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    Review: “River Marked,” Patricia Briggs

    September 14, 2017

    As it’s the sixth book in the Mercy Thompson series, you could be forgiven for thinking that River Marked is more of the same – werewolves, vampires, fae… but Patricia Briggs manages to keep injecting her…

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    Review: “Silver Borne,” Patricia Briggs

    January 14, 2017

    The fifth book in the Mercy Thompson series wasn’t as strong plot-wise as some of the others in the series, but it was still an enjoyable read. It was a steady continuation of the world Patricia…

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    Review: “Bone Crossed,” Patricia Briggs

    January 5, 2017

    Stepping up again from the last book in Patricia Briggs’ Mercy Thompson series, Bone Crossed is an unputdownable read. All our favourite characters return once more for a high stakes power play between werewolves, vampires and…

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    Review: “Iron Kissed,” Patricia Briggs

    January 3, 2017

    Iron Kissed is a damned near perfect example of urban fantasy. With a mystery that will keep you guessing and a great mix of fae, werewolf and other supernatural beings, this series just keeps getting better…

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    Review: “Blood Bound,” Patricia Briggs

    January 2, 2017

    Though I found Blood Bound to be a bit of a slower read than its predecessor, it certainly cultivated my love for Mercy Thompson and the series in general. The plot was more interesting, the stakes…

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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: “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’.…