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Dreams of Gods and Monsters – Laini Taylor

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March 11, 2019

Universe 

This is the third book in the Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy and brings an absolutely epic story to a great conclusion. While the final book in a trilogy normally brings about an epic battle or showdown that’s been smouldering and building to a climactic ending. In this…


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Days of Blood and Starlight – Laini Taylor

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March 11, 2019

Desperation 

The story of angels and chimaera continues in this second book of the trilogy. In a parallel realm to Earth, where angels and chimaera have been fighting a 1000 year war, where there is no longer any appreciation why this war started, other than domination of one race over…


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Daughter of Smoke and Bone – Laini Taylor

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March 11, 2019

Otherworldly

Alongside our world, Laini Taylor has created a world (Elsewhere) where seraph (angels) and chimaera (hybrids of animal and human form) have fought a war for the last 1000 years. Generations know nothing else, where hatred between angels and chimaera consume their lives and any interaction between the races…


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Fantasy Mystery

Last Argument of Kings – Joe Abercrombie

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February 26, 2019

Action

The Last Argument of Kings is a great ending to a superb fantasy trilogy. Don’t think this fantasy as light and ethereal – no, think dark, brutal and bloody. There are battles and battles and battles to be fought, and the most crucial is between Logen Ninefingers and his old…


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Before They Are Hanged – Joe Abercrombie

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February 26, 2019

Heterogeneous 

This follow-up book in the First Law trilogy has a greater adventure than the first book. The battles and fighting continue relentlessly. The sense of expanse widens even further – to the ends of the world. The characters are further developed and nothing is predictable in their personalities. The…


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Fantasy Young Adult

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets – JK Rowling

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February 19, 2019

Destiny

Here I am with The Chamber of Secrets, the second book of the Harry Potter series feeling the tightening grip of adoration, as I get ensnared in the glorious bewitching world created by JK Rowling. Certainly, the first book and now the second, primarily introduce us to the extensive cast…


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Fantasy Science Fiction

Rapier – R.A. Correa

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February 12, 2019

SwashbucklingRapier is a brilliantly blended recipe of old fashioned pirates, sci-fi adventure and tender romance. It is a story of honour and duty, a novel packed with space battles and brutal violence, and a tale of devotion and love. 

Kathy Masters is without money having nearly everything she owned confiscated by…


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Fantasy Mystery Young Adult

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone – J.K. Rowling

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February 4, 2019

WizardIt’s difficult to say anything unique about the most successful book series in history. The Harry Potter series by JK Rowling is momentous, captivating, obsessive, magical and intelligently written. The array of characters have become household names and our appetite for magic, good versus evil, humour, friendships and action-packed…


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Season of Storms (Witcher#0) – Andrzej Sapkowski

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January 12, 2019

The Return of the Witcher

A prequel that will appeal to avid fans, filling out the backstories of key characters and expanding further upon the established lore. However, as a standalone, it’s perhaps the weakest of The Witcher series.

Once more Geralt finds himself trapped between malicious monarchs and sultry sorceresses,…


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The Blade Itself – Joe Abercrombie

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January 4, 2019

Distrustful 

The Blade Itself is the first book of the First Law Trilogy, which is an epic supernatural fantasy adventure. It can’t be helped to compare the trilogy to the Song of Ice and Fire (Game of Thrones) series in its depth of detail, its rollcall of wonderful characters, hidden plots…

Peter Donnelly
Ireland

Founder of The Reading Desk, supporting readers, authors, publishers and book industry. Top Reviewer on Amazon, Goodreads, and NetGalley peter@thereadingdesk.com

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