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Mar 17
Burn by Julianna Baggott

Burn by Julianna Baggott

Reviews 0 ★★★★½

The bittersweet conclusion to the Pure trilogy by Julianna Baggott, Burn pushes our beloved cast of characters to their absolute limit. At times heartwarming and others heartbreaking, this book will pull at your heartstrings.

We left Pressia, Bradwell, El Capitan and Helmund in a mysterious compound in Fuse, and in Burn we take up with them immediately, learning secrets that will change the world forever. Meanwhile, Partridge takes over the Dome after his father's death, but he soon finds that his dreams won't become realities as easily as he'd hoped, and he finds opposition and betrayal everywhere he turns.

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Mar 05
Erased by Jennifer Rush

Erased by Jennifer Rush

Reviews 0 ★★★★½

I think Erased is a perfect sequel. Everything I loved about Altered is present in full-force in this novel, with a few bits of extra awesomeness thrown in for good measure! I have always loved how mature and focussed the protagonist, Anna, is. She didn’t get caught up her relationship…

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Feb 21
Monument 14 by Emmy Laybourne

Monument 14 by Emmy Laybourne

Reviews 1 ★★★★

This book has blown me away! I really liked it, and am looking forward to more. The world is ending! Well, no, but something very weird does happen to Dean on his way to school one morning: mega hail takes out his school bus and suddenly he and a bunch…

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Feb 20
A Dance of Blades by David Dalglish

A Dance of Blades by David Dalglish

Reviews 0 ★★

Alas! My avoidance of sequels has been justified. Ok, so. A Dance of Cloaks, while predictable, was an enjoyable and satisfying read. Its successor, A Dance of Blades, is a hot mess of confused tropes and incessant violence, with almost no character development and no overreaching theme that I could…

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Jan 21
Promise of Blood by Brian McClellan

Promise of Blood by Brian McClellan

Reviews 5 ★★★½

An impressive tale exploring the consequences of a revolution against a monarchy, Promise of Blood begins the story of the man who overthrows his King and is left to with a kingdom on the brink of war. I think it’s an admirable début, set in an impeccably created world and…

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Jan 13
Shaman by Kim Stanley Robinson

Shaman by Kim Stanley Robinson

Reviews 0

Shaman ponderously chronicles the coming of age of a young man living in prehistoric times, and although there are many who have found it amazing, I think it’s rather dull. The book started promisingly with Loon’s week-long Wander, where he has to survive for a week alone in the wilderness,…

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Jan 03
Antigoddess by Kendare Blake

Antigoddess by Kendare Blake

Reviews 2 ★★★★★

Antigoddess is a masterfully told story about Greek Gods and heroes living, or reincarnating, into the modern world. I enjoyed it immensely, and can’t wait for the sequel, Aristea, which comes out in 2014. Cassandra’s always known more about the future than those around her. She can predict a coin…

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Dec 04
Night of Cake & Puppets by Laini Taylor

Night of Cake & Puppets by Laini Taylor

Reviews 1 ★★★★★

This is perfect!! I was missing this story-world, and Night of Cake & Puppets was the perfect thing to immerse myself in without re-reading the books (which I will probably do soon anyway). I love Zuzana, so I enjoyed this gorgeous story, which tells of her and Mik’s first date, immensely….

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Nov 29
Lexicon by Max Barry

Lexicon by Max Barry

Reviews 3 ★★★★

This is one of the best science fiction books I’ve read this year – full of action and humans doing amazing things and plot twists. Lexicon is set in our world today, except that a catastrophic event has killed everyone in Broken Hill. The book follows two protagonists – Wil,…

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Nov 13
United We Spy by Ally Carter

United We Spy by Ally Carter

Reviews 0

The end of an era, the final book of the Gallagher Girls series. Covert operations, swooning, bullets (and blood) and danger are everywhere, but I’m kind of just glad the series is over. Actually, United We Spy was a pleasure to read – much more serious and fast-paced than the…

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Nov 12
A Dance of Cloaks by David Dalglish

A Dance of Cloaks by David Dalglish

Reviews 0 ★★★½

Inspired in part by the great George R. R. Martin and the incredible Brent Weeks, the first book of David Dalglish’s Shadowdance series is a page-turner, make no mistake!  Though never lacking in action, blood, torture and political intrigue (all the things I love), I found the character development a tad…

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