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Queen of the Conquered by Kacen Callender

*brief spoilers ahead* I really enjoyed reading Queen of the Conquered. It was such a fascinating story and hard to put down. I really got pulled into it. I liked the complexities of the main character Sigourney Rose, and I liked how other characters were portrayed. Alida Nørup was a faveourite secondary character, and I… Continue reading Queen of the Conquered by Kacen Callender

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Without You, There Is No Us by Suki Kim

Without You, There Is No Us is an incredibly interesting story set in the much unknown North Korea. The author, Suki Kim, is a Korean-American journalist. She gains entry to North Korea posing as a missionary teaching the sons of North Korea's elites. The story is about her day to day life, as she teaches… Continue reading Without You, There Is No Us by Suki Kim

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Five Dark Fates by Kendare Blake

So.. this is it. The final novel in The Three Dark Crowns series by Kendare Blake. Will the Rebellion fight against the Queensguard? Will Jules become Queen? Which of the sisters will die, Mirabella, Arsinoe or Katharine, and which will survive? What will happen to Fennbirn? What becomes of the dead queens and the mist?… Continue reading Five Dark Fates by Kendare Blake

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Warlight by Michael Ondaatje

I haven't found another story by Michael Ondaatje that was quite like Running in the Family, but Warlight was another great one that I read by him. Set around the end of World War II, it follows a brother and sister who have lost their parents and are looking for them. They meet many different… Continue reading Warlight by Michael Ondaatje

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The Queens of Fennbirn by Kendare Blake

This novella is part of The Three Dark Crowns series, and it is such a fabulous novella! Just two short stories to do some world building for the readers. I loved how the first story told us of the childhood of our three Queens, Mirabella, Arsinoe and Katharine. I feel that the added details of… Continue reading The Queens of Fennbirn by Kendare Blake

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Two Dark Reigns by Kendare Blake

This is the incredible third novel in Kendare Blake's thrilling Three Dark Crowns series. Katharine is Queen Crowned of Fennbirn and is ruling with the dead queens inside her. Mirabella, Arsinoe and Billy have made it to the mainland and are living with Billy's mother and sister Jane. Jules finds herself in Bastian City with… Continue reading Two Dark Reigns by Kendare Blake

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One Dark Throne by Kendare Blake

The thrilling second novel in The Three Dark Crowns series, One Dark Throne is what I was so desperately waiting for. The stories of Katharine, Arsinoe and Mirabella continues as the sisters navigate their Ascension Year and attempt to be the last one standing and the Queen Crowned. I absolutely loved the way that Katharine's… Continue reading One Dark Throne by Kendare Blake

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Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake

Firstly, I accidentally leant my copy of Three Dark Crowns to my aunt before snapping a pic of it, so this is a screenshot from Google. I have to say, I am absolutely IN LOVE with this series!!! I mean how can it get any better than triplet princesses who are basically raised to one… Continue reading Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake

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Running in the Family by Michael Ondaatje

"Asia. The name was a gasp from a dying mouth. An ancient word that had to be whispered, would never be used as a battle cry. The word sprawled. It had none of the clipped sound of Europe, America, Canada. The vowels took over, slept on the map with the S. I was running to… Continue reading Running in the Family by Michael Ondaatje

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The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco

An incredible story told by the Bone Witch to a bard, of how she came into her powers, raised the dead, and fought terrible beasts. This novel was so hard for me to put down and once I finished it, I immediately bought the sequel and can't wait to start it. The Bone Witch is… Continue reading The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco