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A Wrinkle in Time

From what I can gather, A Wrinkle in Time is a much beloved children’s classic in America. I personally hadn’t even heard of it before I started reading Book Riot posts. With a few challenge prompts requiring me to read a children’s classic, it was…

Non-Fiction

Born a Crime

One of the Read Harder prompts I was most dreading was celebrity memoir. Just because I like someone’s acting or singing, does not mean I want to read their life story. However, I bought Born a Crime last year without realising who Trevor Noah was…

5 Star, Fantasy

The Stone Sky

The Stone Sky is the final book in the Broken Earth trilogy and therefore this review may contain spoilers for the previous books. Yet because you are essential, you cannot be permitted to have a choice in the matter. You must be tools – and…

Historical Fiction

River of Teeth

When I heard that River of Teeth was a western with hippos, I knew I had to read it. It’s set in an alternate history where hippos were introduced to America as an alternate meat source. Apparently, this was an actual thing that the US…

5 Star, General Fiction

The Tidal Zone

What a stunning novel this is, dealing with what happens when we are faced with the fragility of human life. Adam’s previously healthy teenager daughter collapses one day at school. Her heart stops. How do you go one with life knowing that life can stop…

Fantasy

A Conjuring of Light

A Conjuring of Light is the final book in the Shades of Magic trilogy and therefore this review may contain spoilers for the previous books. A Gathering of Shadows has such a cliffhanger there was no way I wasn’t going to prioritise the final instalment….

5 Star, Science Fiction

Gemina

Gemina pretty much follows the same formula as Illuminae; there are multiple dangers on board and the surviving characters are split up and must communicate mostly via chat. This is not a bad thing and I thoroughly enjoyed the second instalment of this fast-action space…