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Recoil (Recoil Trilogy, #1)
4.09
really liked it
I love a fast-paced dystopian and this was deft and convincing. Recoil created a good, plausible world set in the near-future, and the backstory was s ...more
May 13, 2016
Apr 28, 2016
 
The Prophecy of Shadows (Elementals, #1)
3.73
really liked it
The premise of Elementals: Prophecy of Shadows (that witches exist and are the descendents of the Greek Gods) is a big ask in suspending disbelief, bu ...more
Sep 08, 2016
Aug 28, 2016
 
The Retreat (The After Trilogy, #1)
4.11
it was amazing
This was a treat. An intriguing premise, lively characters and beautifully assured writing.

I loved the depiction of the relationships between the knot
...more
Aug 31, 2016
Aug 28, 2016
 
Rowan Wood Legends (The Lost Clan #2)
4.22
it was amazing
Rowan Wood Legends kept up the same high level of writing I’ve come to know and love from Olivia Wildenstein’s previous books.

The mythology surroundi
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Aug 21, 2017
Aug 16, 2017
 
Memories of Ash (The Sunbolt Chronicles, #2)
4.49
it was amazing
Curl up in a comfy seat with a cup of tea and enjoy slipping into Hitomi’s world. Memories of Ash (like Sunbolt before it) truly isn’t quite like anyt ...more
not set
Apr 17, 2016
 
Rebel (Recoil Trilogy, #3)
4.29
it was amazing
I’ve been waiting impatiently for Rebel ever since I read Recoil and Refuse. This is a fabulous trilogy, and Rebel makes for a wonderful end to the se ...more
Nov 12, 2016
Nov 13, 2016
 
Cage Runner (Sand Runner, #2)
4.75
really liked it
This was a strong follow-up to Sand Runner. I love the world Vera Brook has created – it’s close enough to ours to be entirely comprehensible, but wit ...more
not set
Mar 29, 2018
 
A Mortal Song
3.71
it was amazing
A Mortal Song is a delight. I’ll just put that out there and if you’re short of time you can stop reading now and go pick up a copy.

If you want more,
...more
Sep 16, 2016
Sep 16, 2016
 
The Masterpiecers
4.09
really liked it
Who doesn’t love a good story featuring twins? And twins with secrets is even better.

The Masterpiecers is told in alternating narratives from Ivy and
...more
May 22, 2016
May 19, 2016
 
The Agben School (The Legend of the Gamesmen #2)
4.36
really liked it
The Agben School follows on from the events of The Birr Elixir and it was a pleasure to return to the world of Marra and her friends.

Sparkes’ world-bu
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not set
Feb 26, 2015
 
Intertwined
4.52
liked it
I fell into Intertwined effortlessly. We got to meet two chalk-and-cheese cousins who were clearly very close and affectionate – then we vanished with ...more
not set
Aug 26, 2016
 
Rose Petal Graves (The Lost Clan #1)
3.78
really liked it
Rose Petal Graves is a rather delicious mash-up of thriller, mystery and supernatural contemporary. I have no idea whether the native American myths a ...more
Mar 27, 2017
Mar 27, 2017
 
Sunbolt (The Sunbolt Chronicles, #1)
4.23
it was amazing
This book is gorgeous. It’s an utter, utter gem. I adored it.

The world-building was superb. I could feel the sunshine and smell the sea in Karolene’s
...more
Apr 17, 2016
Apr 17, 2016
 
The Law of Tall Girls
3.95
it was amazing
I fell in love with Joanne Macgregor's Recoil series, because most of what I read is speculative fiction. But her contemporary stories are even better ...more
not set
Sep 08, 2017
 
Sanctuary (Shifter Chronicles, #1)
3.87
it was amazing
I didn’t know a lot about Sanctuary before I started, I was just curious because I seemed to have seen it around a lot (and that cover IS beautiful). ...more
Nov 20, 2016
Oct 30, 2016
 
Under My Skin
3.74
liked it
I wanted to read Under my Skin from the moment I saw the blurb – what a concept, and what a source of conflict!

Adam was gorgeous from the start. My (f
...more
May 31, 2016
May 29, 2016
 
Among Wolves (The Children of the Mountain #1)
4.04
really liked it
My first read of 2017 started the year in fine style, with a story that was tense and gripping, a smashing apocalypse premise and a vivid narrator.

I w
...more
Jan 12, 2017
Jan 01, 2017
 
The Halfling (The Aria Fae Series, Book 1)
4.09
really liked it
This was tremendous fun – it read like a comic book movie in story form, for girls. Or a mash-up of a buddy and a superhero story. Aria was a great ki ...more
Apr 03, 2016
Apr 03, 2016
 
A Reaper Made
4.28
it was amazing
A Reaper Made is a fabulous, contemporary take on the reaper myth/trope. I thoroughly enjoyed meeting reaper Ally, witch Tessa and Ally’s reaper mento ...more
Oct 20, 2017
Oct 19, 2017
 
Behind the Scenes (Daylight Falls, #1)
3.74
it was amazing
Okay, so shoot me, I read the Daylight Falls books in the ‘wrong’ order. I know, I know, I’m normally a stickler about these things, too. It was an ac ...more
not set
Dec 14, 2015
 
No More Lies
5.00
it was amazing
This is a great finale to the series. Gill-Marie's books are such fun reads - romance and mystery combined. This one was wonderfully atmospheric, set ...more
Nov 06, 2016
Nov 06, 2016
 
The Birr Elixir (The Legend of the Gamesmen #1)
4.01
really liked it
I loved the world-building in The Birr Elixir – I was really there feeling the dust and sand under my feet. There were some great characters – Marra w ...more
not set
Feb 17, 2015
 
Breathe (Breathe, #1)
3.70
really liked it
I picked this up in my local Waterstones and started reading the first page. When reading the first scene made my heart rate pick up I knew I'd have t ...more
Jun 08, 2013
Jun 11, 2013
 
Day 21 (The Hundred, #2)
3.75
liked it
**spoiler alert** I can sum up this review by saying - I just didn't buy it.
I was really disappointed because I thoroughly enjoyed The 100, but this f
...more
Dec 18, 2015
Dec 20, 2015
 
The Lady of Misrule
3.14
really liked it
I loved falling into this historical novel. The Tudors, I tend to find, are overdone, but this was pleasantly different: it's the story of Lady Jane G ...more
Jul 22, 2016
Jul 18, 2016
 
My Maker’s Keeper
4.17
really liked it
I added My Maker’s Keeper to my Kindle when it was already overflowing and I didn’t, in truth, expect to get around to it any time soon. But then I th ...more
Oct 30, 2016
Nov 06, 2016
 
The Masterminds (Masterful #2)
4.44
it was amazing
I loved The Masterpiecers by Olivia Wildenstein, and The Masterminds was just as enjoyable – the same story told from an entirely different point of v ...more
not set
Nov 13, 2016
 
The Necromancer's Apprentice
4.04
it was amazing
Loved it! This is a great fantasy. Jyx is a fabulous character - a little bit too clever for his own good but with a good heart and no real intention ...more
Apr 26, 2018
not set
Apr 19, 2018
 
Refuse (Recoil Trilogy, #2)
4.27
really liked it
Recoil ended with high drama, and Refuse opens straight back into the action.

I loved Jinxy once more. Here, she’s older, a bit battered and wiser, but
...more
Jul 30, 2016
Jul 23, 2016
 
Immurement (The Undergrounders, #1)
3.64
liked it
I love pace above all else in the novels I read, and Immurement had it in spades. From the opening line: “The sun’s always two fingerbreadths or highe ...more
Mar 20, 2016
Mar 17, 2016
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