Tag: science fiction

Review: Sand, Hugh Howey

Review: Sand, Hugh Howey

Hugh Howey has done it again! He has created another desolate dystopian world and sucked me right into it. I have made no secret of the fact that I loved the Silo Trilogy, so it was with much trepidation that I started to read Sand. I was concerned that Mr…. Read more »

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Review: Dark Eden, Chris Beckett

Review: Dark Eden, Chris Beckett

On the sunless world of Eden, a small group of humans live among the warm, glowing trees and six-legged creatures. Several generations ago, a ship arrived on Eden by accident. After they tried to repair the damage, the crew decided to try to return to Earth, but two remained –… Read more »

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Review: Immortal Crown, Richelle Mead

Review: Immortal Crown, Richelle Mead

Please note, this is the second book in the Age of X series, so this review contains spoilers for the earlier books. You may prefer to check out my review of Gameboard of the Gods on this blog. I am just going to gush because  I totally love this book,… Read more »

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Review: The Girl with All the Gifts, MJ Carey

Review: The Girl with All the Gifts, MJ Carey

Melanie is a ten-year-old girl being kept in a secure facility somewhere north of London. Each day, she and several other children are taken to a classroom strapped into their wheelchairs, and all precautions are taken to keep them away from each other and the adults on the base. Britain… Read more »

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Review: Doctor Who: Touched By An Angel, Jonathan Morris

Review: Doctor Who: Touched By An Angel, Jonathan Morris

“Don’t blink. Don’t even blink. Blink and you’re dead. They are fast – faster than you can believe. Don’t turn your back, don’t look away and don’t blink. Good luck.” – The Doctor, Blink (2006) Weeping Angels are one of the most scary (in my opinion) of the Doctor Who… Read more »

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Review: Into the Still Blue, Veronica Rossi

Review: Into the Still Blue, Veronica Rossi

Please note: This review is for the third book in the Under the Never Sky trilogy, and so contains spoilers for the first two books. You may wish to read my reviews for Under the Never Sky or Through the Ever Night on The Oaken Bookcase, or Leila’s Under the… Read more »

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Review and Giveaway: The Time Tutor, Bee Ridgway

Review and Giveaway: The Time Tutor, Bee Ridgway

Bee Ridgway’s The River of No Return was one of my favourite reads of last year –  a story of time travel and romance set both in Regency times and modern London. To celebrate the paperback release, Penguin have published this special prequel novella to the series – The Time Tutor. The Time… Read more »

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Review: Cress, Marissa Meyer

Review: Cress, Marissa Meyer

Please note, this is a review for the third book in this series, and so contains spoilers for earlier books. You may wish to read my review of Cinder or Scarlet first, both on The Oaken Bookcase, or Philippa’s review of Cinder instead! Cinder, Scarlet, Thorne and Wolf are on… Read more »

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Review: The Rithmatist, Brandon Sanderson

Review: The Rithmatist, Brandon Sanderson

I have a confession to make – this is the first Brandon Sanderson book I’ve read (*prepares for excommunication from fantasy fans*). I do have a couple sitting on my shelves but I haven’t had much of a chance for epic fantasy lately! Enter The Rithmatist, with great reviews from… Read more »

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