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Captivate by Vanessa Garden

Captivate by Vanessa Garden

December 20, 2013 Reviews 0

Captivate is an ambitious novel, and although I saw a lot of potential in the blurb, I have to confess I'm mostly disappointed by it. Here is the premise of Captivate: Marko is the king of an under-water settlement of humans, and he's usurped his psychotic elder brother Damir's throne. His people can no longer reproduce, a side effect of living underground with no sunlight and other things that humans generally need to survive. His elder sister, and Damir's twin, suggests kidnapping a girl from the surface to be Marko's queen, bringing in fresh blood and allowing him to produce an...

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Blog Tour: Captivate by Vanessa Garden – Excerpt

Blog Tour: Captivate by Vanessa Garden – Excerpt

December 16, 2013 Blog Tour 0

Hey guys! The blog tour for Aussie author Vanessa Garden’s début is stopping by today, and I have an awesome excerpt to share with you! Captivate will be available in the new year at all great bookstores: Excerpt from Captivate My eyelids felt heavy, as though cemented shut, and when…

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Taste of Darkness by Maria V. Snyder

Taste of Darkness by Maria V. Snyder

December 9, 2013 Reviews 0 ★★★★★

This. This is how you end a series. Taste of Darkness takes up immediately after Scent of Magic, with Avry discovering Kerrick is missing. She never gives up on him, choosing to keep looking and trusting he’s alive, and although it frustrates all her companions, I found it admirable. I…

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Giveaway: Captivate by Vanessa Garden

Giveaway: Captivate by Vanessa Garden

November 25, 2013 Giveaways 2

Hello! I have two copies of Aussie author Vanessa Garden’s début Captivate to give away to two lucky readers 🙂 Here’s a little about the book: Doesn’t it sound great? Some pertinent information about the giveaway: You do NOT need to follow Speculating on SpecFic in order to enter. Open…

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Giveaway: Pawn by Aimée Carter

Giveaway: Pawn by Aimée Carter

November 18, 2013 Giveaways 8

Good news everyone! (Futurama reference) The wonderful folk at HarlequinTeen Australia have offered up two copies of Pawn by Aimée Carter for an Australia wide giveaway! Pawn is the first book in The Blackcoat Rebellion series: Some pertinent information about the giveaway: You do NOT need to follow Speculating on SpecFic…

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Wicked Kiss by Michelle Rowen

Wicked Kiss by Michelle Rowen

November 14, 2013 Reviews 0

I am impressed at how seamlessly Rowen tells this story, especially considering that it has been so long since I read Dark Kiss. I didn’t really remember any characters except for Samantha, Bishop and Kraven, and I only recalled the barest details of the plot. The author skillfully re-oriented me…

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The Girl with the Iron Touch by Kady Cross

The Girl with the Iron Touch by Kady Cross

September 5, 2013 Reviews 0

Kady Cross hooks me once again – I read this book over two days, but the whole time I wasn’t reading it, I was thinking about it. I love The Steampunk Chronicles – sometimes a girl needs a rip-roaring adventure with sweet romances and super-creepy automatons. These books make me…

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Banish by Nicola Marsh

Banish by Nicola Marsh

August 5, 2013 Reviews 0

Banish is Nicola Marsh’s début YA novel, a who-done-it mystery combined with Wiccan supernatural elements that kept me engaged and amused throughout. I liked the novel a lot, and although I think the story is perfect on its own, wouldn’t mind a follow-up book or two! The YA aspect of…

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Ink by Amanda Sun

Ink by Amanda Sun

July 11, 2013 Reviews 5

I am never going to pick up a book because of its cover again. It serves me right, it really does. Do you know how excited I was about Ink? It is probably the YA début I anticipated the most in 2013, I’m even on a video saying it’s the…

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The Sparrow by Jason Mott

The Sparrow by Jason Mott

July 10, 2013 Reviews 0

I don’t know if I enjoyed The Sparrow as much as The First – I think it deals with weightier issues, and in such a short book, it feels disjointed and stilted. Whereas The First is about the very first person who comes back from the dead, The Sparrow deals…

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The First by Jason Mott

The First by Jason Mott

July 10, 2013 Reviews 0

This novella is so sweet! It follows Edmund Blithe, who blithely turns up to work, alive and well, exactly a year after his death. Chaos ensues, and soon he’s being questioned by government officials and hounded by the media. But he has no answers – he can’t even remember being…

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