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Mar 21
City of Blades by Robert Jackson Bennett

City of Blades by Robert Jackson Bennett

Reviews 1 ★★★★★

City of Blades is utterly brilliant, a worthy sequel that surpasses its predecessor without overshadowing it, and an exquisite achievement in its own right. “Deserve. How preoccupied we are with that. With what we should have, with what we are owed. I wonder if any word has ever caused more heartache.” I thought I'd miss Bulikov. I thought I'd miss Shara. But City of Blades does what few sequels manage to do - it progresses the story without lessening the magic of the original. By switching protagonists and setting the action in a new city Bennett has preserved everything that...

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Feb 22
Broken Sky by L. A. Weatherly

Broken Sky by L. A. Weatherly

Reviews 1 ★★★½

I enjoyed Broken Sky, the first book in The Broken Trilogy from the very first page. Something about it just grabbed me. The setting and the concepts it explored were interesting, and the protagonist was awesome.

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Feb 12
Night Study by Maria V. Snyder

Night Study by Maria V. Snyder

Reviews 0 ★★★★

Night Study, the fifth instalment in the Study series, and second in the Soulfinders series, is everything we’ve come to expect from Snyder. Exciting, action packed, full of twist and turns that will keep you guessing, this book will leave you desperate for more.

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Feb 03
Marked by Sue Tingey

Marked by Sue Tingey

Reviews 1 ★★

I feel oddly duped by Marked. I was expecting a paranormal-urban fantasy with some detective/crime vibes, and what I got was a paranormal romance that reminded me of the Merry Gentry books by Laurell K. Hamilton.

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Feb 01
Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard

Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard

Reviews 4 ★★★★

I found a lot to like in Glass Sword. It wasn’t perfect, but it was a stronger sequel by far. It rose above the admittedly low bar that Red Queen had set. A good sequel that builds and expands on the foundations of its predecessor.

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Jan 22
Those Above by Daniel Polansky

Those Above by Daniel Polansky

Reviews 1 ★★★★

Firstly, isn’t that cover gorgeous? It’s what drew me to Those Above in the first place, that beautiful cover with a giant sword that screamed Read Me. And I was further enthralled when I read the synopsis. A human uprising against the Gods? Sign me up. I really enjoyed Those Above. It has moments of brilliance where it transcends expectations, and at all other times is an entertaining and glorious read. I can’t wait to get my hands on the sequel!

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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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