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Review: Newt’s Emerald, Garth Nix

Review: Newt’s Emerald, Garth Nix

If you’re familiar with Garth Nix’s other works (eg Sabriel, A Confusion of Princes, Troubletwisters), then it may come as something of a surprise that he is a big fan of Georgette Heyer and Jane Austen! Newt’s Emerald was certainly a rather unexpected story from my point of view –… Read more »

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Review: City of Glass, Cassandra Clare

Review: City of Glass, Cassandra Clare

Flicking through other reviews on Goodreads, it appears that one either must really love this book, or hate it with a burning passion. Sorry haters, but I’ve come out on the loving side – despite a few things that bothered me about the story, this was the best of the… Read more »

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Review 2: Embrace, Jessica Shirvington

Review 2: Embrace, Jessica Shirvington

On Violet’s seventeenth birthday, she discovers that her destiny is to become one of the Grigori – guardian angels who protect the world from the influence of the Exiled Angels. She reacts rather violently to this, denouncing her friend Lincoln for not telling her sooner. She then runs off with… Read more »

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Review: Wool, Hugh Howey

Review: Wool, Hugh Howey

“Killing a man should be harder than waving a length of pipe in their direction. It should take long enough for one’s conscience to get in the way.” Warning: This is an addictive read. I initially felt daunted by the large 500 plus page volume sitting on my shelf, especially… Read more »

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Review: The Returned, Jason Mott

Review: The Returned, Jason Mott

“People and events of wonder and magic are the lifeblood of the world.” Imagine if someone you loved very dearly; someone who had died and who you miss with every fibre of your being; imagine they came back from the dead. Not as a zombie (which seem to be the… Read more »

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Review: A Serpentine Affair, Tina Seskis

Review: A Serpentine Affair, Tina Seskis

After reading this novel the first thought that came to my mind was a quote from Hamlet: “Something is rotten in the state of Denmark”. Only with A Serpentine Affair, something is rotten in Hyde Park! The story follows seven university friends over a period of 25 years. Since graduating,… 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: One Step Too Far, Tina Seskis

Review: One Step Too Far, Tina Seskis

What would make a woman with a successful career, a happy family and a devoted husband leave it all behind to start a new life? Emily Coleman is running away. She leaves Manchester with nothing but a small suitcase and a little money. Her family receives no explanation. In fact… Read more »

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Review: Letters to the End of Love, Yvette Walker

Review: Letters to the End of Love, Yvette Walker

 “There’s somewhere, isn’t there, between the bones and the flesh – not quite the mind, not quite the soul, where we keep those feelings we can’t bear to have, but there we must keep them, because they make us who we are.” As the title suggests, this novel consists of… Read more »

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