Book Review: Gemina by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

As with Illuminae, Gemina is told through a series of emails, instant messages, schematics, classified files, and transcripts. In addition, there is the benefit of Hanna’s journal pages also being included. I love the different format of the way these novels are written. It involves the reader and makes them feel like they are part of the investigation and subsequent trials taking place.

Book Review: Godsgrave by Jay Kristoff

Like Nevernight, Godsgrave begins by switching back and forth between two different events in Mia’s timeline. It was used to great affect in the first book, but I’m not sure it has the same impact here. The characters I fell in love with – Mia, Ashlinn, and Mercurio – were all back, along with a whole heap of new characters in the form of the Gladiatii.

Book Review: Nevernight by Jay Kristoff

Nevernight wasn’t at all what I was expecting. The narrator’s viewpoint was a little disorienting for me at first, but by the end I barely noticed it. The comparison between two different scenario’s Jay Kristoff used in the first chapter intrigued and sucked me into Mia’s story. I was invested in her as a main character and wanted her to succeed. I loved that while she was a killer, she had a heart.

Book Review: Morning Star – Red Rising 3

Title:  Morning Star Author: Pierce Brown Publisher: Hodder and Stoughton Publication Date: 22nd September 2016 Genre: Mixed – Science Fiction / YA Darrow is the Reaper of Mars. Born to toil, carved to fight, destined to lead. But he is a broken man. Exposed as a Red in a world ruled by Golds, he has …

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 …