Category: Reviews

Whisper the Dead by Alyxandra Harvey

Whisper the Dead by Alyxandra Harvey

March 18, 2015 Reviews 1 ★★★★★

Whisper the Dead is the second book in this wonderful series that follows three teen witches in the regency era. Emma, Penelope, and Gretchen have recently found out that they are witches of the powerful Lovegrove line, and are now struggling to control their powers in an increasingly dangerous world.

Although the first book of the series followed Emma, we still got to be inside her cousins' heads. The same is true for Whisper the Dead - it's told mainly from Gretchen's perspective but we get plenty of passages featuring old favourites like Emma, Cormac, Penelope, and Moira. Gretchen is...

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Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

March 16, 2015 Reviews 1 ★★★

An admirable début novel that combines a rags-to-riches story with a dystopian world and the powers of the X-Men, Red Queen will please a varied audience. I enjoyed reading it but have to concede that there is almost nothing original about it, and that it ultimately failed to wow me in the way that it could have.

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Girl Online by Zoe Sugg

Girl Online by Zoe Sugg

March 12, 2015 Reviews 0 ★★½

Girl Online is a light and fluffy story about a teen girl with an anonymous online blog. I was attracted to it because I ALSO HAVE A BLOG, and I thought there’d be all these amazing moments of connection with Penny. However, Girl Online has a very slow and shaky beginning, and although it does improve eventually, it’s not really the kind of book that I enjoy.

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Half the World by Joe Abercrombie

Half the World by Joe Abercrombie

March 3, 2015 Reviews 0 ★★★★★

A brilliantly crafted sequel to Half a King, Half the World takes us back into the world of the Shattered Sea, introducing us to two new protagonists and letting us catch up with some old favourites.

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Fairest by Marissa Meyer

Fairest by Marissa Meyer

February 18, 2015 Reviews 0 ★★★★½

I never thought I’d sympathise with Levana. She’s been this amorphous blob of evil in The Lunar Chronicles for three books, and although I never doubted that her past would make an interesting story, I certainly didn’t think it would make me understand her.

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The Fell Sword by Miles Cameron

The Fell Sword by Miles Cameron

January 20, 2015 Reviews 0 ★★★★

The Fell Sword is a great sequel to Cameron’s fantasy début The Red Knight, expanding the world and delving deeper into its history, introducing us to new characters and giving us the tools to understand our favourites better, farewelling a few characters, and most importantly, giving a glimpse into the grand scale of the five book Traitor Son cycle.

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Catalyst by S. J. Kincaid

Catalyst by S. J. Kincaid

January 13, 2015 Reviews 0 ★★★★

Catalyst is the final instalment of the amazing science fiction series that began with Insignia. Tom Raines faces new challenges in this book and faces them with his usual combination of bravery and brashness.

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