast at the cusp of changing the world. They have each grown and changed in interesting ways and the Great and Terrible Deeds hinted at in...

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Dec 12
This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab

This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab

Reviews 0 ★★★★★

This is the kind of urban fantasy I love – gritty, dark, a little gory, and based on amazing characters whom I couldn’t help but love. This Savage Song highlights the best of Schwab’s writing — awesome story-craft and kick-ass worldbuilding — and introduces us to a world I won’t…

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Dec 08
The Pale Dreamer by Samantha Shannon

The Pale Dreamer by Samantha Shannon

Reviews 0 ★★★★★

The Pale Dreamer gives us a glimpse of Paige’s life before we met her in The Bone Season, taking us on an adventure through London after some poltergeists. It’s an excellent entry point for readers who are interested in The Bone Season series and want to give it a try….

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Nov 22
Aerie by Maria Dahvana Headley

Aerie by Maria Dahvana Headley

Reviews 0 ★★★★

I enjoyed Aerie a lot. It’s different enough from Magonia that it doesn’t suffer from second-book syndrome but keeps true to the things I loved about the first instalment. I’ll be back for more (if there is more!) and recommend it to those who enjoyed Magonia or like Neil Gaiman’s works.

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Nov 14
Winter by Marissa Meyer

Winter by Marissa Meyer

Reviews 3 ★★★★★

I’ve had a wonderful, wonderful time with Cinder, Scarlet, Cress and Winter, and I’m sad to let them go … but I do have the novellas in Stars Above to look forward to! The idea of blending science fiction, fairy tales, and Sailor Moon may sound odd (I was sceptical at first), but I urge readers to give the series a chance. I don’t think you’ll regret it.

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Apr 08
Waer by Meg Caddy

Waer by Meg Caddy

Reviews 3 ★★★★

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.

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Mar 28
A Tangle of Gold by Jaclyn Moriarty

A Tangle of Gold by Jaclyn Moriarty

Reviews 1 ★★★★★

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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