Out of the Blue
Shortly after Jaya’s mother dies, angels start falling from the sky. Her father become obsessed, tracking the angels and predicting where the next one will fall. None of the angels survive their descent to earth, not until Jana stumbles across one on Arthur’s Seat in…
The City of Lost Fortunes
Jude Dubuisson has a magical gift, to find lost things. In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, so much was lost, his power overwhelmed him. Since the storm he’s been lying low, until he is drawn into a card game where his fate becomes the ante….
I’ll Be Gone in the Dark
My suspicions that true crime really isn’t my thing has been confirmed by reading I’ll Be Gone in the Dark. It’s incredibly upsetting reading this knowing these horrific acts happened to real people and I couldn’t help thinks how dying whilst in fear for the…
Into the Drowning Deep
Into the Drowning Deep reminded me in many ways of Michael Crichton’s Jurassic Park, but instead of dinosaurs, there are killer mermaids. It’s set in the very near future, enough to allow for some slight technological advances and a bit more damage to the environment….
You might expect the dead are rising from the battlefields of the American Civil War to change everything, but Justina Ireland uses Dread Nation to explore how minorities continue to be exploited. Jane is a pupil at Miss Preston’s School of Combat in Baltimore, receiving…
Notes on Novellas
I’m still totally in love with Tor’s novellas, I would highly recommend to anyone feeling they don’t have much time to read right now. They are small packages with complex ideas or full to the brim with fun. I’ve read three of them in recent…
The Charmed Life of Alex Moore
The Charmed Life of Alex Moore was very nearly a DNF. Alex is the epitome of Shoreditch hipster, with a start-up that doesn’t seem to actually do anything (it’s a glorified forum and blog) and she genuinely believes all the hype she comes up with….
Top Ten Books I’d Wrestle a Lion to Get Early
Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. I’ve amended the title for this top ten because slaying lions makes me think of those horrid people who shoot lions for fun and then pose with their corpses. I don’t want any book that…
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Today he would become a god. His mother had told him so. The opening line may seem like something any mother would tell her son, but in the case of Serapio, his mother truly believes he will become the Crow God reborn. She blinds him,…
The day Bree gets accepted into an early college placement at UNC, is the day her mother dies. The last words they spoke were of anger. Unable to deal with her dad’s grief on top of her own, Bree goes ahead with the placement. Once…
Alex Stern does not belong at Yale. When she awakes as the sole survivor of a multiple homicide, presumed a drug deal gone wrong, she is given an unlikely offer. Come to Yale, join the House of Lethe and oversee the rituals of the other…