Review: The Bone Season, Samantha Shannon

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Review: The Bone Season, Samantha Shannon

The Bone Season (Goodreads) Author:  Samantha Shannon (website) Follow @say_shannon Rating: It is the year 2059. Several major world cities are under the control of a security force called Scion. Paige Mahoney works in the criminal underworld of Scion London, part of a secret cell known as the Seven Seals. The work she does is unusual: scouting […]

Review: Shadows, Paula Weston

This review is part of the Discover Aussie Fantasy feature, running during July on The Oaken Bookcase. You can find details of the feature and enter the giveaway on the Aussie Fantasy page! Shadows (Goodreads) Author:  Paula Weston (website) Follow @PaulaWeston Rating: It’s almost a year since Gaby Winters was in the car crash that killed […]

Review: Aurora: Darwin, Amanda Bridgeman

This review is part of the Discover Aussie Fantasy feature, running during July on The Oaken Bookcase. You can find details of the feature and enter the giveaway on the Aussie Fantasy page! Aurora: Darwin (Goodreads) Author:  Amanda Bridgeman (website) Follow @AmandaBridgema1 Rating: When a distress signal is received from a black-ops space station on the edge […]

Review: Mudlark, Chris Matthews

This review is part of the Discover Aussie Fantasy feature, running during July on The Oaken Bookcase. You can find details of the feature and enter the giveaway on the Aussie Fantasy page! Mudlark (Goodreads) Author:  Chris Matthews (website) Follow @larksong4 Rating: On the outskirts of the city, a young orphan boy, Lark, is forced to scavenge […]

Review: The Lies of Locke Lamora, Scott Lynch

The Lies of Locke Lamora (Goodreads) Author:  Scott Lynch (website) Follow @scottlynch78 Rating: The Thorn of Camorr is said to be an unbeatable swordsman, a master thief, a friend to the poor, a ghost that walks through walls. Slightly built and barely competent with a sword, Locke Lamora is, much to his annoyance, the fabled Thorn. And […]

Review: The River of No Return, Bee Ridgway

The River of No Return (Goodreads) Author:  Bee Ridgway (website) Follow @beeridgway Rating: 1812: On a lonely battlefield in Spain, Lord Nicholas Falcott, Marquess of Blackdown, is about to die… But, the next moment, he inexplicably jumps forward in time, nearly two hundred years – very much alive. Taken under the wing of a mysterious organisation, The […]

Review: In The End, Alexandra Rowland

In The End (Goodreads) Author:  Alexandra Rowland (website) Follow @_alexrowland Rating: The Fallen Angel Lucien never expected the world to end. Inconveniently enough, it did. He and Lalael, an angel of the Higher Realm, are abandoned to make their way in what’s left of the world. It has changed, however. Uncountable humans have died or vanished, and […]

Review: The Golem and the Jinni, Helene Wecker

The Golem and the Jinni (Goodreads) Author:  Helene Wecker (website) Follow @helenewecker Rating: Chava is a golem, a creature made of clay, brought to life to by a disgraced rabbi who dabbles in dark Kabbalistic magic. When her master-the husband who commissioned her-dies at sea on the voyage from Poland, she is unmoored and adrift as the […]

Review: The Seers, MD Kaczkowski

Title: The Seers: New World Order (Goodreads) Author:  M.D. Kaczkowski (website) Rating: The Seers introduces a world where good battles evil for the world’s soul. The fate of humanity rests in the hands of the Seers, a handful of humans with the rare ability to see the unseen, who call their Angels into action to do battle with […]

Review: Jinx: The Wizard’s Apprentice, Sage Blackwood

Title: Jinx: The Wizard’s Apprentice (Goodreads) Author:  Sage Blackwood Rating: It’s not every day that your evil stepdad abandons you in the deep, dark forest of Urwald. And it’s not every day that a wizard rescues you from the clutches of gnarly trolls. But for Jinx, this isn’t turning out to be a very normal sort of […]
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