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Feb 27
The Seers by Julianna Scott

The Seers by Julianna Scott

Reviews 0 ★★★

Having absolutely loved every aspect of The Holders, I am surprised that I didn't enjoy The Seers as much. A lot of this comes from my disappointment at the narrating protagonist, Becca. It's been established that Becca is super-special and is the most powerful Holder ever. Her coming was even prophesied! I'd found her hot-headed in the last book, but in this one I found her difficult to like. Becca's a girl who fights. She reacts to everything by acting self-righteous, and never backs down from protecting those she sees as needing it. Becca thinks she can push and bully...

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Feb 17
Shadowplay by Laura Lam

Shadowplay by Laura Lam

Reviews 0 ★★★½

Shadowplay is the sequel to Pantomime, a 2013 début that followed a run-away child who joined a circus. Although I enjoyed this book on many levels, I ultimately feel that it failed to engage me in the way that I wanted. One of the things that contribute to this feeling…

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Dec 26
Control by Kim Curran

Control by Kim Curran

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Control is an amazing adventure and a great followup to Curran’s début, Shift. I loved continuing Scott and Aubery’s journey and finding out more about their powers. My favourite aspect of the book is the intricate plot. I never knew what was going to happen and l loved it. There’s something…

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Oct 24
Playing Tyler by T. L. Costa

Playing Tyler by T. L. Costa

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Playing Tyler is T. L. Costa’s début novel, a unique, humourous and daring story about two genius teenages navigating the dark secrets behind a new flight simulator. The characters and deep issues examined in the book took me by surprise, but the slow plotting in the first half left me…

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Oct 14
Skulk by Rosie Best

Skulk by Rosie Best

Reviews 1 ★★★

Skulk is a début YA novel about shapeshifters, but there are no werewolves here 😀 In this urban London there are foxes, ravens, rats, spiders and butterflies. Yup, butterflies. I think Skulk is a daring novel, pushing the boundaries of what is usually offered to YA readers, but I wonder…

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Sep 10
Blog Tour: Skulk by Rosie Best – Guest Post

Blog Tour: Skulk by Rosie Best – Guest Post

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Hey guys! Rosie Best, whose début novel Skulk will be published next month through Strange Chemistry, is joining us today for a guest post. She’ll be telling us a few things that we wouldn’t otherwise know about her protagonist, Meg. But first, a little bit about her book! Five Things…

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May 24
The Pirate’s Wish by Cassandra Rose Clarke

The Pirate’s Wish by Cassandra Rose Clarke

Reviews 2 ★★★★

Picking up almost exactly where The Assassin’s Curse left off, The Pirate’s Wish follows Ananna and Naji as they travel around their world, trying to complete three impossible tasks to break the curse between them. Adventurous and exciting, this book concludes their journey together and introduces us to a few…

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May 20
The Holders by Julianna Scott

The Holders by Julianna Scott

Reviews 0 ★★★★½

Date published: 5th March 2013 Publisher: Strange Chemistry Format: Paperback, 320 pages Series: Holders, Book 1 ISBN 13: 9781908844422 ISBN 10: 1908844426 Categories: YA – Paranormal Goodreads / The Book Depository / Booktopia / Bookworld Source: provided by the publisher for review Challenge: 2013 Début Author Challenge 17-year-old Becca spent her whole life protecting her brother from, well, everything….

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Feb 25
Pantomime by Laura Lam

Pantomime by Laura Lam

Reviews 0 ★★★★★

Date published: 5th February 2013 Publisher: Strange Chemistry (Angry Robot) Format: Paperback, 392 pages Series: Pantomime, Book 1 ISBN 13: 9781908844378 ISBN10: 190884437X Categories: YA Fantasy Goodreads / The Book Depository / Booktopia / Bookworld Source: provided for review by the publisher Challenge: 2013 Début Author Challenge R. H. Ragona’s Circus of Magic is the greatest circus of Ellada….

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Feb 07
Katya’s World by Jonathan L. Howard

Katya’s World by Jonathan L. Howard

Reviews 1

Date published: 6th November 2012 Publisher: Strange Chemistry (Angry Robot) Format: Paperback, 339 pages Series: The Russalka Chronicles, Book 1 ISBN 13: 9781908844132 ISBN10: 1908844132 Categories: YA Science Fiction Goodreads / The Book Depository / Booktopia / Bookworld Source: provided for review by the publisher The distant and unloved colony world of Russalka has no land, only the raging…

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Jan 17
Broken by A.E. Rought

Broken by A.E. Rought

Reviews 2

I hate to begin the review like this, but Strange Chemistry really need to work on their blurbs. The one I’ve provided is only half of the one on their site, and the reason I haven’t included it in full is because it basically makes 2/3 of the book redundant….

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