The Bone Season

[color-box]The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon (The Bone Season #1) Bloomsbury Publishing (20 August 2013), Paperback: 480 pages, Urban Fantasy Website • Series Listing • Amazon UK / US Rating: [/color-box] Paige Mahoney is an outlaw. She’s a rare type of clairvoyant, born under a regime whose number one priority is singling out her kind and removing them from society – dead or alive. The Scion government not only hunts voyants, but teaches that their existence is unnatural and to be feared. Paige left school at the age of sixteen to…


REVIEW: Hysteria by Megan Miranda


HYSTERIA by Megan Miranda PUBLISHER: Bloomsbury Publishing RELEASE DATE: 14th February 2013 FORMAT: Ebook, 272 pages GENRE: Mystery, Young Adult Mallory’s life is falling apart. Her boyfriend was stabbed. He bled to death in her kitchen. Mallory was the one who stabbed him. But she can’t remember what happened that night. She only remembers the fear… When Mallory’s parents send her away to a boarding school, she thinks she can escape the gossip and the threats. But someone, or something, has followed her. There’s the hand that touches her shoulder when…

The assassin and the underworld

THE ASSASSIN AND THE UNDERWORLD & THE ASSASSIN AND THE EMPIRE (Throne of Glass #0.3 & #0.4) By Sarah J. Maas PUBLISHER: Bloomsbury RELEASE DATE: 2012 FORMAT: Kindle, 101/96 pages GENRE: Fantasy, Young Adult REVIEWER: Becs THE ASSASSIN AND THE UNDERWORLD: When the King of the Assassins gives Celaena Sardothien a special assignment that will help fight slavery in the kingdom, she jumps at the chance to strike a blow against an evil practice. The misson is a dark and deadly affair which takes Celaena from the rooftops of the city to the bottom…

the assassin and the desert

THE ASSASSIN AND THE DESERT (Throne of Glass #0.2) By Sarah J. Maas PUBLISHER: Bloomsbury RELEASE DATE: 30th March 2012 FORMAT: Kindle, 95 pages GENRE: Fantasy, Young Adult The Silent Assassins of the Red Desert aren’t much for conversation, and Celaena Sardothien wouldn’t have it any other way. She’s not there to chatter, she’s there to hone her craft as the world’s most feared killer for hire. When the quiet is shattered by forces who want to destroy the Silent Assassins, Celaena must find a way to stop them, or…

The assassin and the pirate lord

THE ASSASSIN AND THE PIRATE LORD (Throne of Glass #0.1) by Sarah J. Maas PUBLISHER: Bloomsbury RELEASE DATE: 13th January 2012 FORMAT: Kindle, 63 pages GENRE: Fantasy, Young Adult A Throne of Glass novella. On a remote island in a tropical sea, Celaena Sardothien, feared assassin, has come for retribution. She’s been sent by the Assassin’s Guild to collect on a debt they are owed by the Lord of the Pirates. But when Celaena learns that the agreed payment is not in money, but in slaves, her mission suddenly changes—and she…

Throne of Glass

THRONE OF GLASS (Throne of Glass #1) by Sarah J. Maas PUBLISHER: Bloomsbury Publishing RELEASE DATE: 2nd August 2012 FORMAT: Digital Advance Reader Copy, 426 pages GENRE: Paranormal, Young Adult Meet Celaena Sardothien. Beautiful. Deadly. Destined for greatness. In the dark, filthy salt mines of Endovier, an eighteen-year-old girl is serving a life sentence. She is a trained assassin, the best of her kind, but she made a fatal mistake: she got caught. Young Captain Westfall offers her a deal: her freedom in return for one huge sacrifice. Celaena must…

Tracey Deebs - Tempest Rising

Tempest Rising by Tracy Deebs Bloomsbury (July 2011) | PB, 341 pages | YA Fantasy OK, I admit that I was a little dubious about Tempest Rising to begin with. I liked the sound of the storyline, but to me, surfing wanna-be-mermaids sounded cheesy and like one of those teen novels that has too much of that terrible teen speak that drives me around the bend. I am very happy to be proved wrong on all accounts. It was not cheesy, and it was not about surfing wanna-be-mermaids, and most of all, it…


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