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King’s Cage by Victoria Aveyard (2017)

Review by Liz


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Orion Books

Trade paperback



In the third instalment to Victoria Aveyard’s bestselling Red Queen series, allegiances are tested on every side. And when the Lightning Girl’s spark is gone, who will light the way for the rebellion?

Following on from Glass Sword, Mare Barrow has been taken prisoner, powerless without her lightning and tormented by her lethal mistakes. She is at the mercy of a boy she once loved, a boy made of lies and betrayal who is now King. Maven continues weaving his dead mother’s web in an attempt to maintain control over his country – and his prisoner.

Mare is bearing the weight of Silent Stone (a stone that oppresses magical ability), her once-ragtag band of newbloods and Reds continue organising, training and expanding. They prepare for war, no longer able to linger in the shadows. And Cal (prince hottie and the rightful heir), the exiled prince with his own claim on Mare’s heart, will stop at nothing to bring her back.

When blood turns on blood, and ability on ability, there may be no one left to put out the fire – leaving Norta to burn all the way down.

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Witch Hunt by SM Reine (2014)

Review by CJ


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234 pages

Kindle ebook



Office of Preternatural Affairs Agent Cèsar Hawke wakes up after a night of drinking with a hangover and a dead waitress in his bathroom. Neither his agency or local law enforcement believe Cèsar is innocent and his own memory was compromised by alcohol. If he is to get out of this, Cèsar must team up with his partner Suzy and the necrocognitive Isobel to reveal what actually happened.

Witch Hunt is the first book in the Preternatural Affairs series.

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Asylum by Madeleine Roux (2013)

Review by CJ


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Dan Crawford is a 16-year-old outcast who is thrilled to escape to a college preparation summer program in New Hampshire. Upon arriving he befriends the artistic Abby and Jordan whose tongue is as sharp as his wits are quick.

When the trio discover that their dorm for the summer used to be an asylum, they start exploring forbidden areas. It’s while exploring these areas that each of them awaken insanities of their own. Can they band together to solve the mysteries posed by the asylum or will they succumb to its madness?

Asylum is the first novel in the Asylum series.

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