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City of Stairs by Robert Jackson Bennett

City of Stairs by Robert Jackson Bennett

December 28, 2014 Reviews 4 ★★★★½

City of Stairs is an outstanding example of fantasy literature that I have enjoyed immensely. Well-plotted and vividly imagined, Bennett takes readers into a world full of magic, political strife, and (occasionally) murder.

Bulikov is called the City of Stairs because there are staircases all around it that go no where - they just end in mid-air or lead to blank walls, or delve underground and end abruptly. They are relics of a by-gone era that we know nothing about when we begin the book, and I loved how readers get to slowly uncover the magical past of The Continent....

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The Ice Dragon by George R. R. Martin

The Ice Dragon by George R. R. Martin

December 18, 2014 Reviews 3 ★★★★★

A wonderful short story that lacks none of the magic, wonder, and darkness of a GRRM book, The Ice Dragon will capture the imaginations of many readers. Don’t let its small size fool you: just because it’s short and illustrated doesn’t mean it’s a children’s book.

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Blood Will Follow by Snorri Kristjansson

Blood Will Follow by Snorri Kristjansson

December 11, 2014 Reviews 0 ★★★★

Blood Will Follow is a solid second novel and I have enjoyed it. Fans of Gemmell will devour Kristjansson’s books, and I think they’re perfect for fantasy readers who are looking for something new to read. Vikings, mythology, politics, and swords – what could go wrong?

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Monsters by Ilsa J. Bick

Monsters by Ilsa J. Bick

December 3, 2014 Reviews 2

I feel horrible because this is a brilliant series that examines a lot of issues that YA usually shies away from, and I have looked forward to it. I don’t have the time to re-read Ashes and Shadows and I’m not enjoying Monsters, so I’ll be leaving Alex and the gang at page 100.

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Binary by Stephanie Saulter

Binary by Stephanie Saulter

December 2, 2014 Reviews 0 ★★★★★

The sequel to Gemsigns has blown me away. Binary is grander and more sophisticated than its predecessor, but lacks none of its heart and brilliance. Binary accomplishes what few sequels do in surpassing its predecessor in every way.

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Corruption by Jessica Shirvington

Corruption by Jessica Shirvington

December 1, 2014 Reviews 2 ★★★★★

An absolutely brilliant conclusion to the story that began in Disruption, Corruption takes us deep into the heart of the sickness that is M-Corp and the technology they use to control and subdue American citizens and the world at large.

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Mitosis by Brandon Sanderson

Mitosis by Brandon Sanderson

November 27, 2014 Reviews 0 ★★★★★

This story expertly re-orients readers in the world Sanderson created in Steelheart, and gears us up for the followup which is coming out next year. If you like YA fantasy then I strongly encourage you to pick up Steelheart.

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This Shattered World by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner

This Shattered World by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner

November 25, 2014 Reviews 1 ★★★★★

This Shattered World is a perfect follow-up to These Broken Stars, and I don’t think that fans of the latter will be disappointed in the sequel. It has progressed the series arc while introducing us to a new world and new characters, and has set us up for a great final confrontation (which will happen on Corinth).

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Never Fade by Alexandra Bracken

Never Fade by Alexandra Bracken

November 17, 2014 Reviews 0 ★★★★★

Never Fade is a powerful followup to Alexandra Bracken’s The Darkest Minds, a book that I absolutely loved. I have really enjoyed Never Fade, which has surpassed the excellence of its predecessor and has me super-excited for In the Afterlight.

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