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Review: The Funnyman, Sophia Whittemore

Review: The Funnyman, Sophia Whittemore

      The creatures of the Impetus inspire emotions in humans such as comedy, wisdom or fear, but are not able to experience emotions themselves. They bring humans to their realm as servants, sometimes willingly but other times, as slaves. When Diana, an ordinary human girl, finds a mysterious… Read more »

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Review: Rebel of the Sands, Alwyn Hamilton

Review: Rebel of the Sands, Alwyn Hamilton

A Western film set in a desert with an Arabian feel, supernatural beings hiding in the shadows and a Prince out to take back a kingdom. Rebel of the Sands is a mashup of many types of story, but it works. As soon as I read the blurb for this book, I… Read more »

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Review: Waer, Meg Caddy

Review: Waer, Meg Caddy

The Waer of the Gwydhan Valley live peacefully, keeping their sheep and crops with thanks to their small gods. But when young waer Lowell Sencha finds a woman washed up on the riverbank,  trouble is about to descend on the quiet valley and its people. Waer is far from a… Read more »

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Review: Jaina Proudmoore: Tides of War, Christie Golden

Review: Jaina Proudmoore: Tides of War, Christie Golden

Jaina Proudmoore: Tides of War was released just before the launch of Mists of Pandaria, World of Warcraft‘s fifth expansion, and coincided with a scenario in-game in which players take part in the major battle from either the Alliance (Theramore’s Fall) or Horde (Theramore’s Fall) sides. By the way, if you’re… Read more »

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Review: Sword and Verse, Kathy MacMillan

Review: Sword and Verse, Kathy MacMillan

A slave population, denied reading and writing. A girl, taken from her island home as a girl and chosen to be trained as Tutor to the royal family. A prince, wishing to be a better man than he perceives his father to be. The premise of Sword and Verse sounded… Read more »

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Review: Who’s Afraid? Maria Lewis

Review: Who’s Afraid? Maria Lewis

A society of werewolves and other paranormal creatures in Scotland, in New Zealand and around the world – sound a bit familiar? Who’s Afraid? is certainly similar to other paranormal stories in some ways, but has more heart than many I’ve read. Tommi Grayson lives in Dundee, Scotland. After her… 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: Soundless, Richelle Mead

Review: Soundless, Richelle Mead

A stand-alone story involving an isolated Chinese village, written by a well-established YA author: Sounds amazing, right? Well, in a lot of ways, it was. The book is only short and the pace is relentless, at least once Fei leaves the village. I loved the idea of a village perched… Read more »

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