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Review: Days of Blood and Starlight, Laini Taylor

Title: Days of Blood and Starlight (Goodreads) Author:  Laini Taylor (@lainitaylor) Rating: Once upon a time, an angel and a devil fell in love and dared to imagine a new way of living – one without massacres and torn throats and bonfires of the fallen, without revenants or bastard armies or children ripped from their mothers’ arms to […]

Tour: Review: Angelkiller and Traitor Angel, H. David Blalock

Welcome to The Oaken Bookcase’s stop on the Traitor Angel tour! In this post you will find my reviews for both books one (Angelkiller) and two (Traitor Angel) in this trilogy. Make sure to stop by the other stops on the tour for more opinions and other goodies! Title: Angelkiller (Goodreads) Author:  H. David Blalock Rating: Why […]

Review: A Discovery of Witches, Deborah Harkness

Title: A Discovery of Witches (Goodreads) Author:  Deborah Harkness (@DebHarkness) Rating: Deep in the stacks of Oxford’s Bodleian Library, young scholar Diana Bishop unwittingly calls up a bewitched alchemical manuscript in the course of her research. Descended from an old and distinguished line of witches, Diana wants nothing to do with sorcery; so after a furtive glance and […]

Review: Fire in the Sea, Myke Bartlett

This post is part of the Discover Australian Fantasy feature, running all July on The Oaken Bookcase. Please visit the Aussie Fantasy page to see the other reviews and articles and also to enter the giveaway!  Title: Fire in the Sea (Goodreads) Author:  Myke Bartlett (@mykebartlett) Rating: Sadie is sixteen and bored with life in Perth. It’s summer, and lazing on […]

Review: Dark Kiss, Michelle Rowen

Title: Dark Kiss (Goodreads) Author:  Michelle Rowen (@michellerowen) Rating: I don’t do dangerous.  Smart, über-careful, ordinary Samantha-that’s me. But I just couldn’t pass up a surprise kiss from my number-one unattainable crush. A kiss that did something to me…something strange. Now I feel hungry all the time, but not for food. It’s like part of me is missing-and […]

Review: Talisman of El, Alecia Stone

Title: Talisman of El (Goodreads) Author:  Alecia Stone (@Alecia_Stone) Rating: When 14-year-old Char­lie Blake wakes up sweat­ing and gasp­ing for air in the mid­dle of the night, he knows it is hap­pen­ing again. This time he wit­nesses a bru­tal mur­der. He’s afraid to tell any­one. No one would believe him … because it was a dream. Just like the […]

Review: City of Bones, Cassandra Clare

Title: City of Bones (Goodreads) Author:   Cassandra Clare Rating:  Series: The Mortal Instruments, Book 1 of 4 (5 & 6 planned) Genre: YA Paranormal/Urban Fantasy Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books, 2008 Pages: 512 (paperback) Paper copies (paperback): • • Book Depository E-copies: • • Diesel Ebooks Clary Fray has just witnessed a […]

Review: Daughter of Smoke and Bone, Laini Taylor

Title: Daughter of Smoke and Bone (Goodreads) Author:   Laini Taylor Rating: Series: Book 1 of 3 (planned and unnamed) Genre: YA Fantasy Published: Hachette Book Group, 2011 Pages: 418 Paper copies: • • Book Depository E-copies: • • “Errand requiring immediate attention. Come. The note was on vellum, pierced by […]

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