Category: Reviews

Fallen in Love by Lauren Kate

Fallen in Love by Lauren Kate

February 3, 2012 Reviews 0

Lauren Kate is the internationally bestselling author of The Betrayal of Natalie Hargrove and the Fallen novels: Fallen, Torment, Passion and the forthcoming Rapture. Her books have been translated into more than thirty languages. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband.

    Unexpected. Unrequited. Forbidden. Eternal. Everyone has their own love story. 

    And in a twist of fate, four extraordinary love stories intersect over the course of a romantic Valentine’s Day in medieval England. 

    Miles and Shelby find love where they least expect it. Roland learns a painful lesson about finding and losing...

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The Iron King by Julie Kagawa

The Iron King by Julie Kagawa

February 3, 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 Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

January 31, 2012 Reviews 0 ★★★★

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer is well written and realised vividly. Mara’s PTSD is described so well that I freaked out right alongside her when something happened. I took up this book before I went to bed, intending to read a few chapters before sleeping. I found myself staying up…

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Pure by Julianna Baggott

Pure by Julianna Baggott

January 30, 2012 Reviews 0 ★★★★★

Pure is such a well imagined novel that I found myself thoroughly disturbed at the Apocalypse it describes, and yet I could see similar events unfolding in the near future. The world building in the novel is flawless – everything makes a quirky kind of sense, and there are no…

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Assassin’s Apprentice by Robin Hobb

Assassin’s Apprentice by Robin Hobb

January 28, 2012 Reviews 0 ★★★★★

As usual with Robin Hobb, this story is rich in detail and has empathetic, believable characters. The politics of the world were clear and the sense of place was strong. Reading about Fitz as he grew up and slowly found acceptance within the royal household was fascinating for me since life in…

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Cinder by Marissa Meyer

Cinder by Marissa Meyer

January 25, 2012 Reviews 0 ★★★★★

When I first heard about Cinder, I was sceptical. I haven’t had positive experiences with retellings of fairytales, and a retelling of Cinderella with a cyborg Cinderella sounds silly to me. Once I started reading the book, I found that it isn’t the same calibre as most of the YA…

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The Alloy of Law by Brandon Sanderson

The Alloy of Law by Brandon Sanderson

January 24, 2012 Reviews 0 ★★★★

It was great to return to Scandrial and the Mistborn universe in this novel, which shows how the planet has changed over three hundred years. Religions and cults have formed around the lenegendary figures of the original trilogy, and technology has progressed greatly over the years. The development of the…

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Hallowed by Cynthia Hand

Hallowed by Cynthia Hand

January 17, 2012 Reviews 0

Cynthia Hand is a native of southeastern Idaho and currently lives with her husband and two small children in Southern California, where she teaches writing at Pepperdine University. She has graduate degrees in creative writing from Boise State University and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Unearthly is her first published novel in a…

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Unearthly by Cynthia Hand

Unearthly by Cynthia Hand

January 17, 2012 Reviews 0 ★★★★

Unearthly is a captivating book, with interesting characters and unique angel lore. My favourite part was getting to know more about angels and their Purposes on Earth. The novel starts off by describing the visions that Clara gets to tell her about her Purpose, which involve a mysterious boy. I…

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Glow by Amy Kathleen Ryan

Glow by Amy Kathleen Ryan

January 13, 2012 Reviews 0

The first few chapters of the book were very confusing for me because I felt I was missing some key pieces of information, like why these people were on a space ship, how long they had been there, how they produce food and oxygen. When all this was explained a…

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Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare

Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare

January 13, 2012 Reviews 0

Cassandra Clare was born to American parents in Teheran, Iran and spent much of her childhood travelling the world with her family. After college, Cassie lived in Los Angeles and New York. She started working on her YA novel, City of Bones, in 2004, inspired by the urban landscape of Manhattan,…

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