Category: Reviews

Review: The Raven Boys, Maggie Stiefvater

Review: The Raven Boys, Maggie Stiefvater

Magic, ghosts, ley lines, and ancient Welsh kings – Maggie Stiefvater’s The Raven Cycle is exactly the series I love to read, and I didn’t even know until I started reading The Raven Boys! “If you kiss your true love, he will die.” Blue Sargent’s family of psychics have been… Read more »

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Review: Criminal, KB Hoyle

Review: Criminal, KB Hoyle

This is my review for Criminal, the second book in KB Hoyle’s Breeder Cycle. It contains mild spoilers for the first book in the series, Breeder. This review forms part of the Criminal blog tour. My official stop will be here tomorrow, so check back in then for a guest… Read more »

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Review: Thorne, Charlotte McConaghy

Review: Thorne, Charlotte McConaghy

Two nations, a fragile peace treaty, a reluctant prince, and a young group of adventurers… The story Charlotte McConaghy started in Avery continues eighteen years later, with all the action, romance and brilliant storytelling of the first book. I invited Tracy, friend-of-the-Treetops, to help me with a joint review after we… Read more »

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Review: Nevernight, Jay Kristoff

Review: Nevernight, Jay Kristoff

Mia Corvere is on the path of retribution, to kill the bastards who murdered her father and threw her mother and baby brother in a deep, dark prison. She has become an acolyte of Niah, the Black Mother, goddess of the night in a world with three suns. She is… Read more »

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Review: The Malice, Peter Newman

Review: The Malice, Peter Newman

Peter Newman’s The Malice combines a grim and despairing fantasy world with a story of human compassion and loyalty. I loved the first book in this series, The Vagrant, and I couldn’t wait to get back into the story. I’m happy to report that this second instalment was just as excellent, if not… Read more »

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Review: Threader, Rebekah Turner

Review: Threader, Rebekah Turner

In the not-too-distant future, in a satellite town outside Sydney, the lower classes struggle to make ends meet, while the wealthy Citizens live inside the walls of the city. Josie, a young girl with a special ‘talent’, is keen on improving her position in life, and when she sees an… Read more »

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Review: The Road to Winter, Mark Smith

Review: The Road to Winter, Mark Smith

Mark Smith’s The Road to Winter has a sticker on the front, saying, “Guaranteed great read or your money back”. I’m happy to report that I thought it was, indeed, great! I’ll be keeping a hold of my copy. Finn has been living with just his dog, Rowdy, for two… Read more »

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Review: Soldier, Julie Kagawa

Review: Soldier, Julie Kagawa

In the third instalment of Julie Kagawa’s Talon series, it’s Dragons vs the society of St. George once again. This review contains spoilers for the first two books. You might like to listen to our audio reviews for Talon or for Rogue, instead.

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Review: The Riders of Thunder Realm, Steven Lochran

Review: The Riders of Thunder Realm, Steven Lochran

A young hero, riding a dinosaur on an epic quest with three companions in a steampunk world? Yes, this story is as awesome as it sounds! Joss, a prentice at Round Shield Ranch, accidentally finds himself part of the Paladero Tournament. His confidence manages to land him a place on the… Read more »

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