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Apr 18
Sky on Fire by Emmy Laybourne

Sky on Fire by Emmy Laybourne

Reviews 0 ★★★½

Picking up immediately after the end of Monument 14, Sky on Fire is told in alternating points of view and finally shows us what's going on outside the Greenway store while keeping us in contact with those inside it.

Firstly, I love that there's a neat summary of what happened in the last book right at the beginning of this one. It's written as a letter - one of those 'in case you find this and we're dead' scenarios, and i think it was perfect because it brings readers up to speed without behind condescending or obvious about it.

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Mar 05
Erased by Jennifer Rush

Erased by Jennifer Rush

Reviews 0 ★★★★½

I think Erased is a perfect sequel. Everything I loved about Altered is present in full-force in this novel, with a few bits of extra awesomeness thrown in for good measure! I have always loved how mature and focussed the protagonist, Anna, is. She didn’t get caught up her relationship…

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Feb 21
Monument 14 by Emmy Laybourne

Monument 14 by Emmy Laybourne

Reviews 1 ★★★★

This book has blown me away! I really liked it, and am looking forward to more. The world is ending! Well, no, but something very weird does happen to Dean on his way to school one morning: mega hail takes out his school bus and suddenly he and a bunch…

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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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Aug 22
Point of Retreat by Colleen Hoover

Point of Retreat by Colleen Hoover

Reviews 0

I don’t know what to feel about this book. On one hand, Point of Retreat is a great sequel to Slammed, and delivers a great story line and continues to introduce us to amazing characters. On the other hand, it’s so drama-lhama! There is just too much going on, and…

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Aug 15
Slammed by Colleen Hoover

Slammed by Colleen Hoover

Reviews 1

A gorgeous, emotional read, Slammed is one of the best new adult contemporaries I have ever read. It’s not some silly YA story with some sex and violence and illness added in, it’s a real, heartbreaking story of two people who have so much to lose. This amazing story about…

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Aug 12
The Archived by Victoria Schwab

The Archived by Victoria Schwab

Reviews 2 ★★★★★

I rarely get to go into a book with no expectations what-so-ever, but I picked up The Archived on a whim at the library, because it was a relatively new hardcover edition and the cover looked interesting. From the moment I read the first page, I was hooked – the…

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Jul 30
Life After Theft by Aprilynne Pike

Life After Theft by Aprilynne Pike

Reviews 0

This is the first book I’ve read by Pike, and if it’s indicative of her writing, I’ll definitely be back for more! Life After Theft is a hilarious, expectedly emotional read that grabbed me from the very first page. I appreciate that the book isn’t part of a series, because…

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Jul 25
BZRK by Michael Grant

BZRK by Michael Grant

Reviews 0

Action packed and adrenaline fuelled, BZRK is the first Michael Grant novel I’ve read, and all I can say is that I wish I hadn’t waited so long! My favourite aspect of this novel is definitely its grounding in nano-science, and the ways in which Grant makes the nano-world come…

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Jul 01
The Red Wind by Isobelle Carmody

The Red Wind by Isobelle Carmody

Reviews 0 ★★★★

The restless and adventurous Zluty and his timid and shy brother Bily eke out an uncertain living on barren plains. While Bily stays home and cultivates a garden, makes clay-works and tends to their cottage, Zluty  must travel far and wide to gather supplies for their roof-tiles, mattresses, and store…

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