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Spud: Exit, Pursued by a Bear
4.16
Review from my blog: The Word Fiend

Rating: 10

John van de Ruit's Spud books are a publishing phenomenon in South Africa. My theory is that a large part...more
Sep 22, 2012
Sep 25, 2012
 
Hex Hall (Hex Hall, #1)
3.99
Review from my blog The Word Fiend

Hex Hall is one of those books that so many people have recommended to me. Now, this level of enthusiasm for a book...more
Jun 02, 2011
Jun 03, 2011
 
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
4.04
Review from my blog The Word Fiend.

The research for my Honours degree in Cell Biology relied largely on cell culture. I have a passion for this field...more
May 31, 2011
Jun 01, 2011
 
Intertwined (Intertwined, #1)
3.87
Review from my blog: The Word Fiend

I can sum up my feelings about Intertwined in two words: Hell + Yes.

I don’t always like book covers where the model...more
Jul 18, 2011
Jul 18, 2011
 
The Last Four Things (The Left Hand of God, #2)
3.54
Review from my blog The Word Fiend.

Warning: As this is the second book in a trilogy this review may contain spoilers for those who have not read the f...more
May 28, 2011
May 28, 2011
 
Daughter of Smoke and Bone (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, #1)
4.06
Review from my blog: The Word Fiend

I have rarely been as blown away by a book as I was by Laini Taylor’s Daughter of Smoke and Bone. The artistry of h...more
Nov 26, 2011
Nov 26, 2011
 
The Boy with Two Heads
3.37
Review from my blog: The Word Fiend

Rating: 6

The second I read the back cover blurb for The Boy With Two Heads I was hooked – there were just so many p...more
Jul 09, 2013
Jul 05, 2013
 
The Dig (Zoe and Zeus Trilogy, #1)
3.40
Review from my blog: The Word Fiend

The Dig is an entertaining adventure with just a dash of romance thrown in to keep things interesting. It’s a promi...more
Nov 28, 2011
Nov 28, 2011
 
Blood of the Demon (Demons of Infernum, #1)
3.77
Review from my blog: The Word Fiend

I expect two things from any Paranormal Romance novel I read: a solid story and an interesting relationship at its...more
Nov 30, 2011
Dec 01, 2011
 
Switched (Trylle, #1)
3.89
Review from my blog: The Word Fiend

Rating: 7½

Those of you who know me know that I am not fond of books involving fairies, elves, goblins or any other...more
Jan 20, 2012
Jan 20, 2012
 
Moon Called (Mercy Thompson, #1)
4.18
Review from my blog The Word Fiend.

I’ve seen Patricia Briggs’ Mercy Thompson books reviewed and talked about on a couple of blogs. That got me curious...more
May 21, 2011
May 22, 2011
 
Love You to Death & High Stakes (Mediator, #1-2)
4.28
Review from my blog The Word Fiend.

Personally I love those gems you find when you stumble across a book that looks interesting and decide to give it a...more
May 23, 2011
May 23, 2011
 
My Life as a White Trash Zombie (White Trash Zombie, #1)
3.90
Review from my blog: The Word Fiend

My Life As A White Trash Zombie is zombielicious! Both entertaining and funny Diana Rowland may have converted me t...more
Aug 10, 2011
Aug 10, 2011
 
The Broken Destiny (Broken, #1)
3.95
Review from my blog: The Word Fiend

Rating: 6½

I believe that there is a lot of writing talent in South Africa, so I'm always on the lookout for somethi...more
Aug 12, 2012
Aug 13, 2012
 
The Oathbreaker's Shadow (The Knots Sequence, #1)
3.75
Review from my blog: The Word Fiend

Rating: 7½

The fantasy genre was one of my first loves as a young reader – the amazing worlds and characters that th...more
Jun 21, 2013
Jun 17, 2013
 
Phoenix Rising (Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences, #1)
3.73
Review from my blog: The Word Fiend


Phoenix Rising is a cracking good read with adventure, humour and all of the gadgets and airships your Steampunk lo...more
Aug 19, 2011
Aug 19, 2011
 
Bubbles
3.86
Review from my blog: The Word Fiend

Rating: 7

Bubbles is a novel that's difficult to classify. Part murder mystery, part historical and part drama it is...more
Jun 24, 2012
Jun 24, 2012
 
Ultraviolet (Ultraviolet, #1)
3.80
Review from my blog: The Word Fiend


In Ultraviolet R.J. Anderson has combined a fascinating neurological condition with a murder mystery – the result i...more
Dec 03, 2011
Dec 03, 2011
 
The Demonologist
3.30
Review from my blog: The Word Fiend

Rating: 8

In The Demonologist, Andrew Pyper has created a book laced with currents of menace and mystery that will h...more
Jun 08, 2013
Jun 06, 2013
 
Die for Me (Revenants, #1)
4.03
Review from my blog: The Word Fiend

Die For Me is a deceptively gentle story that still packs quite a punch. The world and mythology that Amy Plum has...more
Aug 14, 2011
Aug 14, 2011
 
What Hidden Lies (Persy Jonas #1)
3.50
Review from my blog: The Word Fiend

Rating: 8

The opening chapters of this debut novel won Michéle Rowe the 2011 CWA (Crime Writers Association) Debut D...more
Jun 23, 2013
Jun 21, 2013
 
Angelology
3.38
Review from my blog The Word Fiend.

As some of you may know, I am a HUGE fan of angels. I love books about them, so I was really excited when I found A...more
May 14, 2011
May 14, 2011
 
Gentlemen Prefer Nerds
3.37
Review from my blog: The Word Fiend

Rating: 8

Review:
I knew I had to read this book the second I saw the title. I loved the idea of a nerd as the heroin...more
Feb 19, 2012
Feb 19, 2012
 
The Iron Witch (The Iron Witch, #1)
3.45
Review from my blog: The Word Fiend

I have to admit that fairies have never been one of my favourite supernatural races. But Karen Mahoney has given th...more
Aug 02, 2011
Aug 02, 2011
 
Dark Poppy's Demise
4.18

Review from my blog: The Word Fiend

Dark Poppy's Demise is S.A. Partridge's third novel for young adults and firmly cements her place as an author to w...more
Aug 20, 2011
Aug 21, 2011
 
Divergent (Divergent, #1)
4.35

Review from my blog: The Word Fiend

There has been a lot of hype surrounding Divergent in the publishing and book blogging world. From the moment I fir...more
Aug 21, 2011
Aug 21, 2011
 
The Shining Girls
3.46
Review from my blog: The Word Fiend

Rating: 9

Lauren Beukes has long been on my list of local authors to read. But it took reading an interview with her...more
Apr 21, 2013
May 20, 2013
 
The Language of Flowers
4.06
Review from my blog: The Word Fiend

The bouquet I would make to describe my reaction to The Language of Flowers would include Apple Blossom (preference...more
Sep 14, 2011
Sep 14, 2011
 
Haunting Violet
3.92
Review from my blog: The Word Fiend

Set in Victorian England, Haunting Violet is alive with atmosphere and intrigue. I was sucked into the story from t...more
Aug 29, 2011
Aug 29, 2011
 
Angelfire (Angelfire, #1)
3.95
Review from my blog: The Word Fiend

Angelfire introduces us to a world of reapers, epic sword fights and high school. C.A. Moulton’s debut novel is act...more
Jul 27, 2011
Jul 27, 2011
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