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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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Why Do You Read?

Today’s post is going to be a little different because it’s assignment week here for me so everything’s due and I’m busy staring at the calendar, desperately wondering where all my time went. Accordingly, this post is about me asking … 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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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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Alice Sebold’s Lucky – A review of beginnings and horror

Alice Sebold’s memoir Lucky is an account of her rape, the fallout afterwards and the subsequent trial. This book is nothing if not for the faint of heart. Sebold isn’t exactly coy with the details of the most horrific of … Continue reading

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