Category: Reviews

Captivate, Vanessa Garden

Captivate, Vanessa Garden

He pointed to the sky, at what I believed to be the deep black of a starless night; but something about the colour, the density of it, made my chest tighten as thought I’d just dived into a river of ice. A sense of vertigo descended upon me, as though… Read more »

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Review: Taste of Darkness, Maria V Snyder

Review: Taste of Darkness, Maria V Snyder

Please note: This review is for the third and final installment in the Healer series and so contains spoilers for the first two books. You may prefer to read my reviews of Touch of Power and Scent of Magic (both on my old blog) instead. After having enjoyed Scent of Magic… 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: City of Lost Dreams, Magnus Flyte

Review: City of Lost Dreams, Magnus Flyte

At a nearby table an Englishman ranted about the poor curation of the Freud Museum, while his wife did a crossword and complained of “Platz fatigue.” “This café was the favorite place of Dr. Freud,” Alessandro said to Sarah. “How do you think Freud would have interpreted a dream of… Read more »

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Review: Dust, Hugh Howey

Review: Dust, Hugh Howey

Wow, what a satisfying and gripping conclusion to the Silo saga. I enjoyed this book so much that I forgot to take review notes while I was reading it. I was so engrossed in the plot and so invested in the characters that I forgot that this was an ARC… Read more »

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Review: Raven Flight, Juliet Marillier

Review: Raven Flight, Juliet Marillier

Buy from these Aussie booksellers: Booktopia • Bookworld But some things did not change, I thought, watching Tali as she sat in the bow with the wind blowing her dark hair around her stern features. Courage, for instance. Dedication to a cause. Comradeship. When they were strong and pure, when… Read more »

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Review: Haze, Paula Weston

Review: Haze, Paula Weston

Of course I want to know if Jude’s alive. Of course I want to find him. How could I not? But Rafa talks about it as thought it’s some easy two-step process: search for Jude, find Jude. But what if we don’t find him? What then? Please note: This is… Read more »

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Review: Save Yourself, Kelly Braffet

Review: Save Yourself, Kelly Braffet

Ok, so if you read the jacket blurb on this book it sounds like nothing much happens. I will try to sum it up without giving too much away. Patrick turns his alcoholic father in to the police after he is involved in a hit and run, killing a young… Read more »

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Review: Pawn, Aimee Carter

Review: Pawn, Aimee Carter

Seventy years ago, the United States introduced a strict new regime to address overpopulation and bring order to a collapsing society – everyone undergoes a test at seventeen to assign them to a caste from I to VII. The VIIs are the ruling class – the seemingly untouchable Hart family…. Read more »

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