Category: Reviews

Feb 05
The Iron Daughter by Julie Kagawa

The Iron Daughter 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 graduated and was supposed to get a real job. Julie now lives in Louisville, Kentucky, with her husband. She is best known for writing the Iron Fey series: The Iron King, The Iron Daughter, The Iron Queen and The Iron Knight.

    Half Summer faery princess, half human.

    Meghan has never fit...

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Feb 03
Fallen in Love by Lauren Kate

Fallen in Love by Lauren Kate

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Lauren Kate is the internationally bestselling author of The Betrayal of Natalie Hargrove and the Fallen novels: Fallen, Torment, Passion and the forthcoming Rapture. Her books have been translated into more than thirty languages. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband.     Unexpected. Unrequited. Forbidden. Eternal. Everyone has…

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Feb 03
The Iron King by Julie Kagawa

The Iron King 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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Jan 31
The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

Reviews 0 ★★★★

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer is well written and realised vividly. Mara’s PTSD is described so well that I freaked out right alongside her when something happened. I took up this book before I went to bed, intending to read a few chapters before sleeping. I found myself staying up…

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Jan 30
Pure by Julianna Baggott

Pure by Julianna Baggott

Reviews 0 ★★★★★

Pure is such a well imagined novel that I found myself thoroughly disturbed at the Apocalypse it describes, and yet I could see similar events unfolding in the near future. The world building in the novel is flawless – everything makes a quirky kind of sense, and there are no…

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Jan 28
Assassin’s Apprentice by Robin Hobb

Assassin’s Apprentice by Robin Hobb

Reviews 0 ★★★★★

As usual with Robin Hobb, this story is rich in detail and has empathetic, believable characters. The politics of the world were clear and the sense of place was strong. Reading about Fitz as he grew up and slowly found acceptance within the royal household was fascinating for me since life in…

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Jan 25
Cinder by Marissa Meyer

Cinder by Marissa Meyer

Reviews 0 ★★★★★

When I first heard about Cinder, I was sceptical. I haven’t had positive experiences with retellings of fairytales, and a retelling of Cinderella with a cyborg Cinderella sounds silly to me. Once I started reading the book, I found that it isn’t the same calibre as most of the YA…

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Jan 24
The Alloy of Law by Brandon Sanderson

The Alloy of Law by Brandon Sanderson

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It was great to return to Scandrial and the Mistborn universe in this novel, which shows how the planet has changed over three hundred years. Religions and cults have formed around the lenegendary figures of the original trilogy, and technology has progressed greatly over the years. The development of the…

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Jan 17
Hallowed by Cynthia Hand

Hallowed by Cynthia Hand

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Cynthia Hand is a native of southeastern Idaho and currently lives with her husband and two small children in Southern California, where she teaches writing at Pepperdine University. She has graduate degrees in creative writing from Boise State University and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Unearthly is her first published novel in a…

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Jan 17
Unearthly by Cynthia Hand

Unearthly by Cynthia Hand

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Cynthia Hand is a native of southeastern Idaho and currently lives with her husband and two small children in Southern California, where she teaches writing at Pepperdine University. She has graduate degrees in creative writing from Boise State University and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Unearthly is her first published novel…

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Jan 13
Glow by Amy Kathleen Ryan

Glow by Amy Kathleen Ryan

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The first few chapters of the book were very confusing for me because I felt I was missing some key pieces of information, like why these people were on a space ship, how long they had been there, how they produce food and oxygen. When all this was explained a…

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