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The Selection Stories: The Prince & The Guard by Kiera Cass

The Selection Stories: The Prince & The Guard by Kiera Cass

May 22, 2014 Reviews 0 ★★★½

The Selection Stories give us a glimpse into the two boys at the centre of the series, and I think they're going to be popular with fans of the series.

The Prince

I ended up quite liking this story. I think I understand Maxon much better now that I've read it. He's cute and I loved seeing him vulnerable and without all the answers. This story made me feel like he's a normal guy, with fears about falling in love and finding love amongst all the strange girls who have come to his home for the Selection. He's been brought...

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Daughter of the Blood by Anne Bishop

Daughter of the Blood by Anne Bishop

May 7, 2014 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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The Distance Between Us by Kasie West

The Distance Between Us by Kasie West

April 29, 2014 Reviews 2 ★★★★★

What an adorable book. The adorable-est. This is the cutest, sweetest Cinderella style story about a girl with a very hard life who meets a Very Rich Guy, who turns out to just be the dreamiest boy ever.

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The Unbound by Victoria Schwab

The Unbound by Victoria Schwab

April 23, 2014 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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The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente

The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente

March 31, 2014 Reviews 1 ★★★★½

I’m rarely moved to hug a book and breathe a sigh of contentment when I’ve finished reading it, but that’s exactly that I did when The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making ended. Although it took me a while to immerse myself in it and to appreciate what the author was doing, once I got there I didn’t want to put the book down!

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Cress by Marissa Meyer

Cress by Marissa Meyer

March 18, 2014 Reviews 4 ★★★★★

Cress was my guilty-pleasure read this weekend. I ignored all the backed up review books (being the horrible person that I am), and snuggled down with it. As with the other two books, I found it really hard to put down Cress and go about my normal life – everything…

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Fracture Me by Tahereh Mafi

Fracture Me by Tahereh Mafi

March 9, 2014 Reviews 3 ★★★

The novellas for this series seem pretty divisive. When Destroy Me came out everyone was swooning over Warner and at the announcement of Fracture Me there was a lot of back-lash over it being from Adam’s point of view, and not Warner’s (or even Kenji’s). So much of the conversation in the fandom…

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