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Month: May 2017

Science Fiction

Shattered Minds

Shattered Minds is set in the same universe as False Hearts and can be read as a standalone. Whilst this review is spoiler free please bear in mind that Shattered Minds does contain some spoilers for False Hearts, so if…

Young Adult

The Fallen Children

As a huge fan of John Wyndham I was intrigued to see what David Owen would do with this Midwich Cuckoos inspired young adult novel. The thing about the original Midwich was its close-knit community, where the village rallied round…

Uncategorized

Summer Reading List

Rather than doing this week’s Top Ten Tuesday Summer Reads topic, I thought I’d just share my summer reading list. Bex is encouraging everyone to share them on the Ninja Book Box forum and I created my list a couple…

Fantasy

Ink and Bone

Imagine a world where the Great Library of Alexandria still stands and Gutenberg’s press was suppressed leaving the great institution as the gatekeeper of the written word. That’s where Rachel Caine’s Great Library series is set. Oh and England is…

Science Fiction

The Power

I saw The Power on so many best-of lists last year and with its inclusion in the Women’s Prize shortlist, I bumped it up my TBR. The premise is that girls have evolved to give off electrical shocks and they…

Young Adult

American Street

Read the World: Haiti Fabiola is travelling from Haiti to live with her aunt and cousins in Detroit when her mother is detained by immigration. Her new home is on the intersection of American and Joy but her new life…