Category: Reviews

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 is working for the International Paranormal Containment Agency, Evie’s always thought of herself as normal. Sure, her best friend is a mermaid, her ex-boyfriend is a faerie, she’s falling for a shape-shifter, and she’s the only person who can see through paranormals’ glamours, but still. Normal. Only now paranormals are...

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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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Eona by Alison Goodman

Eona by Alison Goodman

March 6, 2012 Reviews 0 ★★★★

Character driven books like Eon and Eona rely heavily on the interactions between the members of the cast. This book features strong, well written characters who are each driven but personal motivations. Even the characters of dubious morality were enjoyable to read about and relate to. The only character I…

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Sisterhood of Dune by Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson

Sisterhood of Dune by Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson

March 5, 2012 Reviews 0 ★★★★½

Kevin J. Anderson has over 20 million books in print in 30 languages worldwide. He is the author of, among others, the X-Files novels, Ground Zero and the Jedi Academy trilogy of Star Wars novels – the three bestselling SF novels of 1994. He has also co-written the international bestselling…

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The Future of Us by Jay Asher & Carolyn Mackler

The Future of Us by Jay Asher & Carolyn Mackler

March 1, 2012 Reviews 0 ★★★★

Jay Asher writes contemporary young adult novels, the first of which was the New York Times bestselling novel Thirteen Reasons Why. Carolyn is widely known for her teen novels as well, notably Love and Other Four-Letter Words and The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things (which won the…

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Eon by Alison Goodman

Eon by Alison Goodman

March 1, 2012 Reviews 0 ★★★★★

I’ve been looking forward to reading this book ever since I slated it for the Australian Women Writers Reading Challenge. I was finally able to get to it, and it did not disappoint! Eon has a unique background: rooted in Chinese and Japanese culture and transformed into something both familiar…

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Everneath by Brodi Ashton

Everneath by Brodi Ashton

February 29, 2012 Reviews 0 ★★★

First of all, that cover is gorgeous! I think this is one of my favourite books cover ever – it’s beautiful and evocative, and I love the smoky effect. The plot line of Everneath is interesting, with intriguing ideas about life and death based on Greek mythology. I really enjoyed…

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Legend by Marie Lu

Legend by Marie Lu

February 14, 2012 Reviews 0

Marie Lu is the art director at Online Alchemy, a video game company, and also owns the children’s brand Fuzz Academy. She was first inspired to write Legend while watching Les Miserables one afternoon, and wondered how the relationship between a famous criminal vs. a prodigious detective might translate into…

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Assassin’s Quest by Robin Hobb

Assassin’s Quest by Robin Hobb

February 13, 2012 Reviews 0 ★★★★★

As the final book in The Farseer Trilogy, I was expecting great things from Assassin’s Quest, and it did not disappoint. It is a strong book, full of surprises and plot twists, and it kept me guessing until the last page. Fitz’s journey has been wonderful, and I feel like…

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The Iron Knight by Julie Kagawa

The Iron Knight by Julie Kagawa

February 8, 2012 Reviews 0

Julie Kagawa is an American author, who was born in Sacramento, California. Her love of reading led her to pen some very dark and gruesome stories, complete with colored illustrations, to shock her hapless teachers. The gory tales faded with time, but the passion for writing remained, long after she…

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The Iron Queen by Julie Kagawa

The Iron Queen by Julie Kagawa

February 8, 2012 Reviews 0

Julie Kagawa is an American author, who was born in Sacramento, California. Her love of reading led her to pen some very dark and gruesome stories, complete with colored illustrations, to shock her hapless teachers. The gory tales faded with time, but the passion for writing remained, long after she…

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