2018 · Fantasy · Fiction · Historical Fiction · Young Adult

Katherine Arden’s The Bear and the Nightingale (Winternight #1)

The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden Published by Del Rey Books in January 2017 Series: Winternight #1 Genres: Young Adult, Speculative Fiction, Historical Fiction Links: Goodreads Verdict: Definitely read this! Don’t get me wrong, I thought this story was super. Lovely characters, a wonderfully different setting and a medieval Russian folklore-based fantasy plot make for a wonderful time. I… Continue reading Katherine Arden’s The Bear and the Nightingale (Winternight #1)

2018 · Crime · Fiction · Horror · Thriller

Stephen King’s The Outsider

The Outsider by Stephen King Published by Hodder & Stoughton in May 2018 Genres: Fiction, Horror, Mystery, Thriller Link: Goodreads Verdict: I think I’m programmed to love everything this man writes. God. Damn. I read this in basically one sitting. This man is a genius. Or he pushes all the right buttons. I’m not sure. Both maybe? He’s very… Continue reading Stephen King’s The Outsider

2018 · Fiction · New Weird · Science Fiction

Jeff VanderMeer’s Annihilation (Southern Reach #1)

Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in 2014 Series: Southern Reach #1 Genres: Fiction, New Weird, Science Fiction, Horror Link: Goodreads Verdict: Atmospheric, creepy, interesting   Let me start by saying I freaking love Jeff VanderMeer. This isn’t the first book of his that I’ve read. It is the first that i’m reviewing for… Continue reading Jeff VanderMeer’s Annihilation (Southern Reach #1)

2018 · Fiction

Gail Honeyman’s Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine

Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman Published by Viking – Pamela Dorman Book in 2017 Genres: Fiction Version: Paperback Links: Goodreads Verdict: Pretty good I’ll admit I read this in a couple of sittings. I am pretty sick with the flu at the moment and I’m too tired to do much else as I recover. I enjoyed… Continue reading Gail Honeyman’s Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine

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)