Obsidio by Amy Kaufmann & Jay Kristoff

We got the Illuminae Files-Triology wrapped up with Obsidio. Be warned that the review will contain slight spoilers for the previous books if you haven’t read them yet.   The story picks up immediately after the ending of Gemina and this time we are on yet another space ship, the container ship Mao. Now our…

Eisenhorn: Xenos by Dan Abnett

I am excited. I’m reviewing Eisenhorn by Dan Abnett. The first Warhammer 40k book on this site. Partly I’m excited because I’m a fan of Warhammer, and whenever someone asks the question “I’m interested in Warhammer, where should I start reading?” I also give this as their first book. Partly I’m excited because Warhammer is…

Magic and Sankt Peterburg – The Crown’s Game by Evelyn Skye

“Vika Andreyeva can summon the snow and turn ash into gold. Nikolai Karimov can see through walls and conjure bridges out of thin air. They are enchanters—the only two in Russia—and with the Ottoman Empire and the Kazakhs threatening, the tsar needs a powerful enchanter by his side. And so he initiates the Crown’s Game,…

Even The Darkest Stars by Heather Fawcett

“Kamzin has always dreamed of becoming one of the Emperor’s royal explorers, the elite climbers tasked with mapping the wintry, mountainous Empire and spying on its enemies. She knows she could be the best in the world, if only someone would give her a chance.” Very rarely I come across a young adult fantasy book that surprises…

Turtles All The Way Down by John Green

  The John Green fans waited almost five years for his new book, which finally came out in October of last year. The announcement of it was unexpected – especially after the initial statement of the author that he would likely never publish again, because he felt like nothing he would ever write could compare…

The Black Prism by Brent Weeks

Okay, we’re going to try this whole “review a book that I actually like” thing again. You know, prove I actually like books, and haven’t started this blog as some sort of bizarre hate fetish, literary revenge porn. The next contender is The Black Prism by Brent Weeks. The first in The Lightbringer Series, released…

Sword Sisters by Sarah Cardinal and Alex Bledsoe

My first two reviews were pretty scathing. I know. I was pretty harsh on them, and that’s because I was reading outside of my comfort zone in both cases. So let’s get back in the zone, and read something that I should like. I picked up Sword Sisters on audible purely by chance. I was…

Gemina by Amy Kaufmann & Jay Kristoff

Gemina is the sequel to the adventurous The Illuminae Files Triology. No spoilers for book one here!   If you don‘t know what this series is about: The Illuminae Files is a ya science-fiction series that takes place in the year 2575. The planet Kerenza was attacked by the rival BeiTech. Now the inhabitants are…

The Raven Boys by Maggie Steifvater

The Raven Boys is the first book of The Raven Cycle-series by Maggie Stiefvater and it was my first book by her. The Prologue starts with the sentence: “Blue Sargent had forgotten how many times she‘d been told that she would kill her true love.“ I mean if this doesn‘t get you hooked I don‘t know…

Cadicle: Architects of Destiny by Amy Duboff

By the end of the opening page, I know the eye colour of two people. “Cobalt” and “Steel blue”. If that doesn’t sum up the book for you, I don’t know what does.   This is the debut release from author Amy DuBoff, and although its clearly had the professional editing treatment, is it worth…