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The Rebel Prince by Celine Kiernan

The Rebel Prince by Celine Kiernan

April 16, 2012 Reviews 0 ★★★★

I was looking forward to finally meeting Prince Alberon after reading about him in the previous two books. But when we meet him it is instantly clear that Alberon is no longer a boy, but rather a harsh and somewhat unhinged young man who is sure of his power as Crown Prince. To be honest, I was disappointed in Alberon's character: he had too many mood swings and generally made me uncomfortable.

The other characters are also changed in the book because of the re-introduction of courtly life. Razi's quiet strength is subdued because he is playing advisor to his...

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The Magician’s Apprentice by Trudi Canavan

The Magician’s Apprentice by Trudi Canavan

April 11, 2012 Reviews 0 ★★★★

As usual I am impressed by Trudi’s characters. The protagonist, Tessia, is funny, intelligent and strong – she holds her own in the male-dominated world of the magicians as apprentice to Lord Dakon. It was great to read a female protagonist who didn’t swoon over every boy she met as…

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Angel Fire by L. A. Weatherly

Angel Fire by L. A. Weatherly

April 5, 2012 Reviews 0 ★★★★

I liked Angel Fire more than Angel – which is saying something since I really enjoyed reading Angel. Weatherly proves once again that she can tell a wonderful story. I literally couldn’t put this book down, the characters are engaging, the plot is tight and the surprises are wonderful and…

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The Wise Man’s Fear by Patrick Rothfuss

The Wise Man’s Fear by Patrick Rothfuss

April 4, 2012 Reviews 0 ★★★

This review contains spoilers. You have been warned. This book both surprised and disappointed me. I’m stil not sure how I feel about it, but when reading The Wise Man’s Fear I got the impression that Patrick Rothfuss took all these wonderful ideas about how he is going to change…

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Angel by L. A. Weatherly

Angel by L. A. Weatherly

April 1, 2012 Reviews 0 ★★★★

Angel is a nice change of pace from the other angel-related novels available. In this book, the angels are the bad guys, sucking auric energy out of willing human beings.  There is an interesting motivation for the angels to migrate to Earth, and I hope the Crisis is explored further in…

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Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

March 25, 2012 Reviews 0 ★★★★★

Once upon a time, an angel and a devil fell in love. It did not end well. This is a wonderful book that I will never forget reading. The story is mesmerising, and Taylor has created a beautiful world to set it in. One of my favourite things is the…

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The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss

The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss

March 18, 2012 Reviews 0 ★★★★

A long synopsis that doesn’t do justice to the book. The Name of the Wind is a unique novel, a triumphant debut from a hither-to unknown author. The level of mastery the author has displayed is rarely found in a debut novel, and in this light, I like the novel…

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The Crowded Shadows by Celine Kiernan

The Crowded Shadows by Celine Kiernan

March 13, 2012 Reviews 0 ★★★★

Just like The Poison Throne, this book is heavily driven by its characters and their relationships. While the plot moves slowly and is punctuated with long discussions, readers are kept engaged by the interactions between characters. These discussions also provide insight into the politics and history of the world as…

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The Poison Throne by Celine Kiernan

The Poison Throne by Celine Kiernan

March 8, 2012 Reviews 0 ★★★★★

It’s the characters and their relationships that really make this book. Wynter’s relationship with Prince Razi, whom she calls ‘brother’, was especially sweet. I think they behaved very much like siblings. Her sudden and irrational jealousy of Christopher, Razi’s best friend, irritated me until I realised acts just like a…

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The Future of Us by Jay Asher & Carolyn Mackler

The Future of Us by Jay Asher & Carolyn Mackler

March 1, 2012 Reviews 0 ★★★★

Jay Asher writes contemporary young adult novels, the first of which was the New York Times bestselling novel Thirteen Reasons Why. Carolyn is widely known for her teen novels as well, notably Love and Other Four-Letter Words and The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things (which won the…

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Assassin’s Quest by Robin Hobb

Assassin’s Quest by Robin Hobb

February 13, 2012 Reviews 0 ★★★★★

As the final book in The Farseer Trilogy, I was expecting great things from Assassin’s Quest, and it did not disappoint. It is a strong book, full of surprises and plot twists, and it kept me guessing until the last page. Fitz’s journey has been wonderful, and I feel like…

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