Book Reviews

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    Review: “Ironside,” Holly Black

    September 6, 2016

    Ironside was a nice addition to Holly Black’s Modern Faerie Tales series, but I’m not sure it’s quite ‘conclusion’ material. However, it’s been great to read Holly Black’s first YA series and see how much she…

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    Review: “Valiant,” Holly Black

    August 24, 2016

    After re-reading Holly Black’s debut YA novel, Tithe, I was rendered a little disappointed. I am glad to say that although Valiant still rubbed me the wrong way in a lot of aspects, the story and…

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    Review: “Tithe,” Holly Black

    August 23, 2016

    Tithe was Holly Black’s first YA novel and unfortunately, it shows. Published in 2004, what was once a gritty and edgy urban fantasy for teens now pales in comparison to newer stories in the genre such…

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    Review: “Vengeance Road,” Erin Bowman

    August 18, 2016

    Having got my taste for YA Westerns from Rae Carson’s Walk on Earth a Stranger, I was fully expecting to dive into Vengeance Road and love it straight off the bat. Sadly, that wasn’t the case.…

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    Review: “Torn,” Jennifer L. Armentrout

    July 24, 2016

    Torn unfortunately didn’t offer an improvement on Wicked, but I was more prepared for what I would find within the pages this time around, which I guess is saying something. Like its predecessor, Torn is slow-moving,…

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    Review: “Wicked,” Jennifer L. Armentrout

    July 21, 2016

    And the award for the most predictable book I’ve read in 2016 goes to…. *sigh* Wicked, despite being set against the gritty, historic streets of New Orleans is the epitome of ‘predictable, tropey urban fantasy’.…