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Ashfall by Mike Mullin

Ashfall by Mike Mullin

October 4, 2012 Reviews 0 ★★★

A gripping tale of survival in a post-apocolyptic world, Ashfall made me reconsider everything I thought I knew about living in the wild. Many similar books use zombies or cannibals to increase the horror of such a world, but Mike Mullin doesn't need anything of the sort to describe Alex and Darla's harrowing fight to endure.

Although Alex wasn't exactly a likeable character before the super-volcano erupted, I liked him from the very first page because of his frank and honest style of narration. He knows he wasn't a stellar kid before the disaster, but he also knows how much...

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The Lord of Lies by Sam Bowring

The Lord of Lies by Sam Bowring

September 17, 2012 Reviews 0 ★★★★★

The Lord of Lies is the second and final instalment in the Strange Threads duology – a wonderful new Fantasy series centred on a group of Wardens – the strongest threaders (magic wielders) in Aorn. They had banded together centuries ago to defeat the tyrant Lord Regret, but were corrupted…

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Soulbound by Heather Brewer

Soulbound by Heather Brewer

August 28, 2012 Reviews 2 ★★★★

The cover of Soulbound grabbed me when I saw it at the store – isn’t it gorgeous? I was pleasantly surprised to find that the what’s inside lived up to my expectations – Soulbound is a great adventure featuring a wonderful heroine and a tight plot line. The protagonist, Kaya,…

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Goddess Interrupted by Aimée Carter

Goddess Interrupted by Aimée Carter

July 25, 2012 Reviews 0 ★★★★

This review contains spoilers for The Goddess Test. Wow. May I have the next book please? Now?! For this review to really make sense I have to recap what I thought of The Goddess Hunt. You can either read the review here or read on for a quick summary: I…

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The Goddess Hunt by Aimée Carter

The Goddess Hunt by Aimée Carter

July 24, 2012 Reviews 0 ★★★★

A vacation in Greece sounds like the perfect way for Kate Winters to spend her first sabbatical away from the Underworld … until she gets caught up in an immortal feud going back millennia. Castor and Pollux have been on the run from Zeus and Hades’ wrath for centuries, hiding…

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Changeling by Philippa Gregory

Changeling by Philippa Gregory

June 11, 2012 Reviews 0 ★★★★★

Having loved Philippa Gregory’s adult works, especially her Tudor Court novels, I have been anticipating her first YA novel for a long time. I was lucky enough to receive a review copy from the publisher, and I dove into it at first opportunity. Changeling exhibits all the traits I have…

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The Painted Man by Peter V. Brett

The Painted Man by Peter V. Brett

May 19, 2012 Reviews 0 ★★★★★

I loved this book, the premise had me hooked the moment I read it. The world that Brett has created is incredible to read about, richly detailed and full of wonderful landscapes, and its an absolute pleasure to read about it. The humans in The Painted Man are forced to live…

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Divergent by Veronica Roth

Divergent by Veronica Roth

May 9, 2012 Reviews 0 ★★★★★

I am reviewing Divergent after reading it for the second time, and I have to say it was even better than the first time I read it! Last year I was really excited and raced to finish it so I could find out what happens. This time, a large part…

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The Black Prism by Brent Weeks

The Black Prism by Brent Weeks

May 2, 2012 Reviews 0 ★★★★★

Sometimes, but rarely, novels come along with amazing new ideas that sweep readers away. The Black Prism is one such book. It features a great plot, intricate with great detail but still easy to follow; masterful world building (with one of the coolest magic systems I’ve ever read about) and…

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The Rebel Prince by Celine Kiernan

The Rebel Prince by Celine Kiernan

April 16, 2012 Reviews 0 ★★★★

I was looking forward to finally meeting Prince Alberon after reading about him in the previous two books. But when we meet him it is instantly clear that Alberon is no longer a boy, but rather a harsh and somewhat unhinged young man who is sure of his power as…

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The Magician’s Apprentice by Trudi Canavan

The Magician’s Apprentice by Trudi Canavan

April 11, 2012 Reviews 0 ★★★★

As usual I am impressed by Trudi’s characters. The protagonist, Tessia, is funny, intelligent and strong – she holds her own in the male-dominated world of the magicians as apprentice to Lord Dakon. It was great to read a female protagonist who didn’t swoon over every boy she met as…

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