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Tag: 5 stars

5 Star, Fantasy

Black Sun

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,…

5 Star, Fantasy

Legendborn

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…

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…