The One Impossible Labyrinth by Matthew Reilly

The One Impossible Labyrinth by Matthew Reilly

October 16, 2021 Reviews 0 ★★★

Fun, action-packed and imaginative, The One Impossible Labyrinth completes the journey that began with The Seven Ancient Wonders.

The book is predictable at times, and a little heavy-handed on the Heroism and Selflessness that Jack West Jr embodies, but gives a sense of closure to fans who've been with Jack for sixteen years. I've returned to these books often, the magic of the first three never seems to fade!

Jack West Jr has only days to complete the Supreme Labyrinth and save the universe from The Great Crunch. I think that Reilly pushes the action too far in his pursuit for ever-higher stakes, more destruction and heightened...

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Den of Wolves by Juliet Marillier

Den of Wolves by Juliet Marillier

September 26, 2021 Reviews 0 ★★★★

Den of Wolves is the final instalment in the Blackthorn and Grim trilogy, chronicling a new adventure for the duo while tying up their stories admirably. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the series and Blackthorn and Grim have certainly grown on me over time.

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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…

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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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