Category: Reviews

Tithe by Holly Black

Tithe by Holly Black

February 17, 2020 Reviews 0 ★★★

Having loved The Darkest Part of the Forest, I was expecting something surreal and creepy from Tithe. While it delivered on those fronts, it also felt confused and half-hearted.

Tithe took a long time to begin. The first part of the novel felt disjointed and slow. It may have been a reflection of just how not-normal Kaye was, but it didn't feel well executed and detracted from my enjoyment. Plus, there's a dream-like quality in the novel that holds the reader at bay from the action (maybe because Kaye feels so removed from the real world). The pacing is choppy,...

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The Secret Runners of New York by Matthew Reilly

The Secret Runners of New York by Matthew Reilly

April 26, 2019 Reviews 0 ★★½

I’m a massive fan of Reilly’s books. I preordered this book the moment it was available for preorder, picked it up on release day, and read it in one sitting. The Secret Runners of New York combines time travel with high school, following Skye Rogers as she starts at a…

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The Song Rising by Samantha Shannon

The Song Rising by Samantha Shannon

March 18, 2019 Reviews 0 ★★★★

The third instalment in this series begins almost immediately where The Mime Order left off – with Paige coming to grips with the deception that had been revealed to her. But her tenuous grip on the Mime Order and uneasy alliance with there Rephaim leave her with very little time to recover, especially when a new threat is revealed.

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Isadora by Charlotte McConaghy

Isadora by Charlotte McConaghy

March 28, 2017 Reviews 0 ★★★★★

Isadora is everything I wanted for the last instalment of The Chronicles of Kaya. It was brilliantly written and emotional, and I raced through it in two sittings. Falco and Isadora are probably my favourite pair from this series.

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To the Sea by Christine Dibley

To the Sea by Christine Dibley

January 22, 2017 Reviews 0 ★★★★

A gorgeous contemporary novel set in Tasmania, To the Sea was the perfect holiday read for me. Told in multiple points of view over the days between Christmas and New Year’s Eve, it conveys a beautiful story spanning generations.

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Windwitch by Susan Dennard

Windwitch by Susan Dennard

January 16, 2017 Reviews 1 ★★★★½

I devoured Windwitch. It was almost impossible to put down from the very first page!! I think this series is perfect for fans of YA fantasy and a must read for anyone who enjoyed Truthwitch.

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Truthwitch by Susan Dennard

Truthwitch by Susan Dennard

January 13, 2017 Reviews 1 ★★★★½

Truthwitch is a quick and fun read that I loved. My excitement regarding Windwitch has been rejuvenated. I think this series will be enjoyed by those who like YA fantasy such as Throne of Glass and Poison Study.

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