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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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Review: City of Ashes, Cassandra Clare

Review: City of Ashes, Cassandra Clare

It’s been quite a while since I read City of Bones, but after I saw the film recently I was keen to get back into Jace, Clary and Simon’s world to see what happens next. I didn’t think the movie was done very well, but that’s another story I’ll rant about… Read more »

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Review: Happy Hour in Hell, Tad Williams

Review: Happy Hour in Hell, Tad Williams

Please note: This review is for the second book in the Bobby Dollar series and so contains spoilers for the first, The Dirty Streets of Heaven. You might prefer to read my review of that book instead! Hell is a pretty horrible place, designed to be eternal punishment. Somewhere you’d ideally avoid,… Read more »

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Review: Skylark, Meagan Spooner

Review: Skylark, Meagan Spooner

About once a year I hear about a book and for some reason I decide I most desperately have to read it and I build it up into the most awesomest book ever.  Then I read the book and am thoroughly and incredibly disappointed with it.  Last year it was… Read more »

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Review: The Glimpse, Claire Merle

Review: The Glimpse, Claire Merle

This is the story of Ana who lives in the not to distant future where scientists and governments test for mental illnesses from birth and then segregates society into the “pures” who live in idyllic gated communities and the “crazies” everyone else who has predictors for mental illness, ranging from… Read more »

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