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Review: Possessed by Niki Valentine

Review: Possessed by Niki Valentine

If you're new here, why not subscribe to our email updates or follow us on Facebook? You can also add us to your Google Reader. Thanks for visiting! I’ve always had qualms about the “if you like X you’ll like Y!” comparison trick that seems to be our Twitter-era shortcut for actually saying anything meaningful about a book. And with good...

1Q84, The Midwich Cuckoos and Liz Jensen’s The Uninvited

1Q84, The Midwich Cuckoos and Liz Jensen’s The Uninvited

 (probably contains spoilers, so stop reading if that sort of thing bothers you) If I’ve learned anything from books this year, it’s that if humanity as we know it is going to come to an end, it’s going to be kids that are the helm of it all. Liz Jensen’s The Uninvited bundles up all of the psychotic adolescence of Lord of the...

Book Review: Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake

Book Review: Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake

About a year after my husband and I started dating, his father suggested a family outing to help to get to know each other better. Being in the proper sycophant mode that the early stages of a relationship require, I readily agreed. Of course, by now I know to thoroughly question any suggestion of my father-in-law’s, and even then I had a slight inkling...

Book Review: Fear by Michael Grant

Book Review: Fear by Michael Grant

 Note: this review is for book five in a series, and will no doubt contain spoilers Regular readers of this site will know that both my husband and I are ardent fans of Michael Grant’s Gone series. And the recently released Fear, the penultimate volume in the sextet, is quite possibly my favourite outing in this excellent series yet. It’s been more...

Book Review: Play Dead by Ryan Brown

Book Review: Play Dead by Ryan Brown

  As an Aussie, I’ve always been intrigued by the fact that gridiron players suit themselves up in helmets and padding and all sorts of protective gear. After all, Aussie Rules football seems to be about sustaining as much injury and wallowing in as much mud as possible within those four 30-minute quarters. But having read Play Dead, I feel much...

Review: The Cursed Ones by Nancy Holder and Debbie Viguie

Review: The Cursed Ones by Nancy Holder and Debbie Viguie

  Well-regarded paranormal writing duo Nancy Holder and Debbie Viguie, best known for their Wicked series, have returned with a new series in which the “cursed ones”, the blood-lovin’ folks of the world, have had enough of behind-the-scenes living, and have made their presence known to the world. However, unlike the vamps in the Sookie...

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