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Glow by Amy Kathleen Ryan

Glow by Amy Kathleen Ryan

January 13, 2012 Reviews 0

The first few chapters of the book were very confusing for me because I felt I was missing some key pieces of information, like why these people were on a space ship, how long they had been there, how they produce food and oxygen. When all this was explained a few chapters into the book, I felt more comfortable and started to enjoy the story line. It is an interesting plot and I was intrigued by the desperation and panic of the crew of New Horizon that made them attack their sister ship. I found Waverly to be slow on the uptake sometimes;...

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The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson

The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson

January 4, 2012 Reviews 0 ★★★★★

Brandon Sanderson never fails to deliver on amazing world building and I was, as usual, astounded by the level of detail he puts into his writing. Everything, including the speech, mannerisms and military styles of the kingdoms is meticulously described and self consistent. The world is rich in detail –…

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Bloodlines by Richelle Mead

Bloodlines by Richelle Mead

November 6, 2011 Reviews 0

Richelle Mead is a bestselling author of urban fantasy books for both adults and teens. A life-long reader, Richelle has always had a particular fascination with mythology and folklore. Her New York Times and USA Today bestselling YA series, Vampire Academy, contains Vampire Academy, Frostbite, Shadow Kiss, Blood Promise, and Spirit…

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The High Lord by Trudi Canavan

The High Lord by Trudi Canavan

October 30, 2011 Reviews 1 ★★★★

A wonderful climax to a spellbinding trilogy, The High Lord lived up to all my expectations. It is a great culmination of Sonea’s adventures as the only slum dweller to be accepted into the ranks of the Magician’s Guild. Canavan’s storytelling is brilliant and makes it easy for readers to…

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The Novice by Trudi Canavan

The Novice by Trudi Canavan

October 28, 2011 Reviews 1 ★★★★

The Novice follows immediately from The Magician’s Guild with Sonea’s acceptance into the ranks of the Guild. She struggles to find her place among the other novices who are sourced from the influential Houses of Imardin. One student in particular, Regin, takes exception to Sonea’s skills in magic and attempts…

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The Magician’s Guild by Trudi Canavan

The Magician’s Guild by Trudi Canavan

October 24, 2011 Reviews 0

This is a light, entertaining book that I enjoyed reading. The action takes place mainly in the slums of Kyralia and the Magician’s Guild, both of which were wonderfully realised. While there wasn’t a strong sense of place in the book because only the two of these places was described…

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Elantris by Brandon Sanderson

Elantris by Brandon Sanderson

September 12, 2011 Reviews 0 ★★★★

Reading Brandon Sanderson’s Mistborn trilogy spurred me to read his earlier works. Elantris is his debut novel (released in 2005), and I found it to be every bit as engaging and wonderful as I expected. High Priest Hrathen of Shu Derethi, the militaristic religion underlying the power of Fjorden, is…

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The Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson

The Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson

July 28, 2011 Reviews 0 ★★★★★

What if the Dark Lord won? The Mistborn is a trilogy written by Brandon Sanderson, the first in a trilogy of trilogies set in the same world. The books in the series are: The Final Empire, The Well of Ascension and The Hero of Ages. It explores what would happen if the good…

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