Witchshadow by Susan Dennard

Witchshadow by Susan Dennard

July 10, 2021 Reviews 0 ★★★★½

I sped through Witchshadow, despite my best attempts to savour the experience of reading it. I love this story-world and its characters, and happily devoured the fourth instalment of the Witchlands series.

As with each book before it, Witchshadow builds on the existing world by enriching its history and revealing a few secrets. The emergence of the oh-so-mysterious Paladins adds a new dimension to the story -- not only do readers have to keep track of an ever growing cast, they now have to remember how each character fits into the complex mythology of this world. It can be exhausting...

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Tower of Thorns by Juliet Marillier

Tower of Thorns by Juliet Marillier

July 5, 2021 Reviews 0 ★★★

Set less than a year after the end of Dreamer’s Pool, Tower of Thorns takes up with Blackthorn and Grim as they journey with Oran and his wife to the King’s court. They are soon swept up in a new adventure, investigating a curse that afflicts the Lady Geiléis and…

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The Martian by Andy Weir

The Martian by Andy Weir

January 29, 2021 Reviews 0 ★★★★★

A book that features maths and potatoes. Can’t get much better, can it? The Martian is an excellent read, even if you’ve already watched the movie like me.

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Dreamer’s Pool by Juliet Marillier

Dreamer’s Pool by Juliet Marillier

January 27, 2021 Reviews 0 ★★★

Dreamer’s Pool is a grim but atmospheric novel that weaves magic and mystery into a vivid tale in a medieval setting. Blackthorn and Grim are an unlikely pair, making a new start at the edge of a forest after escaping prison.

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Saint’s Blood by Sebastien de Castell

Saint’s Blood by Sebastien de Castell

December 28, 2020 Reviews 0 ★★★

In Saint’s Blood, the third instalment of the Greatcoats series, our heroes Falcio, Kest and Brasti struggle to save their country from an ever-growing threat. Their enemies are smarter and stronger, the world is darker, and the stakes have never been higher. While enjoyable, this book felt repetitive and confused, and like the main characters, I mostly felt tired while reading it.

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Knight’s Shadow by Sebastien de Castell

Knight’s Shadow by Sebastien de Castell

December 26, 2020 Reviews 0 ★★★★

Knight’s Shadow is a darker, more twisted tale than Traitor’s Blade, but I thoroughly enjoyed where de Castell is taking his heroes. A highly entertaining read that I recommend to those who enjoy a good adventure.

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Bloodwitch by Susan Dennard

Bloodwitch by Susan Dennard

June 5, 2020 Reviews 2 ★★★★★

The third instalment in the Witchlands series, Bloodwitch is an thrilling adventure that I struggled to put down. The stakes are ever-higher, the world and its mythology ever-expanding,

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Sightwitch by Susan Dennard

Sightwitch by Susan Dennard

June 4, 2020 Reviews 0 ★★★★★

Sightwitch is a clever prequel told from Ryber Fortiza’s point of view that sheds light into the events of Truthwitch and Windwitch. Although it’s a prequel, I think readers are best placed to read it after the first two full-length novels.

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Tithe by Holly Black

Tithe by Holly Black

February 17, 2020 Reviews 0 ★★★

Having loved The Darkest Part of the Forest, I was expecting something surreal and creepy from Tithe. While it delivered on those fronts, it also felt confused and half-hearted. Tithe took a long time to begin. The first part of the novel felt disjointed and slow. It may have been…

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The Secret Runners of New York by Matthew Reilly

The Secret Runners of New York by Matthew Reilly

April 26, 2019 Reviews 0 ★★½

I’m a massive fan of Reilly’s books. I preordered this book the moment it was available for preorder, picked it up on release day, and read it in one sitting. The Secret Runners of New York combines time travel with high school, following Skye Rogers as she starts at a…

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