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May 06
Through the Ever Night by Veronica Rossi

Through the Ever Night by Veronica Rossi

Reviews 0 ★★★★★

Sequels are hard to review - they're a bit hit-or-miss and these days more and more suffer from second book syndrome: they act like a filler book to tide you over until the real action begins again in the concluding book.

I'm very happy to say that Through the Ever Night doesn't have any of these problems. Authors take note: this is how you write a sequel! The book is an all-round hit - just as riveting and action-filled as the first book, and it sets readers up for what is bound to be a thrilling climax in the final...

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Apr 22
Sweetly by Jackson Pearce

Sweetly by Jackson Pearce

Reviews 1

Date published: 23rd August 2011 Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers Format: Hardcover, 310 pages Series: Fairytale Retellings, Book 2 ISBN 13: 9780316068659 ISBN 10: 0316068659 Categories: YA Fantasy Goodreads / The Book Depository / Booktopia / Bookworld Source: borrowed from the library As a child, Gretchen’s twin sister was taken by a witch in the woods. Ever since, Gretchen…

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Apr 19
Under The Never Sky by Veronica Rossi

Under The Never Sky by Veronica Rossi

Reviews 2 ★★★★

Isn’t that cover gorgeous? I’m very grateful that Hachette gave me this copy, and the matching edition of the sequel, Through the Ever Night. I hope the Australian edition of Into the Still Blue matches these 😀 Onto what’s inside the cover! Under the Never Sky is a fascinating mix…

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Apr 10
Throne of the Crescent Moon by Saladin Ahmed

Throne of the Crescent Moon by Saladin Ahmed

Reviews 7 ★★

Date published: 1st February 2013 Publisher: Gollancz (Hachette AU) Format: Paperback, 288 pages Series: The Crescent Moon Kingdoms, Book 1 ISBN 13: 9780575132924 ISBN 10: 0575132922 Categories: Fantasy Goodreads / The Book Depository / Booktopia / Bookworld Source: provided for review by the publisher The Crescent Moon Kingdoms, land of djenn and ghuls, holy warriors and heretics, Khalifs and…

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Apr 08
Dreams and Shadows by C. Robert Cargill

Dreams and Shadows by C. Robert Cargill

Reviews 1 ★★★★★

Date published: 26th February 2013 Publisher: Gollancz (from Hachette AU) Format: Paperback, 405 pages ISBN 13: 9780575130104 ISBN10: 0575130105 Categories: Fantasy Goodreads / The Book Depository / Booktopia / Bookworld Source: provided for review by the publisher It begins with a love story. A love that is almost too sweet, too perfect. From that love comes a child. Life is…

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Jan 11
Red Country by Joe Abercrombie

Red Country by Joe Abercrombie

Reviews 0 ★★★★

I’ve never read anything like this before, and while I enjoyed Red Country, it will be a while until I’m in the mood for a similar read again. A Western-come-Fantasy, it’s packed with interesting characters, a vivid landscape, and blood, so much blood. Shy South. A gritty character if there…

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Jan 07
Warbreaker by Brandon Sanderson

Warbreaker by Brandon Sanderson

Reviews 1 ★★★★

Brandon Sanderson frequently comments that he intended Warbreaker and Elantris to dovetail: examining the same issues but dealing with them differently. I read Warbreaker with his intent in mind, and think it does indeed go well with the story-line of Elantris. It is an earlier work of Sanderson’s (pre Mistborn), so…

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Dec 04
Rebellion by Ian Irvine

Rebellion by Ian Irvine

Reviews 0

Date published: 1st October 2012 Publisher: Orbit Books (Hachette AU) Format: Paperback, 540 pages Series: The Tainted Realm, Book 2 ISBN 13: 9780733624285 Categories: Fantasy Goodreads / Booktopia / Bookworld Source: provided for review by the publisher Hightspall is dying. Every year the winters worsen, and the realm’s protective magic disappeared with the traitor-king, Lyf,…

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Nov 19
Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor

Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor

Reviews 0 ★★★★★

Daughter of Smoke and Bone is a hard act to follow, and while I had hoped that Days of Blood and Starlight is just as good, I didn’t really expect it to be so. I was wrong, and probably have never been so happy about it! Lyrical, beautiful, heart-wrenching, frightening and,…

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Oct 25
Vengeance by Ian Irvine

Vengeance by Ian Irvine

Reviews 1

Date published: 8th November 2011 Publisher: Orbit Books (Hachette AU) Format: Paperback, 544 pages Series: The Tainted Realm, Book 1 ISBN 13: 9780733624278 ISBN 10:  0733624278 Categories: Fantasy Goodreads / Booktopia / Bookworld Source: bought In Cython’s underground slave camps, only the timid and obedient survive – and Tali is neither, for she has sworn to bring…

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Sep 20
Sisters Red by Jackson Pearce

Sisters Red by Jackson Pearce

Reviews 1

Date published: 7th June 2010 Publisher: Little, Brown Books Format: Hardback, 324 pages Series: Fairytale Retellings, Book 1 ISBN 13: 9780316068680 ISBN 10: 0316068683 Categories: YA Fantasy Goodreads / The Book Depository / Booktopia (AU) / Bookworld Source: borrowed from the library Scarlett March lives to hunt the Fenris–the werewolves that took her eye when she…

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