Kristin Cashore – Fire

I had very high hopes for this book after loving Graceling so much, I can’t believe it’s been so long since I read it! Unfortunately, I felt a little let down by the entire thing. The book in general was very slow to get going, with a prologue that didn’t seem relevant until almost the end of the book. I think I was probably about three quarters through the book before I really felt like the action started, and it then seemed...

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100 Book Challenge? – It Definitely Was!

Well I set my self a lofty total of 100 books in 2012, which turned out to be a little too high. I made it to 67, but I’m still quite happy with that. I started off the year with the best intentions and I managed to keep up until about June. And then Cameron moved back from Huddersfield and I was round at his house or going out more often, and the books kind of stopped flowing (I only read one book in July). I managed to pick it up again a...

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Review: Kristin Cashore – Graceling

My best friend Abi bought me this book for my birthday with the promise that I’d love it. She’s really into Fantasy books, and I’m always looking to discover genres that I’ve never tried before, so I was looking forward to this. The quote on the front which said it was an “exquisitely drawn romance that would slake the thirst of Twilight fans” had me a bit worried about the writing, because as much as I liked...

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