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Unmade by Sarah Rees Brennan

Unmade by Sarah Rees Brennan

October 23, 2014 Reviews 0 ★★★★½

Brennan's third instalment in the Lynburn Legacy takes us on a journey to uncover the deepest, darkest secrets of Sorry-in-the-Vale and overcome the biggest threat the village has seen in centuries.

What I love most about this series is the way that the story sways between poignant character moments and zinging one-liners. Like the earlier books, Unmade is darkly funny. The cleverly delivered humour was responsible for waking up my husband more than once while I read this at night, trying to stifle my giggles. I think it's a perfect way to counter the horrible, heart-wrenching things that happen in...

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Dangerous Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl

Dangerous Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl

July 15, 2014 Reviews 1 ★★

Ridley’s voice is so strong and bratty as she describes her state of mind and the rules she lives by. But you can see, even in the first few pages, that the way she sees herself is changing and that she’s desperately trying to cling onto a persona that might not fit her anymore.

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Half Bad by Sally Green

Half Bad by Sally Green

June 23, 2014 Reviews 2 ★★★★

I didn’t go into Half Bad with any preconceived notions about it and was pleasantly surprised by the strong storytelling and characterisation. I think the world needs to be expanded on, but overall, this is an engaging, compelling read.

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Daughter of the Blood by Anne Bishop

Daughter of the Blood by Anne Bishop

May 7, 2014 Reviews 9 ★★★½

I recommend this book to those who enjoy high fantasy and are interested in reading a dark, blood-filled story that inverts common tropes of the genre (matriarchal society, dark powers and Saetan are good). A successful examination of what darkness in human nature really means, Daughter of the Blood showcases Bishop’s potential and sets up a highly successful series.

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A Breath of Frost by Alyxandra Harvey

A Breath of Frost by Alyxandra Harvey

March 20, 2014 Reviews 2 ★★★½

A Breath of Frost is a delightful caper through Regency London sprinkled with witchery, magic, friendship and a wonderfully cute romance which I absolutely adored. It’s the story of three best friends, the Lovegrove cousins, who are navigating their first Season amidst mysterious deaths and strange goings-on and find out…

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Consume by Melissa Darnell

Consume by Melissa Darnell

January 20, 2014 Reviews 1 ★★★★

Consume marks the end of one of my favourite series, The Clann, and although I’m sad to see it go, I think it’s a good note to finish on and am looking forward to whatever Melissa cooks up next. The strength of this novel, as with is predecessors, is the…

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Untold by Sarah Rees Brennan

Untold by Sarah Rees Brennan

December 30, 2013 Reviews 0 ★★★★½

I think my feelings are broken. What a sequel! I loved Unspoken so much I had very high expectations from its sequel. I held off on reading it for so long because of this – I was really scared I wouldn’t like Untold. But I loved it, it’s amazing, and…

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Banish by Nicola Marsh

Banish by Nicola Marsh

August 5, 2013 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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The Forever Girl by Rebecca Hamilton

The Forever Girl by Rebecca Hamilton

October 19, 2012 Reviews 0

Date published: 26th January 2012 Publisher: Immortal Ink Publishing Format: Ebook, 350 pages Series: Forever Girl, Book 1 ASIN: B00729GQ0A Categories: Other Paranormal, New Adult Goodreads / Amazon (US) / Barnes and Noble (US) / AbeBooks (Intl) / Itunes (US) Source: provided by the author for review Sophia’s family has skeletons, but they aren’t in their graves….

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Covet by Melissa Darnell

Covet by Melissa Darnell

October 18, 2012 Reviews 1 ★★★★

Whereas Crave is a cleverly realised story about the forbidden romance between a witch and a vampire, Covet is a tangibly different book in that it tackles how Savannah and Tristan handle being forced apart by their families. The previous book was filled with sweet agony and stolen kisses, but…

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Unspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan

Unspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan

September 21, 2012 Reviews 1 ★★★★★

Unspoken is undoubtably one of the most moving and wonderful books I have read in a long time. It’s incredibly powerful – something about the prose and the characters and the setting stays with you long after you’ve out the book down and turned out the lights. Kami’s character carries…

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