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Sea Hearts
3.74
I have always liked stories about witches. Real witches, not just monsters in stories told to scare children. They fascinate me: their strength, their...more
May 03, 2012
Apr 30, 2012
 
The Tree Shepherd's Daughter (Faire Folk, #1)
3.73
I did enjoy reading this book, but I was torn between enjoyment and often being utterly annoyed by the continous whinging of the main character.

The p...more
Aug 29, 2012
Aug 28, 2012
 
Thorn Jack (Night and Nothing, #1)
3.60
The copy of this that I bought turned out to be an Advance REaders Copy so quotes and storyline may differ slightly from the finished novel.

A sublimel...more
Jul 12, 2014
Jul 08, 2014
 
Companions to the Moon
3.95
A short story about trust, friendship and relationships with a magical twist. I loved the bit about the differences between the two friends and how he...more
Jun 19, 2012
Jun 18, 2012
 
Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices, #1)
4.30
Originally finished 5th Feb 2012, currently re-reading.

Review from my blog, http://rosesandvellum.blogspot.com.au/

The Clockwork Angel is a Steampunk...more
Feb 05, 2012
Dec 26, 2011
 
Magic for Beginners
3.87
Whimsical and interesting short stories, but they can be a little much to take in one sitting. I enjoyed the rather dark, Some Zombie Contingency Plan...more
Nov 2011
Feb 17, 2012
 
Valiant (Modern Faerie Tales, #2)
3.90
I loved the first and third in the series, but I think this one is the most dark and beautiful. With high emotions, runaways, drugs and lots of beauti...more
Jul 09, 2014
Jul 07, 2014
 
The Night Circus
4.00
Review from my blog: http://rosesandvellum.blogspot.com/

I just finished reading The Night Circus last night (Wednesday), after getting it from the lib...more
Nov 16, 2011
Nov 16, 2011
 
Stained (Stained #1)
3.68
This was a good fun read. It had me hooked, despite issues with grammar and sentence structure and the occasional word that felt thrown in there from...more
Jul 05, 2012
Jul 04, 2012
 
Dangerous Angels (Weetzie Bat, #1-5)
4.30
Review from my blog, http://rosesandvellum.blogspot.com/

MAY CONTAIN SOME SPOILERS.

Calling these books a series, while technically correct, is probably...more
not set
Oct 27, 2011
 
Madame Xanadu, Vol. 1: Disenchanted
3.88
Madame Xanadu began as a mystic character in DC comicbooks. Before reading this graphic novel I had never heard of her before, but this story offers a...more
May 11, 2012
May 11, 2012
 
Blackbringer (Dreamdark, #1)
4.07
Review from my blog, http://rosesandvellum.blogspot.com.au/

An amazing tour de force for a first novel, Laini Taylor's world of Dreamdark is a wonderfu...more
Feb 18, 2012
Feb 17, 2012
 
God Save The Queen
3.22
Beautiful art that looks like paintings and an interesting new story combine to make this short graphic novel a pleasure to read. Sandman fans may rec...more
Aug 16, 2012
Aug 15, 2012
 
A Monster Calls
4.24
This book was a beautiful but harrowing read. It is a story about a boy whose mother has cancer who is visited by a yew tree monster. The story was ve...more
Jun 25, 2012
Jun 22, 2012
 
Century
3.63
Century is an imaginative story with a beautifully evocative and moody setting. I can't say too much about the plot, because you discover the story as...more
Jul 10, 2012
Jul 07, 2012
 
Un Lun Dun
3.81
Review from my blog, http://rosesandvellum.blogspot.com.au...

China Miéville is the kind of writer who can take really absurd situations and characters...more
May 19, 2012
May 17, 2012
 
A Great and Terrible Beauty (Gemma Doyle, #1)
3.78
Review from my blog, http://rosesandvellum.blogspot.com.au/

A Great and Terrible Beauty is the story of Gemma Doyle. Brought up in India, Gemma longs...more
Feb 03, 2012
Feb 02, 2012
 
Wood Angel
3.72
Review of 'Wood Angel' (UK title and cover for Plain Kate).

As Emily May wrote in her review, the cover of this novel really does not give you a good i...more
May 12, 2012
May 11, 2012
 
The Onion Girl (Newford, #11)
4.13
Review from my blog, http://rosesandvellum.blogspot.com.au...

Even if you haven't read any other of the Newford books (I've only read one), I would rea...more
Feb 24, 2012
Feb 23, 2012
 
The Autumn Castle
3.92
Review from my blog: http://rosesandvellum.blogspot.com/

Kim Wilkins makes me proud to be an Australian. Why? Because she is the author of the most ama...more
not set
Oct 18, 2011
 
Something Wicked This Way Comes (Green Town, #2)
3.95
Review originally in my blog, http://rosesandvellum.blogspot.com/

Something Wicked This Way Comes is, at it's heart, a book about childhood, about grow...more
not set
Oct 18, 2011
 
Welcome to Bordertown (Borderland, #5)
4.06
I think the idea of Bordertown is fascinating, and I'd love to read some of the original stories. My main complaint about this collection would be tha...more
May 26, 2012
May 15, 2012
 
Beastly
3.85
I enjoyed this fairytale retelling because of the lesson it taught, that beauty is on the inside, that beautiful people can be ugly inside. One of the...more
Apr 20, 2012
Apr 19, 2012
 
The Wicked, Wicked Ladies in the Haunted House
3.79
Apparently this book was originally published in 1968, but it doesn't feel dated. It is meant for pre-teen readers, so it's a bit simpler than what I...more
Jun 19, 2012
Jun 18, 2012
 
The Invisibles
4.46
Review from my blog, http://rosesandvellum.blogspot.com.au/

"Part of what I want to achieve with this title in the long-term involves actually changing...more
Sep 26, 2013
Sep 25, 2013
 
Echo
3.86
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This novel was beautiful but...more
Apr 02, 2012
Apr 01, 2012
 
The Hunchback Assignments (The Hunchback Assignments, #1)
3.60
What if Quasimodo, the Hunchback of Notre Dame worked as a secret agent for a mysterious man protecting the interests of Victorian England? This rolli...more
May 08, 2012
Apr 28, 2012
 
White is for Witching
3.54
Review from my blog, http://rosesandvellum.blogspot.com/

White is For Witching is a story told from many viewpoints by many characters, but mostly it i...more
Dec 08, 2011
Dec 09, 2011
 
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children, #1)
3.78
This is a brilliant and unique story that left me enchanted. Based around a collection of real life strange postcards, Miss Peregrine's Home for Pecul...more
Oct 20, 2012
Oct 18, 2012
 
Conundrum: Cadbury's creme egg mystery
4.33
I never took part in the actual challenge, it was long over before I got the book. But I remember my dad and I had a great time reading this book and...more
not set
Feb 26, 2012
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