Category: Reviews

Mar 08
The Poison Throne by Celine Kiernan

The Poison Throne by Celine Kiernan

Reviews 0 ★★★★★

It's the characters and their relationships that really make this book. Wynter's relationship with Prince Razi, whom she calls 'brother', was especially sweet. I think they behaved very much like siblings. Her sudden and irrational jealousy of Christopher, Razi's best friend, irritated me until I realised acts just like a sister would. Wynter also has a wonderful relationship with her father, and she takes care of him lovingly during his illness. I think the story of The Poison Throne is so powerful because of the relationships the characters have with one another.

The action unfolds slowly throughout the book -...

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Mar 06
Eona by Alison Goodman

Eona by Alison Goodman

Reviews 0 ★★★★

Character driven books like Eon and Eona rely heavily on the interactions between the members of the cast. This book features strong, well written characters who are each driven but personal motivations. Even the characters of dubious morality were enjoyable to read about and relate to. The only character I…

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Mar 01
The Future of Us by Jay Asher & Carolyn Mackler

The Future of Us by Jay Asher & Carolyn Mackler

Reviews 0 ★★★★

Jay Asher writes contemporary young adult novels, the first of which was the New York Times bestselling novel Thirteen Reasons Why. Carolyn is widely known for her teen novels as well, notably Love and Other Four-Letter Words and The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things (which won the…

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Mar 01
Eon by Alison Goodman

Eon by Alison Goodman

Reviews 0 ★★★★★

I’ve been looking forward to reading this book ever since I slated it for the Australian Women Writers Reading Challenge. I was finally able to get to it, and it did not disappoint! Eon has a unique background: rooted in Chinese and Japanese culture and transformed into something both familiar…

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Feb 29
Everneath by Brodi Ashton

Everneath by Brodi Ashton

Reviews 0 ★★★

First of all, that cover is gorgeous! I think this is one of my favourite books cover ever – it’s beautiful and evocative, and I love the smoky effect. The plot line of Everneath is interesting, with intriguing ideas about life and death based on Greek mythology. I really enjoyed…

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Feb 14
Legend by Marie Lu

Legend by Marie Lu

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Marie Lu is the art director at Online Alchemy, a video game company, and also owns the children’s brand Fuzz Academy. She was first inspired to write Legend while watching Les Miserables one afternoon, and wondered how the relationship between a famous criminal vs. a prodigious detective might translate into…

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Feb 13
Assassin’s Quest by Robin Hobb

Assassin’s Quest by Robin Hobb

Reviews 0 ★★★★★

As the final book in The Farseer Trilogy, I was expecting great things from Assassin’s Quest, and it did not disappoint. It is a strong book, full of surprises and plot twists, and it kept me guessing until the last page. Fitz’s journey has been wonderful, and I feel like…

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Feb 08
The Iron Knight by Julie Kagawa

The Iron Knight by Julie Kagawa

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Julie Kagawa is an American author, who was born in Sacramento, California. Her love of reading led her to pen some very dark and gruesome stories, complete with colored illustrations, to shock her hapless teachers. The gory tales faded with time, but the passion for writing remained, long after she…

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Feb 08
The Iron Queen by Julie Kagawa

The Iron Queen by Julie Kagawa

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Julie Kagawa is an American author, who was born in Sacramento, California. Her love of reading led her to pen some very dark and gruesome stories, complete with colored illustrations, to shock her hapless teachers. The gory tales faded with time, but the passion for writing remained, long after she…

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Feb 07
Royal Assassin by Robin Hobb

Royal Assassin by Robin Hobb

Reviews 0 ★★★★★

The story-telling in this series keeps getting better. I was sucked into this book from the first chapter, and found myself reading it hungrily in large chunks. While the action moved slowly, it was driven by character development. Prince Regal’s scheming allowed the climax to build steadily, with the author…

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