The Lie Tree, by Frances Hardinge


The Lie TreeTitle:
The Lie Tree
Author:
Frances Hardinge
Publisher:
  Macmillan Children’s Books
Publication date: 7th May 2015
Pages: 411
ISBN: 9781447264101
Source: NetGalley
Rating: 5/5
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The leaves were cold and slightly clammy. There was no mistaking them. She had seen their likeness painstakingly sketched in her father’s journal. This was his greatest secret, his treasure and his undoing. The Tree of Lies. Now it was hers, and the journey he had never finished stretched out before her.
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Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances, by Neil Gaiman

Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and DisturbancesTitle: Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances
Author:
Neil Gaiman
Publisher:
 William Morrow
Publication date: February 3rd 2015
Pages: 352
ISBN: 0062330292
Source: Edelweiss
Rating: 4/5
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Multiple award winning, #1 New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman returns to dazzle, captivate, haunt, and entertain with this third collection of short fiction following Smoke and Mirrors and Fragile Things–which includes a never-before published American Gods story, “Black Dog,” written exclusively for this volume.

In this new anthology, Neil Gaiman pierces the veil of reality to reveal the enigmatic, shadowy world that lies beneath. Trigger Warning includes previously published pieces of short fiction–stories, verse, and a very special Doctor Who story that was written for the fiftieth anniversary of the beloved series in 2013–as well “Black Dog,” a new tale that revisits the world of American Gods, exclusive to this collection.
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Krabat, by Otfried Preußler

KrabatTitle: Krabat
Author:
Otfried Preußler
Publisher:
 The Friday Project
Publication date: 3rd September 2010
Pages: 275
ISBN13: 9780007395125
Source: NetGalley
Rating: 2/5
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Set within a world of sorcery and wizardry, much like an 18th Century Harry Potter, Krabat tells the story of a 14-year-old beggar boy lured to a mysterious mill by a series of frightening dreams and apparitions. He becomes an apprentice to the master of the watermill where he joins the eleven other young journeymen who work there. Much to his surprise Krabat soon discovers that the mill is actually a school of black magic and he is expected to learn much more than just a normal miller’s trade.

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Gif Review: Throne of Glass Series, by Sarah J. Maas

Did you think the Sarah J Maas fangirling was done? If you did, you were quite mistaken, my friend, for now that I have finished reading the four books out so far, I have even more reason to fangirl.

In a perfect world, I’d write a review for each of the books, but time is scarce these days, so a gif review for each it will be! Make sure to click the titles of the books to get a copy in Book Depository and find more information about them! Continue reading

No Return: A Novel of Jeroun, by Zachary Jernigan

No Return: A Novel of JerounTitle: No Return: A Novel of Jeroun
Author:
Zachary Jernigan
Publisher:
 Night Shade Books
Publication date: March 5th 2013
Pages: 292
ISBN: 1597804568
Source: Goodreads
Rating: 3/5
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On Jeroun, there is no question as to whether God exists—only what his intentions are.

Under the looming judgment of Adrash and his ultimate weapon—a string of spinning spheres beside the moon known as The Needle—warring factions of white and black suits prove their opposition to the orbiting god with the great fighting tournament of Danoor, on the far side of Jeroun’s only inhabitable continent.
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Watch Me Burn, by Sharon Bayliss

Watch Me Burn (The December People #2)Title: Watch Me Burn
Author:
Sharon Bayliss
Publisher:
 Curiosity Quills Press
Publication date: January 5th 2015
Pages: 271
ISBN: B00QESA3P4
Source: Author
Rating: 4/5
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David Vandergraff lost his home, his job, and contact with his oldest son, but remains determined to be a good husband and father despite being a dark winter wizard.

His resolve is tested when a flyer for a missing girl–who happens to be a summer witch–begins to haunt him. David believes a spell needs to use him to save her, so he follows the magic’s command and looks into her disappearance. His teenage daughter Emmy resents him for caring so much about a random stranger. But when she uncovers some disturbing evidence close to home, she begins an investigation of her own.

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Tribute, by Ellen Renner

18682784Title: Tribute
Author:
Ellen Renner
Publisher:
 Hot Key Books
Publication date: March 6th 2014
Pages: 336
ISBN: 147140031X
Source: Goodreads
Rating: 3/5
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What if your greatest enemy was yourself?

Zara is a mage, one of the elite in a world where magic is power, and the non-magic majority live as slaves. When her slave child best friend is killed for the crime of literacy, Zara seeks revenge by spying for the rebel Knowledge Seekers. Continue reading

Night of Pan, by Gail Strickland

Night of PanTitle: Night of Pan
Author:
Gail Strickland
Publisher:
 Curiosity Quills Press
Publication date: November 7th 2014
Pages: 254
ISBN: 9781620077559
Source: NetGalley
Rating: 1.5/5
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The slaughter of the Spartan Three Hundred at Thermopylae, Greece 480 BCE—when King Leonidas tried to stop the Persian army with only his elite guard—is well known. But just what did King Xerxes do after he defeated the Greeks?

Fifteen-year-old Thaleia is haunted by visions: roofs dripping blood, Athens burning. She tries to convince her best friend and all the villagers that she’s not crazy. The gods do speak to her.

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The Slow Regard of Silent Things, by Patrick Rothfuss

Title: The Slow Regard of Silent Things
Author:
Patrick Rothfuss
Publisher:
 Gollancz
Publication date: October 28th 2014
Pages: 160
ISBN: 1473209323
Source: Gollancz
Rating: 4/5
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The University, a renowned bastion of knowledge, attracts the brightest minds to unravel the mysteries of enlightened sciences like artificing and alchemy. Yet deep below its bustling halls lies a complex and cavernous maze of abandoned rooms and ancient passageways – and in the heart of it all lives Auri.

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The Hero and the Crown, by Robin McKinley

23377522Title: The Hero and the Crown
Author:
Robin McKinley
Publisher:
 Open Road Media Teen & Tween
Publication date: November 18th 2014
Pages: 225
ISBN: 9781497673656
Source: NetGalley
Rating: 4.5/5
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In Robin McKinley’s Newbery Medal–winning novel, an outcast princess must earn her birthright as a hero of the realm

Aerin is an outcast in her own father’s court, daughter of the foreign woman who, it was rumored, was a witch, and enchanted the king to marry her.

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