• REVIEW: Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

    15 December, 2016

    This year, it seems like everyone on my Twitter and Instagram feeds has been reading the Six of Crows duology. I read Shadow and Bone a few years ago but didn’t click with it at the time – but I thought I would give Six of Crows the benefit of the doubt, and I’m very, very pleased…

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  • REVIEW: The Sleeping Prince by Melinda Salisbury

    1 February, 2016

    If you’ve been reading Queen of Contemporary for a while, you’ll know how much I loved The Sin Eater’s Daughter and so I was incredibly excited to read the sequel, The Sleeping Prince. It’s always nerve-wracking to start a sequel, but especially so when you have such high expectations. Luckily, The Sleeping Prince didn’t disappoint!…

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  • REVIEW: Half Bad by Sally Green

    2 February, 2015

    I’ve owned a copy of Half Bad since it was released and have since wanted to read it regularly. I’m not entirely sure what was stopping me – possibly the huge buzz surrounding it – but I wish I had started to read it as soon as I bought it. In a version of modern…

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  • REVIEW: The Sin Eater’s Daughter by Melinda Salisbury

    26 January, 2015

    Now, as The Sin Eater’s Daughter begins to emerge into the wild, I feel a burning pride every time I see someone tweet or write about it. The feeling that comes with, ‘MY FRIEND HAS WRITTEN A BOOK!!’ and a book that I have been waiting to read for months and months. Twylla is seventeen…

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  • REVIEW: The Sleeper and the Spindle by Neil Gaimain & Chris Riddell

    16 January, 2015

    I read The Sleeper and the Spindle one evening near Christmas and I became totally absorbed. For the half an hour or so I spent reading it, all of me was invested in the characters and plot as the story weaved on. It’s hard to perfectly describe The Sleeper and the Spindle and do it justice at the same…

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  • REVIEW: Clockwork Princess Manga by HyeKyung Baek & Cassandra Clare

    3 November, 2014

    I’ve never read a manga before, so I’m not sure what I was thinking when I took one on for review. It was certainly an experience, but not one that I regretted at all. I’ll definitely be reading more graphic novels in the future! This book is the manga version of Clockwork Princess, which is…

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  • REVIEW: Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas

    6 October, 2014

            Heir of Fire is an incredible book. The third in the Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas, I couldn’t recommend it highly enough. I’ve put together a review graphic because I cannot put my thoughts into coherent sentences. Basically: It’s AMAZING. Read it now!  

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  • REVIEW: Trial by Fire by Josephine Angelini

    1 September, 2014

    Seeing as though my blog is titled Queen of Contemporary, it may not come as a surprise when I say that I’m not the biggest fan of fantasy. However, that’s not to say that I didn’t like Trial by Fire because, in fact, I loved it. I’ve always had an affinity for fantasy novels that…

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  • REVIEW: A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin

    9 June, 2014

    A Game of Thrones and the A Song of Ice and Fire series are books I’ve known about for a long time, but have been very reluctant to read. Have you seen the size of them?! Very daunting, and I don’t usually like to read long books. However, I finally gave in to the temptations…

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  • REVIEW: Banished by Liz de Jager

    4 March, 2014

    Banished was another of my most highly anticipated books of 2014, and so I was delighted when I won a copy from the publisher. A blend of Maggie Stiefvater’s Lament, with the intensity and passion of Cassandra Clare’s The Mortal Instruments, you really need to watch out for this trilogy. Kit is part of the…

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