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By: Celine | January 18, 2016 | (24) 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 | September 2, 2015 | (6) Comments

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Heeeeeeello people of the book nerd community! Thanks to the awesome people at Walker Books Aus, I am apart of the Stray blog tour! I have an exciting guest post for you guys by Rachael Craw and you know what’s awesome? SHE LOVES ANNE FROM ANNE OF GREEN GABLES TOO. Well… who doesn’t, really? Influence and Inspiration: A nod to my (fictional) heroes by Rachael Craw When I look back at the novels that impacted me in childhood it’s not hard to see how […]

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 | April 29, 2015 | (52) Comments

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Unfortunately I seem to be the black sheep for In a World Just Right. I had high hopes for this one after reading parallel universe stories such as Pivot Point by Kasie West and the Tempest  series by Julie Cross. However, I had found myself having many issues with In a World Just Right that quite impacted my enjoyment of the novel. I’m quite the logical and scientific girl. I like reasons and the explanations for things. Connecting the dots and providing evidence […]

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 […]

By: Melanie | January 20, 2015 | (67) Comments

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To make the cake batter, throw in an incredibly flawed and rule-breaking girl, and then mix it in with a strong sibling dynamic slowly then chuck it in the oven and bake it in a sci-fi backdrop. Serve the cake with a heavy dollop of bad romance and a sprinkle of headache ensuing info-dumps, and there you have it: Dissonance. Delancey Sullivan is a Walker. It’s not that she’s special and skilled enough to become one, but because this ability runs in […]

By: Melanie | January 14, 2015 | (62) Comments

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One day I plan to kidnap Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner so they can come and write books for me to read for the rest of my life. Let me tell you now: this is not a sequel to These Broken Stars. That’s right, This Shattered World is a companion novel set in the same world in which we follow two seemingly dissimilar main leads, Jubilee Chase and Flynn Cormac. Jubilee is the perfect soldier and she knows it: strong, resilient and a total all round badass. […]

By: Celine | January 2, 2015 | (40) Comments

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The Ghosts of Heaven was my very first Marcus Sedgwick book. I’d heard great things about his books, and I was happy to be able to read this one. How it went? Pretty well – I loved it. The story is divided into four quarters, and they are all so different I can’t review this as a whole, though the stories do fit together. So I’ll just review the stories individually! Quarter One: Whispers in the Dark The first story follows a girl […]

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