2017 · Fantasy · Fiction · Young Adult

Garth Nix’s Goldenhand (Abhorsen #5)

Goldenhand by Garth Nix Published by HarperCollins in 2016 Series: Abhorsen #5 Version: Audible Audio Narrators: Heather Wilds Length: 11h 34m Genres: Young Adult, Speculative Fiction Links: Goodreads, Amazon Verdict: Garth Nix doesn’t disappoint, but read the rest of the series first. I’m a little skeptical about tagging this book as young adult, as I think that limits it to young… Continue reading Garth Nix’s Goldenhand (Abhorsen #5)

2017 · Crime · Fiction · Thriller

Ragnar Jónasson’s Snowblind (Dark Iceland English Publ. #1)

Snowblind by Ragnar Jónasson (translated by Quentin Bates) Published by Orenda Books in 2015 Series: Dark Iceland (English) #1 Genres: Crime, Thriller Version: Paperback Links: Goodreads Verdict: Pretty good Let me start by saying I read this book because of the hype on social media, as this book caused quite a stir. I found the translation a little cumbersome and… Continue reading Ragnar Jónasson’s Snowblind (Dark Iceland English Publ. #1)

2017 · Autobiography · Non Fiction

Dr. Paul Kalanithi’s When Breath Becomes Air

When Breath Becomes Air by Dr. Paul Kalanithi Published by Random House in 2016 (Posthumously) Version: Audible Audio Narrators: Cassandra Campbell, Sunil Malhotra Length: 5h 35m Genres: Non Fiction, Autobiography, Memoir Links: Goodreads, Amazon Verdict: Exquisite. Highly recommended. “We shall rise insensibly, and reach the tops of the everlasting hills, where the winds are cool and the sight is glorious.” My brother… Continue reading Dr. Paul Kalanithi’s When Breath Becomes Air

2017 · Fantasy · Fiction · Young Adult

Sabaa Tahir’s A Torch Against the Night (An Ember in the Ashes #2)

A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir Published by Razorbill in 2016 Series: An Ember in the Ashes #2 Genres: Young Adult, Speculative Fiction Links: Goodreads Verdict: Definitely read this! I was busy reading something else but I got my hands on this and had to read it because I enjoyed the first one so much. Judging by how… Continue reading Sabaa Tahir’s A Torch Against the Night (An Ember in the Ashes #2)

2016 · Fiction · Suspense

Ruth Ware’s The Woman in Cabin 10

The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware Published by Simon and Schuster in 2016 Genres: Fiction, Suspence Links: Goodreads, Amazon, Loot.co.za, iTunes, iTunes Audiobook Verdict: Meh Here’s a book I hoped I’d enjoy, and was sorely disappointed. The main character, Lo Blacklock, is a journalist who gets the opportunity of a lifetime to write about a luxury cruiseliner, the… Continue reading Ruth Ware’s The Woman in Cabin 10