Review: Gemina

Gemina by Amie Kaufman My rating: 5 of 5 stars Well, folks, they did it again. Illuminae was, in my humble opinion, one of the finest books published in 2015. As a book in its own right, it ticked every box and then some — how Kristoff and Kaufman managed to cram everything that they […]

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Review: Ambition

Ambition by Yoshiki Tanaka My rating: 4 of 5 stars Very much like the first novel in this series, it earns an additional star point just because of the stunning narration from Tim Gerard Reynolds. His voice talent soars above the generic, overly-linear, and wholly prosaic prose which, in my opinion, runs the risk of […]

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Review: Crooked Kingdom

Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo My rating: 5 of 5 stars   WHEN YOU CAN’T BEAT THE ODDS, CHANGE THE GAME. In reviewing this novel’s predecessor Six of Crows, I made a point of saying that one of my favourite things about the world of Ketterdam and The Dregs was the pervasive darkness that seeped […]

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Review: Empire of Storms

Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas My rating: 3 of 5 stars I hate to admit it, but I think I’m tired of this series. Had you asked me a couple of years ago, when I’d first started this, I’d have told you this series was great. It was fun, fast and action-packed, and […]

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Review: Ghost Talkers

Ghost Talkers by Mary Robinette Kowal My rating: 4 of 5 stars **A massive thank you to Tor Books for providing me a digital ARC of this novel via NetGalley for the purposes of review** I’m a fan of Mary Robinette Kowal. I ate up her Glamourist Histories series like an addict, and upon finishing, […]

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Facilis Descensus Averno

Facilis descensus Averno “The descent into Hell is easy.” (Vergil, Aeneid VI.124) The above Vergil epigraph is, of all things, the creed of Cassandra Clare’s Shadowhunters — Nephilim warriors who fight demons unbeknownst to mundanes like you or me within her wildly popular series, The Mortal Instruments. It stresses that, essentially, it’s really easy to go down […]

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Review: Kill the Father: A Novel

Kill the Father: A Novel by Sandrone Dazieri My rating: 5 of 5 stars *4.75/5 **Thank you so much to Scribner for providing me a digital ARC of this novel via NetGalley for the purposes of review** Let’s put our cards out on the table: I’m really picky when it comes to thrillers. It’s the […]

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