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Jan 21
Promise of Blood by Brian McClellan

Promise of Blood by Brian McClellan

Reviews 5 ★★★½

An impressive tale exploring the consequences of a revolution against a monarchy, Promise of Blood begins the story of the man who overthrows his King and is left to with a kingdom on the brink of war. I think it's an admirable début, set in an impeccably created world and sporting great characters, but there's also a lot of room for improvement. My favourite aspect of the book is the magic system, not surprising considering McClellan was a student of Brandon Sanderson. There are three classes of magic users in the world: those who possess a Knack; the Privileged; and...

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Jan 15
Vampire Academy: The Graphic Novel by Richelle Mead

Vampire Academy: The Graphic Novel by Richelle Mead

Reviews 1 ★★★★★

I love graphic novels: I think they’re beautiful and give us a lovely visual adaptation of a novel that’s different from a movie. The first Vampire Academy graphic novel tells introduces Rose and Lissa perfectly, and accurately tells the story of the first book. Rose is a damphir – half…

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Jan 09
Pivot Point by Kasie West

Pivot Point by Kasie West

Reviews 1 ★★★★

Pivot Point is an exquisitely crafted book that follows Addie, who can look at the consequences of the decisions she makes and always make the right choice. When her parents announce that they are getting a divorce, she must decide who to live with: stay in the Compound with her…

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Dec 18
Shadows by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Shadows by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Reviews 0 ★★★★

I wish the Lux novels were about Dawson. It’s not that I don’t like Daemon … well actually, I don’t like him much at all … but I wish authors and publishers weren’t so eager to always shove tortured, rebellious, mysterious bad boys in our faces. I’d much rather read about…

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Dec 04
Night of Cake & Puppets by Laini Taylor

Night of Cake & Puppets by Laini Taylor

Reviews 1 ★★★★★

This is perfect!! I was missing this story-world, and Night of Cake & Puppets was the perfect thing to immerse myself in without re-reading the books (which I will probably do soon anyway). I love Zuzana, so I enjoyed this gorgeous story, which tells of her and Mik’s first date, immensely….

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Oct 15
The Dark Divide by Jennifer Fallon

The Dark Divide by Jennifer Fallon

Reviews 0

Following almost immediately from the end of The Undivided, The Dark Divide builds upon the rich and complex landscape Fallon created in the first book and introduces us to an alternate reality where the Japanese rule over much of the world (including Ireland). The brothers Ren and Darragh are divided;…

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Sep 18
Thirteen by James Phelan

Thirteen by James Phelan

Reviews 0 ★★★

Thirteen is the first in what is going to be a thirteen-book series by James Phelan, that follows a group of teens who hold the future of the world in their hands. They’re called Dreamers – because they can prophesy the end of the world through their dreams. Thirteen is…

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Jul 10
The Sparrow by Jason Mott

The Sparrow by Jason Mott

Reviews 0

I don’t know if I enjoyed The Sparrow as much as The First – I think it deals with weightier issues, and in such a short book, it feels disjointed and stilted. Whereas The First is about the very first person who comes back from the dead, The Sparrow deals…

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Jul 10
The First by Jason Mott

The First by Jason Mott

Reviews 0

This novella is so sweet! It follows Edmund Blithe, who blithely turns up to work, alive and well, exactly a year after his death. Chaos ensues, and soon he’s being questioned by government officials and hounded by the media. But he has no answers – he can’t even remember being…

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Jul 09
Venom by Fiona Paul

Venom by Fiona Paul

Reviews 2

It took me a long time – more than half way through the novel – to really get into Venom, and there was a time when I contemplated not finishing it. Something about Cassandra and her predicament refused to click with me, and I couldn’t see the so-called romance between…

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