Review: Under the Never Sky, Veronica Rossi

Review: Under the Never Sky, Veronica Rossi

Overview This is a brilliantly crafted debut from author Veronica Rossi. Featuring a intricate and vivid world, there exists the dichotomy of two types of peoples, the dwellers and the outsiders. When these worlds mix for Aria and Peregrine, not only are we in for a wonderful journey but we… Read more »

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Review: White Cat, Holly Black

Review: White Cat, Holly Black

After getting into this book, I began to really enjoy the story that was being told. Black has constructed an alternate reality of Curse Workers that extends back into the most ancient of histories; workers populate Australia and the United States pilfering jobs for crime families like The Godfather. In… Read more »

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Review: Wither, Lauren DeStefano

Review: Wither, Lauren DeStefano

Overview To have such a rigid setting, Lauren DeStefano did a spectacular job at creating the world that exists years into the future. The best Dystopian settings are the ones that are plausible and the perfect test tube baby is a possibility in the future. Her characters are so well… Read more »

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Review: XVI, Julia Karr

Review: XVI, Julia Karr

Overview After spending some time reading this book, I was disappointed in the writing style and abandoned the selection. As a dystopian world, I didn’t feel like I was being introduced into the world at all and there was a LOT of jargon and situations that left me confused and… Read more »

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Review: Whistling Past the Graveyard, Susan Crandall

Review: Whistling Past the Graveyard, Susan Crandall

“My daddy always said being brave wasn’t not being scared. Being brave was keeping going when you were.” Although I don’t usually like comparing one book to the other (especially when it is a classic) Whistling Past the Graveyard reminded me a lot of To Kill a Mockingbird. Whoa! Those… Read more »

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Review: The Burning Sky, Sherry Thomas

Review: The Burning Sky, Sherry Thomas

The Burning Sky is a story about Elemental Mages set partially in Victorian England. I couldn’t wait to get stuck into this one after hearing about it! I was even more delighted to discover that the English setting is none other than Eton College, just up the road from where I… Read more »

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Review: Tyringham Park, Rosemary McLoughlin

Review: Tyringham Park, Rosemary McLoughlin

In 1917, twenty-two month old Victoria Blackshaw mysteriously disappears from her family’s country estate in Ireland.  She leaves the residents and staff at Tyringham Park bewildered as they search the grounds and surrounding villages for any sign of her. Victoria is the pretty, favoured younger sister of sullen and awkward… Read more »

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Review: Pushing the Limits, Katie McGarry

Review: Pushing the Limits, Katie McGarry

I gazed into her beautiful green eyes and her fear melted. A shy smile tugged at her lips and at my heart. Fuck me and the rest of the world, I was in love. I don’t know where to begin with this review.  I don’t often read contemporary novels they… Read more »

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Review: Crystal Venom, Steve Wheeler

Review: Crystal Venom, Steve Wheeler

In Burnt Ice, the veteran crew of the Basalt were sent to investigate a far-away planet where they uncover a few different strange, new and rather dangerous life forms. They are effectively abandoned there by the Games Board but become instant celebrities once they limp their way back into the Sphere. Now, after a… Read more »

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