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Place of birth: Croatia
Now living: Australia

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Snjezana Bobic's 40 reviews

The Bitter Twins by Jen Williams (The Winnowing Flame Trilogy)

A year has passed since I read “The Ninth Rain,” and in that year, I have tweeted the wonderful Jen Williams, telling her how much I miss my fictional friends. So, you can only imagine my delight when “The Bitter Twins,” arrived.A year is a long time, by any measure of time, but a year without knowing what has happ...

9.0/10

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The Last Namsara by Kristen Ciccarelli (Iskari)

The Last Namsara is a story about discovering the truth when it comes to yourself and others, where learning to see things as they really are rather than how you have been told they are, can be the hardest lesson of all. The Last Namsara introduces us to Asha and the world she lives in. Asha is privileged, as the daughter of the king, yet the wo...

8.0/10

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The Ninth Rain by Jen Williams (The Winnowing Flame Trilogy)

Hold onto your fantasy hats, broom sticks and dragons and any hope you had for not falling in love with Tor, Vintage and Noon.The great city of Ebora once glittered with gold. Now it’s streets are stalked by wolves. Tormalin the Oathless has no taste for sitting around waiting to die while the realm of his storied ancestors fall...

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The Star Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi (The Star Touched Queen)

Fate and fortune. Power and passion. What does it take to be the queen of a kingdom when you're only seventeen?Maya is cursed. With a horoscope that promises a marriage of Death and Destruction, she has earned only the scorn and fear of her father's kingdom. Content to follow more scholarly pursuits, her whole wor...

8.8/10

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Poison's Kiss by Breeana Shields

A teenage assassin kills with a single kiss until she is ordered to kill the one boy she loves. This commercial YA fantasy is romantic and addictive—like a poison kiss—and will thrill fans of Sarah J. Maas and Victoria Aveyard.Marinda has kissed dozens of boys. They all die afterward. It’s a miserable life, but being a v...

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A Torch Against The Night by Sabaa Tahir (An Ember in the Ashes)

“Failure doesn't define you. It's what you do after you fail that determines whether you are a leader or a waste of perfectly good air."Sabaa Tahir’s A Torch Against The NightWithin twenty four hours, I had completed the second book in Tahir’s trilogy. I have never devoured words in a book as fast and ...

8.5/10

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The Winter Palace by Eva Stachniak

Eva Stachniak's The Winter Palace is a timely warning to those whom seek to elevate themselves above their positions. Within the Imperial Court the walls have eyes and ears.For those of you whom have never heard of Catherine the Great - you will have, once you finish this book. I, for one, knew of her, but didn't know the backstor...

8.0/10

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An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir (An Ember in the Ashes)

An Ember In The Ashes is one of those books that makes you stay up until 1am in the morning and it keeps you intrigued until you finish it. Critics have raved about Tahir’s book, and for a good reason.LAIA IS A SLAVE. ELIAS IS A SOLDIER. NEITHER IS FREE.Under the Martial Empire, defiance is met with death. Those ...

7.0/10

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Starling by Fiona Paul (The Secrets of the Eternal Rose)

In the final installment of The Secrets of The Eternal Rose, as the Belladonna and her minions surround Cass and Venice with their tales of Vampires praying on young women, Cass, Falco and Luca are closer than ever to finding the one thing that could save them all; the book of the of the eternal rose. But as they come closer to the truth, secret...

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Belladonna by Fiona Paul (The Secrets of the Eternal Rose)

"The art of coercion lies not in seizing control, but in determining a person's needs and sating them."Torn between the man she loves and the boy she knew as a child, Cassandra's world is turned upside down, once more when Luca is imprisoned by the Church, as the secrets of the eternal rose lowly surface. As the pieces f...

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Venom by Fiona Paul (The Secrets of the Eternal Rose)

Beneath the murky waters that engulf the city of Venice, secrets and lies are coming to the surface, and the canals have never been a more dangerous place for young women, as Cassandra discovers. Born into a class of elite, sophisticated women whose sole role in society is to attend masquerade balls and look pretty, without too much to say, Cass...

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Illumination by Karen Brooks (The Curse of the Bond Riders)

“When darkness threatens to consume you, do you listen to the light?”The final instalment of The Curse of the Bond Rider’s Series, Illumination has arrived.Darkness threatens to consume all it inhabits and those who stand in its way are torn apart and thrown back into where they began. As the series ends, Tallow m...

8.9/10

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Votive by Karen Brooks (The Curse of the Bond Riders)

La Serenissima - a beautiful but deadly city where corrupt aristocrats rule and everything, including love, has a price. Tallow is anything but a simple candlemaker and when she has everything taken away from her - friends, family, hope - all she can do to survive is rely on the Maleovellis. Casting aside the safety of her disguise, she beco...

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The Eye of Re by Patricia L ONeill (The Hatshepsut Trilogy)

“When those who seek to destroy her achievements, history remembers.”The female Pharaoh Hatshepsut has crushed a bloody rebellion, but she invoked the treacherous god Seth to annihilate her enemies. Now he is devouring her soul. But she needs Seth's power even more to defeat the warlords of Canaan and Syria, who have vowed...

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Daughters of Rome by Kate Quinn (Rome Trilogy)

A.D. 69. The Roman Empire is up for the taking. The Year of the Four Emperors will change everything - especially the lives of two sisters with a very personal stake in the outcome. Elegant and ambitious, Cornelia embodies the essence of the perfect Roman wife. She lives to one day see her loyal husband as Emperor. Her sister Marcella is more al...

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Mistress of Rome by Kate Quinn (Rome Trilogy #1)

When your life can be bought or sold at the whim of your domina, it is hard to find a place or a person to trust. Thea, sold into slavery as a child bares the scars of her past and of her people. Sold to the pretentious and narcissistic Lepdia, Thea must find the courage to survive the political games of that, which are Rome and its master....

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The Horus Throne by Patricia L ONeill (The Hatshepsut Trilogy)

“The world of a king can be a lonely one at the best of times.”The second instalment in The Hatshepsut Trilogy is The Horus Throne.The death of her brother and husband has given Hatshepsut a daughter, a nation, and a council of advisor who appose her at every will. Proving her divinity and her decedents...

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Her Majesty the King by Patricia L ONeill (The Hatshepsut Trilogy)

“Sometimes obedience is the most dangerous choice of all.”Egypt’s rulers have always been a fascination of mine, so it will come as no surprise to you all that I have read a book that shows how the Ancient Egyptians really lived.Based on historical fact and detail, Patricia L O’Neill has wri...

8.8/10

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Cleopatra's Daughter by Michelle Moran

At the dawn of the Roman Empire, when tyranny ruled, a daughter of Egypt and a son of Rome found each other...Selene's parents are gone, her country has been taken from her and she has been brought to the city of Rome in chains, with only her twin brother, Alexander, to remind her of home and all she once had. Paraded as captives and ...

8.7/10

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Aerie and Reckoning by Thomas E Sniegoski

Destined for Heaven or Hell?Aaron’s senior year has been anything but typical. Half-angel and half-human, he has been charged to reunite the Fallen with Heaven. But the leader of the Dark Powers is determined to destroy Aaron - and all hope of angelic reconciliation.Struggling to harness the incredible force within him, Aaron...

8.5/10

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The Heretic Queen by Michelle Moran (Nefertiti)

In ancient Egypt, a forgotten princess must overcome her family’s past, and remake history.The winds of change are blowing through Thebes. A devastating palace fire has killed the 18th dynasty’s royal family - all with the exception of Nefertari, niece of the reviled former queen Nefertiti. The girl’s deceased family has...

8.2/10

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The Fallen and Leviathan by Thomas E Sniegoski

On his eighteenth birthday, Aaron begins to hear strange voices and is convinced he is going insane. But having moved from foster home to foster home, Aaron doesn't know whom he can trust. He wants to confide in the cute girl from class, but he's afraid she'll confirm he's crazy. Then a mysterious man begins following Aaron. He k...

8.5/10

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Torment by Lauren Kate (The Fallen Series)

Just pick a side, isn’t it obvious.When the love of your life isn’t telling you the whole truth behind the past you share it’s sure to cause some rough patches in any relationship. But when you’re Luce and dating an angel, Daniel, with a number of enemies at your front door, life is sure to get a l...

8.4/10

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Fire Study by Maria V Snyder (The Study Trilogy)

Yelena's apprenticeship is over - now her real test has begun. When word that Yelena is a Soulfinder - able to capture and release souls - spreads like wildfire, people grow uneasy. Already Yelena's unusual abilities and past have set her apart. As the Council debates Yelena's fate, she receives a disturbing message: a plot is rising...

7.5/10

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Magic Study by Maria V Snyder (The Study Trilogy)

Completing her apprenticeship could prove deadly...With an execution order on her head, Yelena has no choice but to escape to Sitia, the land of her birth. With only a year to master her magic - or face death - Yelena must begin her apprenticeship and travels to the Four Towers of the Magician's Keep.But nothing in Sitia is familiar. Not the...

8.3/10

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Poison Study by Maria V Snyder (The Study Trilogy)

Choose: A quick death...or a slow poison... About to be executed for murder, Yelena is offered an extraordinary reprieve. She'll eat the best meals, have rooms in the palace - and risk assassination by anyone trying to kill the Commander of Ixia. And so Yelena chooses to become a food taster. But the chief of security, leaving nothing to cha...

8.0/10

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Sea Glass by Maria V Snyder (Opal Cowan Trilogy)

In the second book of the Opal Cowan series Opal is finally ready to graduate from the Keep and now must decide whether or not she is going to continue working for the Sitian council, or whether she is going to try and make it on her own. Will Opal go it alone without the council and risk having her magic exploited by others for personal ga...

8.6/10

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Storm Glass by Maria V Snyder (Opal Cowan Trilogy)

Four years after she helped Yelena Zaltana save Sitia from the Fire Warpers the one-trick-wander, Opal Cowan, still has not developed the myriad of magical skills that her fellow students at the Magician's Keep have discovered. To keep her mind off her inability to use the most basic of magic Opal spends her time in the glassworks where she ...

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Kushiel's Mercy by Jacqueline Carey (Treason's Heir)

“I have been wed and widowed.”“I have become a father, almost.”The final destination of self-discovery brings the greatest heartache for our dear Imriel. The marriage to the young Alban Princess brought him great joy and the soon to be birth of his son, gave Imriel joy he could not suppress, ...

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Kushiel's Justice by Jacqueline Carey (Treason�s Heir)

“Betimes it seemed impossible that one person's mere flesh could contain so many selves. Mine did, though.”“I was Prince Imriel de la Courcel, third in line for the throne of Terre d'Ange, betrothed to wed a princess of Alba and beget heirs to that kingdom with her. And, too, I was Imriel n&oacut...

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Kushiel's Scion by Jacqueline Carey (Treason�s Heir)

“ What does it mean to be good?”In the darkness their will always be light. In Phedre’s journey to save the land she loved so dearly and free her friend from a curse proved to be more than Phedre had envisioned. Melisande still lurks around the corners, but Imriel de la Courcels is the only one who can b...

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Carnal Sin by Allison Brennan (The Seven Deadly Sins)

So is this Lust or is it LoveIn the second instalment of the Seven Deadly Sins Carnal Sin by Allison Brennan takes us on another journey, but one that is fuelled by desires and the unknown fulfilment of those desires.Moira must find her mother and put an end to the rise of the Seven Deadly Sins. But facing...

7.0/10

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Kushiel's Avatar by Jacqueline Carey (Kushiel's Legacy)

“It ended with a dream.”Phedre’s journey to save her country and the Queen who took pity on her continues with a new danger.Phedre’s journey takes a dangerous turn for all concerned.Her path has been strange and filled with danger and inner battles that only Phedre can deal with. In h...

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Kushiel's Chosen by Jacqueline Carey (Kushiel's Legacy)

“I have known what it is to have all that I posses torn from me.”Nammah’s will Love as thou Wilt was the one rule all D’Angeline followed and respected. In this second journey of self-indulgence and discovery, Phedre must use all her training learned in the arts of the bedchamber and tactics learnt...

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Kushiel's Dart by Jacqueline Carey (Kushiel's Legacy)

“When Love cast me out, it was Cruelty who took pity on me.”Born into a life of mysterious circumstances, Phedre no Delaunay’s scarlet mote in her left eye has left her marked. Sold into the servitude of Anafiel Delaunay, Phedre learns what it means to be an adapt of the night court. Set in the world of ...

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Original Sin by Allison Brennan (The Seven Deadly Sins)

The only sound was the fierce wind as it whipped around MoiraAllison Brennan is best known for her Crime novels, but in this new and enthralling series of The Seven Deadly Sins, Original Sin is sure to raise the hairs on your neck.With a broken heart and a Mother who wishes her dead, Moira is not exactly the most l...

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Tallow by Karen Brooks (The Curse of the Bond Riders)

"Sometimes our intentions, as good as they are, can go horribly wrong when translated into action"No matter how hard he tried, Tallow was unable to distil his own feelings, his urge to help, for every purpose there is always a price to pay.Karen Brook’s novel is one that will leave you wanting more ...

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Gathering of the Gods by JR Mitchell (The Immortals Trilogy)

“In a world of lies, the truth is often difficult to define”In the final installment of the “Immortal Trilogy”, we are taken into a world far beyond comprehension and beauty.As the quest to save the Keys continues, Ore’arn and Sirus are placed into tremendous danger, where the smallest...

8.5/10

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Awakening of the Gods by JR Mitchell (The Immortals Trilogy)

“Only the truth will reveal the past and reawaken your future”Continuing from the “ Pathway of the Gods”, “ Awakening of the Gods” will leave you speechless. As we continue on the journey with Theron, Ommran, and Azrah, we are transported into the darkness that creeps within us all....

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Pathway of the Gods by JR Mitchell (The Immortals Trilogy)

"A woman can manifest herself in many disguises"Imagine a place where women dominate, where beauty is both physical and internal and where the imagination is allowed to run wild. Where flowers transport you into another realm, a land where you lose yourself and all sense of life…“Pathway of t...

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