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Dark magic afoot! The Raven’s Head reviewed

The Raven's Head by Karen Maitland

The word “dark” might have been invented for this book! Just look at that cover – it’s like the beginning of Snow White when the queen wishes for a baby as “white as snow, dark as ebony, red as blood“.

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Book Review: The 100 & The 100: Day 21 by Kass Morgan

The 100 by Kass Morgan

Kass Morgan’s The 100: Heroes meets Lost in a teen post-galactic melodrama that’s ideal for action fans looking for a first taste of sci fi.

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Book Review – Magic City: Recent Spells

Magic City: Recent Spells – 5 out of 5 stars City living, at least in fantasy fiction, is full of both magical wonder and dark enchantment. – See more at: http://www.prime-books.com/#sthash.maRQm46v.dpuf City living, at least in fantasy fiction, is full

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Book Review: The Prince’s Pen by Horatio Clare

The Prince’s Pen by Horatio Clare: 4 out of 5 stars The Invaders drones hear everything and miss nothing. England is now a defeated archipelago but somewhere in the higher ground to the far west, insurrection is brewing. The Prince’s

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Book Review: Delerium by Lauren Oliver

Delerium by Lauren Oliver – 3 out of 5 stars Ok, so I’ll admit that maybe I need to take a break from YA dystopian novels before I become completely jaded! Next time, something completely different, but for now let’s

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Book Review: The Bloody Chamber

The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories by Angela Carter My rating: 4 of 5 stars I know modern takes on fairytales are all the rage now, but is it only me that occasionally gets a little bit bored with how

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Book Review: The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making

The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente My rating: 5 of 5 stars In the last few years the market for fantasy/fairytale novels has, it’s fair to say, become pretty saturated.

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