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Review: The Book of Whispers, Kimberley Starr

Review: The Book of Whispers, Kimberley Starr

The Book of Whispers is Kimberley Starr’s winner of the Text Prize for 2015. It’s a story of love, loss and demons, in the crusade to free Jerusalem from the Saracens. Luca, the son and heir of the Conte de Falconi, sees demons, a fact he keeps well hidden after his attempted… 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: Riders, Veronica Rossi

Review: Riders, Veronica Rossi

Gideon Blake wakes up from a parachuting accident at home and mostly healed, but with a strange red cuff on his wrist. He starts to realise something is seriously wrong when people around him start getting into fights, but when a strange girl called Daryn shows up, things really start going… Read more »

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Review: Lady Helen and the Dark Days Club, Alison Goodman

Review: Lady Helen and the Dark Days Club, Alison Goodman

Lady Helen’s adventures have been described by one publicist as “Elizabeth Bennet meets Buffy”, and that pretty much sums this book up in a few words. By turns witty, delicious Regency society drama and dark, action-packed adventure, I could not put it down. Lady Helen Wrexhall is about to step… Read more »

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Review: Queen of Shadows, Sarah J Maas

Review: Queen of Shadows, Sarah J Maas

  Where to begin with this review? There is so much to say about this book! Philippa and I had a chat soon after she finished it to try and put together a joint review, since we have both re-read the whole series over the last couple of weeks. Unfortunately… Read more »

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Review: The Novice, Taran Matharu

Review: The Novice, Taran Matharu

– An enjoyable YA fantasy involving demon summoners in a Tolkien-esque world. What’s not to like? Fletcher is an apprentice blacksmith. One day, he is given a strange old book by a passing salesman and suddenly discovers a hidden power. It’s a common trope, and in this case it’s the… Read more »

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Review and Giveaway: The Vagrant, Peter Newman

Review and Giveaway: The Vagrant, Peter Newman

I’m giving away a paperback copy of The Vagrant to an Australian resident (sorry internationals!). You can enter using the rafflecopter form below. A man, travelling across the land with a singing sword, a goat and a newborn baby. Sounds like an interesting story, right? I’ll admit, I was drawn… Read more »

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Review: Shimmer, Paula Weston

Review: Shimmer, Paula Weston

I love this series. How to write a review without gushing like a fangirl? Please note: This is my review of the third book in the Rephaim series. I’ve marked spoilers for the first two books – Shadows and Haze, but If you’d like to remain spoiler-free, go check out my… Read more »

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