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Category: 5 Star

5 Star, Fantasy

Ninth House

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…

5 Star, Fantasy

Middlegame

Roger and Dodger are the embodiment of the Doctrine of Ethos. Separated at birth, they’re not entirely human but an experiment by shady alchemists. Roger is gifted with words and language, Dodger is a maths genius, together they could be gods, and Reed wants that…

5 Star, Science Fiction

After Atlas / Before Mars

I don’t think I’ve talked about how much I love the Planetfall books by Emma Newman, partly because I’ve been devouring them during my lax blogging months. Whilst part of the same universe, each book has a self-contained story. You can read my review of…

5 Star, Non-Fiction

In Pain

Well this was a jaw-dropping account of the opioid crisis. I never knew heroine was once prescribed for coughs, and that the current opioid crisis is repeating past mistakes that were never learned from. In Pain is partly a memoir, detailing the very horrific injury…

5 Star, Science Fiction

The Calculating Stars

When a huge meteorite strikes the Earth, history is set on a new trajectory. The story starts in 1952 when much of the Western US is destroyed, first by the impact and then by the resulting tsunami. Former WASP pilot and mathematician Elma York is…

5 Star, Fantasy

Crooked Kingdom

Crooked Kingdom is the sequel to Six of Crows and therefore this review may contain spoilers for the previous book. Kaz’s crew are left reeling after their daring break in to the Ice Court. Nina’s fighting withdrawal and Wylan’s stuck with the face of a…

5 Star, Fantasy

Pet

Lucille is a place free from monsters, without prejudice or danger. But when a creature climbs out of her mother’s painting, Jam is faced with the idea that maybe there are still monsters in this world. The only problem is, no one believes in them…

5 Star, Science Fiction

The Testaments

The highly anticipated sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale needs little introduction. Set around 15 years after we last saw Offred, The Testaments follows three women and reveals more about the rise and fall of Gilead. It also answers some questions you might have had lingering…

5 Star, Fantasy

Sanctuary

Disclosure: I received a copy of this book free of charge for review purposes only. Receipt of a book does not guarantee a review or endorsement. My reviews are my honest opinion and are not biased for the purpose of personal gain. State Detective Maggie…