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The Final Empire (Mistborn #1) by Brandon Sanderson: A Review

My Review Rating 4.6/5 As a series written by Brandon Sanderson it was supposed to be exciting; it was supposed to be entertaining; it was supposed to be impossible to put down; and it was supposed to make me fall in love with fantasy all over again… It did not disappoint. We are thrust into

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The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien: A Review

The story of the creation of the world and of the First Age, this is the ancient drama to which the characters in The Lord of the Rings look back and in whose events some of them, such as Elrond and Galadriel, took part. The three Silmarils were jewels created by Fëanor, most gifted of the Elves.

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The Hidden Oracle (The Trials of Apollo #1) by Rick Riordan: A Review

My Review My Rating: 4.5 This is a wonderful start to a new series in the Percy Jackson world that Riordan created. Apollo is now a human teenager and has to undergo ‘trials’ in order to become a God again with the forgiveness from his father, Zeus. The writing in this series is much like

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The Blood of Olympus (Heroes of Olympus #5) by Rick Riordan: A Review

My Review Rating: 3/5 I’m not going to lie – I was a little disappointed. The whole series was great and was building up to a grand finale but I don’t feel like that’s what we got – we got about 150 pages of uncomplicated action and it ended. I would say that this is

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The House of Hades (Heroes of Olympus #4 ) by Rick Riordan: A Review

My Review My Rating: 5/5 This is definitely my second favourite out of this series. I love how the heroes are separated and how they meet up at the end. Exploring Tartarus with Annabeth and Percy was fantastic! The imagination that went into their stories is incredible – I’m jealous of Riordan’s mind! A fantastic novel

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The Mark of Athena (Heroes of Olympus #3) by Rick Riordan

My Review My Rating: 4/5 I really loved this book. It was great to finally see the seven demigods together and working as a team. I think that Riordan did a fantastic job of splitting them up into separate groups for the adventures throughout the novel. We follow Percy, Annabeth, Jason, Piper, Hazel, Frank, Leo,

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Heroes of Olympus #2 – The Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan: A Review

My Review Rating: 4.5/5 This was a welcome return for Percy Jackson (I missed the sarcastic hero!) as he’s introduced to a new Half-Blood Camp that isn’t familiar to him at all – it’s for demigods of the Roman Gods. This books is funny, intense, and introduces two new characters, Frank and Hazel, which adds

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The Lost Hero (Heroes of Olympus #1) by Rick Riordan: A Review

My Review Rating: 5/5 I have had this series of books lying on my shelves since they came out but I never got round to reading them. I’m so glad I did. This first book in the series follows a new hero character, Jason, who is the son of Jupiter. Riordan’s genius idea of introducing

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A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire #1) by George R. R. Martin: Book Review

Summers span decades. Winter can last a lifetime. And the struggle for the Iron Throne has begun. As Warden of the North, Lord Eddard Stark counts it a curse when King Robert bestows on him the office of the Hand. His honour weighs him down at court where a true man does what he will,

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Rebel of the Sands (Rebel of the Sands #1) by Alwyn Hamilton: A Review

Mortals rule the desert nation of Miraji, but mythical beasts still roam the wild and remote areas, and rumor has it that somewhere, djinn still perform their magic.  For humans, it’s an unforgiving place, especially if you’re poor, orphaned, or female. Amani Al’Hiza is all three. She’s a gifted gunslinger with perfect aim, but she

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The Lord of the Rings Trilogy by J. R. R. Tolkien: A Review

Frodo Baggins is a Hobbit from the Shire. His uncle, Bilbo, has a ring from one of his adventures with the dwarves from way before Frodo was even born. This ring is dangerous, and powerful people are after it. This collection of Tolkien’s three ‘Lord of the Rings’ novels throws us into the tale of

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Unrest by Michelle Harrison: A Review

Unrest’ will have you awake at night, fearful of what is in the dark. This terrifying novel follows seventeen-year-old Elliot who hasn’t slept properly for months since his accident. He sees things in his sleep that wake him up; he doesn’t sleep again for fear of seeing those nightmares again. Or are they really nightmares…?

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