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The Dark World by Cara Lynn Shultz

The Dark World by Cara Lynn Shultz

July 16, 2014 Reviews 1 ★★★★½

This book guys. This book.

It could have gone wrong at a dozen different points, but Shultz deserves all the praise for keeping The Dark World classy and mostly devoid of the tropes I dislike in YA.

This story world is awesome. There are ghosts and demons and warlocks, half demons and half warlocks, and people with wings. Wings!

It was never confusing and the author took the time to make sure everything was internally consistent. I think we could have spent a little more time exploring the Dark World, but I guess that's what the sequels will do.

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Razorhurst by Justine Larbalestier

Razorhurst by Justine Larbalestier

July 8, 2014 Reviews 3 ★★★★½

Razorhurst is a brilliantly crafted story that will keep you flipping pages until the wee hours of the morning, despite being slightly lighter in speculative fiction elements than what I usually read.

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A Breath of Frost by Alyxandra Harvey

A Breath of Frost by Alyxandra Harvey

March 20, 2014 Reviews 2 ★★★½

A Breath of Frost is a delightful caper through Regency London sprinkled with witchery, magic, friendship and a wonderfully cute romance which I absolutely adored. It’s the story of three best friends, the Lovegrove cousins, who are navigating their first Season amidst mysterious deaths and strange goings-on and find out…

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Paper Valentine by Brenna Yovanoff

Paper Valentine by Brenna Yovanoff

March 4, 2014 Reviews 1 ★★★★½

It’s no secret that I have loved Brenna’s previous books, and it’s taken me ages, but I’ve finally read Paper Valentine. This is a gorgeous, haunting novel about a series of murders that occur in a small town, where young girls are suddenly cooped up inside their houses and everyone…

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Life After Theft by Aprilynne Pike

Life After Theft by Aprilynne Pike

July 30, 2013 Reviews 0

This is the first book I’ve read by Pike, and if it’s indicative of her writing, I’ll definitely be back for more! Life After Theft is a hilarious, expectedly emotional read that grabbed me from the very first page. I appreciate that the book isn’t part of a series, because…

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Fairytales for Wilde Girls by Allyse Near

Fairytales for Wilde Girls by Allyse Near

June 24, 2013 Reviews 4 ★★★★★

I had to stop reading this book 30 pages in to process. This is what I wrote on Goodreads: “I’m on page 32 of 432 of Fairytales for Wilde : So far: Deliciously creepy. Haunting. Clever. Witty. Impeccably imaged. Brilliant. Perfect.“ That basically sums it up, you don’t need to…

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After Moonrise by P. C. Cast and Gena Showalter

After Moonrise by P. C. Cast and Gena Showalter

February 1, 2013 Reviews 0

Date published: 1st November 2012 Publisher: HarlequinTeen AU Format: Paperback, 317 pages ISBN 13: 9781921796432 Categories: Paranormal Fantasy Goodreads / The Book Depository / Booktopia / Bookworld Source: provided for review by the publisher Includes the stories Posessed and Haunted with a preview of Alice in Zombieland by Gena Showalter. Possessed by P.C. Cast Being a psychic…

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The Skeleton Key by Tara Moss

The Skeleton Key by Tara Moss

January 18, 2013 Reviews 0

Date published: 1st December 2012 Publisher: Pan Macmillan AU Format: Paperback, 286 pages Series: Pandora English, Book 3 ISBN 13: 9781742611631 Categories: Fantasy Goodreads / Booktopia / Bookworld Source: provided for review by publisher Challenge: Australian Women Writer’s Reading Challenge 2013 With the full moon set to rise once again, Pandora has a very special…

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Red Country by Joe Abercrombie

Red Country by Joe Abercrombie

January 11, 2013 Reviews 0 ★★★★

I’ve never read anything like this before, and while I enjoyed Red Country, it will be a while until I’m in the mood for a similar read again. A Western-come-Fantasy, it’s packed with interesting characters, a vivid landscape, and blood, so much blood. Shy South. A gritty character if there…

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The Spider Goddess by Tara Moss

The Spider Goddess by Tara Moss

January 8, 2013 Reviews 0

Date published: 1st December 2011 Publisher: Pan Macmillan AU Format: Paperback, 348 pages Series: Pandora English, Book 2 ISBN 13: 9780732290733 Categories: Fantasy Goodreads / Booktopia / Bookworld Source: bought Challenge: Australian Women Writer’s Reading Challenge 2013 It’s been two months since Pandora English left her small hometown to live with her mysterious great-aunt in…

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