Tag: fantasy

Review: Embrace, Jessica Shirvington

Review: Embrace, Jessica Shirvington

Did you ever think we would be anything other than unbelievable? I have had both good and bad experience with YA angel novels in the past.  Firstly there is the Unearthly series by Cynthia Hand with I absolutely loved, then there are books like Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick which… Read more »

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Review: Advent, James Treadwell

Review: Advent, James Treadwell

What started out as a book full of promise and beautiful prose, swiftly became a confusing muddle of events that left me feeling pretty disappointed by the end of the book.  I wanted to like it, I truly did and in fact at the beginning I felt it held the… Read more »

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Review: Girl of Fire & Thorns, Rae Carson

Review: Girl of Fire & Thorns, Rae Carson

“Honor from death,” I snap, “is a myth. Invented by the war torn to make sense of the horrific. If we die, it will be so that others may live. Truly honorable death, the only honorable death, is one that enables life.” This book has been on my to-read list… Read more »

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Review: Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

Review: Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

Libraries were full of ideas–perhaps the most dangerous and powerful of all weapons. Wow this was a fantastic book! I am not surprised to discover that this was originally written years ago on fictionpress and has only more recently been edited and published by a professional publishing house – it’s… Read more »

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Review: Hallowed, Cynthia Hand

Review: Hallowed, Cynthia Hand

Our purpose on this earth is not one single event, an accomplishment we can check off a list. There is no test. No passing or failing. There’s only us, each moment shaping who we are, into what we will become. Sigh, what a beautiful novel.  Hallowed is the 2nd instalment… Read more »

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Review: Grave Mercy, Robin LaFevers

Review: Grave Mercy, Robin LaFevers

…and while I am Death’s daughter and walk in His dark shadow, surely the darkness can give way to light sometimes. This book was released shortly after I started book blogging and I seemed to see rave reviews for it everywhere.  I desperately wanted to read it and while it… Read more »

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Review: Dreamless, Josephine Angelini

Review: Dreamless, Josephine Angelini

…try to remember that dreams do come true, but they don’t come easily. I was so excited to start reading Dreamless, I loved Starcrossed when I read it last year and thought it was very unique the way it revamped Helen, the Trojan Wars and the face that launched 1000… Read more »

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Review: The White Oak, Kim White

Review: The White Oak, Kim White

After years of pretending at emotions, he’d grown to appreciate their mystery, their chaos and randomness. Sometimes they were predictable, one-dimensional, almost stupid – other times they were so confounding, complex, and exquisite that he was convinced humans really were as special as they thought themselves to be. The White… Read more »

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Review: The Night Circus, Erin Morgenstern

Review: The Night Circus, Erin Morgenstern

“You may tell a tale that takes up residence in someone’s soul, becomes their blood and self and purpose. That tale will move them and drive them and who knows what they might do because of it, because of your words. That is your role, your gift.” An impressive debut… Read more »

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Review: Kill Me Softly, Sarah Cross

Review: Kill Me Softly, Sarah Cross

You couldn’t hide from bad things and pretend they didn’t exist–that left you with a dream world, and dream worlds eventually crumbled. You had to face the truth. And then decide what you wanted. I’ve always loved fairytales.  I remember in high school reading Beauty by Sheri S Tepper and… Read more »

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