πŸ“š REVIEW | Shadow and Bone – Leigh Bardugo

πŸ“š REVIEW | Shadow and Bone – Leigh Bardugo

 Release Date: June 2012
 Publisher: Indigo
 Genre: Fantasy, YA, Romance
 Page Count: 358
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 Rating: β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜† 

β€œFine,” he said with a weary shrug. β€œMake me your villain.”

Ok, can I just read about The Darkling the entire time please?  I absolutely adore him! I am a complete sucker for a villainous, mysterious, or tortured soul character if they have enough charisma – and he definitely fits this box for me.

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πŸ“š REVIEW | Under Different Stars – Amy A Bartol

πŸ“š REVIEW | Under Different Stars – Amy A Bartol

 Release Date: December 2013
 Publisher: 47 North
 Genre: Fantasy, Sci-Fi, YA, Romance
 Page Count: 297
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 Rating: β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†  

β€œDon’t worry about me. I’ll be fine. I’m used to holding on to nothing as tight as I can.”

Meet Kricket Hollowell. A 17 year old orphan who’s been dodging foster care for the past few years, counting down the days until she’s 18 and can stop running. It is from her view that we follow this story.

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πŸ“š REVIEW | Red Queen – Victoria Aveyard

πŸ“š REVIEW | Red Queen – Victoria Aveyard

 Release Date: Feb 2015
Publisher: HarperTeen
Genre: YA, Fantasy, Dystopia
Page Count: 383
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Rating: β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†β˜†

I read this book back in 2016, and for once actually wrote a review back then too on Goodreads. I mentioned that I had mixed emotions about the book, and I think that still stands, but I definitely don’t feel as scathingly towards it as I apparently did back then – which surprised me when I found my old review, as I thought I liked this book.

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πŸ“š REVIEW | Illuminae – Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

πŸ“š REVIEW | Illuminae – Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

 Release Date: October 2015
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
Genre: Sci-Fi, Romance, YA
Page Count: 602
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Rating: β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…

This book is one of the best books I’ve read so far this year.

I don’t really ‘do’ Sci-Fi – I think The Martian by Andy Weir may be the only other book I’ve read set in space and I don’t watch many films set in the genre either, but I definitely need more of this! It’s so unique, and the way it’s laid out really added to the immersion for me.

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πŸ“š REVIEW | Legendary – Stephanie Garber

πŸ“š REVIEW | Legendary – Stephanie Garber

 Release Date: May 2018
Publisher: Hodder
Genre: Fantasy, YA, Romance
Page Count: 432
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Rating: β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†

β€œEvery story has four parts – the beginning, the middle, the almost ending, and the true ending.”

I’m finding it hard to review this book. I tore through the book while reading it, needing to know what happened next –  but trying to reflect on it now, I feel a bit more ‘meh’ about it. There weren’t really any great big reveals for me, I guessed most of what was happening before it happened – but I do seem to have an uncanny ability at seeing where things are heading. It’s hard to get a plot twist by me!

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πŸ“š REVIEW | A Court of Wings and Ruin – Sarah J Maas

πŸ“š REVIEW | A Court of Wings and Ruin – Sarah J Maas

 Release Date: May 2017
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Genre: Fantasy, YA, New Adult, Romance
Page Count: 699
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Rating: β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…

The second, ACOMAF, will always be my favourite but this isn’t far off – by the end I was bawling my eyes out.

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πŸ“š REVIEW | Holy Sister – Mark Lawrence

πŸ“š REVIEW | Holy Sister – Mark Lawrence

 Release Date: 4th April 2019
Publisher: Harper Voyager
Genre: Fantasy
Page Count: 352
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Rating: β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…

As always with a series written by Mark Lawrence, I laughed. I cried. I mourned. I celebrated. The events and threads throughout Red Sister and Grey Sister all converged perfectly into a heart wrenching conclusion that left me hollow, but also contented – hopeful – for the future ahead of Nona Grey.

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