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Review: The Rising

Review: The Rising

July 7, 2013 Review 6 ★★★★½

Things are getting desperate for Maya and her friends. Hunted by the St. Clouds and a rival Cabal, they’re quickly running out of places to hide. And with the whole world thinking they died in a helicopter crash, it’s not like they can just go to the authorities for help.

All they have is the name and number of someone who might be able to give them a few answers. Answers to why they’re so valuable, and why their supernatural powers are getting out of control.

But Maya is unprepared for the truths that await her. And now, like it or not, she’ll have to face down some demons from her past if she ever hopes to move on with her life. Because Maya can’t keep running forever. Read more »

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Dual Review: The Selection (YABBC)

Dual Review: The Selection (YABBC)

June 27, 2013 Review, YABBC 30 ★★★

For thirty-five girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime. The opportunity to escape the life laid out for them since birth. To be swept up in a world of glittering gowns and priceless jewels. To live in a palace and compete for the heart of gorgeous Prince Maxon.

But for America Singer, being Selected is a nightmare. It means turning her back on her secret love with Aspen, who is a caste below her. Leaving her home to enter a fierce competition for a crown she doesn’t want. Living in a palace that is constantly threatened by violent rebel attacks. Read more »

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Review: Shadowfell

Review: Shadowfell

June 21, 2013 Review 4 ★★★★½

The people of Alban are afraid.

The tyrannical king and his masked Enforcers are scouring the land, burning villages and enslaving the canny.

Fifteen-year-old Neryn has fled her home in the wake of its destruction, and is alone and penniless, hiding her extraordinary magical power. She can rely on no one – not even the elusive Good Folk who challenge and bewilder her with their words. Read more »

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Clockwork Angel Book + Graphic Novel Review

Clockwork Angel Book + Graphic Novel Review

May 29, 2013 Review 26 ★★★★½

When sixteen-year-old Tessa Gray crosses the ocean to find her brother, her destination is England, the time is the reign of Queen Victoria, and something terrifying is waiting for her in London’s Downworld, where vampires, warlocks and other supernatural folk stalk the gaslit streets. Only the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the world of demons, keep order amidst the chaos. Read more »

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Review: Shadow and Bone

Review: Shadow and Bone

May 2, 2013 Review 19 ★★★★

I need to start this by telling you this review is for my second read through of SHADOW AND BONE. Right away the fact I reread it should tell you that it’s actually a pretty decent YA fantasy. And upon rereading I actually upped the rating by one star, even though I already knew what was going to happen. I […]

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Review: Beautiful Creatures

Review: Beautiful Creatures

May 1, 2013 Review 22 ★★½

Hello, all. Welcome to my dissertation on the young adult novel titled Beautiful Creatures. (Not really, but it felt like I was writing one because of how long this is) I don’t think I’ve ever had so many mixed feelings about a book before. What better rating to give a book that you are confused about than the in-between, non-committal […]

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Review: Falling Kingdoms

Review: Falling Kingdoms

April 23, 2013 Review 24 ★★★

If I had to pick an all time favourite genre, it would be fantasy hands down. I’ve loved books set in other worlds for as long as I can remember. I dreamed of magic and unicorns and battles and worlds that weren’t our own. I read as much as I can get my hands on and have developed a superb […]

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