Category: Reviews

The Invasion of the Tearling by Erika Johansen

The Invasion of the Tearling by Erika Johansen

November 5, 2015 Reviews 0 ★★★★½

Kelsea, now firmly settled into her role as the Queen of the Tear, is now preparing for war with the neighbouring kingdom of Mortmesme. The Invasion of the Tearling begins with an incursion into the disputed territory between the two kingdoms and ends with a siege. But the invasion and the accompanying war is only one element in this complicated book, and I've loved how Johansen wove all the different threads together to create a masterpiece of a story. My favourite aspect of The Invasion of the Tearling, unsurprisingly, is Kelsea. She's not perfect by any means, she's actually one...

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Audiobook Review: Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor

Audiobook Review: Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor

October 23, 2015 Reviews 3 ★★★★★

Again, I’ve been absolutely blown away by the experience. Khristine Hvam narrates this complex and beautiful take superbly. I loved the voices she gave the characters. Especially Zuzana. She captures the hurt and loss felt by both Karou and Akiva brilliantly. I feel like the really gets the story, the characters, and the world.

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Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater

Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater

September 7, 2015 Reviews 2 ★★★★★

Reading The Raven Cycle is painful. But it’s a beautiful kind of pain that I, and many other readers, keep going back for. The lush world building, intriguing characters, and superb plotting suck people in and refuse to let them go. Blue Lily, Lily Blue is a masterpiece. It’s brilliant, evocative, vivid, and, above all, magical.

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Half a War by Joe Abercrombie

Half a War by Joe Abercrombie

August 24, 2015 Reviews 0 ★★★★★

Half the War concludes the journey we embarked on with Yarvi in Half a King, bringing his tale to its stunning conclusion and reminding us why we love to read Abercrombie’s stories so much. This novel encapsulates the best of Joe’s writing and world-building, and has left me awed and wanting more.

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The Last Place by Michael Adams

The Last Place by Michael Adams

August 5, 2015 Reviews 0 ★★★★

The Last Place is the fast-paced, intense, and thrilling conclusion to a spellbinding trilogy. Michael Adams has achieved what few authors can – a thoughtful and enthralling exploration of humanity and the human psyche in the face of an apocalyptic disaster.

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Fearless by Marianne Curley

Fearless by Marianne Curley

July 30, 2015 Reviews 0 ★★★★

Fearless, the last instalment in the Avena series, concludes Ebony and Nathaneal’s story admirably, and I enjoyed every moment of it immensely. I’ve loved this series since I read Hidden, and am sad to let these characters and their world go.

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Resonance by Celine Kiernan

Resonance by Celine Kiernan

July 28, 2015 Reviews 1 ★★★★

Resonance is a smorgasbord of delights, offering gothic fantasy, historical fiction, and horror in one 450 page novel that will readers spellbound. It certainly gripped me – I read it one sitting on a Sunday afternoon.

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Burn by Paula Weston

Burn by Paula Weston

June 17, 2015 Reviews 1 ★★★★★

What a glorious way to end off one of the best angel-themed paranormal series I’ve ever read! Burn is everything I expected from the final instalment of The Rephaim, a brilliantly plotted novel where action, romance, and intrigue come together to create magic.

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Magonia by Maria Dahvana Headley

Magonia by Maria Dahvana Headley

June 15, 2015 Reviews 4 ★★★★★

Magonia is one of the most beautiful books I’ve had the pleasure of reading in a long time. The prose, the characters, the world-building, everything about it is simply gorgeous.

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The Heir by Kiera Cass

The Heir by Kiera Cass

May 28, 2015 Reviews 0 ★★★★

I liked The Heir, I think it takes the idea of The Selection and does something new and different with it. I liked getting to know Eadlyn and her siblings, and seeing all my old(er) favourites from the original series.

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Shadow Study by Maria V. Snyder

Shadow Study by Maria V. Snyder

May 18, 2015 Reviews 0 ★★★★

It was delightful to get back to Yelena and Valek after so long, and Shadow Study proves that the magic of some worlds and their characters only strengthens with time. This book is a wonderful beginning to a kick-ass new series that introduces us to a new threat, some new…

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