Category Archives: Review

N. K. Jemisin’s The Killing Moon – A Review of Dreams, Ethics and Gay Priests

I picked up N. K. Jemisin‘s The Killing Moon on a whim.  I’d seen it floating around the fantasy shelves for a few weeks and I was in that happy space having just finished my last book without yet having … Continue reading

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I was Framed by that Device!

At the moment I’m reading a terrible book. I picked it up because I thought it would be a fun kind of terrible, an impression that was mainly formed because of this glorious bit of cover work. Look at that … Continue reading

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Veronica Roth’s Divergent: A Review of Training, Teachers and Virtues Gone Wrong

As you read this, I will be happily burying myself in Veronica Roth’s Insurgent. While you read, I’d like you to picture me curled up under a blanket with a nice cup of tea, alternatively reading obsessively and trying to … Continue reading

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Paolo Bacigalupi’s Windup Girl and Marissa Meyer’s Cinder – A review of setting and character

This week we’re trying something new again. Something that’s so new that should my past self from about 3 years ago somehow warp to the future (And after she got over the whole lack of flying cars and jetpacks thing) … Continue reading

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Maria V. Snyder’s Study trilogy – A review of political systems, sexy legs and emotional leaps

Maria V. Snyder’s Study trilogy is a fantasy, action-filled love story set in a world with two countries with diametrically opposed systems of government. One country, Ixia, is a military regime with rigid rules. Everyone wears a uniform and has … Continue reading

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Anne Bishop’s Black Jewels – A review of characters over plot

Anne Bishop’s Black Jewels Trilogy is a guilty, guilty pleasure. Everything that I should dislike about books can be found here. Perfectly perfect heroes (Who are terribly misunderstood and put down upon for no real reason other than everyone else … Continue reading

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B R Collins Gamerunner – A review of intensity through tense

B R Collins’s Gamerunner is a tricky book to summarise. At first glance it’s your typical dystopian future novel. Set in said future is a world very clearly divided into the haves and have-nots, with the haves living a life … Continue reading

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