The Lightning Thief

The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan, Hyperion: 2009, Kindle edition Ok. Ok, so this wasn’t as bad as I was afraid it would be, but it didn’t exceed my expectations either. Meaning, this book is obviously attempting to complete the successful recipe of Harry Potter but it does not succeed because there is no recipe….

The City and the City by China Miéville

I struggled to get used to the language – the “idiosyncratic” writing – and become interested in the story per se. It took two thirds of the book to get me excited and wanting, desperately, to know more about the cities and Inspector Borlu. But I did and I did, and finally it came in…

Black Heart (Curse Workers #3) by Holly Black

I can’t believe it’s finished. I saw that there is a fourth book scheduled and, though I’m concerned it won’t be as good, I’m really looking forward to reading it. I just love Cassel, he’s an amazingly interesting character and I can’t get enough of him trying to squirm out of harm’s way. He’s getting…

Red Glove (Curse Workers #2) by Holly Black

Spoilers all over the place! Be warned! 3.75 stars. I really enjoyed the second instalment of the Curse Workers series, but it felt like a middle book all the same. The surprises of the White Cat have now faded and I was just trying to discern what else is there to be told about the…

White Cat (Curse Workers #1) by Holly Black

Now that’s a YA fantasy book I really enjoyed! No, I loved it! At about 60% in the book I couldn’t catch my breath from all the things that happened in the past – and were still happening – to Cassel. It was fast-paced with great, believable dialogue, while the first person POV really made…

the black book [The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern]

It comes with no warning, no advertisement, nothing. You just turn your head, and there it is. You see it every day hence. It watches you through its black, white, red eyes. You pass it by, you stand in front of it. You don’t have the courage yet to pick it up because you know,…

The Child Thief by Brom

The Child Thief is officially one of my favourite books. I knew it would be; the absolutely delightful feel of the pages, the amazing smell of processed paper, the amazing illustrations and a marvellous cover – that goes around the spine and completes its hug in the back cover. What about the content? Well, that’s…