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Month: September 2014

5 Star, Fantasy

Visions

Visions is the second book in the Cainsville series and therefore this review may contain spoilers for the previous book, Omens. Olivia sees omens. With everything that’s happened since she moved to Cainsville, she doesn’t dismiss them as easily as she once would. When she…

5 Star, Young Adult

Vivian Versus America

Vivian Versus America is the sequel to Vivian Versus the Apocalypse and therefore this review may contain spoilers for the previous book. Every morning I wake up and think, What do I have to do today in order to not get murdered? Reaching San Francisco…

Young Adult

More Than This

A boy dies. He wakes up alone in a familiar place. Is this the afterlife? There must be more than this? Is that what hell is? Trapped forever, alone in your worst memory? More Than This has such a strong start. It’s the final moments…

Science Fiction, Young Adult

Land

In 2014 sea levels rose to destructive heights. Those with the means fled in boats, sailing until they found land. These refugees set about creating Land, a place where everyone had their assigned purpose. Sixty years later, the population is divided, the colour of their…

Books In

Incoming!

AKA Showcase Sunday I got some great books from Hot Key Books in the last few weeks and my first 2015 review copy! Annihilation is still free on Kindle if you’re interested. For review: A Place Called Winter by Patrick Gale (Tinder Press) This Book…

5 Star, Classics, Science Fiction

The Chrysalids

I certainly did not feel unusual. I was a normal little boy, growing up in a normal way, taking the ways of the world about me for granted. Waknuk is a district of law-abiding, God-respecting people, where deviations and blasphemies are not tolerated. Any crop…

Fantasy

One of Our Thursdays is Missing

One of Our Thursdays is Missing is the sixth book in the Thursday Next series and therefore this review may contain spoilers for the previous books. BookWorld is on the brink of a genre war. Literary detective Thursday Next is scheduled to attend peace talks…