Top Reads of 2016

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January 2017 Releases – Watch List

Releases I’m excited for in January 2017

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The Bear and the Nightingale – Katherine Arden

January 17th

A fairy-tale-esque story set in the Russian wilderness. As a lifelong lover of fairy tales, this is right up my alley, and since I haven’t kept up with my fairy tale reading over the past year, this looks like a good story to sink my teeth into and hopefully get back in the game.

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Review: The Pale Dreamer by Samantha Shannon


Prequel to The Bone Season, this e-novella is a perfect introduction to the series if you haven’t experienced it yet. It’s a future world in which clairvoyants of various sorts are hunted and terminated by the government, spirits are used in combat, and mysterious forces from another world intervene at will. Continue reading

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Review: Scythe by Neal Shusterman

“But remember that good intentions pave many roads. Not all of them lead to hell.”

Neal Shusterman has been around for yonks and he’s always had some pretty intriguing concepts up his sleeve. In his latest awesome piece of speculative YA fiction, Shusterman shows us a futuristic world in which humans have conquered death, but in order to curb population, select members of society called scythes chose who lives and who dies.

“You see through the facades of the world, Citra Terranova. You’d make a good scythe.”
Citra recoiled. “I’d never want to be one.”
“That,” he said, “is the first requirement.”
Then he left to kill their neighbour.”

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Review: The Song Rising by Samantha Shannon

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**If you haven’t read The Bone Season or The Mime Order, beware of spoilers!**

The Song Rising, I am very sad to say, has given me serious doubts about how much I’m going to enjoy the rest of this seven book series. The first book had me proclaiming it was my favourite series since Harry Potter, the second disappointed but left me optimistic for the third, and…now…honestly, I’m worried. Continue reading

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