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Jun 17
Thorne by Charlotte McConaghy

Thorne by Charlotte McConaghy

Reviews 1 ★★★★★

I really enjoyed Avery, so I was eager to dive into Thorne and continue the adventure with a new cast of characters. It's taken me months to read this book, but that's not because it wasn't engaging or boring -- lots of personal issues factored into the time it took me to start and finish Thorne. In fact, McConaghy should be praised for writing a story that I could instantly fall back into, even after weeks of absence. I only had to open the book to remember which POV I was reading, what was happening, and why it was interesting....

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Nov 05
The Invasion of the Tearling by Erika Johansen

The Invasion of the Tearling by Erika Johansen

Reviews 0 ★★★★½

Kelsea, now firmly settled into her role as the Queen of the Tear, is now preparing for war with the neighbouring kingdom of Mortmesme. The Invasion of the Tearling begins with an incursion into the disputed territory between the two kingdoms and ends with a siege. But the invasion and the accompanying war is only one element in this complicated book, and I’ve loved how Johansen wove all the different threads together to create a masterpiece of a story.

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Nov 12
The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen

The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen

Reviews 3 ★★★★★

An amazing book, even more so when you realise it’s a début. Début novels usually don’t come to readers so richly told and well-executed. I recommend The Queen of the Tearling to readers of fantasy, and fans of the works of Trudi Canavan and Sarah J. Maas will devour it.

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Jan 16
Tandem by Anna Jarzab

Tandem by Anna Jarzab

Reviews 5 ★½

I’ve been quite excited about Tandem – parallel worlds, a mysterious boy, what’s not to like? However, I feel like I’ve been duped with this book. I don’t think it satisfied many of my expectations, although I did enjoy the differences between our universe and that of Aurora. I’m hoping…

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Jan 02
Dust by Hugh Howey

Dust by Hugh Howey

Reviews 0 ★★★★★

I wasn’t sure what to expect from this, the concluding volume of the WOOL saga. Dust is bittersweet – it rounds out the story very well and its core message is one of hope and determination, but everything is tinged with sadness and loss. The main struggle in this book…

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Dec 06
The Oathbreaker’s Shadow by Amy McCulloch

The Oathbreaker’s Shadow by Amy McCulloch

Reviews 0

The Oathbreaker’s Shadow is what I expect from a quality YA fantasy novel – a complex world, riveting plot and developed characters woven together with skill. There are some things that could be improved upon, but overall, I enjoyed this novel a lot more than I’d expected. For me, most…

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Sep 26
Scarlet in the Snow by Sophie Masson

Scarlet in the Snow by Sophie Masson

Reviews 0

A surprisingly good read, especially because when I started it, Scarlet in the Snow was in danger of being catalogued as ‘just another Beauty and the Beast retelling’. But this story, which intertwines two Russian Fairytales (The Scarlet Flower and Fenist the Falcon), is charming, lyrical and beautiful. Set in an…

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Jun 24
Fairytales for Wilde Girls by Allyse Near

Fairytales for Wilde Girls by Allyse Near

Reviews 4 ★★★★★

I had to stop reading this book 30 pages in to process. This is what I wrote on Goodreads: “I’m on page 32 of 432 of Fairytales for Wilde : So far: Deliciously creepy. Haunting. Clever. Witty. Impeccably imaged. Brilliant. Perfect.“ That basically sums it up, you don’t need to…

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Jun 03
Acid by Emma Pass

Acid by Emma Pass

Reviews 0

Date published: 1st May 2013 Publisher: Random House AU (Corgi Children’s) Format: Paperback, 448 pages ISBN 13: 9780552566148 Categories: YA – Dystopian Goodreads / Booktopia / Bookworld Source: provided by the publisher for review Challenge: 2013 Début Author Challenge 2113. In Jenna Strong’s world, ACID – the most brutal, controlling police force in history –…

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