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    Review: “Moon Called,” Patricia Briggs

    December 29, 2016

    Moon Called was exactly what I was in the mood for: a gritty urban fantasy with werewolves, vampires – the whole shebang. Reminiscent of Charlaine Harris and Laurell K. Hamilton, Patricia Briggs delivers a fast-paced, supernatural…

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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: “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: “The Rising,” Kelley Armstrong

    June 28, 2016

    The Rising was a disappointment. Having liked – but not been completely head over heels for – the rest of the series, I was hoping that the finale would really make Kelley Armstrong’s Darkness Rising series…