Category: Reviews

Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare

Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare

January 11, 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, her favourite city. City of Bones became the first book in the original The Mortal Instruments (TMI) series, which also includes City of Ashes, and City of Glass. Clare is now concurrently working on a follow up TMI series, which includes City of Fallen Angels (2010), City of Lost Souls (May 2012) and City...

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Froi of the Exiles by Melina Marchetta

Froi of the Exiles by Melina Marchetta

January 8, 2012 Reviews 0

Melina Marchetta’s first novel Looking For Alibrandi was published in 1992 and was released as a film in 2000 which she also wrote. She taught secondary school English and History for ten years during which time she released her second novel Saving Francesca followed by On the Jellicoe Road.  In…

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Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta

Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta

January 5, 2012 Reviews 0

Melina Marchetta’s first novel Looking For Alibrandi was published in 1992 and was released as a film in 2000 which she also wrote. She taught secondary school English and History for ten years during which time she released her second novel Saving Francesca followed by On the Jellicoe Road.  In…

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The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson

The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson

January 4, 2012 Reviews 0 ★★★★★

Brandon Sanderson never fails to deliver on amazing world building and I was, as usual, astounded by the level of detail he puts into his writing. Everything, including the speech, mannerisms and military styles of the kingdoms is meticulously described and self consistent. The world is rich in detail –…

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Crossed by Ally Condie

Crossed by Ally Condie

December 21, 2011 Reviews 0

American author Ally Condie writes the bestselling Matched series, which includes the books Matched (November 2010) and Crossed (November 2011). She has a degree in English Teaching and lives in Salt Lake City with her husband and three sons.  The Society chooses everything. The books you read. The music you listen to. The person you love….

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Matched by Ally Condie

Matched by Ally Condie

December 18, 2011 Reviews 0

American author Ally Condie writes the bestselling Matched series, which includes the books Matched (November 2010) and Crossed (November 2011). She has a degree in English Teaching and lives in Salt Lake City with her husband and three sons.  On her seventeenth birthday, Cassia meets her Match. Society dictates he…

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Inheritance by Christopher Paolini

Inheritance by Christopher Paolini

December 14, 2011 Reviews 1 ★★★★½

Inheritance certainly delivers as the long awaited ending to the Inheritance Cycle. The final battle with Galbatorix and the fate of Alagaësia following it is examined well in the book, and I never felt the ending was forced. There were a few surprises when I was reading the book, but that’s…

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Brisingr By Christopher Paolini

Brisingr By Christopher Paolini

December 2, 2011 Reviews 0

Christopher Paolini is an American author, best known for writing the Inheritance Cycle, including the books Eragon (self published in 2002, published by Knopf in 2003), Eldest (published 2005), Brisingr (2008) and Inheritance (November 11 2011).  **SPOILERS FOLLOW** Oaths sworn … Loyalties tested … Forces collide. It’s only been months since Eragon first uttered “brisingr”, an ancient-language term for fire. Since…

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Eldest by Christopher Paolini

Eldest by Christopher Paolini

November 28, 2011 Reviews 0

Christopher Paolini is an American author, best known for writing the Inheritance Cycle, including the books Eragon (self published in 2002, published by Knopf in 2003), Eldest (published 2005), Brisingr (2008) and Inheritance (November 11 2011).  Darkness falls … Despair abounds … Evil reigns. Eragon and his dragon, Saphira, have just saved the rebel state from destruction by the forces of…

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Eragon by Christopher Paolini

Eragon by Christopher Paolini

November 21, 2011 Reviews 0

Christopher Paolini is an American author, best known for writing the Inheritance Cycle, including the books Eragon (self published in 2002, published by Knopf in 2003), Eldest (published 2005), Brisingr (2008) and Inheritance (November 11 2011).  When Eragon finds a polished stone in the forest, he thinks it is the lucky…

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Smoulder by Brenna Yovanoff

Smoulder by Brenna Yovanoff

November 15, 2011 Reviews 0 ★★★½

Brenna Yovanoff is an American YA author who writes YA fantasy. Her first novel, The Replacement, debuted at #10 on the New York Times Bestseller list. She is a part of a writing group called The Merry Sisters of Fate, along with fellow authors Tessa Gratton and Maggie Stiefvater. She is published…

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