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Review for Cinder

This book exceeded all of my expectations. All of them. I generally become rather wary about super hyped books (I’m cynical by nature, there was that whole Divergent debacle, you understand) so I went in to this one very cautiously, expecting, well, I’m not sure what I was expecting. What I got was a badass fairy tell retelling about a cyborg. Fairy tale retellings are my favourite thing (retelling in general are my favourite thing), but a lot of times I’ve become wary when it’s the super popular tales that are getting retold (because they’ve been done so many times, how else can you do them, you know?) Well, this one definitely took the story of Cinderella in a whole new direction. 

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Review for Cinder

This book exceeded all of my expectations. All of them. I generally become rather wary about super hyped books (I’m cynical by nature, there was that whole Divergent debacle, you understand) so I went in to this one very cautiously, expecting, well, I’m not sure what I was expecting. 
What I got was a badass fairy tell retelling about a cyborg. Fairy tale retellings are my favourite thing (retelling in general are my favourite thing), but a lot of times I’ve become wary when it’s the super popular tales that are getting retold (because they’ve been done so many times, how else can you do them, you know?) Well, this one definitely took the story of Cinderella in a whole new direction. 

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Review for Seraphina


This was an interesting one for me. I had mixed feelings about it as I was reading it, but in hindsight, I really liked what it did. 
The world building was superb. (It was very overwhelming in the beginning, but as the story progressed, it worked itself out.) It felt grounded in a way that a lot of fantasy books never accomplish. It also felt like it was set right as the Medieval period shifted to the Renaissance (which isn’t a time period that most choose for their fantasy novels). It felt like a historical fantasy novel, which is an excellent atmosphere to have. 

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Review for Seraphina

This was an interesting one for me. I had mixed feelings about it as I was reading it, but in hindsight, I really liked what it did. 

The world building was superb. (It was very overwhelming in the beginning, but as the story progressed, it worked itself out.) It felt grounded in a way that a lot of fantasy books never accomplish. It also felt like it was set right as the Medieval period shifted to the Renaissance (which isn’t a time period that most choose for their fantasy novels). It felt like a historical fantasy novel, which is an excellent atmosphere to have. 

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Review for Thief’s Covenant

I started this right on the heels of reading Falling Kingdoms so, needless to say, tentatively. Thankfully, my fears at this being another YA High Fantasy with stilted dialogue and uncomfortable exposition were completely unfounded. I was so charmed by this book. It was absolutely delightful. Sometimes, I think that current YA High Fantasy (which is such a struggle to type out, can I just say YA HF? Because that’s what I’m doing now) is always on the border of being overwrought. Everyone tries so hard to be new and different and yet it all ends up being very similar or just being too much (and I’m talking about a genre that still feels so small and always will because, let’s face it, fantasy is hard to write). And it’s the too much that bothers me the most (as someone who just really loves traditional fantasy and traditional worldbuilding). This was none of those things…

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Review for Thief’s Covenant

I started this right on the heels of reading Falling Kingdoms so, needless to say, tentatively. Thankfully, my fears at this being another YA High Fantasy with stilted dialogue and uncomfortable exposition were completely unfounded. 
I was so charmed by this book. It was absolutely delightful. 
Sometimes, I think that current YA High Fantasy (which is such a struggle to type out, can I just say YA HF? Because that’s what I’m doing now) is always on the border of being overwrought. Everyone tries so hard to be new and different and yet it all ends up being very similar or just being too much (and I’m talking about a genre that still feels so small and always will because, let’s face it, fantasy is hard to write). And it’s the too much that bothers me the most (as someone who just really loves traditional fantasy and traditional worldbuilding). This was none of those things…

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Review for Falling Kingdoms

Game of Thrones for teens (because teens don’t read Game of Thrones!! I’m being facetious, forgive me). Well, when I started this I was excited because YA High Fantasy is always my thing, and you in the beginning I was digging it. The prologue is great. … and, you know, that was about all I thought was great. It’s frustrating when you read a book that is one step away from being good but it’s just not. And I always feel so sad when the High Fantasy books are the ones that aren’t good. 

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Review for Falling Kingdoms

Game of Thrones for teens (because teens don’t read Game of Thrones!! I’m being facetious, forgive me). Well, when I started this I was excited because YA High Fantasy is always my thing, and you in the beginning I was digging it. The prologue is great
… and, you know, that was about all I thought was great. It’s frustrating when you read a book that is one step away from being good but it’s just not. And I always feel so sad when the High Fantasy books are the ones that aren’t good. 

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A World of Make Believe: Review for Bitterblue 



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Review for The Shadow Girl 



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Review for Masque of Red Death 



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review for The Emperor's Soul 



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review for The Book of Blood and Shadow 



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review for The Isle of Blood 



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Review for The Outlaws of Sherwood 



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Review for The Calling 



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review for Tuck 

seriously, just… everyone read these. they are brilliant. 



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review for Mastiff 



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Review for Scarlet 



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