Category: Reviews

This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab

This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab

December 12, 2016 Reviews 0 ★★★★★

This is the kind of urban fantasy I love - gritty, dark, a little gory, and based on amazing characters whom I couldn't help but love. This Savage Song highlights the best of Schwab's writing -- awesome story-craft and kick-ass worldbuilding -- and introduces us to a world I won't be forgetting any time soon.

Verity is a city divided between two factions who coexist thanks to a fragile peace. The city, like most of the major cities on the continent, is overrun by monsters. Corsai and Malchai and Sunai, who hunt humans in the dark and manifest because of...

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The Pale Dreamer by Samantha Shannon

The Pale Dreamer by Samantha Shannon

December 8, 2016 Reviews 0 ★★★★★

The Pale Dreamer gives us a glimpse of Paige’s life before we met her in The Bone Season, taking us on an adventure through London after some poltergeists. It’s an excellent entry point for readers who are interested in The Bone Season series and want to give it a try….

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Aerie by Maria Dahvana Headley

Aerie by Maria Dahvana Headley

November 22, 2016 Reviews 0 ★★★★

I enjoyed Aerie a lot. It’s different enough from Magonia that it doesn’t suffer from second-book syndrome but keeps true to the things I loved about the first instalment. I’ll be back for more (if there is more!) and recommend it to those who enjoyed Magonia or like Neil Gaiman’s works.

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Winter by Marissa Meyer

Winter by Marissa Meyer

November 14, 2016 Reviews 3 ★★★★★

I’ve had a wonderful, wonderful time with Cinder, Scarlet, Cress and Winter, and I’m sad to let them go … but I do have the novellas in Stars Above to look forward to! The idea of blending science fiction, fairy tales, and Sailor Moon may sound odd (I was sceptical at first), but I urge readers to give the series a chance. I don’t think you’ll regret it.

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Nevernight by Jay Kristoff

Nevernight by Jay Kristoff

July 24, 2016 Reviews 1 ★★★★★

The first book in The Nevernight Chronicle, Nevernight is the kind of book you line up for. It’s a superbly crafted story that had me hooked from the very first chapter.

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Cruel Crown by Victoria Aveyard

Cruel Crown by Victoria Aveyard

June 24, 2016 Reviews 0 ★★★½

Cruel Crown is a bind of two novellas set in the world of Red Queen. These novellas open up the world and allow us a glimpse into two fascinating characters – Queen Coriane (Cal’s mother) and Farley.

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Thorne by Charlotte McConaghy

Thorne by Charlotte McConaghy

June 17, 2016 Reviews 1 ★★★★★

I loved Thorne. This story world has grown on me and I’ve come to respect McConaghy’s storytelling. I love her characters and her prose, and am looking forward to reading Isadora in August.

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Waer by Meg Caddy

Waer by Meg Caddy

April 8, 2016 Reviews 3 ★★★★

Waer by Meg Caddy is an accomplished début that takes readers into a fantasy land where legends roam alongside humans and werewolves. A rarity of its kind – a standalone – Waer is an great example of a well-crafted YA fantasy.

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A Tangle of Gold by Jaclyn Moriarty

A Tangle of Gold by Jaclyn Moriarty

March 28, 2016 Reviews 1 ★★★★★

Coming to the end of any series is a bittersweet experience, but reading A Tangle of Gold – the concluding volume in the spellbinding The Colours of Madeleine series – was especially emotional for me. It’s hard to believe that my adventure with Madeleine and Elliot, and my time in Cello and Cambridge, is over.

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The Sin Eater’s Daughter by Melinda Salisbury

The Sin Eater’s Daughter by Melinda Salisbury

March 23, 2016 Reviews 4 ★★★★

I really enjoyed The Sin Eater’s Daughter! It combines a few refreshingly unique concepts with a cool fantasy world and some interesting characters. It has its flaws, but I could overlook them because of its conceptual brilliance and lush storytelling.

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