Genre: Fantasy

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Review: White Cat, Holly Black

Review: White Cat, Holly Black

After getting into this book, I began to really enjoy the story that was being told. Black has constructed an alternate reality of Curse Workers that extends back into the most ancient of histories; workers populate Australia and the United States pilfering jobs for crime families like The Godfather. In… 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Cinder, Marissa Meyer

Review: Cinder, Marissa Meyer

“Was it all in my head? A Lunar trick?” Her stomach twisted. “No.” She shook her head, fervently. How to explain that she hadn’t had the gift before? That she couldn’t have used it against him? “I would never lie—” The words faded. She had lied. Everything he knew about… Read more »

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Review: Surrender, Lee Nichols

Review: Surrender, Lee Nichols

I absolutely loved the first book in this series and subsequently devoured both Deception and the sequel Betrayal in a weekend. Unfortunately it was a good 12+ months until I got onto this final instalment and I found it much harder to get into.  I’m not to sure if it… Read more »

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