Author: Celine Kiernan

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Resonance by Celine Kiernan

Resonance by Celine Kiernan

July 28, 2015 Reviews 1 ★★★★

Resonance is a smorgasbord of delights, offering gothic fantasy, historical fiction, and horror in one 450 page novel that will readers spellbound. It certainly gripped me - I read it one sitting on a Sunday afternoon.

I admittedly spent most of that afternoon in a state of confusion - Resonance is one of those books where you have no clear idea about what's going on until 100 pages from the end - but I didn't care because I was having so much fun. The 19th century gothic setting, the wonderful characters, and the sheer mystery of it all had me...

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The Rebel Prince by Celine Kiernan

The Rebel Prince by Celine Kiernan

April 16, 2012 Reviews 0 ★★★★

I was looking forward to finally meeting Prince Alberon after reading about him in the previous two books. But when we meet him it is instantly clear that Alberon is no longer a boy, but rather a harsh and somewhat unhinged young man who is sure of his power as…

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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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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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