Category: Reviews

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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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: Red Seas Under Red Skies, Scott Lynch

Review: Red Seas Under Red Skies, Scott Lynch

Please note: This is a review for the second book in the Gentleman Bastard series, and so contains spoilers for the first in the series, The Lies of Locke Lamora. You may wish to read my review for that book instead! Red Seas Under Red Skies had all the adventure, danger and excitement… 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: 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: 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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Review: Even the Dogs, Jon McGregor

Review: Even the Dogs, Jon McGregor

(Winner of the 2012 International Dublin Literary Award) On a dismal winter’s day, somewhere in the midlands, the police discover a decaying corpse in a derelict apartment. This is Robert.  And so begins our journey through the underbelly of lower class England. Robert is a raging alcoholic whose wife and… Read more »

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