Category: Reviews

Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

March 25, 2012 Reviews 0 ★★★★★

Once upon a time, an angel and a devil fell in love. It did not end well.

This is a wonderful book that I will never forget reading. The story is mesmerising, and Taylor has created a beautiful world to set it in. One of my favourite things is the sense of place, the author brings her world to life so vividly it’s difficult not to get sucked in and feel as though you are experiencing it for yourself. I loved everything about this book, the characters, the setting, Taylor’s prowess at storytelling.

Karou is an extraordinary girl and I loved...

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Crave by Melissa Darnell

Crave by Melissa Darnell

March 20, 2012 Reviews 0 ★★★½

Crave is a well written book with an enticing new spin on paranormal lore. It follows Savannah and Tristan as they discover new things about themselves and one another, and unbury the secrets their families have kept from them for seven years. I liked the progression of the story –…

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Supernaturally by Kiersten White

Supernaturally by Kiersten White

March 20, 2012 Reviews 0

Kiersten White is the NYT Bestselling author of Paranormalcy. She started writing shortly after having her first baby and hasn’t stopped since. She is now published with HarperTeen. The second book in her trilogy, Supernaturally, is available now, and the third, Endlessly, will be available July 2012. The following review…

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The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss

The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss

March 18, 2012 Reviews 0 ★★★★

A long synopsis that doesn’t do justice to the book. The Name of the Wind is a unique novel, a triumphant debut from a hither-to unknown author. The level of mastery the author has displayed is rarely found in a debut novel, and in this light, I like the novel…

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Muse by Rebecca Lim

Muse by Rebecca Lim

March 16, 2012 Reviews 0 ★★★★

Muse is a haphazard book – more so than those preceding it. I feel the characters are inaccessible and the plot, while engaging, is convoluted. Mercy becomes stronger, asking questions about her past and unearthing dark secrets that have been kept from her for centuries. It’s nice to finally get some details…

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Exile by Rebecca Lim

Exile by Rebecca Lim

March 15, 2012 Reviews 0 ★★★

While Mercy read like a thriller, Exile is more of a contemporary novel, describing the struggles of Lela (and through her, Mercy) as she takes care of her dying mother. Instead of trying to solve a missing-person case, Mercy is struggling to handle day-to-day life as Lela, and this brings…

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Mercy by Rebecca Lim

Mercy by Rebecca Lim

March 14, 2012 Reviews 0 ★★★★

I put off reading this book for a long time, wrongly thinking that it was just like all the other angel related YA available. However, Mercy is written as a murder-mystery-thriller type book with elements of paranormal romance thrown in. It’s a fresh change from the usual YA that I read,…

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The Crowded Shadows by Celine Kiernan

The Crowded Shadows by Celine Kiernan

March 13, 2012 Reviews 0 ★★★★

Just like The Poison Throne, this book is heavily driven by its characters and their relationships. While the plot moves slowly and is punctuated with long discussions, readers are kept engaged by the interactions between characters. These discussions also provide insight into the politics and history of the world as…

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Storm Front by Jim Butcher

Storm Front by Jim Butcher

March 9, 2012 Reviews 0 ★★

Jim Butcher is a martial arts expert and writer living in Missouri. He is well known for writing The Dresden Files, a detective series featuring a wizard P.I. Storm Front is the first book in this series.    Meet Harry Dresden, Chicago’s first (and only) Wizard P.I. Turns out the…

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Paranormalcy by Kiersten White

Paranormalcy by Kiersten White

March 9, 2012 Reviews 0

Kiersten White is the NYT Bestselling author of Paranormalcy.  She started writing shortly after having her first baby and hasn’t stopped since.  She is now published with HarperTeen. The second book in her trilogy, Supernaturally, is available now, and the third, Endlessly, will be available July 2012. Weird as it…

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The Poison Throne by Celine Kiernan

The Poison Throne by Celine Kiernan

March 8, 2012 Reviews 0 ★★★★★

It’s the characters and their relationships that really make this book. Wynter’s relationship with Prince Razi, whom she calls ‘brother’, was especially sweet. I think they behaved very much like siblings. Her sudden and irrational jealousy of Christopher, Razi’s best friend, irritated me until I realised acts just like a…

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