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Feb 17
Tithe by Holly Black

Tithe by Holly Black

Reviews 0 ★★★

Having loved The Darkest Part of the Forest, I was expecting something surreal and creepy from Tithe. While it delivered on those fronts, it also felt confused and half-hearted.

Tithe took a long time to begin. The first part of the novel felt disjointed and slow. It may have been a reflection of just how not-normal Kaye was, but it didn't feel well executed and detracted from my enjoyment. Plus, there's a dream-like quality in the novel that holds the reader at bay from the action (maybe because Kaye feels so removed from the real world). The pacing is choppy,...

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Mar 28
Isadora by Charlotte McConaghy

Isadora by Charlotte McConaghy

Reviews 0 ★★★★★

Isadora is everything I wanted for the last instalment of The Chronicles of Kaya. It was brilliantly written and emotional, and I raced through it in two sittings. Falco and Isadora are probably my favourite pair from this series.

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Jan 13
Truthwitch by Susan Dennard

Truthwitch by Susan Dennard

Reviews 1 ★★★★½

Truthwitch is a quick and fun read that I loved. My excitement regarding Windwitch has been rejuvenated. I think this series will be enjoyed by those who like YA fantasy such as Throne of Glass and Poison Study.

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Dec 12
This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab

This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab

Reviews 0 ★★★★★

This is the kind of urban fantasy I love – gritty, dark, a little gory, and based on amazing characters whom I couldn’t help but love. This Savage Song highlights the best of Schwab’s writing — awesome story-craft and kick-ass worldbuilding — and introduces us to a world I won’t…

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Dec 08
The Pale Dreamer by Samantha Shannon

The Pale Dreamer by Samantha Shannon

Reviews 0 ★★★★★

The Pale Dreamer gives us a glimpse of Paige’s life before we met her in The Bone Season, taking us on an adventure through London after some poltergeists. It’s an excellent entry point for readers who are interested in The Bone Season series and want to give it a try….

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Nov 22
Aerie by Maria Dahvana Headley

Aerie by Maria Dahvana Headley

Reviews 0 ★★★★

I enjoyed Aerie a lot. It’s different enough from Magonia that it doesn’t suffer from second-book syndrome but keeps true to the things I loved about the first instalment. I’ll be back for more (if there is more!) and recommend it to those who enjoyed Magonia or like Neil Gaiman’s works.

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