Tag Archive: ya

Sep 10

Book Review: Parasitic Souls

Parasitic Souls by Kater Cheek My rating: 5 of 5 stars This book is set neither in the Kit Melbourne world nor in the Desert Mages world, but a different alternate world in which magic works. The working title was “Slow Magic Apocalypse” because it was based on the idea that magic started working slowly. …

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Mar 20

Book Review: Sweet

Sweet by Emmy Laybourne I was drawn to this book by its cover, so different from the others in the dystopian YA section of the bookstore. But I didn’t want to buy a book, so I opened the cover and hoped it would suck so I could leave it. But it didn’t suck, so I …

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Nov 04

Book Review: Insurgent

Insurgent by Veronica Roth I got this book based on the strength of the first book, but my desire to see the story through to the end almost wasn’t enough to entice me to finish it. As it was, I read it so slowly that I had to check it out from the library a …

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Jun 04

Book Review: Divergent

Divergent by Veronica Roth This book feels like it fits so neatly into the standard successful YA tropes it could have been written by a marketing team. Young girl (16) has to go take a test that will tell her what faction she will belong to for the rest of her life. Will she choose …

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Feb 24

Book Review: Anna Dressed in Blood

Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake Just when I thought that the mini-genre of dark fantasy YA couldn’t be mined for anything else, something comes along like this took that charms the pants off me. How could you fail to be entranced when it opens with a teenage ghost hunter picking up a dead …

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