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Such intriguing magic

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-02-20

When Amber's friend is found dead, the local police chief puts her at the top of the suspect list. He's clearly always been suspicious of her though she never knew just how far back that mistrust stemmed from. Amber decides to do a bit of her own investigating and there are plenty of suspects in town.

Such intriguing magic, I would love some of Amber's toys! I really liked that the magic wasn't perfect and infallible, it seemed so much more realistic this way.

Glowing eyes and magical powers

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3 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-02-20

Kept back at school for not finishing his schoolwork, Tyler finds himself in the middle of a fight between his teacher and an unknown person. After being shot in the back, he wakes up to discover he suddenly has strange glowing eyes and magical powers.
This was a good story and I always like reading anything with mythology in it, though it was a bit of a confusing mix of Ancient Egypt and Greek Gods.
I love the narrator's voice, but the style of reading is really tiring. Every sentence ends on an exclamation and there are tons of random pauses which makes it quite hard to listen to.

Combination of Robin Hood and Sword in the Stone

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3 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-02-20

Alena is not satisfied with her life and refuses to give herself wholly to being just a maid. When she accidentally pulls a magic sword from a stone, her whole life changes and she discovers that there is a lot more to her story than she ever knew.
While she doesn't agree with the way things are and continues to fight back for her own rights, she also seems to scorn anyone else who has aspirations for a better life. There are quite a lot of contradictions in the book and I found the olden days language seemed a bit forced.
I really like the idea for the story with the combination of Robin Hood and Sword in the Stone. I hope there will be more about Alena's friend Liam in future books.
In terms of the narration, I felt like the accents were all over the place.

Isabelle is a smart heroine and inventor

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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-01-20

After a shipwreck, Isabelle finds herself in a clockwork world full of surprisingly detailed and realistic automatons. The Lord seems very harsh and angry but after spending a few days on the island he starts to soften. Isabelle soon realises there is a lot more going on than she first thought.
Isabelle is a smart heroine and inventor, though she seems a bit too obsessed with fashion, mentioning it all the time. She creates wonderful clockwork creations, they are described are beautifully in the book that I would so love to see them for real. Being a Beauty and the Beast retelling, I was happy to read about the huge library in the mansion.
The narrator of the audiobook is very expressive, really bringing to life Isabelle's thoughts and feelings.

It's the Vampire apocalypse

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-01-20

It's the Vampire apocalypse, there are baby vamps popping up all over and the hunters really have their work cut out trying to keep them under control.
I enjoyed this series more than Vampire Hunter's Daughter as the characters are now more developed. I really liked the change of perspective with Drew and Zander narrating the last 2 books and I was happy to see there are even more books in the series.
Most of the narration was good but the men sounded fairly dodgy narrated by the female narrator.

Action packed and doesn't let up at all.

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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-01-20

The third book of the series is action packed and doesn't let up at all. Jordan needs to save her Dad and finally gets the truth about her mother, which isn't what she was expecting at all.
Jordan makes more friends and allys and she getting stronger and more skilled every day but the promise she made to Sohne is hanging over her. Luckily, amidst all the adventures, my favourite character, Blue, is there to save the day with a friend of his own. Once again there is a bit of a cliffhanger at the end but not as bad as previously.

Basically how to be a supervillain

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2 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-01-20

Basically how to be a supervillain. There were a lot of lists and explanations at the start so it took too long to get into the story, but there wasn't much plot anyway. Mostly quite dull but also graphic in a few places.
The main character has no redeeming qualities, he says not all villains are evil but he actually is pretty awful.
Narrator is ok but I had to listen on a much higher speed.

A great start to the series.

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-01-20

Finn's family are smugglers, but since his mother disappeared it's just him, his father and his sister Aria. This time, the parcel they have to pick up and deliver is much more mysterious than usual. And when Finn realises he has a strange connection to it, his whole world changes.
A mystical world full of wonder, including my favourite, a magical stall that disappears as soon as you've bought something!
This book was aimed at a younger audience than I was expecting but once I still really enjoyed it. A great start to the series.

Sam and Ally's second adventure

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-01-20

Sam and Ally's second adventure. This time they are excited to go to camp where they will be able to swim and go horse riding, as well as making some new friends. However the reality isn't quite as expected. The camp leader seems to have it in for Sam from the beginning and they start to find clues that something very strange is going on.

I absolutely love Blue!

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-01-20

Jordan is getting closer and closer to finding her mother and discovering the truth of what kept them apart all these years.
I absolutely love Blue, a little pet dragon would be the best! I enjoyed the book and really wasn't ready for that ending! Once again i'm going to be diving into book three as soon as possible.