Book Reviews

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    Review: “The Shadow Cabinet,” Maureen Johnson

    July 18, 2016

    The Shadow Cabinet, while not as good as The Name of the Star, was remarkably more satisfying than The Madness Underneath. New characters and an interesting plot made the third instalment of Maureen Johnson’s Shades of…

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    Review: “The Madness Underneath,” Maureen Johnson

    July 17, 2016

    Sadly, The Madness Underneath continued to emphasize the weaker elements of Maureen Johnson’s Shades of London series. I’m not sure whether it suffered from ‘sophomore syndrome’, or if it was just weak plot-wise, but The Madness…

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    Review: “Black Heart,” Holly Black

    July 11, 2016

    While I’m not quite ready for it to be over, I found Black Heart to be a satisfying ending to Holly Black’s Curse Workers trilogy. Although it didn’t live up to the high that was White…

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    Re-Review: “Red Glove,” Holly Black

    July 9, 2016

    Red Glove is the second instalment of Holly Black’s Curse Workers series and, although it doesn’t quite have as tight a plot as White Cat, still remains to be an entertaining read. You can expect higher…

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    Re-Review: “White Cat,” Holly Black

    July 6, 2016

    This is my second time reading and reviewing White Cat and I’m so glad that it retained the magic I remember so fondly. Holly Black has crafted a truly unique urban fantasy. Deceit and mystery make…

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    Review: “Sea Spell,” Jennifer Donnelly

    July 5, 2016

    Sea Spell was an exhilarating finale to Jennifer Donnelly’s Waterfire Saga. I loved experiencing everything come full circle, with memorable characters from throughout the series once again making an appearance for the mers final battle against…

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    Review: “Dark Tide,” Jennifer Donnelly

    July 4, 2016

    Dark Tide was in a word – ‘lovely’. With a bit of apprehension, I went into the third book of The Waterfire Saga, thinking that maybe – just maybe – the second book’s amazingness had been…