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Oct 23
Unmade by Sarah Rees Brennan

Unmade by Sarah Rees Brennan

Reviews 0 ★★★★½

Brennan's third instalment in the Lynburn Legacy takes us on a journey to uncover the deepest, darkest secrets of Sorry-in-the-Vale and overcome the biggest threat the village has seen in centuries.

What I love most about this series is the way that the story sways between poignant character moments and zinging one-liners. Like the earlier books, Unmade is darkly funny. The cleverly delivered humour was responsible for waking up my husband more than once while I read this at night, trying to stifle my giggles. I think it's a perfect way to counter the horrible, heart-wrenching things that happen in...

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Jul 29
The Awakening by Adina West

The Awakening by Adina West

Reviews 0 ★★★½

The Awakening is an enjoyable read, but honestly nothing like I’d expected it to be! It is, however, essential reading if you’re thinking of picking up Coven’s Rising, and I think fans of paranormal stories will like it.

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Jun 19
Small Shen by Kylie Chan

Small Shen by Kylie Chan

Reviews 4 ★★★★

Small Shen is not to be missed by fans of Chan’s works, but it’s also a perfect jumping off point for those who have never tried her before. Although stylistically quite different from her other works, the quality of the storytelling and amazing characters are all present, and I think readers will thoroughly enjoy the multimedia element.

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Jun 03
The Emperor’s Blades by Brian Staveley

The Emperor’s Blades by Brian Staveley

Reviews 0 ★★★½

The Emperor’s Blades is one of my most anticipated reads of 2014. It sounds like a promising début: an awesome world populated by people who aren’t all white, some sinister sounding magic and politics, and a story following the Emperor’s three children after his death.

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May 07
Daughter of the Blood by Anne Bishop

Daughter of the Blood by Anne Bishop

Reviews 9 ★★★½

I recommend this book to those who enjoy high fantasy and are interested in reading a dark, blood-filled story that inverts common tropes of the genre (matriarchal society, dark powers and Saetan are good). A successful examination of what darkness in human nature really means, Daughter of the Blood showcases Bishop’s potential and sets up a highly successful series.

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Apr 23
The Unbound by Victoria Schwab

The Unbound by Victoria Schwab

Reviews 2 ★★★½

I wanted to love The Unbound as much as I did The Archived. And I think, until I sat down to review it, I did. But I’ve sorted out all my feelings for it now and have realised that I don’t think it lives up to the brilliance of its predecessor.

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