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The Novice: Book 2 of the Black Magician (Black Magician Trilogy)
The Novice: Book 2 of the Black Magician (Black Magician Trilogy)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Sonea the magician, 1 Jan. 2015
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Great read, I enjoyed finding out how Sonea develops as a magician, Dannyl's journey and the mystery of the High Lord.


The Magicians' Guild: Book 1 of the Black Magician (Black Magician Trilogy)
The Magicians' Guild: Book 1 of the Black Magician (Black Magician Trilogy)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fab book, great series, highly recommended., 16 Dec. 2014
I bought this book on a whim at a jumble sale and went on to read the whole series and the following series back to back, all 6 books :-)
Loved the characters, loved the setting and enjoyed the writing.
I write this review after reading the 2 series and then going back to this, the first book, to reread it and enjoy it all over again. Reading slower this time, luxuriating in the writing and detail that I skimmed the first time.


The Goldfinch
The Goldfinch
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4.0 out of 5 stars Epic novel, amazing between the padding, 21 Sept. 2014
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This review is from: The Goldfinch (Kindle Edition)
An epic book, could easily have been a trilogy. I hated it, I loved it, I agreed with it I argued with it. I skipped whole chunks of what looked like padding but reread some sections that were amazing.
Great book club book, if enough of the club read it all the way through.


The Anxiety of Kalix the Werewolf: Number 3 in series (Werewolf Girl)
The Anxiety of Kalix the Werewolf: Number 3 in series (Werewolf Girl)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Love Vex, sympathy for Kalix, 3 Sept. 2014
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For a good part of this book I enjoyed Vex way more than Kalix. Wheres the fun in a permanently depressed and anxious werewolf ???
I enjoyed the twists and turns in the book just as much as the previous 2 books and I hope to read more of their adventures, hopefully having fun being models. Also school could still be challenging (can't say more without plot spoilers )


Lonely Werewolf Girl
Lonely Werewolf Girl
Price: £4.72

4.0 out of 5 stars Werewolves on the rampage, 24 Aug. 2014
I picked this up from a 2nd hand bookstall in Stockholm as part of their "Longest book stall in the world" day.

Great holiday read, loved the twists and turns and good to find characters who are not all good or all bad. The book needed editing, grammar and prose is all over the place so it looses a star.

It made me laugh and want to turn the page, what else do you want from a book :-)


Blue Is the Warmest Colour - Subtitled
Blue Is the Warmest Colour - Subtitled
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3.0 out of 5 stars Could have been a great film if they had cut the stupid sex scenes, 13 April 2014
French award-winning gay-themed drama directed by Abdel Kechiche. The film follows the 17-year-old closeted student Adèle (Adèle Exarchopoulos) as she pursues a passionate and fiery relationship with an older and 'out' blue-haired lesbian called Emma (Léa Seydoux).
Good things: the exploration of sexuality, Adele being tutored by Emma, the way Adele grows up during the film (spans several years), Emma taking on the role of housewife, the drifting apart of the relationship as they each persue their own interests, the falling out, the recognition of settling down to raise a family, the reflection on first love being the best love (very lesbian)
The funniest bits, the lesbian bar scenes :D
The worst bits, the lesbian sex scenes which were clearly aimed at titillating the male viewer, the lack of coming out at home, the failure to resolve the bullying at school and it's way to long at 3 hours.


Graceling (Graceling Realm Book 1)
Graceling (Graceling Realm Book 1)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good read, loved Katsa, enjoyed the way the story unfolded, 16 Feb. 2014
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I loved the characters, the setting and interesting use of talents, will read moire of Kristin's books and recommend this book for easy escapism and fast reading :-)


Indexing (Indexing Series Book 1)
Indexing (Indexing Series Book 1)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fairy tales gone bad and set loose amongst us :-), 9 Feb. 2014
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I loved this book, loved the concept and the story telling. I will never think of fairy tales in quite the same way again and look forward to telling them to my granddaughter :D
Highly recommended


The Wretched of Muirwood (Legends of Muirwood Book 1)
The Wretched of Muirwood (Legends of Muirwood Book 1)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Feisty heroine, recalcitrant hero, fabulous read, 25 Nov. 2013
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Loved the characters, the story line and especially the quotes at the beginning of each chapter :-)
An excellent start to the trilogy, highly recommended.


The Language of Spells
The Language of Spells
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5.0 out of 5 stars Spellbound :-), 30 July 2013
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Loved this book, loved the characters, loved the tension, loved the writing, want to read more form Sarah :-)

Gwen is a complicated character, full of contradictions and I wanted to read more about her, so the story flowed from one crisis to another until the final happy ending :-)


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