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Nina @ Death Books and Tea

Female. 15. Book blogger. Whovian. Sherlocked. Zydrate addict. Goth. Multifandomed. Violinst. Tea drinker. Feminist. LGBT. Ravenclaw. Alive.

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The Restaurant at the End of the Universe
Douglas Adams
Armageddon: The Musical
Robert Rankin
Cunt: A Declaration of Independence
Inga Muscio, Betty Dodson
City of Glass
Cassandra Clare
172 Hours on the Moon
Tara F. Chace, Johan Harstad
Under the Dome
Stephen King
The Equality Illusion: The Truth About Women And Men Today
Kat Banyard
Strawberry Panic: The Complete Novel Collection
Namuchi Takumi, Sakurako Kimino
Sarah Rees Brennan
Dark Eden
Chris Beckett
Raven - Nuayma Jeggels Raven has woken up from a coma. Of eight years. The world she wakes up in is one with zombies, infected, so the dead rose again. From then on, we get the story of her at the Temple, learning how to protect herself, and finding out secrets that maybe should be kept quiet.The world building was very good. The planets we learnt about were all distinctly different, yet familiar-the Cantchi people, for example Chiyo, was what you’d get if the Japanese all emigrated to this new planet. It added a little familiar touch to a brand new world.We got a really clear account of the magic and the magical laws surrounding it. And the zombies....i love the take on them in this book. It’s original, and with a cool twist on them.At the start we got bogged down quite a bit with the world building. We needed to be introduced to the characters and the context, which I find is good, but as we kept switching places from chapter to chapter it was a little confusing.Shardaie/Raven(I only figured this out halfway through)was an interesting character. As interesting as you can get for a character who’s been asleep for more of her life than awake. But I think the mystery surrounding her added quite a lot to it, making you want to read on and see if you can work things out about her life.We got a nice lot of character development, from Chiyo especially. The interaction between the students and teachers was realistic and friendly, and it was easy to follow.Overall: Strength 4 tea to a good story with good characters and a great fantasy new world.