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Review: The First Third by Will Kostakis

Review: The First Third by Will Kostakis

January 18, 2015 Review 30 ★★★

One of the things I’ve been meaning to do for a very long time is read more Australian fiction. Not just books written by Aussies, but books set in the country I’ve grown up in. THE FIRST THIRD is the first book with an Aussie setting I’ve read in a very long time. It’s set in Sydney with a brief stop in Melbourne, two cities I’ve only briefly spent time in, but it was familiar none the less. The sayings and character’s personalities and stuff all felt so familiar. Read more »

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ARC Review: All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

ARC Review: All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

December 2, 2014 Review 48 ★★★★★

Theodore Finch is fascinated by death, and he constantly thinks of ways he might kill himself. But each time, something good, no matter how small, stops him.

Violet Markey lives for the future, counting the days until graduation, when she can escape her Indiana town and her aching grief in the wake of her sister’s recent death. Read more »

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ARC Review: Rebel Spring by Morgan Rhodes

ARC Review: Rebel Spring by Morgan Rhodes

December 8, 2013 Review 34 ★★★★

My experience with FALLING KINGDOMS wasn’t the most positive, but after the good ending I couldn’t wait to start REBEL SPRING. And you’ll be happy to know REBEL SPRING is everything I wanted.

What made me enjoy REBEL SPRING more than FALLING KINGDOMS? For starters I found the characters to be much more likeable. I had grown to like them and they were undergoing some fantastic developments. Chloe is becoming my favourite, with her determination but also her wit and planning. She is hungry for revenge but not stupid enough to try and get it on her own. Magnus grew on me too. I never really liked him in the first book, where he was obsessed with power and Lucia. Now, however, he is starting to care about other things, and we got to see a few scenes that made me think he would be a great character. Lucia is the only character I really couldn’t care about. I just don’t like her. At all. For various reasons. Read more »

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Review: Prodigy by Marie Lu

Review: Prodigy by Marie Lu

August 11, 2013 Review 28 ★★★½

June and Day arrive in Vegas just as the unthinkable happens: the Elector Primo dies, and his son Anden takes his place. With the Republic edging closer to chaos, the two join a group of Patriot rebels eager to help Day rescue his brother and offer passage to the Colonies. They have only one request—June and Day must assassinate the new Elector.

It’s their chance to change the nation, to give voice to a people silenced for too long.

But as June realizes this Elector is nothing like his father, she’s haunted by the choice ahead. What if Anden is a new beginning? What if revolution must be more than loss and vengeance, anger and blood—what if the Patriots are wrong?

In this highly-anticipated sequel, Lu delivers a breathtaking thriller with high stakes and cinematic action. Read more »

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