Posts Tagged: Fantasy

Review: The Jewel by Amy Ewing

Review: The Jewel by Amy Ewing

April 13, 2015 Review 30 ★★

The Jewel means wealth. The Jewel means beauty. The Jewel means royalty. But for girls like Violet, the Jewel means servitude. Not just any kind of servitude. Violet, born and raised in the Marsh, has been trained as a surrogate for the royalty—because in the Jewel the only thing more important than opulence is offspring. Read more »

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ARC Review: The Winner’s Crime by Marie Rutkoski

ARC Review: The Winner’s Crime by Marie Rutkoski

March 12, 2015 Review 31 ★★★★½

This is a book review I probably shouldn’t be writing right after I finished reading, but if I don’t write it now all my feelings will be gone and I won’t know what to say. I’m devastated. Not because THE WINNER’S CRIME was bad, but because it was brilliant and oh so heartbreaking. That ending was so terribly painful and I’ve been making strange noises ever since being constantly punched in the feels during those last chapters. Read more »

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Review: Castle in the Air– Diana Wynne Jones

Review: Castle in the Air– Diana Wynne Jones

March 10, 2015 Review 13 ★★★½

So when I started reading Castle in the Air, I was expecting a sequel to Howl’s Moving Castle. To my surprise, this book was not so much a sequel as it was a completely different story that happens to take place in the same world with some of the same characters. MORAL OF THE STORY: READ THE DESCRIPTION BEFORE YOU BUY RANDOM THINGS ON THE INTERNET. Read more »

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Review: The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski

Review: The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski

March 6, 2015 Review 45 ★★★★

The day this book first came out I rushed down to the store to buy it because of all the glowing reviews. Did I read it immediately? Nope. Should I have? Yes! Even though I had a few issues with it, I thoroughly enjoyed THE WINNER’S CURSE. I immediately fell into the world, reading the majority of the book in […]

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Review: Shadow Study by Maria V Snyder

Review: Shadow Study by Maria V Snyder

March 4, 2015 Review 26 ★★★★½

Well, SHADOW STUDY was fun. I was always sure I was going to like this book. One of my favourite authors was writing more stories set in my favourite world with the very first characters of hers I’d fallen in love with. And I was right, SHADOW STUDY was fast paced, action packed, and had a plot that surprised me more than once. Read more »

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The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black

The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black

February 10, 2015 Review 48 ★★★★★

I was really excited for this book, and it definitely did not disappoint. In fact, it exceeded my expectations, which is saying something considering the very high standards I have for Holly Black’s books. So this review should really be called, “how many different words can Rachel think of that mean amazing?” I daresay a lot, and yes, I am going to use all of them. Read more »

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