Tag: young adult

Review: The Rithmatist, Brandon Sanderson

Review: The Rithmatist, Brandon Sanderson

I have a confession to make – this is the first Brandon Sanderson book I’ve read (*prepares for excommunication from fantasy fans*). I do have a couple sitting on my shelves but I haven’t had much of a chance for epic fantasy lately! Enter The Rithmatist, with great reviews from… Read more »

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Review: The Deepest Night, Shana Abe

Review: The Deepest Night, Shana Abe

Like the first book in this series, The Sweetest Dark, I found this novel intriguing but where book 1 fell a bit flat for me, The Deepest Night was interesting and engaging. The Deepest Night starts off after Jesse’s death and Lora is mourning and at a loss where she… 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: 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: Across a Star-Swept Sea, Diana Peterfreund

Review: Across a Star-Swept Sea, Diana Peterfreund

“We can only be responsible for what we ourselves do.”   Such a lovely novel that managed to uniquely blend a futuristic dystopian setting with a sense of old fashioned proprietary.  This is a companion novel to Peterfreund’s For Darkness Shows the Stars and I loved how the 2 interlocked though… Read more »

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Review: The First Third, Will Kostakis

Review: The First Third, Will Kostakis

I am 50% Greek. So reading The First Third was like attending one of our massive family reunions with the second cousins, the third cousins, the yiayia’s, papou’s, the excited Greek chatter (which I did not understand) and the food – always so much food! Kostakis introduces us to a… Read more »

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