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The Catalyst by Helena Coggan

Brilliant premise with a lot of potential but some messy writing and a messy end, amazing for a 15-year-old.

Helena Coggan is probably so damn sick of people referring to her age. Almost every review I’ve read has brought it up so I’m sorry to be joining that club. But, this book has a complex plot and a wide variety of characters with very different personalities and the first draft was written when Coggan was 13. I was never this insightful or perceptive at 13. Continue reading

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A Dance With Dragons 1: Dreams and Dust by George R. R. Martin

Sigh.

What has happened to this series. It used to wonderful and thrilling and full of adventure but now it’s almost dull and boring and full of food. You know, Mr Martin, if words really are wind then I’m afraid this dreary book of yours will be blown away rather easily.

Don’t get me wrong, I still enjoy the series, but when you compare Game of Thrones to this one you’ll find there is no comparison. It’s like trying to compare Harry Potter and Twilight, books and eBooks, Blondie’s One Way or Another and One Direction’s version. Continue reading