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Review: Ruthless Magic, by Megan Crewe

I've heard a lot of chat on the blogosphere about Ruthless Magic reading like a retread of The Hunger Games. And while there are elements of that in this story, it's also so much more- and damn enjoyable, too. From the start, Crewe imbues her magical world with a sense of wonder and excitement that matches anything in Harry Potter. This… Continue reading Review: Ruthless Magic, by Megan Crewe

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Review: Children of Blood and Bone, by Tomi Adeyemi

Summing up this book in one word: wow! There was so much hype for this book, so naturally I had to buy the book and see what all the fuss what about for myself. I’m glad I did: this was a gloriously exotic, fresh, rollicking ride through a fresh YA fantasy landscape, and one that… Continue reading Review: Children of Blood and Bone, by Tomi Adeyemi

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Review: To Kill a Kingdom, by Alexandra Christo

I was never a huge fan of The Little Mermaid when I was growing up: Ariel was too idealistic, and Prince Eric a little dim (but handsome!) for my tastes. Turned out, all I needed to make myself for in love with the story was to make Ariel a prince-killing siren with a heart, and… Continue reading Review: To Kill a Kingdom, by Alexandra Christo

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Review: The Belles, by Dhonielle Clayton

This book was decadent, exciting and original- with an undercurrent of menace and unease that tied the whole thing together and made for a striking statement on beauty, and on our obsession with it. Camellia is a Belle: a girl that can sculpt flesh, change skin colour and alter hair with a touch. And in… Continue reading Review: The Belles, by Dhonielle Clayton

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Review: Everless, by Sara Holland

I’ve been getting YA fatigue recently: it’s hard to make fantasy appear new, and put your own take on tropes that have been used and reused so often they’re starting to wear. That said, Sara Holland manages it. I really enjoyed Everless, and though it starts off like any other YA novel, it manages to… Continue reading Review: Everless, by Sara Holland