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Book review: Do Not Say We Have Nothing by Madeleine Thien

Author: Madeleine Thien Pages: 480 Edition: Paperback Publication date: 31st May 2016 Read: 27th June – 8th July 2017 Rating:  “How the city mesmerised me. Shanghai seemed, like a library or even a single book, to hold the universe within itself.” Madeleine Thien’s new novel is breathtaking in scope and ambition even as it is… Continue reading Book review: Do Not Say We Have Nothing by Madeleine Thien

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Book review: Daughter of Smoke and Bone

Author: Laini Taylor Pages: 420 Edition: Paperback Publication date: 5th August 2012 Read: 8th – 17th March 2017 Rating:  “This was who she was: not prey, but power.” Errand requiring immediate attention. Come. The note was on vellum, pierced by the talons of the almost-crow that delivered it. Karou read the message. ‘He never says please’,… Continue reading Book review: Daughter of Smoke and Bone

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Book review: Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

Author: Rainbow Rowell Pages: 522 Genre: YA, Fantasy, Romance, LGBTQIA+ Edition: Hardback Publication Date: 6th October 2015 Read: 29th May – 2nd June 2017 Rating:  “You were the sun, and I was crashing into you. I’d wake up every morning and think, ‘This will end in flames.’” Simon Snow is the worst Chosen One who’s… Continue reading Book review: Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

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Book review: Our Dark Duet by V. E. Schwab

Author: V. E. Schwab Pages: 470 Genre: Fantasy, YA Edition: Paperback Publication Date: 13th June 2017 Read: 3rd – 10th June 2017 Rating:  ‘The only one who’d say her name with any sense of knowing was August, and he was hundreds of miles away in Verity, at the center of a city on fire.’ Kate… Continue reading Book review: Our Dark Duet by V. E. Schwab

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ARC review: Retribution Rails by Erin Bowman

Author: Erin Bowman Pages: 384 Genre: Western, Historical fiction Edition: E-ARC Publication Date: 7th November 2017 Read: 10th May – 13th May 2017 Rating:  “You think,” he continues, “that we mighta been friends in a different life? You and me?” “We’re already friends in this one,” I tell him. Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher… Continue reading ARC review: Retribution Rails by Erin Bowman

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Novelette review: You’ll Surely Drown Here If You Stay by Alyssa Wong

Author: Alyssa Wong Pages: 44 Genre: Fantasy, Short story, Suspense Edition: Online webpage Publication date: 7th June 2016 Read: 17th – 19th May 2017 Rating:  When the desert finally lets you go, naked and stumbling, your body humming with raw power and the song of dead things coiled under your tongue, you find Marisol waiting… Continue reading Novelette review: You’ll Surely Drown Here If You Stay by Alyssa Wong

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Book review: Lambs Can Always Become Lions by Charlotte Anne Hamilton

Author: Charlotte Anne Hamilton Pages: 15 Genre: Historical fiction, Romance, Adventure Edition: E-book Publication Date: 15th May 2017 Read: 15th May – 17th May 2017 Rating:  ‘Her heart was beating against her chest; her ribs were the anvil, her heart the hammer.’ Robin Hood, along with her group of friends, has been aiding the poor… Continue reading Book review: Lambs Can Always Become Lions by Charlotte Anne Hamilton