Publisher: HachetteAU

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Aug 18
The Falcon Throne by Karen Miller

The Falcon Throne by Karen Miller

Reviews 4 ★★★★★

I am still on a high from this book. I'm actually avoiding reading anything else so that I can prolong the feeling The Falcon Throne has left me with.

Reading epic fantasy can get a little repetitive, especially since these things have trends. Not too many people are writing Shannara and Sword of Truth like epic fantasies with magic and swords and wizards and elves. The genre is moving towards courtly politics, the fates of bastards and kings and princesses, with magic subtly woven into it. These kinds of works tend to read more like novelisations of our own histories...

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Jul 24
Kalona’s Fall by P.C. and Kristin Cast

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

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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Jul 21
Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo

Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo

Reviews 0 ★★★★★

I always approach the last book of any series with some caution. After all, this book will be how I remember the series for a long time to come. So I’m happy to say that Ruin and Rising is a fitting and brilliantly crafted conclusion to the Grisha trilogy, one that fans will be sighing over happily for years to come.

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Jun 16
Sea of Shadows by Kelley Armstrong

Sea of Shadows by Kelley Armstrong

Reviews 2 ★★★★

Sea of Shadows is the first book by Kelley Armstrong that I have read, but I have a bunch of her other books, and this has encouraged me to read them! I’ve enjoyed the novel and will continue to read about Ashyn and Moria’s adventures.

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May 19
Into the Still Blue by Veronica Rossi

Into the Still Blue by Veronica Rossi

Reviews 0 ★★★★★

I’ve loved every moment of my time with Aria and Perry, discovering their exotic world, getting to know them and their loved ones, and seeing them grow into the wonderful people they become in this book. It’s with some sadness that I say goodbye to them.

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May 08
The Geography Of You And Me by Jennifer E. Smith

The Geography Of You And Me by Jennifer E. Smith

Reviews 2 ★★★★

I loved The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight, so much that I’ve been eagerly looking forward to every book Smith has written since then. The Geography Of You And Me is my least favourite of her works, but I still enjoyed it and think it’s just as cute and poignant as her other stories.

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Apr 22
Panic by Lauren Oliver

Panic by Lauren Oliver

Reviews 1 ★★★★

I didn’t really know what I was getting into when I started to read Panic, but only one chapter in I knew the book had its hooks in me. The narration is brilliant, the premise is thrilling and haunting at the same time, and the characters are real in a way rarely seen in books.

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Apr 18
Sky on Fire by Emmy Laybourne

Sky on Fire by Emmy Laybourne

Reviews 0 ★★★½

Picking up immediately after the end of Monument 14, Sky on Fire is told in alternating points of view and finally shows us what’s going on outside the Greenway store while keeping us in contact with those inside it.

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Apr 01
Dreams of Gods and Monsters by Laini Taylor

Dreams of Gods and Monsters by Laini Taylor

Reviews 4 ★★★★★

Laini Taylor’s gorgeous story-telling will sweep readers away from the first page, and then excite, horrify, generally agonise them until the last page is turned. Her writing is indescribably mesmerising, somehow managing to capture hearts and imaginations and allow us to immerse ourselves fully into the world she has created.

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Mar 27
The Gospel of Loki by Joanne Harris

The Gospel of Loki by Joanne Harris

Reviews 6 ★★★★½

This is the story of the Norse Gods told from Loki’s point of view. The Gospel of Loki is narrated in first person in an easy, conversational style using contemporary language. It is entertaining, humourous and brilliantly conceptualised, and readers will be hard pressed not to fall in love with every page, with every word.

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