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Feb 27
The Seers by Julianna Scott

The Seers by Julianna Scott

Reviews 0 ★★★

Having absolutely loved every aspect of The Holders, I am surprised that I didn't enjoy The Seers as much. A lot of this comes from my disappointment at the narrating protagonist, Becca. It's been established that Becca is super-special and is the most powerful Holder ever. Her coming was even prophesied! I'd found her hot-headed in the last book, but in this one I found her difficult to like. Becca's a girl who fights. She reacts to everything by acting self-righteous, and never backs down from protecting those she sees as needing it. Becca thinks she can push and bully...

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Feb 17
Shadowplay by Laura Lam

Shadowplay by Laura Lam

Reviews 0 ★★★½

Shadowplay is the sequel to Pantomime, a 2013 début that followed a run-away child who joined a circus. Although I enjoyed this book on many levels, I ultimately feel that it failed to engage me in the way that I wanted. One of the things that contribute to this feeling…

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Feb 06
White Space by Ilsa J. Bick

White Space by Ilsa J. Bick

Reviews 1 ★★★

White Space combines elements of Inkheart, The Matrix and Inception into a twisted, mind-boggling read. Although it is enjoyable, I found it rather difficult to read – I was conscious of always working at reading it, rather than it sweeping me away. The protagonist, Emma, randomly blinks into different lives….

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Jan 17
Pride’s Run by Cat Kalen

Pride’s Run by Cat Kalen

Reviews 1 ★★★

Pride’s Run feels like it’s two different books mashed up together. There’s the first part, which is about Pride, our kick-butt heroine, and her life as a captive Lupher in a drug-lord’s Compound. And there’s the second part, the majority, where Pride plays second fiddle to a stereotypical YA alpha-male…

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Jan 16
Tandem by Anna Jarzab

Tandem by Anna Jarzab

Reviews 5 ★½

I’ve been quite excited about Tandem – parallel worlds, a mysterious boy, what’s not to like? However, I feel like I’ve been duped with this book. I don’t think it satisfied many of my expectations, although I did enjoy the differences between our universe and that of Aurora. I’m hoping…

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Dec 26
Control by Kim Curran

Control by Kim Curran

Reviews 0

Control is an amazing adventure and a great followup to Curran’s début, Shift. I loved continuing Scott and Aubery’s journey and finding out more about their powers. My favourite aspect of the book is the intricate plot. I never knew what was going to happen and l loved it. There’s something…

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Dec 23
The Guardians by T.M. Franklin

The Guardians by T.M. Franklin

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Having enjoyed MORE a lot, I was eager to get into The Guardians and continue Ava and Caleb’s adventure. I’m happy to report that I wasn’t disappointed. The Guardians takes up shortly after MORE, with Ava training to control her newly discovered powers and hiding from the Rogues who are…

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Dec 03
Towering by Alex Flinn

Towering by Alex Flinn

Reviews 0

Although well told and imaginative, I think this project was a little too ambitious for my liking. Towering is modern retelling of the Rapunzel fairy-tale, but Flinn has coupled it with elements from Wuthering Heights which left me bewildered and confused. Wyatt is my favourite character in the book –…

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Nov 07
The Scroll by K.B. Hoyle

The Scroll by K.B. Hoyle

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This is the fifth book in the Gateway Chronicles, and as expected, sets us up for what is bound to be an amazing and action-packed conclusion. This novel is undoubtedly darker than the others, and our favourite characters are tested to their limits. Darcy, the main protagonist, and I have…

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Nov 06
Devil’s Due by Rachel Caine

Devil’s Due by Rachel Caine

Reviews 1 ★★★★

A quick refresher: Jazz and Lucia have set up a detective agency, funded by the Cross Society, a secret cabal of psychics who are trying to prevent undesirable realities from coming about. They use people like Jazz and Lucia to do this, and communicate using red letters. Devil’s Due begins with Ben McCarthy’s…

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Oct 31
The Corpse Rat King by Lee Battersby

The Corpse Rat King by Lee Battersby

Reviews 1 ★★★★

Gritty, filled with black humour and bordering on heretic, The Corpse Rat King isn’t a book for the faint hearted. It’s titular character is dead, and he looks and smells it. There’s an almost sick fascination with excrement and waste of any kind throughout. The whole book is dirty, filthy,…

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