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 · 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

Fantasy · Fiction · Young Adult

Sabaa Tahir’s An Ember in the Ashes (An Ember in the Ashes #1)

An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir Published by Razorbill in 2015 Series: An Ember in the Ashes #1 Genres: Young Adult, Speculative Fiction Links: Goodreads, Amazon, Loot.co.za, iTunes, iTunes Audiobook Here is a debut novel (the first in a series) that is a page-turner and definitely worth a read. The story, which starts slow, building characters first and… Continue reading Sabaa Tahir’s An Ember in the Ashes (An Ember in the Ashes #1)

Fiction · New Weird

China Miéville’s Perdido Street Station

Perdido Street Station by China Miéville Published by Macmillan Publishers in 2000 Genres: Speculative Fiction, New Weird Links: Goodreads, Amazon, Loot.co.za, iTunes, iTunes Audiobook China Miéville is one of my favourite authors, and Perdido Street Station is a triumph. The linguistic complexity of Miéville ‘s writing has me constantly reaching for a dictionary, constantly learning new words… Continue reading China Miéville’s Perdido Street Station

Fiction · Science Fiction

First review! Ted Chiang’s Story of Your life.

Story of Your life by Ted Chiang Published by Tor Books in 2002 Collection: Stories of Your life and Others Genres: Speculative Fiction, Science Fiction Links: Goodreads, Amazon, iTunes, iTunes Audiobook My first review is of a novella I read recently, you’ve probably heard of it by now: “Story of Your life” by Ted Chiang. This story comes as one… Continue reading First review! Ted Chiang’s Story of Your life.