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)

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.