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The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern (book review).

November 19, 2020 | By | Reply More
The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern (book review).

‘The Starless Sea ‘is the much anticipated second book by Erin Morgenstern. What would you say if I told you there were magical doors all over our world that lead to an enormous library on the shores of something called the Starless Sea? Or that you might just be drawn to one of these doors […]

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Perfectly Preventable Deaths by Deirdre Sullivan (book review).

November 8, 2020 | By | Reply More
Perfectly Preventable Deaths by Deirdre Sullivan (book review).

‘Perfectly Preventable Deaths’ is a standalone novel by Deirdre Sullivan and the first one by her that I’ve read. Catlin and Madeline are twins who are uprooted and moved to a small isolated town called Ballyfrann where they begin to grow apart. Catlin starts to fall for a local boy and Madeline starts to realise […]

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The Devil’s Blade by Mark Adler (book review).

October 15, 2020 | By | Reply More
The Devil’s Blade by Mark Adler (book review).

‘The Devil’s Blade’ is a standalone book by Mark Adler and is very loosely based on the life of Julie D’Aubigny who lived in 17th century Paris. Julie has a fabulous operatic singing voice and she will do anything to have it recognised and to become famous. But tragedy strikes and her voice is ruined […]

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The Poison Song (The Winnowing Flame Trilogy book 3) by Jen Williams (book review).

September 7, 2020 | By | Reply More
The Poison Song (The Winnowing Flame Trilogy book 3) by Jen Williams (book review).

‘The Poison Song’ is book three in ‘The Winnowing Flame Trilogy’ by Jen Williams. This review will contain spoilers for books one and two, proceed with caution. After getting to the end of book two, ‘The Bitter Twins’, readers will know that our heroes have lost a few of their friends and more will be […]

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Gideon The Ninth (Locked Tomb Trilogy book 1) by Tamsyn Muir (book review).

August 18, 2020 | By | Reply More
Gideon The Ninth (Locked Tomb Trilogy book 1) by Tamsyn Muir (book review).

‘Gideon The Ninth’ is book one in the ‘Locked Tomb’ series by Tamsyn Muir which currently stands at two books, but we’re hoping for many more. OK, so you’ve probably all heard of this series of books but I’m going to try and explain the book quickly for those who are new. Gideon the Ninth […]

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Havenfall (Havenfall book 1) by Sara Holland (book review).

August 17, 2020 | By | Reply More
Havenfall (Havenfall book 1) by Sara Holland (book review).

‘Havenfall’ is book one in the ‘Havenfall’ series by Sara Holland. The reality of ‘Havenfall’ is an urban fantasy where magic does exist but not in our world, but people from magical realms can travel to our world bringing some of their magic with them. This, as you can imagine, is highly dangerous to those […]

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How Long ‘Til Black Future Month by NK Jemisin (book review).

August 16, 2020 | By | Reply More
How Long ‘Til Black Future Month by NK Jemisin (book review).

‘How Long ‘Til Black Future Month’ is a collection of 22 short stories written by NK Jemisin which show her ability to create magic in completely normal situations. There are stories here that would fit into the genre of epic fantasy, urban fantasy, magical realism and steampunk. In fact, anything that someone interested in the […]

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The Midnight Lie by Marie Rutkoski (book review).

May 6, 2020 | By | Reply More
The Midnight Lie by Marie Rutkoski (book review).

‘The Midnight Lie’ by Marie Rutkoski is the first in a duology set in the same world as her ‘Winners Trilogy’. Don’t worry, you don’t have to have read that trilogy to enjoy this book. Personally, I’ve not read the trilogy as yet and I found this book enjoyable. Nirrim lives in a world where […]

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Only Forward by Michael Marshall Smith (book review).

May 5, 2020 | By | Reply More
Only Forward by Michael Marshall Smith (book review).

OK, so this is the part of the review when I’m meant to write a brief synopsis of the novel. Which is normally pretty easy to do as most novels have an easy to describe plot, this one is not that easy. So Stark is a guy who is there to help when Something starts […]

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Aurora Rising (Aurora Cycle book 1) by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff (book review).

February 26, 2020 | By | Reply More
Aurora Rising (Aurora Cycle book 1) by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff (book review).

‘Aurora Rising’ is book one in the ‘Aurora Cycle’, written by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff. This is their second series of books after their hugely successful ‘Illuminae Files’. Tyler Jones is top of his class in Aurora Academy and he’s just waiting to be able to pick his dream team to set off into […]

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