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Giveaway: Fool’s Assassin by Robin Hobb (signed)

Giveaway: Fool’s Assassin by Robin Hobb (signed)

November 26, 2014 Giveaways 2

Hi! So Robin Hobb came to Canberra and I got her to sign another copy of Fool's Assassin to giveaway to my awesome Australian readers!

Before we get to the giveaway I want to remind people that although Fool's Assassin is the first book in its series (Fitz and the Fool), it is a continuation of the story that began in Assassin's Apprentice (The Farseer Trilogy #1). There are six earlier books about Fitz and the Fool, comprising the Farseer Trilogy and The Tawny Man series. There are an extra seven books that are set in the same world,...

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This Shattered World by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner

This Shattered World by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner

November 25, 2014 Reviews 1 ★★★★★

This Shattered World is a perfect follow-up to These Broken Stars, and I don’t think that fans of the latter will be disappointed in the sequel. It has progressed the series arc while introducing us to a new world and new characters, and has set us up for a great final confrontation (which will happen on Corinth).

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Never Fade by Alexandra Bracken

Never Fade by Alexandra Bracken

November 17, 2014 Reviews 0 ★★★★★

Never Fade is a powerful followup to Alexandra Bracken’s The Darkest Minds, a book that I absolutely loved. I have really enjoyed Never Fade, which has surpassed the excellence of its predecessor and has me super-excited for In the Afterlight.

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Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell

Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell

November 5, 2014 Reviews 2 ★★★½

Cloud Atlas is ridiculously clever. It’s a sweeping narrative that takes us from the 1800s to a distant post-apocalyptic future, following six different stories along the way. By turns brilliant and over-reaching, and I liked some aspects of it and loathed others.

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Bad for You by Abbi Glines

Bad for You by Abbi Glines

November 3, 2014 Reviews 0 ★★★½

This is Krit’s story!! I think, aside from Dewayne, I’ve been looking forward to Krit’s story the most. Krit’s a rock star – the lead singer of a band with the tattoos and hoards of women after him to go with that title. Blythe was taken in by a pastor…

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Every Word by Ellie Marney

Every Word by Ellie Marney

October 30, 2014 Reviews 2 ★★★★★

We take up with Mycroft and Watts some eight weeks after Every Breath, when news from London sets a new sleuthing adventure in motion for the troubled duo. Every Word is a gripping crime-thiller that builds on the foundations laid down in Every Breath, and is every bit as exciting and engaging as its predecessor.

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Shatterwing by Donna Maree Hanson

Shatterwing by Donna Maree Hanson

October 28, 2014 Reviews 0 ★★★★

Shatterwing is the first novel in the Dragon Wine series, which is set on a world which used to have two moons until one of them (called Ruel) broke and crashed into the planet. Now there is one moon (Belle), and fragments of Ruel span the sky and occasionally fall out of orbit to impact on the planet. Intelligent life has regressed, partly because of the devastating effects of the planet-satellite impact, and partly because the impact seems to have introduced a species into the world: dragons.

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Unmade by Sarah Rees Brennan

Unmade by Sarah Rees Brennan

October 23, 2014 Reviews 0 ★★★★½

Brennan’s third instalment in the Lynburn Legacy takes us on a journey to uncover the deepest, darkest secrets of Sorry-in-the-Vale and overcome the biggest threat the village has seen in centuries.

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The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet by Bernie Su and Kate Rorick

The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet by Bernie Su and Kate Rorick

October 10, 2014 Reviews 2 ★★★★

Getting to read a tie-in novel that tells us what happened to the Bennets when Lizzie wasn’t making the videos was amazing! I wish all tie-in novels were like this, because it doesn’t just re-tell the story of the videos, but shows us whole new sides to the characters and gives them more depth.

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Countdown by Michelle Rowen

Countdown by Michelle Rowen

October 6, 2014 Reviews 2 ★★

At first glance Countdown looks and sounds too similar to The Hunger Games. But I was pleasantly surprised that the two are can be easily separated (the dystopian and kill-people-for-an-audience elements aside).

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The Professional by Kresley Cole

The Professional by Kresley Cole

September 26, 2014 Reviews 0 ★★

If you like this kind of story, give it a go. I don’t like this kind of story so it’s hard for me to even tell if it’s a good example of what it is. But my gut feeling is there are stories like this that are of a higher standard.

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