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Changeling by Philippa Gregory

Changeling by Philippa Gregory

June 11, 2012 Reviews 0 ★★★★★

Having loved Philippa Gregory's adult works, especially her Tudor Court novels, I have been anticipating her first YA novel for a long time. I was lucky enough to receive a review copy from the publisher, and I dove into it at first opportunity. Changeling exhibits all the traits I have come to love about Gregory's writing - it vividly evokes the time it is set in, incorporates luscious descriptions of the gowns, castles and countryside and follows quirky and interesting characters with dark backgrounds. As much as I love historical fantasy the treatment of women always manages to grate on...

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The Hunt by Andrew Fukuda

The Hunt by Andrew Fukuda

May 24, 2012 Reviews 0

A copy of this book was provided by the publisher for review. Against all odds, 17-year-old Gene has survived in a world where humans have been eaten to near extinction by the general population. The only remaining humans, or hepers as they are known, are housed in domes on the…

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Spellbound by Rachel Hawkins

Spellbound by Rachel Hawkins

May 1, 2012 Reviews 0

A copy of this book was provided by the publisher for review purposes. Just as Sophie Mercer has come to accept her extraordinary magical powers as a demon, the Prodigium Council strips them away. Now Sophie is defenseless, alone, and at the mercy of her sworn enemies—the Brannicks, a family…

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Raising Demons by Rachel Hawkins

Raising Demons by Rachel Hawkins

April 26, 2012 Reviews 0

Raising Demons is book two in the Hex Hall series by Rachel Hawkins. It was released in the U.S. under the title Demonglass.  Sophie Mercer’s first term at Hex Hall turned out to be quite eventful. First the ghost of her evil grandmother haunted her every move, then her best…

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The Alchemy of Forever by Avery Williams

The Alchemy of Forever by Avery Williams

April 25, 2012 Reviews 0 ★★★★

I absolutely love the premise of The Alchemy of Forever! I liked how the concept of immortals who transplant bodies is explained well so that there is never any confusion in the process. This book isn’t about a teenage girl who becomes an Incarnate – it’s about a girl who…

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Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins

Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins

April 8, 2012 Reviews 0

Rachel Hawkins was born in Virginia and raised in Alabama. This means she uses words like “y’all” and “fixin’” a lot, and considers anything under 60 degrees to be borderline Arctic. When not writing books, Rachel enjoys reading, travelling, and knitting (very terribly). Her YA trilogy, the Hex Hall trilogy, consists…

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Sisterhood of Dune by Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson

Sisterhood of Dune by Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson

March 5, 2012 Reviews 0 ★★★★½

Kevin J. Anderson has over 20 million books in print in 30 languages worldwide. He is the author of, among others, the X-Files novels, Ground Zero and the Jedi Academy trilogy of Star Wars novels – the three bestselling SF novels of 1994. He has also co-written the international bestselling…

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The Future of Us by Jay Asher & Carolyn Mackler

The Future of Us by Jay Asher & Carolyn Mackler

March 1, 2012 Reviews 0 ★★★★

Jay Asher writes contemporary young adult novels, the first of which was the New York Times bestselling novel Thirteen Reasons Why. Carolyn is widely known for her teen novels as well, notably Love and Other Four-Letter Words and The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things (which won the…

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Everneath by Brodi Ashton

Everneath by Brodi Ashton

February 29, 2012 Reviews 0 ★★★

First of all, that cover is gorgeous! I think this is one of my favourite books cover ever – it’s beautiful and evocative, and I love the smoky effect. The plot line of Everneath is interesting, with intriguing ideas about life and death based on Greek mythology. I really enjoyed…

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The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

January 31, 2012 Reviews 0 ★★★★

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer is well written and realised vividly. Mara’s PTSD is described so well that I freaked out right alongside her when something happened. I took up this book before I went to bed, intending to read a few chapters before sleeping. I found myself staying up…

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Smoulder by Brenna Yovanoff

Smoulder by Brenna Yovanoff

November 15, 2011 Reviews 0 ★★★½

Brenna Yovanoff is an American YA author who writes YA fantasy. Her first novel, The Replacement, debuted at #10 on the New York Times Bestseller list. She is a part of a writing group called The Merry Sisters of Fate, along with fellow authors Tessa Gratton and Maggie Stiefvater. She is published…

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