Brandon Sanderson – The Alloy of Law

I reserved this book at Waterstones while I was reading Hero of Ages, and I was very surprised when I went to pick it up that it was so short! The other books have been 700+ monsters, and this one clocked in at just over 300 pages. Let me tell you, my shoulder was very glad for a rest!! The book itself took a little while to get into, the only real common element with the previous 3 books was the elements of Allomancy and Feruchemy, the book was...

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Brandon Sanderson – Hero of Ages (Mistborn 3)

Well I would just like to say that this has become my favourite fantasy series. I thought I’d loved reading Game of Thrones, but this was soooooo much better! (Warning: spoiler alerts below) I didn’t realise quite how attached I had become to the main characters until things started happening to them and I wanted to help so badly and couldn’t! Poor Sazed has lost faith in his study of religions, along with just religions and...

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Brandon Sanderson - The Well of Ascension (Mistborn 2)

Brandon Sanderson – The Well of Ascension (Mistborn 2)

They tend to say that the second book in a trilogy can usually be a bit slow – you’ve already got through the introduction to all the characters and the plotline, and you’re waiting for the dramatic ending to the final book in the series. But I’m very glad to say that it wasn’t true for Mistborn. I’ll warn you now, there will be spoilers below so look away now if you don’t want to ruin the surprises for...

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Brandon Sanderson - The Final Empire (Mistborn 1)

Brandon Sanderson – The Final Empire (Mistborn 1)

After having this book heavily recommended to me by my best friend, and then also recommended to me by the waiter at Nando’s who spotted my ‘Read Harder’ t-shirt and sparked an awesome conversation about all the books I should read, I had high hopes for this book. At 650ish pages, it’s not exactly a short book, and I found it kind of slow to get going, which led to me spending the first 100 or so pages thinking that the...

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Veronica Roth – Four (A Divergent Collection)

I first spied this book just after it came out, but when I saw the price, I thought I’d leave it for my Christmas list, I didn’t really want to pay £9 for a book of short stories. But then I was having a pretty bad day and my lovely boyfriend brought it home for me, so I was very happy! I didn’t really know what to expect from the collection, I knew it was four short stories written from the perspective of Tobias, but that was...

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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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George R. R. Martin – A Dance with Dragons

Well I’ve finally made it to the end of this behemoth of a book! If I’d bought it differently, it would actually have been two books, but my set had it all in one, so it was a long hard slog to make it to the end! Even though it’s taken me almost two weeks to read the 1000+ pages, I was engrossed throughout. If I hadn’t had work to go to, I’d probably have read it in a few days! By this point in the story...

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George R. R. Martin – A Feast For Crows

Looking at the reviews of this book on Goodreads, it seems most people are annoyed about the fact that it took so long for this one to come out after the last one. Thankfully, since I’m behind the crowd as usual, I don’t have that problem. However, with only one book left for me to read, I think I’m probably soon going to be in the same place as everyone else, impatiently waiting for the next one! However, back to the book in...

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George R. R. Martin – A Storm of Swords: Blood and Gold

Wow wow wow wow wow! (Be warned, this post contains spoilers. If you haven’t read this far yet, click away now!) Somehow, these books keep getting better and better. If I hadn’t had to go to work, I could have carried on reading all day, I was so enthralled in what was happening. There have been more twists and turns in this book than any so far, and plenty of times when I’ve wanted to throw my iPad against the wall because I...

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George R. R. Martin – A Storm of Swords: Steel and Snow

Our holiday to the caravan was the perfect opportunity to sit down and make some good progress through this series. I really just want to get to the end so that I can finally start to watch the TV series and talk to my best friend about it all without telling her off all the time to try and avoid spoilers. This book had way more twists and turns than the last one, there were so many times when I was completely shocked that something was about to...

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George R. R. Martin – A Clash of Kings

Well I actually started reading this book last year, right after I started reading the first book, but I got a little overwhelmed and gave it up. But I was ready for it this time. My dad bought the set on Kindle last year, so I signed in with his kindle account on my iPad so I could read the books without carrying them around. No need to fill my handbag with an 800 beast! Rather than start from the middle where I gave up last time, I decided...

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J.K. Rowling – Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows

It’s over! I actually can’t believe there’s no more left. I’ve been on a rollercoaster of emotions over the last week, with way more lows than highs, but the final high being the best one of all. Be warned that this review contains many, many spoilers, so if you’ve not read the book, I advise you click away! The books begins with Harry saying farewell to his ‘family’, the Dursley’s. His aunt and...

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J.K. Rowling – Harry Potter & The Half-Blood Prince

The first time I read this book, someone (not mentioning any names) spoilt the end for me before I’d even started, which annoyed me so much. You’ll know why if you’ve read this, but just in case I’ll try not to spoil it for you. I’ve only actually read this book once before, although I’ve seen the film many many times, so I was a little hazy about what actually happened in the middle, although with a familiar...

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J.K. Rowling – Harry Potter & The Order of the Phoenix

When I updated my Goodreads status to say I was reading this book, there were a lot of reviews saying that this book was their least favourite of the HP series, but I disagree whole-heartedly. There’s A LOT that goes on in this book (and not just because it’s 766 pages long). The Ministry doesn’t believe that Voldemort has returned, and the most popular wizarding newspaper (The Daily Prophet), is doing everything it can to...

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J.K. Rowling – Harry Potter & the Goblet of Fire

To me, this book is where it all starts getting exciting, and it definitely takes a turn for the darker! This book is where I started to be suspicious of Snape’s allegiance when I first read the series, and reading it again, I get the same feelings. We know that Dumbledore trusts him implicitly, but I get the feeling he’s hiding something. We’re also introduced more to the house-elves, with Hermione starting SPEW to try and...

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