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The Rules* by Tracy Darnton

April 27, 2020
The Rules by Tracy Darnton

I have never read a book that explores the idea of 'Preppers' and 'Prepper life' before. The Rules* was a first for me. To preface a 'Prepper' is someone who believes that there is going to be an event that ends civilisation as we know it, anything from an alien invasion or huge volcanic explosion. They plan for this in stockpiling essentials, having a self-sufficient home and quite…

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Tess of the Road by Rachel Hartman

April 19, 2020
Tess of the Road by Rachel Hartman

I remember wholeheartedly loving the Seraphina books when I read them around seven-ish and five-ish years ago. I'm pleasantly surprised with how easy it was to slip back into this world without any real confusion, a testament to Rachel Hartman's worldbuilding skills. Tess of the Road, whilst it's a companion series will greatly benefit from having been read after the Seraphina books. A lot of characters reappear within…

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The Near Witch by V.E Schwab

April 15, 2020
The Near Witch by V.E. Schwab

I loved reading one of V.E. Schwab's first books. It was so lovely to see where her writing developed from. The Near Witch reminds me very much of Joseph Delaney's Wardstone Chronicles series which was one of my favourites growing up and remains so today. There's a quaintness to the story as though it's one that could've been told to naughty children in the area. Which is exactly…