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Welcome to Hell

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Welcome to Orphancorp by Marlee Jane Ward My rating: 5 of 5 stars This book is one I had been wanting to read for some time and I was not disappointed. Ward’s depiction of a world where children are a commodity to be bought, sold and treated as…

Welcome to Orphancorp

Welcome To Orphancorp by Marlee Jane Ward My rating: 5 of 5 stars This is an extraordinary novella. Set in a not-too-distant future, the story is visceral, frightening, and all too realistic.Mirii is a survivor, a young woman on the edge of adulthood and ‘freedom’. But how free are you, really, when your whole life […]

All The Crooked Saints

All the Crooked Saints by Maggie Stiefvater My rating: 5 of 5 stars Well, I don’t know what I was I expecting, but it wasn’t this. And yet, when I was given it, I loved it! Beatriz and Pete and Joachin and Daniel, and the Pilgrims, and the Soria’s, and the history, and mystery, and […]

Godsgrave (The Nevernight Chronicles 2)

Godsgrave by Jay Kristoff My rating: 5 of 5 stars Piss and blood, but this is an AMAZING series! Following the extraordinary conclusion to Nevernight (#1), Kristoff kicks up a gear in Godsgrave, the continuing story of Mia Corvere – 17-year-old Blade of the Church of the Black Mother, last surviving member of her family, […]

Nevernight (The Nevernight Chronicles 1)

Nevernight by Jay Kristoff My rating: 5 of 5 stars The opening chapter of this book is extraordinary. As is the whole. The writing is clever, and visceral, and bloody, and emotional. I loved every word. And Holter Graham is a great reader, too. No plot, no character analysis. I fear there will be spoilers. […]

Blossom

Blossom by Tamsin Janu My rating: 3 of 5 stars There’s lots to like about this story. Lottie is a sweetie. She’s had a lot to contend with in her life so far, and when a waif in a potato sack appears on her doorstep, Lottie knows exactly what to do – take her in […]

Obernewtyn

Obernewtyn by Isobelle Carmody My rating: 4 of 5 stars Have I said before how much I love audio books? They are the best way to read and do something else! So, with the long wait between titles, I’ve not wanted to get into The Red Queen, (Obernewtyn #7), because I’ve forgotten so much of […]