Genre: Fantasy

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The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen

The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen

November 12, 2014 Reviews 3 ★★★★★

Kelsea has been raised by her foster parents in hiding since she was a baby. She knows her mother was the Queen of the Tear, and that she's the heir, destined to return to public life at nineteen to take up her throne. She knows her uncle rules as Regent in her stead. She knows that the neighbouring kingdom of Mortmesne tried to invade Tear, and her mother signed The Mort Treaty to keep everyone safe.

Unfortunately, Kelsea knows nothing else. Her guardians swore an oath to her mother to never reveal the true state of the kingdom to the...

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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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The Child Eater by Rachel Pollack

The Child Eater by Rachel Pollack

October 17, 2014 Reviews 0 ★★★★★

The Child Eater is a fantastical story about two boys, born in different worlds and centuries apart, who are bound together by magic and fate, and a monstrous creature known only as The Child Eater. He has preyed on generations of children and their ghostly voices cry out for help, cry out for someone to end their curse.

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Talon by Julie Kagawa

Talon by Julie Kagawa

October 14, 2014 Reviews 1 ★★★

This book is about dragons! DRAGONS!! How excite!! I’m really disappointed with it because Kagawa did incredible things by subverting everything we knew about vampires and dystopia with The Blood of Eden series, but in Talon we’ve gone back to mediocre (and annoying) characters and shaky world-building that made me dislike the Iron Fey books.

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The Bone Whistle by K.B. Hoyle

The Bone Whistle by K.B. Hoyle

September 4, 2014 Reviews 0 ★★★★

The Bone Whistle closes out the adventure that started six years ago with Darcy and her five friends stumbling into another world. It’s a bittersweet conclusion to their story and I enjoyed it a lot.

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The Lascar’s Dagger by Glenda Larke

The Lascar’s Dagger by Glenda Larke

August 19, 2014 Reviews 3 ★★★★★

Sometimes reading a book feels like coming home. You crack open the spine and find that the words inside are exactly what you need. The Lascar’s Dagger was that kind of book for me. I was hooked from the first page.

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The Falcon Throne by Karen Miller

The Falcon Throne by Karen Miller

August 18, 2014 Reviews 4 ★★★★★

I’ve loved The Falcon Throne! I’ve been in a haze since I finished it, and I just want to buy lots of copies of it and make others read it. However, at over 500 pages, there’s no doubt that it’s going to challenge some readers! I think fans of the genre will fall in love with this world and its characters and, like me, will be begging to get their hands on the next instalment.

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Kalona’s Fall by P.C. and Kristin Cast

Kalona’s Fall by P.C. and Kristin Cast

July 24, 2014 Reviews 4 ★½

P.C Cast and Kristin Cast have been writing full length novels since 2007 (I did a Goodreads search), so there is really no excuse for how poorly written this novella is. The dialogue is artificial, the storytelling confused, and the novella comes across as laboured.

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Half A King by Joe Abercrombie

Half A King by Joe Abercrombie

July 23, 2014 Reviews 6 ★★★★½

I know that many fans were a bit worried when he announced that he’s writing a YA novel set in a whole new world. I don’t know why they were worried – Abercrombie proves that he is a skilled and adaptable writer with Half a King.

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