Review: City of Ashes, Cassandra Clare

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Review: City of Ashes, Cassandra Clare

City of Ashes (Goodreads) Author:   Cassandra Clare Follow @cassieclare Rating: Clary Fray just wishes that her life would go back to normal. But what’s normal when you’re a demon-slaying Shadowhunter, your mother is in a magically induced coma, and you can suddenly see Downworlders like werewolves, vampires, and faeries? If Clary left the world of […]

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 Eternity Cure, Julie Kagawa

Title: The Eternity Cure (Goodreads) Author:  Julie Kagawa (website) Follow @Jkagawa Rating: Allison Sekemoto has vowed to rescue her creator, Kanin, who is being held hostage and tortured by the psychotic vampire Sarren. The call of blood leads her back to the beginning—New Covington and the Fringe, and a vampire prince who wants her dead yet may […]

Review: The Immortal Rules, Julie Kagawa

Title: The Immortal Rules (Goodreads) Author:  Julie Kagawa (website)  Follow @Jkagawa Rating: Allison Sekemoto survives in the Fringe, the outermost circle of a walled-in city. By day, she and her crew scavenge for food. By night, any one of them could be eaten. Some days, all that drives Allie is her hatred of them—the vampires who keep humans as […]

Tour: Socialpunk, Monica Leonelle – Review and Giveaway

Welcome to The Oaken Bookcase stop on the Socialpunk Blog Tour! You can find links to the other blogs taking part on the socialpunktrilogy.com site, but make sure you enter the giveaway below my review first! Title: Socialpunk (Goodreads) Author:  Monica Leonelle (@monicaleonelle) Rating: Ima would give anything to escape The Dome and learn what’s beyond its barriers, […]

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): Amazon.com • Amazon.co.uk • Book Depository E-copies: Amazon.com • Amazon.co.uk • 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: Amazon.com • Amazon.co.uk • Book Depository E-copies: Amazon.com • Amazon.co.uk • Ebooks.com “Errand requiring immediate attention. Come. The note was on vellum, pierced by […]
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