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Magonia by Maria Dahvana Headley

Magonia by Maria Dahvana Headley

June 15, 2015 Reviews 4 ★★★★★

Magonia is one of the most beautiful books I've had the pleasure of reading in a long time. The prose, the characters, the world-building, everything about it is simply gorgeous.

Ava has drowned in air her whole life. Born with a mysterious lung disease that makes it hard for her to breathe, she's a walking, talking miracle, a professional patient with a history of hospitals. Ava refuses to be seen as weak, seen as an invalid, so she's witty, caustically sarcastic, full of spark, and alive in a way most people aren't. Maybe it's because she's living on borrowed time,...

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Shadow Study by Maria V. Snyder

Shadow Study by Maria V. Snyder

May 18, 2015 Reviews 0 ★★★★

It was delightful to get back to Yelena and Valek after so long, and Shadow Study proves that the magic of some worlds and their characters only strengthens with time. This book is a wonderful beginning to a kick-ass new series that introduces us to a new threat, some new…

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Every Move by Ellie Marney

Every Move by Ellie Marney

April 15, 2015 Reviews 1 ★★★★

The last instalment of Ellie Marney’s Every series has left me conflicted and sad. Although it’s hard to say good-bye to Mycroft and Watts, it’s probably for the best because I didn’t really like the way this book turned out.

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Half Wild by Sally Green

Half Wild by Sally Green

April 8, 2015 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.

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Firefight by Brandon Sanderson

Firefight by Brandon Sanderson

April 2, 2015 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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Interview: Joe Abercrombie

Interview: Joe Abercrombie

March 27, 2015 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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Whisper the Dead by Alyxandra Harvey

Whisper the Dead by Alyxandra Harvey

March 18, 2015 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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Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

March 16, 2015 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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Girl Online by Zoe Sugg

Girl Online by Zoe Sugg

March 12, 2015 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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