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Apr 26
The Secret Runners of New York by Matthew Reilly

The Secret Runners of New York by Matthew Reilly

Reviews 0 ★★½

I'm a massive fan of Reilly's books. I preordered this book the moment it was available for preorder, picked it up on release day, and read it in one sitting.

The Secret Runners of New York combines time travel with high school, following Skye Rogers as she starts at a school where new students tend to go missing. But the execution failed to live up to my expectations. Reilly's interpretation of an elite New York school is almost laughably shallow, relying on tired stereotypes and bizarre interactions to convince readers that these are real teenaged girls. Even the characters of...

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Mar 28
Isadora by Charlotte McConaghy

Isadora by Charlotte McConaghy

Reviews 0 ★★★★★

Isadora is everything I wanted for the last instalment of The Chronicles of Kaya. It was brilliantly written and emotional, and I raced through it in two sittings. Falco and Isadora are probably my favourite pair from this series.

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Jan 13
Truthwitch by Susan Dennard

Truthwitch by Susan Dennard

Reviews 1 ★★★★½

Truthwitch is a quick and fun read that I loved. My excitement regarding Windwitch has been rejuvenated. I think this series will be enjoyed by those who like YA fantasy such as Throne of Glass and Poison Study.

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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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