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Review: Cinder by Marissa Meyer, read by Rebecca Soler

Cinder is a retelling of the classic fairy tale, but it is not the “Cinderella” from your childhood or from the landmark animated film.  It is the first of four books in The Lunar Chroniclesseries; future volumes will deal with “Little Red Riding Hood”, … Continue reading

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Review: The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

Blue is the only non-psychic in a household of psychic women, and all of them have predicted with certainty that when she kisses her true love, he will die. On St. Mark’s Eve, when the veil between the world of … Continue reading

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Review: Darkest Mercy by Melissa Marr

Darkest Mercy is the fifth and final book in Melissa Marr’s Wicked Lovely YA urban faery series, and is a finale to a number of the plotlines that have run through the other books. The book begins where Radiant Shadows ended. Summer King Keenan has … Continue reading

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Review: Radiant Shadows by Melissa Marr

Radiant Shadows is the fourth book in Melissa Marr’s Wicked Lovely YA fairy series. It follows on from Fragile Eternity, focusing more on characters that have previously featured only briefly in the series. In particular, it tells the story of Devlin (High Court regent … Continue reading

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Review: Ink Exchange by Melissa Marr

Ink Exchange is the second book in Melissa Marr’s YA Wicked Lovely series. The first book in the series told the story of Aislinn, an ‘ordinary’ high school girl who is stalked by fairies that no-one else can see. Ink Exchange tells the story of … Continue reading

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Review: Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr

Aislinn has the Sight. She sees faeries everywhere, and faeries are terrifying enough that she spends most of her life trying to make sure faeries don’t notice her. Unfortunately, she comes to the attention of the Summer King, Keenan, who must … Continue reading

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Review: Made for You by Melissa Marr

Melissa Marr’s latest is the magic-light tale of Eva, a southern princess (child of the elite in the tiny town of Jessup, NC) who after being struck by a car and left for dead finds herself with the unpredictable ability … Continue reading

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Review: Sunshine by Robin McKinley

Sunshine’s life is changed forever when, while out for a walk by the lake, she is kidnapped by vampires and left, chained to a wall, to be prey to an enemy they’ve captured and have been torturing. It’s a game, … Continue reading

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Review: Deerskin by Robin McKinley

Deerskin is a fairytale princess, the daughter of the most beautiful woman in seven kingdoms who married a great king and whose love was so legendary it eclipsed everything, including her own existence. Admired and loved the king and queen … Continue reading

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Review: Gotham Academy #1

Soooo many questions left after this one. First, I love the cover and the very idea (A Gotham Prep School?) The execution is dark and creepy, a lot like Batman meets Hogwarts. Olive is in her second year at GA … Continue reading

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