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Thursday 18 April 2019

Black Leopard, Red Wolf by Marlon James

Black Leopard, Red Wolf is a fairytale for our times. The angels have all fallen, and progress without consideration for its impact has shaped monsters who feed on human agony. In the midst of this turmoil, the heroes you have must suffice. Even if they are misanthropes and demons.

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Monday 11 March 2019

Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson

A new star appeared in the sky, and the world changed. Or, well… it changed enough people to undermine society as we know it. But having been raised on comic books and the idea of incredible gifts imparting responsibility and heroism, the older generation just wasn't prepared to cope with the anger, greed, and violence that is rained down.

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Thursday 7 February 2019

Across The Nightingale Floor by Lian Hearn

Some books take a while to get into. This is not one of those books. Five pages in, I looked up at my partner and said, "It's part of a series. Now I have to get the rest of them."

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Wednesday 23 January 2019

What Was Left: Anthology from Retreat West

"The title of the anthology, "What was Left," comes from a shortlisted story from Joanna Campbell and was chosen as we feel it hints at what is left unsaid and what sits around and beneath the stories that are told here."

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Tuesday 8 January 2019

Rogues: Anthology from George R R Martin and Gardner Dozois

George R. R. Martin isn't wrong when he says everyone loves a rogue.

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Thursday 29 November 2018

Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

I wrote this to remind myself, and everyone who reads it, that there is always something we can do.

- Paraphrase from the message from the author at the end of the book.

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Friday 2 November 2018

To Those Who Say We're Better Than This

This place in time is a mirror. A mirror doesn’t show us what we want to see. It bounces light back at us so that we can see the places that are otherwise too close for our focus.

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Thursday 1 November 2018

Symptoms of Being Human by Jeff Garvin

The first time Riley felt out of place was in a toy store, trying to decide between a Bratz doll and a Power Ranger. A single glance at a father who didn't understand the choices made the decision. Neither.

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Monday 22 October 2018

Death of a Darklord by Laurell K. Hamilton

In a world where the land itself is twisted, trust runs thin.

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Thursday 11 October 2018

Melody's Song Series Books 1 and 2 by Tanya Schofield

Melody has spent her entire life fostered in a remote enclave of people who use magic so naturally that they don't bother talking about it. When her dead father's best friend arrives to take her away from her home, something she's always known would happen, she has a lot to learn - about the world and about her own abilities.

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