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Apr 17
Dress Your Marines in White by Emmy Laybourne

Dress Your Marines in White by Emmy Laybourne

Reviews 0 ★★★★½

A short but poignant story that throws light on the chemicals that have destroyed entire cities in the Monument 14 series.

Dress Your Marines in White shows Brayden's father struggling to write a report about the human trial of a chemical weapon that went horribly wrong. It answers a lot of the questions that have been plaguing me about the chemicals that are in the air, and how they came about.

Dr. James Cutlass is surprisingly likeable in this story. He hates what he's doing, but understands that the research needs to be done. He's scared of his superior,...

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Mar 31
The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente

The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente

Reviews 1 ★★★★½

I’m rarely moved to hug a book and breathe a sigh of contentment when I’ve finished reading it, but that’s exactly that I did when The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making ended. Although it took me a while to immerse myself in it and to appreciate what the author was doing, once I got there I didn’t want to put the book down!

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Mar 18
Cress by Marissa Meyer

Cress by Marissa Meyer

Reviews 4 ★★★★★

Cress was my guilty-pleasure read this weekend. I ignored all the backed up review books (being the horrible person that I am), and snuggled down with it. As with the other two books, I found it really hard to put down Cress and go about my normal life – everything…

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Mar 09
Fracture Me by Tahereh Mafi

Fracture Me by Tahereh Mafi

Reviews 3 ★★★

The novellas for this series seem pretty divisive. When Destroy Me came out everyone was swooning over Warner and at the announcement of Fracture Me there was a lot of back-lash over it being from Adam’s point of view, and not Warner’s (or even Kenji’s). So much of the conversation in the fandom…

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Feb 03
Most Wanted by E.L Friel

Most Wanted by E.L Friel

Reviews 0 ★★★★

I picked this up because it’s written by a prominent YA author (and one of my favourite YA authors, at that), and I’ve enjoyed reading it a lot! We should keep in mind that Friel wrote this book in ten days – which makes this accomplishment all the more amazing….

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Jan 30
Destroy Me by Tahereh Mafi

Destroy Me by Tahereh Mafi

Reviews 0 ★★★

I’m reading this long, long after I’ve read Unravel Me, which I think is both a positive and a negative. A positive because I’m not hankering to know what happens next, but a negative because the experience of reading Unravel Me would have been richer for knowing what this novella…

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Jan 22
Frostbite: The Graphic Novel by Richelle Mead

Frostbite: The Graphic Novel by Richelle Mead

Reviews 0 ★★★★½

The second instalment of the graphic novel adaptations of Vampire Academy is just as gorgeous and action packed as the first. Frostbite follows Rose, Lissa and the rest of the gang at a ski resort, where they go for their safety over winter break. Vieceli again masterfully recreates scenes from the…

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Jan 21
Promise of Blood by Brian McClellan

Promise of Blood by Brian McClellan

Reviews 5 ★★★½

An impressive tale exploring the consequences of a revolution against a monarchy, Promise of Blood begins the story of the man who overthrows his King and is left to with a kingdom on the brink of war. I think it’s an admirable début, set in an impeccably created world and…

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Jan 15
Vampire Academy: The Graphic Novel by Richelle Mead

Vampire Academy: The Graphic Novel by Richelle Mead

Reviews 1 ★★★★★

I love graphic novels: I think they’re beautiful and give us a lovely visual adaptation of a novel that’s different from a movie. The first Vampire Academy graphic novel tells introduces Rose and Lissa perfectly, and accurately tells the story of the first book. Rose is a damphir – half…

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Jan 09
Pivot Point by Kasie West

Pivot Point by Kasie West

Reviews 1 ★★★★

Pivot Point is an exquisitely crafted book that follows Addie, who can look at the consequences of the decisions she makes and always make the right choice. When her parents announce that they are getting a divorce, she must decide who to live with: stay in the Compound with her…

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