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Jul 03
The Cloud Road by Isobelle Carmody

The Cloud Road by Isobelle Carmody

Reviews 0 ★★★★

Zluty and Bily had to leave their peaceful lives on the plains and strike out into new lands. They are guided by Redwing and the Monster, an unlikely friend that Bily made in the last book. The Cloud Road takes the brothers through the barren desert, where they meet struggle to survive without water and food, and then to the fabled mountains, where they find friends when they least expect it.

As much as I had enjoyed the lush descriptions of the barren plains that were home to the bothers, and the dark Northern Forest, I love the way Carmody...

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Jul 01
The Red Wind by Isobelle Carmody

The Red Wind by Isobelle Carmody

Reviews 0 ★★★★

The restless and adventurous Zluty and his timid and shy brother Bily eke out an uncertain living on barren plains. While Bily stays home and cultivates a garden, makes clay-works and tends to their cottage, Zluty  must travel far and wide to gather supplies for their roof-tiles, mattresses, and store…

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Jun 25
Fathomless by Jackson Pearce

Fathomless by Jackson Pearce

Reviews 1

The Reynolds are a very special family. Why did I not see this before? Silas in Sisters Red, Samuel in Sweetly, and now Celia, Anna and Jane in Fathomless. My mind is blown. Fathomless is a completely different beast from the other two books in this series, I almost don’t…

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Jun 17
Altered by Jennifer Rush

Altered by Jennifer Rush

Reviews 0 ★★★★

Once I’d started Altered, I couldn’t put it down! A thrilling ride featuring a secret government organisation and genetic experiments, it’s one of those books that you really enjoy, but once you take a step back you realise a few things didn’t really make sense. Altered features four hunky genetically…

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Mar 28
Malice by John Gwynne

Malice by John Gwynne

Reviews 2 ★★★★

John Gwynne tells his story through the eyes of a large cast of characters, each readily identified with and easy to believe. The striking thing is that Gwynne has chosen characters that are usually looked over to narrate his book: never the power players or chief politicians, but their guards, children,…

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Nov 12
Knife Sworn by Mazarkis Williams

Knife Sworn by Mazarkis Williams

Reviews 0 ★★★★

It was great to get back into the world that Mazarkis Williams has so skilfully created, and I am pleased to say that I thoroughly enjoyed Knife Sworn. This book is a lot more polished than its predecessor and the story flows more smoothly. The return of many of our…

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Oct 04
Ashfall by Mike Mullin

Ashfall by Mike Mullin

Reviews 0 ★★★

A gripping tale of survival in a post-apocolyptic world, Ashfall made me reconsider everything I thought I knew about living in the wild. Many similar books use zombies or cannibals to increase the horror of such a world, but Mike Mullin doesn’t need anything of the sort to describe Alex…

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Sep 21
Unspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan

Unspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan

Reviews 1 ★★★★★

Unspoken is undoubtably one of the most moving and wonderful books I have read in a long time. It’s incredibly powerful – something about the prose and the characters and the setting stays with you long after you’ve out the book down and turned out the lights. Kami’s character carries…

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Sep 18
Midnight City by J. Barton Mitchell

Midnight City by J. Barton Mitchell

Reviews 1

Midnight City is a strong, well paced and ultimately enjoyable debut novel that tells the story of a futuristic Earth after an alien invasion. The aliens have incapacitated the human population through a mysterious kind of mind control that only affects adults. Thus the only people outside alien control are…

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Jun 06
Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

Reviews 2 ★★★★

Prior to reading this book I had resigned myself to never having the opportunity to read YA Fantasy of the likes of Trudi Canavan’s The Black Magician Trilogy. A lot of the Fantasy that’s marketed as YA these days tends towards paranormal romance, and I had come to terms with getting…

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