Category: Reviews

Review: Allegiant, Veronica Roth

Review: Allegiant, Veronica Roth

This review may contain spoilers for previous books in the series.   Overview The first part of this book was great nad had me eating out of the palm of Veronica Roth’s hand. However, by the halfway point I could see where we were headed in terms of pacing and… Read more »

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Review: Shift, Hugh Howey

Review: Shift, Hugh Howey

“Predict the inevitable”, she said, “and you’re bound to be right one day.” Shift is the second book in the Silo trilogy and the prequel to Wool.  It shows us the events that lead up to Juliette taking her ‘long walk to freedom’, how and why the silos were built,… Read more »

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Review: Allegiant, Veronica Roth

Review: Allegiant, Veronica Roth

Secrets, betrayals and a much wider world than the people of Chicago thought was possible. This final part of the Divergent trilogy promised so much, but sadly, didn’t really deliver. Please note: This review is for the third book in the Divergent trilogy and so contains spoilers for the first two… Read more »

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Review: City of Dark Magic, Magnus Flyte

Review: City of Dark Magic, Magnus Flyte

Prague. Praha. The name actually meant “threshold”. Pollina had said the city was a portal between the life of the good and … the other. A city of dark magic, Alessandro had called it. Sarah Weston is a musicologist and scholar of Beethoven at a Boston college. She is surprised at an invitation to study some… Read more »

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Review: Wool, Hugh Howey

Review: Wool, Hugh Howey

“Killing a man should be harder than waving a length of pipe in their direction. It should take long enough for one’s conscience to get in the way.” Warning: This is an addictive read. I initially felt daunted by the large 500 plus page volume sitting on my shelf, especially… Read more »

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Review: Mrs Poe, Lynn Cullen

Review: Mrs Poe, Lynn Cullen

“Madness spreads like a drop of ink in water. Soon one does not know who is mad and who is not.” I have a confession to make. Despite studying English literature for 3 years, and being an obsessive reader, I have not read any Edgar Allan Poe. I was obviously… Read more »

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Review: The Republic of Thieves, Scott Lynch

Review: The Republic of Thieves, Scott Lynch

Once again, it’s time for an adventure with the always gentlemanly but rather dangerous Locke Lamora and Jean Tannen! Please note: This is a review for the second book in the Gentleman Bastard series, and so contains spoilers for the earlier books, The Lies of Locke Lamora and Red Seas Under Red Skies…. Read more »

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Review: The Book of Someday, Dianne Dixon

Review: The Book of Someday, Dianne Dixon

Never judge a book by its cover. We all know the idiom well. However, I am afraid, that on this occasion I did judge the book by its cover. A beautiful and interesting image and a title that really appealed to me: The Book of Someday. How much possibility lay… Read more »

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