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Oct 25
Claudette in the Shadows by M.J. Hearle

Claudette in the Shadows by M.J. Hearle

Reviews 0 ★★★★

Claudette in the Shadows is a quick, thrilling read centered on Claudette, whose family is on the run from a mysterious group called The Bane. Claudette doesn't know why, but she's never been inclined to find out until now.

Nightmares plague her twin brother Blake, and one night Claudette finds out why. In the midst of a magical night involving world-hopping and exquisite magic, she finds out that her family has an incredible legacy, and her brother is having a hard time coming to terms with it.

Claudette is frighteningly cold and unfeeling, and I felt a deep thrill of fear...

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Oct 24
Playing Tyler by T. L. Costa

Playing Tyler by T. L. Costa

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Playing Tyler is T. L. Costa’s début novel, a unique, humourous and daring story about two genius teenages navigating the dark secrets behind a new flight simulator. The characters and deep issues examined in the book took me by surprise, but the slow plotting in the first half left me…

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Oct 04
King Hall by Scarlett Dawn

King Hall by Scarlett Dawn

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I strongly believe the first scene of a novel, the first paragraph, hey, even the first words, absolutely set the tone for the rest of the book. So you can imagine what I was thinking when the first words of King Hall were “Sex Education” and the first scene was…

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Oct 01
Just Like Fate by Cat Patrick and Suzanne Young

Just Like Fate by Cat Patrick and Suzanne Young

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The blurb describes Just Like Fate as Sliding Doors meets Anna and the French Kiss, and I have to agree wholeheartedly. The sweet romances and complex relationships that define Cat Patrick’s writing are present in full force in this novel, as is the intriguing question of how one single decision…

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May 24
The Pirate’s Wish by Cassandra Rose Clarke

The Pirate’s Wish by Cassandra Rose Clarke

Reviews 2 ★★★★

Picking up almost exactly where The Assassin’s Curse left off, The Pirate’s Wish follows Ananna and Naji as they travel around their world, trying to complete three impossible tasks to break the curse between them. Adventurous and exciting, this book concludes their journey together and introduces us to a few…

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May 21
The Ward by Jordana Frankel

The Ward by Jordana Frankel

Reviews 0 ★★

The idea behind this book is interesting, and I think I could have enjoyed it a lot more if it didn’t suffer from the weird, stilted romance, and the shaky world building. The Ward is a dystopian novel that takes mixes two staples of mankind’s story-telling – the Great Flood…

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Jan 17
Broken by A.E. Rought

Broken by A.E. Rought

Reviews 2

I hate to begin the review like this, but Strange Chemistry really need to work on their blurbs. The one I’ve provided is only half of the one on their site, and the reason I haven’t included it in full is because it basically makes 2/3 of the book redundant….

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Oct 31
The Assassin’s Curse by Cassandra Rose Clarke

The Assassin’s Curse by Cassandra Rose Clarke

Reviews 2 ★★★★★

Ananna doesn’t trust pretty people, and her parents have picked the clueless but extremely handsome heir of the Hariri clan, Tarrin, for her to marry. Decidedly unhappy at the prospect, Ananna runs away from her parents, her life as a pirate, and everything she knows and holds dear. But she…

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May 07
Struck by Jennifer Bosworth

Struck by Jennifer Bosworth

Reviews 0 ★★★★

The plot of Struck is interesting and new. The premise is also believable, that a religious leader could gain so much power and influence after a natural disaster that isolates one of the largest cities in the US. Mia’s addiction to lightening is interesting, and I think the author does a great…

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