REVIEW: A Conjuring of Light by V.E. Schwab (Shades of Magic #3)

A Conjuring of LightTitle: A Conjuring of Light by V.E. Schwab
Pages: 666
Published by: Titan Books
Publication date: 1st February 2017
Genre: Fantasy
Format: Paperback
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Synopsis: 

The precarious equilibrium among the four Londons has reached its breaking point. Once brimming with the red vivacity of magic, darkness casts a shadow over the Maresh Empire, leaving a space for another London to rise. Kell–once assumed to be the last surviving Antari–begins to waver under the pressure of competing loyalties. Lila Bard, once a commonplace–but never common–thief, has survived and flourished through a series of magical trials. But now she must learn to control the magic, before it bleeds her dry.

Meanwhile, the disgraced Captain Alucard Emery and the Night Spire crew are attempting a race against time to acquire the impossible, as an ancient enemy returns to claim a crown and a fallen hero is desperate to save a decaying world…

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REVIEW: A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab (Shades of Magic #2)

a-gathering-of-shadowsTitle: A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab
Pages: 508
Published by: Titan Books
Publication date: 23rd February 2018
Genre: Fantasy
Format: Paperback
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Synopsis: 

Kell is one of the last magicians with the ability to travel between parallel universes, linked by the magical city of London. It has been four months since a mysterious obsidian stone fell into his possession and he met Delilah Bard. Four months since the Dane twins of White London fell, and the stone was cast with Holland’s dying body back into Black London.

Now Kell is visited by dreams of ominous magical events, waking only to think of Lila. And as Red London prepares for the Element Games–an international competition of magic–a certain pirate ship draws closer. But another London is coming back to life. The balance of magic is perilous, and for one city to flourish, another must fall…

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REVIEW: In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware

In a Dark Dark WoodTitle: In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware
Pages: 338
Published by: Vintage
Publication date: 30th July 2015
Genre: Mystery/Thriller
Format: Paperback
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Nora hasn’t seen Clare for ten years. Not since the day Nora walked out of her old life and never looked back.

Until, out of the blue, an invitation to Clare’s hen party arrives. A weekend in a remote cottage – the perfect opportunity for Nora to reconnect with her best friend, to put the past behind her.

But something goes wrong.

Very wrong.

And as secrets and lies unravel, out in the dark, dark wood the past will finally catch up with Nora.

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BLOG TOUR: A Breath After Drowning by Alice Blanchard

A Breath After DrowningTitle: A Breath After Drowning by Alice Blanchard
Pages: 448
Published by: Titan Books
Publication date: 10th April 2018
Genre: Mystery/Thriller
Format: Paperback
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Sixteen years ago, Kate Wolfe’s young sister Savannah was brutally murdered. Forced to live with the guilt of how her own selfishness put Savannah in harm’s way, Kate was at least comforted by the knowledge that the man responsible was on death row. But when she meets a retired detective who is certain that Kate’s sister was only one of many victims of a serial killer, Kate must face the possibility that Savannah’s murderer walks free.

Unearthing disturbing family secrets in her search for the truth, Kate becomes sure that she has discovered the depraved mind responsible for so much death. But as she hunts for a killer, a killer is hunting her…

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REVIEW: A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir (Ember Quartet #2)

A Torch Against the NightTitle: A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir
Pages: 452
Published by: Razorbill
Publication date: 30th August 2016
Genre: Fantasy
Format: Hardback
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Elias and Laia are running for their lives. After the events of the Fourth Trial, Martial soldiers hunt the two fugitives as they flee the city of Serra and undertake a perilous journey through the heart of the Empire.

Laia is determined to break into Kauf – the Empire’s most secure and dangerous prison – to save her brother, who is the key to the Scholars’ survival. And Elias is determined to hep Laia succeed, even if it mens giving up his last chance at freedom.

But dark forces, human and otherworldly, work against Laia and Elias. The pair must fight every step of the way to outsmart their enemies: the bloodthirsty Emperor Marcus, the merciless Commandant, the sadistic Warden of Kauf, and, most heartbreaking of all, Helene – Elias’s former friend and the Empire’s newest Blood Shrike.

Bound to Marcus’s will, Helene faces a torturous mission of her own – one that might destroy her: find the traitor Elias Veturius and the Scholar slave who helped him escape… and kill them both.

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BLOG TOUR: I Remember You by Elisabeth de Mariaffi

I Remember You.jpg.size-230Title: I Remember You by Elisabeth de Mariaffi
Pages: 480
Published by: Titan Books
Publication date: 27th March 2018
Genre: Mystery/Thriller
Format: Paperback
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When her child is lost, she’ll do anything to find him…

Heike Lerner has a charmed life. A stay-at-home mother married to a prominent psychiatrist, it’s a far cry from the damaged child she used to be. But her world is shaken when her four-year-old son befriends a little girl at a nearby lake, who vanishes under the water. And when Heike dives in after her, there’s no sign of a body.

Desperate to discover what happened to the child, Heike seeks out Leo Dolan, a television writer exploring the paranormal, but finds herself caught between her controlling husband and the intense Dolan. Then her son disappears, and Heike’s husband was the last to see him alive…

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REVIEW: The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware

The Woman in Cabin 10Title: The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware
Pages: 344
Published by: Harvill Secker
Publication date: 30th June 2016
Genre: Mystery/Thriller
Format: Paperback
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This was meant to be the perfect trip. The Northern Lights. A luxury press launch on a boutique cruise ship.

A chance for travel journalist Lo Blacklock to recover from a traumatic break-in that has left her on the verge of collapse.

Except things don’t go as planned.

Woken in the night by screams, Lo rushes to her window to see a body thrown overboard from the next door cabin. But the records show that no-one ever checked into that cabin, and no passengers are missing from the boat.

Exhausted and emotional, Lo has to face the fact that she may have made a mistake – either that, or she is now trapped on a boat with a murderer…

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