Category: Reviews

Oct 28
The Novice by Trudi Canavan

The Novice by Trudi Canavan

Reviews 1 ★★★★

The Novice follows immediately from The Magician’s Guild with Sonea’s acceptance into the ranks of the Guild. She struggles to find her place among the other novices who are sourced from the influential Houses of Imardin. One student in particular, Regin, takes exception to Sonea’s skills in magic and attempts to have her expelled. The level of bullying in the book was surprising but realistic in nature - it was shielded from teachers and encouraged by other novices. I felt Sonea’s pain keenly and understand her desire to remain anonymous and unwillingness to seek the help of teachers who also...

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Oct 24
The Magician’s Guild by Trudi Canavan

The Magician’s Guild by Trudi Canavan

Reviews 0

This is a light, entertaining book that I enjoyed reading. The action takes place mainly in the slums of Kyralia and the Magician’s Guild, both of which were wonderfully realised. While there wasn’t a strong sense of place in the book because only the two of these places was described…

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Oct 20
Prized by Caragh O’brien

Prized by Caragh O’brien

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Caragh O’brien is an American writer who has studied literature and creative writing. She currently teaches at a high school in Connecticut and has published many romance novels for adults. Birthmarked, the first book in the Birthmarked trilogy, is her first young adult novel. The second book in the series, Prized, is due for…

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Oct 20
Birthmarked by Caragh O’brien

Birthmarked by Caragh O’brien

Reviews 0

Caragh O’brien is an American writer who has studied literature and creative writing. She currently teaches at a high school in Connecticut and has published many romance novels for adults. Birthmarked, the first book in the Birthmarked trilogy, is her first young adult novel. The second book in the series, Prized,…

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Oct 17
Dragon Haven by Robin Hobb

Dragon Haven by Robin Hobb

Reviews 0

Margaret Astrid Lindholm Ogden writes fantasy fiction under the pen name Robin Hobb. She also writes contemporary fiction as Megan Lindholm. Hobb is most famous for her novels set in The Realm of the Elderlings, including The Farseer Trilogy, The Liveship Traders Trilogy, The Tawny Man Trilogy, and, most recently, The Rain Wilds Chronicles. Dragon Haven is…

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Oct 16
The Dragon Keeper by Robin Hobb

The Dragon Keeper by Robin Hobb

Reviews 0

Margaret Astrid Lindholm Ogden writes fantasy fiction under the pen name Robin Hobb. She also writes contemporary fiction as Megan Lindholm. Hobb is most famous for her novels set in The Realm of the Elderlings, including The Farseer Trilogy, The Liveship Traders Trilogy, The Tawny Man Trilogy, and, most recently,…

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Oct 10
Silence by Becca Fitzpatrick

Silence by Becca Fitzpatrick

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Becca Fitzpatrick is an American author who writes young adult fiction. She is best known for writing the Hush, Hush saga, of which the first book  (Hush, Hush) debuted as a New York Times bestseller. She states on her webpage that her husband enrolled her in a writing class on her 24th birthday, and it was in…

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Oct 10
Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick

Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick

Reviews 0

Becca Fitzpatrick is an American author who writes young adult fiction. She is best known for writing the Hush, Hush saga, of which the first book  (Hush, Hush) debuted as a New York Times bestseller. She states on her webpage that her husband enrolled her in a writing class on her 24th birthday, and it was in…

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Oct 09
Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick

Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick

Reviews 0

Becca Fitzpatrick is an American author who writes young adult fiction. She is best known for writing the Hush, Hush saga, of which the first book  (Hush, Hush) debuted as a New York Times bestseller. She states on her webpage that her husband enrolled her in a writing class on…

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Oct 06
The Emperor’s Knife by Mazarkis Williams

The Emperor’s Knife by Mazarkis Williams

Reviews 0 ★★★½

This is a wonderfully woven tale that centres on the politics in the Emperor’s court. The story is told from the view of four major characters: Prince Sarmin, who has been imprisoned all his life as insurance in case his brother, Emperor Beyon, leaves no heir; Mesema, a plains-woman from…

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Oct 02
Cyteen by C. J. Cherryh

Cyteen by C. J. Cherryh

Reviews 0

C. J. Cherryh is a U.S. author who has written more than 60 science fiction and fantasy novels. Her works may be divided into the Alliance-Union novels, The Chanur novels, novels set in the Foreigner universe and her fantasy novels. The Alliance-Union novels include the Hugo Award winning novels Downbelow…

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