Category Archives: YA

Pet – Akwaeke Emezi

This one was… difficult to rate. My normal policy is to rate a book what I think of it as I, as I am now, come to it in the moment I read it. I don’t rate for “if I’d … Continue reading

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Blood, Water, Paint – Joy McCullough

I’ve mentioned before that I don’t really read YA, and it’s not like my last foray into it was… without regret. But I had Blood, Water, Paint recommended to me by someone whose taste I trust, and it was in … Continue reading

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Children of Blood and Bone – Tomi Adeyemi

It’s been a while since I made a(nother) fruitless attempt to consume audiobooks, so I was due a new try. And this one I actually finished, so not even fruitless. I don’t think that’s happened since the summer I spent … Continue reading

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The City of Brass – S. A. Chakraborty

Well that was shit. Not like, angry-makingly, blood-boilingly shit – that would have been entertaining. Just… crap. But I’ll get to that in a minute. I don’t, as a general rule, read YA fiction. There are a couple of things … Continue reading

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The Things What I Did Not Blog (2018 Edition)

Ok, so I felt kinda bad about skipping the entirety of my backlog, so I’ll do a quick skip through them all just to appease my soul. Angelic Vol. 1: Heirs and Graces – Simon Spurrier – This was good! … Continue reading

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Fire and Hemlock – Diana Wynne-Jones

Nostalgia time! So I have three favourite books by Diana Wynne-Jones, Hexwood, The Merlin Conspiracy and Fire and Hemlock, though all for different reasons. Hexwood confused child-me (in a good way), and even though I reread it later and found it not at all … Continue reading

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Goldenhand – Garth Nix

I meant to get around to buying this immediately when it came out in September, but my reading pile has been pretty busy for a while now. I blame Flatmate and his insistence on lending me good things to read. … Continue reading

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