Monthly Archives: April 2017

Too Like the Lightning – Ada Palmer

This is possibly the most interesting book I’ve read not just this year but last year too. This does not mean it is the best book. When describing it to others, my descriptor of choice has been “godawful”. Or “dire”. … Continue reading

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The Obelisk Gate – N. K. Jemisin

Shockingly, I didn’t go into this one with high expectations. Sure its prequel, The Fifth Season, won the Hugo last year, but I was not exactly its heartiest supporter. In brief, I thought the writing itself was competent and an … Continue reading

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Everfair – Nisi Shawl

The Nebula readathon continues! Though now we’ve entered the murky territory of “things I didn’t really want to read”. Which… I might have to recant on this one a little bit. It’s complicated. I will admit though, I didn’t like … Continue reading

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The Last Days of New Paris – China Miéville

A brief deviation from the award nominee schedule into a novella I had faith would be amazing (and could borrow from boyfriend without having to buy it myself…). I’m at the point now where I’m just going to start anything … Continue reading

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Red Rising – Pierce Brown

This is probably going to be one of my most negative reviews of a properly published novel (free Kindle books don’t count). You’ve been warned. This book was, in short, absolutely godawful. It was unremittingly horrendous, and I knew I … Continue reading

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The Rising – Ian Tregillis

I have to admit, right at the start… I don’t think this is a very good book. I wasn’t hugely positive about the first in the series, and sadly, this one suffers from middle-book-of-trilogy problems, as well as not really … Continue reading

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