Tag: science fiction

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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Captivate, Vanessa Garden

Captivate, Vanessa Garden

He pointed to the sky, at what I believed to be the deep black of a starless night; but something about the colour, the density of it, made my chest tighten as thought I’d just dived into a river of ice. A sense of vertigo descended upon me, as though… Read more »

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Review: Dust, Hugh Howey

Review: Dust, Hugh Howey

Wow, what a satisfying and gripping conclusion to the Silo saga. I enjoyed this book so much that I forgot to take review notes while I was reading it. I was so engrossed in the plot and so invested in the characters that I forgot that this was an ARC… Read more »

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Review: Pawn, Aimee Carter

Review: Pawn, Aimee Carter

Seventy years ago, the United States introduced a strict new regime to address overpopulation and bring order to a collapsing society – everyone undergoes a test at seventeen to assign them to a caste from I to VII. The VIIs are the ruling class – the seemingly untouchable Hart family…. 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: 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: The Rise of Nine, Pittacus Lore

Review: The Rise of Nine, Pittacus Lore

We will not conquer our obstacles by running away from them. Speed does not matter, just that we do not stop. This series is really a lot of fun and the third instalment of the Lorien Legacies is filled with action and character development.  In The Rise of Nine the… Read more »

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