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By: Celine | January 18, 2016 | (21) Comments

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I read the first book in the series, These Broken Stars, some time ago – long enough that I don’t remember details, but I do remember parts of the plot and also that I was impressed. I will admit that I fully believe that some of the love for this book was influenced by the massive hype surrounding TBS at the time. However, I did also love the book itself: I was a fan of the writing, the mindfuckery (you can wake me up for […]

By: Melanie | December 18, 2015 | (26) Comments

Lady Helen tour

Thanks to the lovely people at HarperCollins Australia for organising this tour! Hey guys! Today I’m here with a super awesome author – she wrote award-winning duology Eon and Eona, and publising in January next year is Lady Helen and the Dark Days Club. (But for us Australians, it was already published on the 14th of December – whoop!) Her newest novel is set in the 19th century London with a paranormal twist; trust me guys, it’s super fabulous. So anyway, on […]

By: Melanie | October 3, 2015 | (63) Comments

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*This review is spoiler-free* Rick Riordan’s books were some of the first novels I read as a reader, and throughout these past years, his books have always remained my all time favourites. Percy Jackson, Heroes of Olympus, Kane Chronicles, and now you can add Magnus Chase to that list of awesome. Why? BECAUSE THE SWORD OF SUMMER WAS FANTABULOUS. In fact, I loved this book so much that I bookmarked all the funny bits + my favourite parts… which was basically the […]

By: Melanie | June 8, 2015 | (67) Comments

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It’s been 3.5 weeks since I’ve read Magonia and since then I have bought this book for 2 people, recommended it to all of my friends, given away a copy as a Twitter giveaway and broken my book buying ban (that only managed to last 3 days) to buy myself the hardcover of the book. So I guess it’s safe to say that I really really like this book. They weren’t kidding when they said that Maria Dahvana Headley’s writing is comparable to the works of Neil […]

By: Larissa | June 6, 2015 | (19) Comments

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I adored the first installment of this series, Stolen Songbird. I easily gave it five stars and it shone as one of my 2014 favorites. It was because of my complete adoration for the first novel that my expectations for Hidden Huntress were set sky high. However, unfortunately my hopes were dashed as this book seemed quite typical of that horrible second book syndrome us YA readers all know of and fear. A big issue for me in Hidden Huntress is the fact I really […]

By: Celine | May 20, 2015 | (59) Comments

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Warning: this review contains untagged spoilers and unpopular opinions. Read at your own risk! Oh dear. I am so, so sad to be writing this review. You see, I love Sarah J. Maas. As in, love. Her Throne of Glass series gets more heartbreaking with every book and I’d dare call it one of my favourite series. Naturally, I was extremely excited for A Court of Thorns and Roses, so much so that I preordered it, which I almost never do. As soon as it got to my […]

By: Celine | May 2, 2015 | (41) Comments

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I have read Hodge’s debut novel, Cruel Beauty, twice, one time disliking it and one time loving it. They were very different reading experiences, but one thing remained the same: Rosamund Hodge knows how to build a complex and intricate world, and she can write. She continues this trend with her latest, Crimson Bound. I fell in love with Crimson Bound from the very first sentence. Hodge’s writing is distant and atmospheric, wild and lush. There is a certain quality to it that completely immerses […]

By: Celine | February 9, 2015 | (40) Comments

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Red Queen was a pleasant suprise! Of course, I’d long been lusting after that cover *coughs*. I wasn’t sure whether I would like the story itself, though, but it turns out that I did! Red Queen is full of intrigue and twists and turns and magic, and it was an extremely fun and fast read. In the world of Red Queen, everyone is divided based on the colour of their blood. Red means lowly, it makes you a commoner at best and a servant at […]

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