Feb 11
Guest Post: The Bloody Quarrel by Duncan Lay

Guest Post: The Bloody Quarrel by Duncan Lay

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Hi guys! To celebrate the release of The Bloody Quarrel, the second in Duncan Lay's The Arbalester Trilogy, I have the author stopping by to speak about the magic of Star Wars and the importance of interesting and deep characters. But first, a little about the book: Star Wars and Fantasy The new Star Wars movie does not seem to have much to do with fantasy at first glance, although it is a science fiction fantasy, but it does have some hugely valuable lessons for fantasy authors and indeed for any writer. Ignore them and you would be in more...

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Feb 03
Marked by Sue Tingey

Marked by Sue Tingey

Reviews 1 ★★

I feel oddly duped by Marked. I was expecting a paranormal-urban fantasy with some detective/crime vibes, and what I got was a paranormal romance that reminded me of the Merry Gentry books by Laurell K. Hamilton.

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Feb 01
Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard

Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard

Reviews 4 ★★★★

I found a lot to like in Glass Sword. It wasn’t perfect, but it was a stronger sequel by far. It rose above the admittedly low bar that Red Queen had set. A good sequel that builds and expands on the foundations of its predecessor.

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Jan 22
Those Above by Daniel Polansky

Those Above by Daniel Polansky

Reviews 1 ★★★★

Firstly, isn’t that cover gorgeous? It’s what drew me to Those Above in the first place, that beautiful cover with a giant sword that screamed Read Me. And I was further enthralled when I read the synopsis. A human uprising against the Gods? Sign me up. I really enjoyed Those Above. It has moments of brilliance where it transcends expectations, and at all other times is an entertaining and glorious read. I can’t wait to get my hands on the sequel!

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Jan 18
The Next Together by Lauren James

The Next Together by Lauren James

Reviews 1 ★★★★

I’m a sucker for reincarnation stories, so I’ve been looking forward to reading this since I heard about it. I loved The Next Together – the concept is amazing and the execution is brilliant! I loved every moment of my time with all the different versions of Katherine and Matthew. The Next Together transcends the traditional boundaries of genre to give readers a unique story.

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Jan 08
Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

Reviews 4 ★★★★★

Iluminae has to be one of the cleverest books I’ve read in a long time. It’s a brilliantly crafted story that has everything – a terrifying AI, an interstellar war, explosions in space, romance, and dark humour. With its gorgeous artwork and unusual presentation, Iluminae is a feast for the eyes. It’s a vivid, emotional, exciting read that will hook most readers.

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