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ARC Review: Tempests & Slaughter by Tamora Pierce

Goodreads rating: ★★★★☆ (4.23) Publisher: Lothian Children’s Books Publication date: February 13th, 2018 Genre: Fantasy, YA Series: The Numair Chronicles #1, Tortall #8  Thank you very much to Hachette Australia for sending me a physical copy of this book! Synopsis  Arram. Varice. Ozorne. In the first book in the Numair Chronicles, three student mages are bound by… Continue reading ARC Review: Tempests & Slaughter by Tamora Pierce

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An Open Letter to Netgalley and Goodreads

Dear Netgalley and Goodreads,  Today I discovered that your sites will no longer be providing services (or limiting services) to international readers and I am absolutely devastated. Contrary to popular belief, America is not the only country in the world. For those who are unaware of what is happening, Goodreads will, from January 2018, prevent… Continue reading An Open Letter to Netgalley and Goodreads

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ARC Review: The Uncrossing by Melissa Eastlake

“You should say you’re crossed, not cursed. Curse makes it sound hopeless.” Thank you very much to Entangled Publishing for providing a copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review. The Uncrossing was genuinely one of the cutest novels I have read in a long time. Melissa Eastlake’s debut hit every single one of… Continue reading ARC Review: The Uncrossing by Melissa Eastlake

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ARC Review: Illegal Contact by Santino Hassell

“So, I’ve been here for an hour and so far, this is what I’ve got – there are two things that can bring out #ThatBrawleySmile. Playing football and his personal assistant.” Thank you very much to Berkley Publishing Group for providing a copy of the novel in exchange for an honest review. Santino Hassell has quickly become… Continue reading ARC Review: Illegal Contact by Santino Hassell

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ARC Review: One Dark Throne by Kendare Blake

“A queen is made of the island as the island is made of her.” Thank you very much to HarperCollins for providing a copy of the novel in exchange for an honest review. My review is based on a uncorrected galley proof and all quotes used should be checked against the final copy. (This book… Continue reading ARC Review: One Dark Throne by Kendare Blake

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ARC Review: Spectred Isle by K.J. Charles

“You said I could come to you if I found myself out of my depth.” […] “I did. Have you?”  “In the sense that either I’m going mad or the world is.” “Sadly,” Randolph said, “it’s probably not you.” Thank you very much to K.J. Charles for providing a copy of her novel in exchange… Continue reading ARC Review: Spectred Isle by K.J. Charles

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ARC Review: Royal Bastards by Andrew Shvarts

“What I’m about to show you, Archmagus, will change the course of history.” Thank you very much to Disney Book Group for providing a copy of the novel in exchange for an honest review.  Royal Bastards was one of my most anticipated releases of 2017. An epic fantasy adventure with a hint of history and… Continue reading ARC Review: Royal Bastards by Andrew Shvarts