Genre: Young Adult

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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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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: 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: Allegiant, Veronica Roth

Review: Allegiant, Veronica Roth

This review may contain spoilers for previous books in the series.   Overview The first part of this book was great nad had me eating out of the palm of Veronica Roth’s hand. However, by the halfway point I could see where we were headed in terms of pacing and… Read more »

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Review: Allegiant, Veronica Roth

Review: Allegiant, Veronica Roth

Secrets, betrayals and a much wider world than the people of Chicago thought was possible. This final part of the Divergent trilogy promised so much, but sadly, didn’t really deliver. Please note: This review is for the third book in the Divergent trilogy and so contains spoilers for the first two… Read more »

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