Book Review: Shift by Hugh Howey

Shift is the prequel to The Wool Omnibus. It primarily tells the story of how the underground silos came to exist and why the world became unliveable. The first half of the book is very different from Wool, and much slower. It starts with Donald Keene, a congressman involved in a top secret project to build an underground facility. He believes the lie he’s fed about the facility’s construction, and is quickly trapped into an existence he had tried to believe wasn’t possible.

Book Review: Wool by Hugh Howey

The opening of Wool grabs you right away. Sheriff Holston knows he’s going to die, has in fact asked for it, but against all odds is hopeful he may somehow find his lost love and survive. You feel sorry for him, and wonder if he may not make it after all. It’s enough to get you invested in the story straight away, if only to see if he is right.

Book Review: Obsidio by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

Title: Obsidio by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff Publisher: Random House Australia Publication Date: March 13th 2018 Genre: Science Fiction / Young Adult Kady, Ezra, Hanna, and Nik narrowly escaped with their lives from the attacks on Heimdall station and now find themselves crammed with 2,000 refugees on the container ship, Mao. …

Book Reviews: August Reading Round-up

For a number of different reasons, I didn’t manage to blog many of my book reviews last month, so I have decided to do a round-up instead. I read five books to complete the Aussie Winter Reading Challenge: The Good Daughter by Honey Brown (Mystery): Rebecca Toyer and Zach Kincaid each live …

Book Review: Jasper Jones

Jasper Jones by Craig Silvey Publisher:  Allen & Unwin Publication Date: 23rd November 2016 Genre: Mixed – YA / Mystery Late on a hot summer night in 1965, Charlie Bucktin, a precocious and bookish boy of thirteen, is startled by an urgent knock on the window of his sleep-out. His visitor is …