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Apr 08
Half Wild by Sally Green

Half Wild by Sally Green

Reviews 1 ★★★★

Half Wild is the follow-up to Half Bad. This series follows Nathan Byrn, a half-White and half-Black witch in a world where the two hate each other and don't usually mix. The fact that Nathan's father is the most notorious and dangerous Black witch in existence doesn't help the matter.

I think the first thing I have to tell you about Half Wild is that if you didn't like Half Bad, you probably won't enjoy its sequel. It's more of the same - unusual story-telling and weird characters, blood and guts and gore, and a simplistic world-building schema that doesn't...

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Apr 02
Firefight by Brandon Sanderson

Firefight by Brandon Sanderson

Reviews 1 ★★★★★

Firefight is a wonderful sequel to the heart-stopping Steelheart, delivering all the action, adventure, and fun that readers will expect. It’s an explosive adventure that captured my imagination, and has left me sad that I have to wait so long for the next instalment, Calamity.

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Mar 27
Interview: Joe Abercrombie

Interview: Joe Abercrombie

Bookish 3

Joe Abercrombie *squeal* recently visited Australia and I was very lucky to have the opportunity to sit down and talk to him about his newest release, Half the World, the second book in his YA series The Shattered Sea.

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Mar 18
Whisper the Dead by Alyxandra Harvey

Whisper the Dead by Alyxandra Harvey

Reviews 1 ★★★★★

Whisper the Dead is the second book in this wonderful series that follows three teen witches in the regency era. Emma, Penelope, and Gretchen have recently found out that they are witches of the powerful Lovegrove line, and are now struggling to control their powers in an increasingly dangerous world.

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Mar 16
Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

Reviews 1 ★★★

An admirable d├ębut novel that combines a rags-to-riches story with a dystopian world and the powers of the X-Men, Red Queen will please a varied audience. I enjoyed reading it but have to concede that there is almost nothing original about it, and that it ultimately failed to wow me in the way that it could have.

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Mar 12
Girl Online by Zoe Sugg

Girl Online by Zoe Sugg

Reviews 0 ★★½

Girl Online is a light and fluffy story about a teen girl with an anonymous online blog. I was attracted to it because I ALSO HAVE A BLOG, and I thought there’d be all these amazing moments of connection with Penny. However, Girl Online has a very slow and shaky beginning, and although it does improve eventually, it’s not really the kind of book that I enjoy.

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