2018 · Fantasy · Fiction · Young Adult

Stephanie Garber’s Caraval

Caraval by Stephanie Garber Published by Flatiron Books in 2017 Genres: Fiction, Young Adult, Fantasy Links: Goodreads Verdict: I was really enjoying this until the end ruined it. This book has been on my to-be-read list for ages and I got hold of a copy recently and started reading it. Scarlett and Donatella Dragna are two sisters stuck under the… Continue reading Stephanie Garber’s Caraval

2018 · Fiction · Retelling · Romance

Anne Tyler’s Vinegar Girl

Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler Published by Hogarth in 2016 Genres: Fiction, Romance, Shakespeare Retelling Links: Goodreads Verdict: I really enjoyed this, simple as it is. Another contemporary take on one of Shakespeare’s best comedies, I absolutely loved reading this and couldn’t put it down. It’s light and frothy and sweet and I’m not going to think too hard about… Continue reading Anne Tyler’s Vinegar Girl

2018 · Fantasy · Fiction

Naomi Novik’s Uprooted

Uprooted by Naomi Novik Published by Del Rey in 2015 Genres: Fiction, Fantasy, Speculative Fiction Links: Goodreads Verdict: I really enjoyed this, simple as it is. This is a fantasy novel written in the first person, and is rooted in a folklore that I’m not used to reading about. I think I already loved it because of that: the names… Continue reading Naomi Novik’s Uprooted

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)