I think I was bought this book as a present a while back. It’s certainly not the type I’d pick off the shelf. Not because of the cover or the blurb or anything, but because it’s popular. I have one of those odd personalities where if someone says to try something popular, I scream “I’m … Read more Review Blog – Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
Jacked by Kirk Dougal is a YA sci-fi thriller with a very interesting concept. The idea is that almost all electronics (or tech) has shut down after the Crash. At the same time, the majority of the population either died or went brain dead. A bunch of religious zealots (Black Shirts) are now in charge … Read more Book Review: Jacked by Kirk Dougal
OK. What a ride. Mark Lawrence appears to be able to write good. Where to start? Without spoilers. In this third book we complete the story of Jorg growing up. In Prince he felt very much like a child trying to fill big boots. In King felt like a defiant (often petulant) teen. Here we … Read more Review Blog – Emperor of Thorns (And the Broken Empire Trilogy) by Mark Lawrence
Well that was a hell of a ride. I read the second half of this book over the course of 2 days… which is quite rare for me given how slowly I read. That should tell you something about how much I enjoyed it. So King of Thorns follows on fairly directly from Prince… and … Read more Book Review: King of Thorns by Mark Lawrence
Gotta say it. I loved this one. An excellent epic fantasy opener to a series. I have just picked up the 2nd book, The Providence of Fire, and I can’t wait to get started. First off I’d have to say I ‘read’ this via audiobook. The narrator, Simon Vance, did an excellent job. He … Read more Book Review: The Emperor’s Blades by Brian Stavely
So this year I made a sort of resolution type thing. I didn’t read a lot in 2015. It was bad of me. I’m ashamed. Part of it was struggling through a few books I really didn’t like, part of it was chronic headaches for roughly 6 months (not a lot of fun). In 2016, … Read more Book Reviews!
One line review: Hello old friend, chase, sexy time, YARR!, sexy time, homicidal cephalopods, bounty hunter, homicidal anguilliformes, cylons, gruesome death, bounty hunter, not so captured after all. In the same vein as the first in the series, Mountain of Daggers, this book is a collection of short tales all revolving around the central character … Read more Review Blog: Seth Skorkowsky’s Sea of Quills
One Line Review: Medallion ex machina, training, sneaky sneaky, big bad, sexy time, duel… sort of, getting to know you, return of the big bad, melancholia, sexy time, REALLY NOT SEXY TIME, cliffhanger. So I raced through this one which should give you all a good idea of how much I enjoyed it. Seth writes … Read more Review Post: Seth Skorkowsky’s Mountain of Daggers