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Review: The Dark Days Club

London, April 1812. 18 year old Lady Helen is on the eve of her debut presentation to the Queen. Her life should be about gowns and dancing, and securing a suitable marriage. Instead, when one of her family’s housemaids goes missing, Lady Helen is drawn to the shadows of Regency London. 

There, she finds William, the Earl of Carlston. He has noticed the disappearance, too, and is one of the few who can stop the perpetrators: a cabal of powerful demons that has infiltrated every level of society. But Lady Helen’s curiosity is the last thing Carlston wants—especially when he sees the searching intelligence behind her fluttering fan. Should Helen trust a man whose reputation is almost as black as his lingering eyes? And will her headstrong sense of justice lead them both into a death trap?

4* Read!

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Review: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn’t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband and father of three school-age children.

While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.

*SPOILER FREE*

3.5* Read!

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Review: Queen of Shadows

Everyone Celaena Sardothien loves has been taken from her. But she’s at last returned to the empire – for vengeance, to rescue her once-glorious kingdom, and to confront the shadows of her past… She will fight for her cousin, a warrior prepared to die just to see her again. She will fight for her friend, a young man trapped in an unspeakable prison. And she will fight for her people, enslaved to a brutal king and awaiting their lost Queen’s triumphant return.

4* Read!

Review: The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender

The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton, published September 2015 by Candlewick Press. Read: November 2015 Genre: Young Adult/Fantasy/Romance/Magical Realism Source: The Transatlantic Book Project #Pages: 320 Get It Now: Wordery Goodreads Synopsis: Foolish love appears to be the Roux family birthright, an ominous forecast for its most recent progeny, Ava Lavender. Ava – in all other […]

Review: Uprooted

Uprooted by Naomi Novik, published May 2015 by Macmillan. Read: August 2015 Genre: Young Adult/Fantasy/Romance Source: Gifted #Pages: 437 Get It Now: Wordery Goodreads Synopsis: Agnieszka loves her valley home, her quiet village, the forests and the bright shining river. But the corrupted wood stands on the border, full of malevolent power, and its shadow lies over her life. Her people […]

Review: A Court of Thorns and Roses

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas, published May 2015 by Bloomsbury Children’s. Read: May 2014 Genre: Young Adult/New Adult/Fantasy/Re-telling Source: Purchased #Pages: 416 Get It Now: Wordery Goodreads Synopsis: Feyre’s survival rests upon her ability to hunt and kill – the forest where she lives is a cold, bleak place in the long winter months. […]

Review: Between the Lives

Between the Lives by Jessica Shirvington, published August 2014 by Orchard Books.  Read: January 2015 Genre: Young Adult/Romance/Fantasy Source: Publisher #Pages: 339 Get It Now: Wordery Goodreads Synopsis: For as long as she can remember, Sabine has lived two lives. Every 24 hours she shifts to her ‘other’ life – a life where she is exactly the same, but […]

Review: Heir of Fire

Heir of Fire by Sarah J Maas, published by Bloomsbury Childrens. Read: January 2015 Genre: Young Adult/Romance/Fantasy/Adventure Source: Purchased #Pages: 562 Get It Now: Wordery Goodreads Synopsis: Consumed by guilt and rage, Celaena can’t bring herself to spill blood for the King of Adarlan. She must fight back… The Immortal Queen will help her destroy the king – for a […]

Review: Crown of Midnight

Crown of Midnight by Sarah J Maas, published and available to purchase. Read: December 2014 Genre: Young Adult/Romance/Fantasy/Adventure Source: Purchased #Pages: 418 Get It Now: Wordery Goodreads Synopsis: Crowned by Evil. Bound by Duty. Divided by Love. Celaena Sardothien, royal assassin, is the King of Adarlan’s deadliest weapon. She must win her freedom through his enemies’ blood – but she cannot bear to […]

Compulsion by Martina Boone Author Interview and Giveaway!

Compulsion by Martina Boone. Release Date: 28/10/14 by Simon Pulse. Goodreads Synopsis: Three plantations. Two wishes. One ancient curse. All her life, Barrie Watson has been a virtual prisoner in the house where she lives with her shut-in mother. When her mother dies, Barrie promises to put some mileage on her stiletto heels. But she finds a new […]

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Review: The Assassin’s Blade

Celaena Sardothien owes her reputation to Arobynn Hamel. He gave her a home at the Assassins’ Guild and taught her the skills she needed to survive.

Arobynn’s enemies stretch far and wide – from Adarlan’s rooftops and its filthy dens, to remote islands and hostile deserts. Celaena is duty-bound to hunt them down. But behind her assignments lies a dark truth that will seal her fate – and cut her heart in two forever…

5* Read!

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Review: Life After Life

What if you had the chance to live your life again and again, until you finally got it right?

During a snowstorm in England in 1910, a baby is born and dies before she can take her first breath. During a snowstorm in England in 1910, the same baby is born and lives to tell the tale. What if there were second chances? And third chances? In fact an infinite number of chances to live your life? Would you eventually be able to save the world from its own inevitable destiny? And would you even want to?

4* Read!

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Review: Requiem

It is the rule of the Wilds: You must be bigger, and stronger, and tougher. A coldness radiates through me, a solid wall that is growing, piece by piece, in my chest. He doesn’t love me? He never loved me. It was all a lie.

‘The old Lena is dead’, I say, and then push past him. Each step is more difficult than the last; the heaviness fills me and turns my limbs to stone. You must hurt, or be hurt. Lena can build the walls, but what if there’s no one left to take them down?

3* Read!

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Review: Throne of Glass <3

Meet Celaena Sardothien. Beautiful. Deadly. Destined for greatness.

In the dark, filthy salt mines of Endovier, an eighteen-year-old girl is serving a life sentence. She is a trained assassin, the best of her kind, but she made a fatal mistake: she got caught. Young Captain Westfall offers her a deal: her freedom in return for one huge sacrifice. Celaena must represent the prince in a to-the-death tournament – fighting the most gifted thieves and assassins in the land. Live or die, Celaena will be free. Win or lose, she is about to discover her true destiny. But will her assassin’s heart be melted?

5* Read!