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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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Fantasy Horror Reviews

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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Fantasy

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…


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Fantasy Horror Young Adult

Ransom TX – E.L. Dubois & T.J. Dubois

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November 7, 2018

Saviour

Ransom TX is a non-stop fantasy horror adventure that is riveting from the prologue to the last page. With a story of constant action it is difficult to achieve deep characterisation yet we need to develop some empathy and connection with the main characters. I felt this novel achieved the…


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Fantasy Science Fiction

Time Crawlers – Varun Sayal

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October 29, 2018

Multiverse

Time Crawlers is a highly imaginative, gutsy and spellbinding book of 6 stories that take us on a morally challenging ride through high-tech worlds and encounters that shock, terrify and enthral us. Varun hasn’t written stories with subtle moral messages, the moral core of the stories are explicit and dominate…


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Fantasy

The White Globe – Lawrence Nysschens

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October 8, 2018

Cryptic

The White Globe is a strange book brought to you from the highly dexterous mind of Lawrence Nysschens. Within this cryptic story, we deal with reality and an abstract imagined existence, wondering if what exists within the White Globe is a dream, hallucinations, a supernatural parallel dimension OR is it…


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Fantasy

Leap of Faith – Joshua Rem

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October 1, 2018

Transfiguration

Leap of Faith is the first book of the Rufino Factor Series by Joshua Rem and it’s based in the fantasy land of Nyobi. Nyobi is a peninsula nation which is home to various mythical beings including vampires, druids, dwarves, trolls and humans. All is not well in the kingdom,…


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Fantasy Literary Fiction Mystery

Company of Liars – Karen Maitland

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September 5, 2018

Deception

At the onset of the black plague in 1348, a group of travellers band together to seek refuge against the disease and journey to a safe location. Each member of the group has a hidden secret and one, in particular, has something more sinister to conceal. The secrets they…

Peter Donnelly
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