Tag: DAC2013

Sep 27
Not a Drop to Drink by Mindy McGinnis

Not a Drop to Drink by Mindy McGinnis

Reviews 1

This is a post apocalyptic world like no other. Not a Drop to Drink is a book concerned with survival, pure and simple, and isn't confused by an over-controlling government or vampires or revolutions. Not a Drop to Drink follows two women and tells of their struggle to survive in an isolated backwater town in the US. It's concerned with their limited sphere in the world, and is told through the eyes of Lynn, who has grown up in a world where water is scarce, and whatever is available isn't safe to drink without purification. She can't imagine a world that...

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Sep 09
All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill

All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill

Reviews 2

There’s no doubt that All Our Yesterdays is an exhilarating, exciting read that will have you on the edge of your seat. It took me a while to really get into: there are a few characters I didn’t initially like and all the ‘secrets’ seemed really obvious to me. But…

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Sep 02
The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon

The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon

Reviews 1 ★★★★★

A perfect, exhilarating blend of fantasy, dystopia and science fiction, The Bone Season is one of the must-read books of 2013. There’s no other way to say it – this is as close to a perfect book as I’ve ever read. The voice of the narrative is the first thing…

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Aug 05
Banish by Nicola Marsh

Banish by Nicola Marsh

Reviews 0

Banish is Nicola Marsh’s début YA novel, a who-done-it mystery combined with Wiccan supernatural elements that kept me engaged and amused throughout. I liked the novel a lot, and although I think the story is perfect on its own, wouldn’t mind a follow-up book or two! The YA aspect of…

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Jul 11
Ink by Amanda Sun

Ink by Amanda Sun

Reviews 5

I am never going to pick up a book because of its cover again. It serves me right, it really does. Do you know how excited I was about Ink? It is probably the YA début I anticipated the most in 2013, I’m even on a video saying it’s the…

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Jul 08
Transparent by Natalie Whipple

Transparent by Natalie Whipple

Reviews 0

Although I was initially wary of this book, the more I read, the more the story grew on me. I think the story could have been strengthened by paying closer attention to the protagonists’ voice and by taking away some of the more cartoonish aspects of the mafia scene. Fiona…

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Jun 24
Fairytales for Wilde Girls by Allyse Near

Fairytales for Wilde Girls by Allyse Near

Reviews 4 ★★★★★

I had to stop reading this book 30 pages in to process. This is what I wrote on Goodreads: “I’m on page 32 of 432 of Fairytales for Wilde : So far: Deliciously creepy. Haunting. Clever. Witty. Impeccably imaged. Brilliant. Perfect.“ That basically sums it up, you don’t need to…

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Jun 17
Altered by Jennifer Rush

Altered by Jennifer Rush

Reviews 0 ★★★★

Once I’d started Altered, I couldn’t put it down! A thrilling ride featuring a secret government organisation and genetic experiments, it’s one of those books that you really enjoy, but once you take a step back you realise a few things didn’t really make sense. Altered features four hunky genetically…

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Jun 03
Acid by Emma Pass

Acid by Emma Pass

Reviews 0

Date published: 1st May 2013 Publisher: Random House AU (Corgi Children’s) Format: Paperback, 448 pages ISBN 13: 9780552566148 Categories: YA – Dystopian Goodreads / Booktopia / Bookworld Source: provided by the publisher for review Challenge: 2013 Début Author Challenge 2113. In Jenna Strong’s world, ACID – the most brutal, controlling police force in history –…

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May 21
The Ward by Jordana Frankel

The Ward by Jordana Frankel

Reviews 0 ★★

The idea behind this book is interesting, and I think I could have enjoyed it a lot more if it didn’t suffer from the weird, stilted romance, and the shaky world building. The Ward is a dystopian novel that takes mixes two staples of mankind’s story-telling – the Great Flood…

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May 20
The Holders by Julianna Scott

The Holders by Julianna Scott

Reviews 0 ★★★★½

Date published: 5th March 2013 Publisher: Strange Chemistry Format: Paperback, 320 pages Series: Holders, Book 1 ISBN 13: 9781908844422 ISBN 10: 1908844426 Categories: YA – Paranormal Goodreads / The Book Depository / Booktopia / Bookworld Source: provided by the publisher for review Challenge: 2013 Début Author Challenge 17-year-old Becca spent her whole life protecting her brother from, well, everything….

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