A bit of girl power: kicking ass with YA heroines

We all like a bit of girl power, right? Well, these books have loads of it: the proper ass-kicking, sword wielding (mostly) kind of heroines that I always wanted to be when I was younger. And there's no better way to complement that than with a hefty dollop of fantasy alongside it. Since excellent heroines …

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Blog Tour! The Devil’s Apprentice, by Kenneth B. Anderson

Come, venture with me into the furthest reaches of hell, where good boys can suddenly turn very, very bad and Death is actually a small man with glasses. I'm talking of course about  The Devil's Apprentice, the latest pick from the lovely The Write Reads on his mega blog tour! This book is seen through the …

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The kids are all right: some fantasy thrillers about kids (but definitely for adults)

The nights draw in, and as they do, so do the things that lurk in the shadows... I'm not sure why, but I've recently been through a YA reading spurt. And the YA books that I've been reading have been, to put it mildly, intense. From little kids being possessed by evil forces to teenage girls trying …

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Star-crossed lovers: The Sky Weaver, by Kristen Ciccarelli

What do you get when you mix a thief and a solider with a huge dollop of mythology? The answer is another fantastic book from the queen of fantastic, Kristen Ciccarelli. I've made no secret of the fact that I adored the first two books in the Iskari series- The Last Namsara and The Caged …

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