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Mark Lawrence's fantasy classic - The Liar's Key

Advantages: A good bit of escapism
Disadvantages: You don't want to join the party on the fifth book

...When it comes to fantasy fiction, few do it better than UK author Mark Lawrence. His first trilogy of books, The Broken Empire, was a clever blend of humour, youthful bloodletting and a cute world based in a future Europe fractured into 100 nation states, ...

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Firewalker

Advantages: easy to read, enjoyable
Disadvantages: none

Firewalker is the second book in the Worldwalker trilogy by Josephine Angelini. I first came across Angelini when I saw her Starcrossed trilogy advertised and I have enjoyed reading her work to date. Angelini is a Young Adult author and she draws her infl ...

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A little mermaid retelling - but much darker than you'd imagine

Advantages: Unique story, unpredictable, beautiful writing, good characters
Disadvantages: Not sure who to root for for a great part of the book

...For those of you that don’t know the true story of the little mermaid, that is Hans Christian Andersen’s original story, you will probably be very shocked by Drown. Drown is a Little Mermaid re-telling but not the kind that involves singing crabs and fish ...

laurahartleyy 27.10.2015 · Read full review
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Review of Drown - Esther Dalseno

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This Bizarro was pretty good-o

Advantages: I like zombie stories
Disadvantages: The fly in the ointment is the sex scene, not cool man.

... Introduction I’ve never read a book in the Bizarro genre before I came across Carlton Mellick III’s Zombies and Sh!t. I was drawn to the book by my love of zombie fiction and decided to take a punt with this whole “Bizarro” thing – apparently Car ...

StewwyB 15.10.2015 · Read full review
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Review of Zombies and Shit - Carlton Mellick

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We Won't Get Fooled Again

Advantages: It's got the Witches in it
Disadvantages: It's the last one.

Having committed to re-read the whole collection in honour of the author there is an argument for saying I should have held off this one, saved it until the end… especially as it had leaked that one of the ends in the book is that of my favourite characte ...

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Review of The Shepherd's Crown - Terry Pratchett

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