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Dreamfire by Kit Alloway Review: The Science of Dreams

Dreamfire by Kit Alloway Review: The Science of Dreams

So you’re probably wondering what I ended up doing with Dreamfire with it’s slow and draggy pace. I was about halfway through until I started skimming, but I’m glad I didn’t DNF it because the ending was satisfying. The setting was really interesting. Dream walkers are trained to enter nightmares and to resolve or end their dreams to reduce […]

March 9, 2015 | 44 Comments
Unwanted by Amanda Holohan Review: Unique but slow dystopian

Unwanted by Amanda Holohan Review: Unique but slow dystopian

I really wanted to like Unwanted, as a dystopian by an Australian author, and while it had some unique elements to it, I couldn’t quite get into it. I’m always gunning for a unique dystopian that isn’t like The Hunger Games or Divergent, and Unwanted definitely delivered in that respect. From the sinister Erebii monsters with yellow eyes, to a crow’s […]

March 4, 2015 | 22 Comments
The Ruby Circle by Richelle Mead Review: A Perfect Goodbye

The Ruby Circle by Richelle Mead Review: A Perfect Goodbye

Contains spoilers for the previous books in the series.  What a fun ending to the Bloodlines series! It was a wonderfully fitting ending for our favourite vampire/alchemist couple and the cast of our beloved moroi and dhampir characters. I’m so proud of how far Sydney and Adrian have come since the very beginning. Sydney has opened up so […]

February 25, 2015 | 35 Comments
All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven Review: Crying All the Tears

All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven Review: Crying All the Tears

Now that I’ve stopped bawling after finishing All the Bright Places, let me tell you about it. Depression. Mental Illness. Suicide. All of these issues are very real and prevalent, but what it always comes with, is a heavy stigma. Many people who aren’t affected by it, believe that it’s a choice, that the victims aren’t really suffering, […]

January 7, 2015 | 77 Comments
AUS Giveaway & Review: Masquerade by Kylie Fornasier

AUS Giveaway & Review: Masquerade by Kylie Fornasier

Set in 1750 Venice, Masquerade is a sweeping, atmospheric story filled with love, drama and mystery during the month of the Carnevale. It features multiple points of views from seven teenagers, including a mysterious newcomer, aristocrats and servants, offering a varied viewpoint within a beautiful historical Venetian setting. Masquerade needs to be read slowly to absorb the beauty and detail of Venice during […]

August 11, 2014 | 44 Comments
Silver Shadows by Richelle Mead Review: Alchemist re-education

Silver Shadows by Richelle Mead Review: Alchemist re-education

Since The Fiery Heart ended on a massive cliffhanger, the wait is over to find out the fate of Sydney at an Alchemist re-education facility. This sets the basis for Silver Shadows, as Sydney is subjected to both mental and physical torture throughout the entire book. It’s up to Adrian to save her, a seemingly impossible task […]

August 6, 2014 | 42 Comments