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To the Sea by Christine Dibley

To the Sea by Christine Dibley

January 22, 2017 Reviews 0 ★★★★

A gorgeous contemporary novel set in Tasmania, To the Sea was the perfect holiday read for me. Told in multiple points of view over the days between Christmas and New Year's Eve, it conveys a beautiful story spanning generations.

We meet the Kennett family on the day they discover that Zoe -- beautiful, daring, and fearless Zoe -- is missing, most likely drowned within sight of their ancestral coastal home. Though we meet them first without him, it's detective Inspector Anthony Vincent who brings us closer to this grieving family. Tony stood apart for me because he's so different from...

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Windwitch by Susan Dennard

Windwitch by Susan Dennard

January 16, 2017 Reviews 1 ★★★★½

I devoured Windwitch. It was almost impossible to put down from the very first page!! I think this series is perfect for fans of YA fantasy and a must read for anyone who enjoyed Truthwitch.

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Truthwitch by Susan Dennard

Truthwitch by Susan Dennard

January 13, 2017 Reviews 1 ★★★★½

Truthwitch is a quick and fun read that I loved. My excitement regarding Windwitch has been rejuvenated. I think this series will be enjoyed by those who like YA fantasy such as Throne of Glass and Poison Study.

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Those Below by Daniel Polansky

Those Below by Daniel Polansky

December 31, 2016 Reviews 0 ★★★★

I love this world, I love these characters, and I’m sad that it’s over. A fresh take on some old tropes, The Empty Throne duology is perfect for readers who are looking for something new in the genre.

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This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab

This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab

December 12, 2016 Reviews 0 ★★★★★

This is the kind of urban fantasy I love – gritty, dark, a little gory, and based on amazing characters whom I couldn’t help but love. This Savage Song highlights the best of Schwab’s writing — awesome story-craft and kick-ass worldbuilding — and introduces us to a world I won’t…

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Aerie by Maria Dahvana Headley

Aerie by Maria Dahvana Headley

November 22, 2016 Reviews 0 ★★★★

I enjoyed Aerie a lot. It’s different enough from Magonia that it doesn’t suffer from second-book syndrome but keeps true to the things I loved about the first instalment. I’ll be back for more (if there is more!) and recommend it to those who enjoyed Magonia or like Neil Gaiman’s works.

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Winter by Marissa Meyer

Winter by Marissa Meyer

November 14, 2016 Reviews 3 ★★★★★

I’ve had a wonderful, wonderful time with Cinder, Scarlet, Cress and Winter, and I’m sad to let them go … but I do have the novellas in Stars Above to look forward to! The idea of blending science fiction, fairy tales, and Sailor Moon may sound odd (I was sceptical at first), but I urge readers to give the series a chance. I don’t think you’ll regret it.

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Cruel Crown by Victoria Aveyard

Cruel Crown by Victoria Aveyard

June 24, 2016 Reviews 0 ★★★½

Cruel Crown is a bind of two novellas set in the world of Red Queen. These novellas open up the world and allow us a glimpse into two fascinating characters – Queen Coriane (Cal’s mother) and Farley.

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Thorne by Charlotte McConaghy

Thorne by Charlotte McConaghy

June 17, 2016 Reviews 1 ★★★★★

I loved Thorne. This story world has grown on me and I’ve come to respect McConaghy’s storytelling. I love her characters and her prose, and am looking forward to reading Isadora in August.

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Waer by Meg Caddy

Waer by Meg Caddy

April 8, 2016 Reviews 3 ★★★★

Waer by Meg Caddy is an accomplished d├ębut that takes readers into a fantasy land where legends roam alongside humans and werewolves. A rarity of its kind – a standalone – Waer is an great example of a well-crafted YA fantasy.

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