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Jun 06
Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry

Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry

Reviews 0 ★★★★

Blogging Outside the Box is a  feature at Speculating on SpecFic, where books outside the SFF banner are reviewed. It is intended to highlight some of the non speculative fiction titles I am reading and share my thoughts with readers. Pushing the Limits is about a good girl and a bad boy and their romance in a high school setting, so I hope you'll forgive me for going into it thinking of a YA Walking Disaster. I was expecting a violent guy, a good girl who hides her real nature, and a weird, nonsensical situation that throws them together with light...

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Mar 19
Tanequil by Terry Brooks

Tanequil by Terry Brooks

Reviews 0 ★★★★

The second book of the High Druid of Shannara series is arguably better than the first – Brooks manages to bring up the quality of the book by cutting down references to the previous series, The Voyage of the Jerle Shannara, and giving some air time to the Elves –…

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Jan 31
Jarka Ruus by Terry Brooks

Jarka Ruus by Terry Brooks

Reviews 0 ★★★★

I’ve been wanting to get back to the Shannara world after completing The Voyage of Jerle Shannara series a few years ago, but to be honest, I was disappointed in that trilogy and always found an excuse not to start Jarka Ruus. Which, as it turns out, was a huge mistake. Brooks…

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Jan 07
Warbreaker by Brandon Sanderson

Warbreaker by Brandon Sanderson

Reviews 1 ★★★★

Brandon Sanderson frequently comments that he intended Warbreaker and Elantris to dovetail: examining the same issues but dealing with them differently. I read Warbreaker with his intent in mind, and think it does indeed go well with the story-line of Elantris. It is an earlier work of Sanderson’s (pre Mistborn), so…

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Nov 22
Angel Arias by Marianne de Pierres

Angel Arias by Marianne de Pierres

Reviews 3 ★★★★★

Not many sequels surpass the original work, but Angel Arias achieves this gargantuan feat with relative ease: it’s just as eerie and beautiful as Burn Bright, but quickly becomes a darker and edgier tale – one that I thoroughly enjoyed. Naif’s growth is the most striking aspect of this book…

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Nov 22
Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

Reviews 0 ★★★★

Date Published: 1st November 2011 Publisher: Allen & Unwin Format: Paperback, 338 pages Series: The Juliette Chronicles, Book 1 ISBN 13: 9781742378206 ISBN 10: 174237820X Categories: Science Fiction, Young Adult Goodreads / The Book Depository Source: provided for review by the publisher Juliette hasn’t touched anyone in exactly 264 days. “You can’t touch…

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Nov 14
Burn Bright by Marianne de Pierres

Burn Bright by Marianne de Pierres

Reviews 0 ★★★★

Burn Bright offers a world of pleasure and partying where darkness reigns and mysterious creatures stalk in the night. In this unique setting we follow Retra, who has journeyed to Ixion to find her brother, on her incredible journey of discovery as she lets go of everything she knows and…

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Oct 04
Ashfall by Mike Mullin

Ashfall by Mike Mullin

Reviews 0 ★★★

A gripping tale of survival in a post-apocolyptic world, Ashfall made me reconsider everything I thought I knew about living in the wild. Many similar books use zombies or cannibals to increase the horror of such a world, but Mike Mullin doesn’t need anything of the sort to describe Alex…

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Sep 17
The Lord of Lies by Sam Bowring

The Lord of Lies by Sam Bowring

Reviews 0 ★★★★★

The Lord of Lies is the second and final instalment in the Strange Threads duology – a wonderful new Fantasy series centred on a group of Wardens – the strongest threaders (magic wielders) in Aorn. They had banded together centuries ago to defeat the tyrant Lord Regret, but were corrupted…

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Aug 28
Soulbound by Heather Brewer

Soulbound by Heather Brewer

Reviews 2 ★★★★

The cover of Soulbound grabbed me when I saw it at the store – isn’t it gorgeous? I was pleasantly surprised to find that the what’s inside lived up to my expectations – Soulbound is a great adventure featuring a wonderful heroine and a tight plot line. The protagonist, Kaya,…

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Jul 25
Goddess Interrupted by Aimée Carter

Goddess Interrupted by Aimée Carter

Reviews 0 ★★★★

This review contains spoilers for The Goddess Test. Wow. May I have the next book please? Now?! For this review to really make sense I have to recap what I thought of The Goddess Hunt. You can either read the review here or read on for a quick summary: I…

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