Tag: AWW2012

Jul 16
The Griffin’s Flight by K. J. Taylor

The Griffin’s Flight by K. J. Taylor

Reviews 1 ★★★★

This review contains mild spoilers for The Dark Griffin.

Arren Cardockson is dead... but something won′t let him rest.

Hated and hunted, Arren′s only ally is Skandar, the monstrous man-eating dark griffin. Together they must reach the cold North, where they may be able to hide from Erian, vengeful son of the murdered Lord Rannagon.

Then Arren meets the ferocious and mysterious Skade, and he begins to believe that she might know the way to lift his curse and make his dead heart beat again.

And all the while, the dark Night God is watching ...

Ostracised from society...

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Jul 05
Shadows by Paula Weston

Shadows by Paula Weston

Reviews 4

This book was recommended to me by Mandee at veganYAnerds, who said “It’s your kind of book”. She was absolutely correct. I loved everything about Shadows, from its setting (Australia) and wonderful world building in which the angel mythology makes sense, to the characters, who are all well-rounded and interesting,…

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Jul 04
The Dark Griffin by K. J. Taylor

The Dark Griffin by K. J. Taylor

Reviews 2 ★★★★

In the land of Cymria, humans and griffins rule side by side. To be a griffiner — the human companion and ambassador to a griffin — is to have both status and dangerous responsibility. Arren Cardockson is a despised Northener, a people conquered and enslaved centuries ago. By freak chance,…

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Jun 12
Fury by Rebecca Lim

Fury by Rebecca Lim

Reviews 1 ★★★★

Even though the blurb suggests a certain fierceness on Mercy’s behalf, I had not expected Fury to be as wild and savage as it is. Restored to her full glory as a high-ranking angel of heaven, Mercy is just starting to realise how different she is from the humans she…

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Jun 08
Winter Be My Shield by Jo Spurrier

Winter Be My Shield by Jo Spurrier

Reviews 4 ★★★★

I was expecting this novel to be great based on Tsana’s review, but I hadn’t anticipated exactly how much I would enjoy it. I had to read it over three days, and when faced with a few moments of spare time I found myself cracking the spine to read a…

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May 08
Night Beach by Kirsty Eagar

Night Beach by Kirsty Eagar

Reviews 0

Imagine there is someone you like so much that just thinking about them leaves you desperate and reckless. You crave them in a way that’s not rational, not right, and you’re becoming somebody you don’t recognise, and certainly don’t respect, but you don’t even care. And this person you like…

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Apr 11
The Magician’s Apprentice by Trudi Canavan

The Magician’s Apprentice by Trudi Canavan

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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Mar 16
Muse by Rebecca Lim

Muse by Rebecca Lim

Reviews 0 ★★★★

Muse is a haphazard book – more so than those preceding it. I feel the characters are inaccessible and the plot, while engaging, is convoluted. Mercy becomes stronger, asking questions about her past and unearthing dark secrets that have been kept from her for centuries. It’s nice to finally get some details…

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Mar 15
Exile by Rebecca Lim

Exile by Rebecca Lim

Reviews 0 ★★★

While Mercy read like a thriller, Exile is more of a contemporary novel, describing the struggles of Lela (and through her, Mercy) as she takes care of her dying mother. Instead of trying to solve a missing-person case, Mercy is struggling to handle day-to-day life as Lela, and this brings…

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Mar 14
Mercy by Rebecca Lim

Mercy by Rebecca Lim

Reviews 0 ★★★★

I put off reading this book for a long time, wrongly thinking that it was just like all the other angel related YA available. However, Mercy is written as a murder-mystery-thriller type book with elements of paranormal romance thrown in. It’s a fresh change from the usual YA that I read,…

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