Tag: demons

Jul 16
The Dark World by Cara Lynn Shultz

The Dark World by Cara Lynn Shultz

Reviews 1 ★★★★½

This book guys. This book.

It could have gone wrong at a dozen different points, but Shultz deserves all the praise for keeping The Dark World classy and mostly devoid of the tropes I dislike in YA.

This story world is awesome. There are ghosts and demons and warlocks, half demons and half warlocks, and people with wings. Wings!

It was never confusing and the author took the time to make sure everything was internally consistent. I think we could have spent a little more time exploring the Dark World, but I guess that's what the sequels will do.

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Nov 14
Wicked Kiss by Michelle Rowen

Wicked Kiss by Michelle Rowen

Reviews 0

I am impressed at how seamlessly Rowen tells this story, especially considering that it has been so long since I read Dark Kiss. I didn’t really remember any characters except for Samantha, Bishop and Kraven, and I only recalled the barest details of the plot. The author skillfully re-oriented me…

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Jun 11
The Desert Spear by Peter V. Brett

The Desert Spear by Peter V. Brett

Reviews 0 ★★★★★

Peter V. Brett said he has no problem with this review appearing in fuchsia. So, here it is, in all its pink glory. Why has it taken me so long to read the second instalment of The Demon Cycle? I loved The Painted Man, I ended it eager to start…

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Apr 04
Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare

Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare

Reviews 4 ★★★

This review major contains spoilers for The Infernal Devices series. If you haven’t read the books, I strongly discourage you from reading any further. “Most people are lucky to have even one great love in their life. You have found two.” And so ends one of my favourite series ever…

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Mar 28
Malice by John Gwynne

Malice by John Gwynne

Reviews 2 ★★★★

John Gwynne tells his story through the eyes of a large cast of characters, each readily identified with and easy to believe. The striking thing is that Gwynne has chosen characters that are usually looked over to narrate his book: never the power players or chief politicians, but their guards, children,…

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Nov 19
Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor

Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor

Reviews 0 ★★★★★

Daughter of Smoke and Bone is a hard act to follow, and while I had hoped that Days of Blood and Starlight is just as good, I didn’t really expect it to be so. I was wrong, and probably have never been so happy about it! Lyrical, beautiful, heart-wrenching, frightening and,…

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Jun 03
Dark Kiss by Michelle Rowen

Dark Kiss by Michelle Rowen

Reviews 0

Dark Kiss is a hard book to review because, while I enjoyed it, I feel it is missing something. The plot is interesting but unengaging and the main characters were hard to for me to get into. There was nothing that had me rooting for Samantha and Bishop and nothing…

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May 19
The Painted Man by Peter V. Brett

The Painted Man by Peter V. Brett

Reviews 0 ★★★★★

I loved this book, the premise had me hooked the moment I read it. The world that Brett has created is incredible to read about, richly detailed and full of wonderful landscapes, and its an absolute pleasure to read about it. The humans in The Painted Man are forced to live…

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May 01
Spellbound by Rachel Hawkins

Spellbound by Rachel Hawkins

Reviews 0

A copy of this book was provided by the publisher for review purposes. Just as Sophie Mercer has come to accept her extraordinary magical powers as a demon, the Prodigium Council strips them away. Now Sophie is defenseless, alone, and at the mercy of her sworn enemies—the Brannicks, a family…

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Apr 26
Raising Demons by Rachel Hawkins

Raising Demons by Rachel Hawkins

Reviews 0

Raising Demons is book two in the Hex Hall series by Rachel Hawkins. It was released in the U.S. under the title Demonglass.  Sophie Mercer’s first term at Hex Hall turned out to be quite eventful. First the ghost of her evil grandmother haunted her every move, then her best…

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Apr 08
Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins

Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins

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Rachel Hawkins was born in Virginia and raised in Alabama. This means she uses words like “y’all” and “fixin’” a lot, and considers anything under 60 degrees to be borderline Arctic. When not writing books, Rachel enjoys reading, travelling, and knitting (very terribly). Her YA trilogy, the Hex Hall trilogy, consists…

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