Publisher: Bloomsbury Sydney

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Jun 02
Take Back the Skies by Lucy Saxon

Take Back the Skies by Lucy Saxon

Reviews 1 ★★

Take Back the Skies has, on the surface, all the elements to make it an instant hit among the young and the old, but its poor execution lets it down at almost every turn, and I was quite disappointed with it.

The World: The world of Take Back the Skies is interesting. It's a cyber-punk inspired world where there are flying galley-ships and androids working as servants. There's a dystopian feel to it with a controlling government that Collects every child except for the first-born from all lower class families, making them fight in a war against the rebelling countries...

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Apr 09
Stung by Bethany Wiggins

Stung by Bethany Wiggins

Reviews 1 ★★★★

I was expecting yet another run-of-the-mill dystopian book but what I got was something so well crafted and believable that I can’t wait to dive into the second book as soon as I can.

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Mar 20
A Breath of Frost by Alyxandra Harvey

A Breath of Frost by Alyxandra Harvey

Reviews 2 ★★★½

A Breath of Frost is a delightful caper through Regency London sprinkled with witchery, magic, friendship and a wonderfully cute romance which I absolutely adored. It’s the story of three best friends, the Lovegrove cousins, who are navigating their first Season amidst mysterious deaths and strange goings-on and find out…

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Mar 14
Broken by Marianne Curley

Broken by Marianne Curley

Reviews 0 ★★★★

I have a rocky relationship with sequels, as you may know. Middle book syndrome is a real thing, and it plagues too many books these days for me not to look at sequels with trepidation. But Broken, the sequel to Hidden, is everything a sequel should be, and if you…

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Jan 17
Pride’s Run by Cat Kalen

Pride’s Run by Cat Kalen

Reviews 1 ★★★

Pride’s Run feels like it’s two different books mashed up together. There’s the first part, which is about Pride, our kick-butt heroine, and her life as a captive Lupher in a drug-lord’s Compound. And there’s the second part, the majority, where Pride plays second fiddle to a stereotypical YA alpha-male…

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Sep 09
All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill

All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill

Reviews 2

There’s no doubt that All Our Yesterdays is an exhilarating, exciting read that will have you on the edge of your seat. It took me a while to really get into: there are a few characters I didn’t initially like and all the ‘secrets’ seemed really obvious to me. But…

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Sep 02
The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon

The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon

Reviews 1 ★★★★★

A perfect, exhilarating blend of fantasy, dystopia and science fiction, The Bone Season is one of the must-read books of 2013. There’s no other way to say it – this is as close to a perfect book as I’ve ever read. The voice of the narrative is the first thing…

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Aug 14
Transcendence by C.J. Omololu

Transcendence by C.J. Omololu

Reviews 0

While I enjoyed Transcendence and it certainly kept me entertained, there are ultimately too many things I didn’t like about it to really proclaim it an instant favourite. I think the past-lives, reincarnation aspect is handled well (and ties to Egyptian mythology are always a plus), but the characters and…

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Apr 11
Hidden by Marianne Curley

Hidden by Marianne Curley

Reviews 0 ★★★★½

I think the blurb of this book really doesn’t sell it – I put off reading it until I read Mandee’s review, and when I found out she enjoyed it, I decided to give it a chance. I’m so glad I did, and also sad that I left it so…

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Nov 30
Breathe by Sarah Crossan

Breathe by Sarah Crossan

Reviews 1

Date published: 11th October 2012 Publisher: Bloomsbury AU Format: Paperback, 384 pages Series: Breathe, Book 1 ISBN 13: 9781408827192 Categories: YA – Dystopian Goodreads / The Book Depository / Booktopia / Bookworld Source: provided for review by publisher When oxygen levels plunge in a treeless world, a state lottery decides which lucky few will live inside the…

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