Category: Review

Review: Alias Hook by Lisa Jensen

Review: Alias Hook by Lisa Jensen

Posted 9 July, 2014 by Rinn in Review / 4 Comments

Forget what you know about Neverland, and what you know about the story of Peter Pan. Opening with a scene of carnage, akin to nothing like we know from J.M. Barrie’s tale, Alias Hook takes the traditional story of Peter Pan and turns it on its head. It’s not a retelling as such, but an […]

Review: Boy21 by Matthew Quick

Review: Boy21 by Matthew Quick

Posted 6 July, 2014 by Rinn in Review / 0 Comments

I’ve noticed a formula with all of the Matthew Quick books I’ve read so far. They all feature: a main character (or characters) with quirky habits or personal issues that go deeper than they initially appear to an emphasis on the importance of family and friendship, no matter how rocky the relationship, or how difficult […]

Review: The Three by Sarah Lotz

Review: The Three by Sarah Lotz

Posted 28 June, 2014 by Rinn in Review / 13 Comments

The Three is unlike any book I’ve ever read. It’s a fictional non-fiction book (!) comprised of eyewitness accounts, interviews, IM chats and transcripts. Focusing around an event known as ‘Black Thursday’, where four planes crashed at the same time all over the world for unknown reasons, it is a book within a book. Between […]

Review: The Quick (The Quick #1) by Lauren Owen

Review: The Quick (The Quick #1) by Lauren Owen

Posted 16 June, 2014 by Rinn in Review / 5 Comments

This is going to be a fairly short review for two reasons: one, it’s hard to write about this book without giving much away, and two, I didn’t want to break away from the story by taking lots of notes, considering I had a huge break from reading it part way through. My first impression […]

Review: The Violent Century by Lavie Tidhar

Review: The Violent Century by Lavie Tidhar

Posted 13 June, 2014 by Rinn in Review / 6 Comments

I somehow managed to avoid hearing anything about this book until it turned up on my doorstep. But once I’d learnt a little about it, I thought it sounded fascinating – superheroes and an alternate history, a particularly apt book considering I’m reading all the Marvel comics I can get my hands on at the […]

Review: Lexicon by Max Barry

Review: Lexicon by Max Barry

Posted 27 May, 2014 by Rinn in Review / 6 Comments

I’ve received quite a few books from the wonderful Hodderscape recently, and I’m working my way through the pile. I started off with this particular book – and what a way to start! The reader is immediately thrown into the action, with a scene where one of the two protagonists, Wil, is at the airport […]

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