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Jan 13
Truthwitch by Susan Dennard

Truthwitch by Susan Dennard

Reviews 1 ★★★★½

Having loved Truthwitch the first time I read it, I was wary about re-reading it for review -- had my illness-addled brain loved a book that wasn't really that good? Would I find things to poke holes at now that I knew how the story unfolds? Would I still be desperate for Windwitch?

I'm glad to report that Truthwitch held up to a re-read well. I know Dennard has tweeted a thread recapping the book and encourages people to re-read the book after Windwitch, but I'm a rebel (and I needed to review it!). I did have a few thoughts...

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Dec 12
This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab

This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab

Reviews 0 ★★★★★

This is the kind of urban fantasy I love – gritty, dark, a little gory, and based on amazing characters whom I couldn’t help but love. This Savage Song highlights the best of Schwab’s writing — awesome story-craft and kick-ass worldbuilding — and introduces us to a world I won’t…

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Dec 08
The Pale Dreamer by Samantha Shannon

The Pale Dreamer by Samantha Shannon

Reviews 0 ★★★★★

The Pale Dreamer gives us a glimpse of Paige’s life before we met her in The Bone Season, taking us on an adventure through London after some poltergeists. It’s an excellent entry point for readers who are interested in The Bone Season series and want to give it a try….

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Nov 22
Aerie by Maria Dahvana Headley

Aerie by Maria Dahvana Headley

Reviews 0 ★★★★

I enjoyed Aerie a lot. It’s different enough from Magonia that it doesn’t suffer from second-book syndrome but keeps true to the things I loved about the first instalment. I’ll be back for more (if there is more!) and recommend it to those who enjoyed Magonia or like Neil Gaiman’s works.

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Nov 14
Winter by Marissa Meyer

Winter by Marissa Meyer

Reviews 3 ★★★★★

I’ve had a wonderful, wonderful time with Cinder, Scarlet, Cress and Winter, and I’m sad to let them go … but I do have the novellas in Stars Above to look forward to! The idea of blending science fiction, fairy tales, and Sailor Moon may sound odd (I was sceptical at first), but I urge readers to give the series a chance. I don’t think you’ll regret it.

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Jan 18
The Next Together by Lauren James

The Next Together by Lauren James

Reviews 1 ★★★★

I’m a sucker for reincarnation stories, so I’ve been looking forward to reading this since I heard about it. I loved The Next Together – the concept is amazing and the execution is brilliant! I loved every moment of my time with all the different versions of Katherine and Matthew. The Next Together transcends the traditional boundaries of genre to give readers a unique story.

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Jan 08
Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

Reviews 4 ★★★★★

Iluminae has to be one of the cleverest books I’ve read in a long time. It’s a brilliantly crafted story that has everything – a terrifying AI, an interstellar war, explosions in space, romance, and dark humour. With its gorgeous artwork and unusual presentation, Iluminae is a feast for the eyes. It’s a vivid, emotional, exciting read that will hook most readers.

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Jan 04
Audiobook Review: Dreams of Gods and Monsters by Laini Taylor

Audiobook Review: Dreams of Gods and Monsters by Laini Taylor

Reviews 1 ★★★★★

“This book will break your feelings. Shatter them, then stomp on the resulting little pieces. And you’ll love every moment of it.” There were times where I listened with tears in my eyes. Everything about this book is beautiful, exquisite, and agonising, and the audiobook version is even more so because Khristine Hvam is such a skilled narrator.

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