Author: Philippa

Review: The Rise of Nine, Pittacus Lore

Review: The Rise of Nine, Pittacus Lore

We will not conquer our obstacles by running away from them. Speed does not matter, just that we do not stop. This series is really a lot of fun and the third instalment of the Lorien Legacies is filled with action and character development.  In The Rise of Nine the… Read more »

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Review: Seraphina, Rachel Hartman

Review: Seraphina, Rachel Hartman

I became the very air; I was full of stars. I was the soaring spaces between the spires of the cathedral, the solemn breath of chimneys, a whispered prayer upon the winter wind. I was silence, and I was music, one clear transcendent chord rising toward Heaven. I believed, then,… Read more »

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Review: Kissing Shakespeare, Pamela Mingle

Review: Kissing Shakespeare, Pamela Mingle

“As much as it hurts to admit it, I knew he was right. I would love him with all my heart, but in the end, it wouldn’t be enough. I’d long for everything I couldn’t  have, and that would kill the love between us. Not right away, but someday.”   I… Read more »

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Review: Dark Frost by Jennifer Estep

Review: Dark Frost by Jennifer Estep

Come on, Gypsy girl. I’m bleeding to death here, in case you haven’t noticed. At least make it worth my while and kiss me before I die. Kiss of Frost (Book 2) What can I say, I just really enjoy this series! This book is dark, the opening scene is… Read more »

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Review: Cinder, Marissa Meyer

Review: Cinder, Marissa Meyer

“Was it all in my head? A Lunar trick?” Her stomach twisted. “No.” She shook her head, fervently. How to explain that she hadn’t had the gift before? That she couldn’t have used it against him? “I would never lie—” The words faded. She had lied. Everything he knew about… Read more »

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Review: A Million Suns, Beth Revis

Review: A Million Suns, Beth Revis

And here we are, in the middle, surrounded by a sea of stars. A million suns. Any of them could hold a planet. Any of them could hold a home. But all of them are out of reach. I was really surprised to discover that Across the Universe had a… Read more »

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Review: Surrender, Lee Nichols

Review: Surrender, Lee Nichols

I absolutely loved the first book in this series and subsequently devoured both Deception and the sequel Betrayal in a weekend. Unfortunately it was a good 12+ months until I got onto this final instalment and I found it much harder to get into.  I’m not to sure if it… Read more »

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Review: Embrace, Jessica Shirvington

Review: Embrace, Jessica Shirvington

Did you ever think we would be anything other than unbelievable? I have had both good and bad experience with YA angel novels in the past.  Firstly there is the Unearthly series by Cynthia Hand with I absolutely loved, then there are books like Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick which… Read more »

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Review: Advent, James Treadwell

Review: Advent, James Treadwell

What started out as a book full of promise and beautiful prose, swiftly became a confusing muddle of events that left me feeling pretty disappointed by the end of the book.  I wanted to like it, I truly did and in fact at the beginning I felt it held the… Read more »

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Review: Girl of Fire & Thorns, Rae Carson

Review: Girl of Fire & Thorns, Rae Carson

“Honor from death,” I snap, “is a myth. Invented by the war torn to make sense of the horrific. If we die, it will be so that others may live. Truly honorable death, the only honorable death, is one that enables life.” This book has been on my to-read list… Read more »

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