Afterburn: A Free Post-Apocalyptic Thriller – Scott Nicholson

Five years after a devastating solar storm wipes out civilization and spawns a strange race of mutants, Rachel Wheeler and her misfit family must choose whether to hide away or fight to join other survivors. As their food supply dwindles inside their bunker, radiation from abandoned nuclear plants is altering the world around them. NotContinue reading “Afterburn: A Free Post-Apocalyptic Thriller – Scott Nicholson”

The Way – Mary E. Twomey

Blue Anders lives in a world not separated by race, creed or color, but by blood type. She must fight against and alongside her brother to free their people and end the slavery forced upon her family. Standing up to her sociopath brother will be difficult, but admitting what she wants when she meets anContinue reading “The Way – Mary E. Twomey”

The Hunger Games Book 2 * Catching Fire * Suzanne Collins

I’ve read all three Hunger Games books but I just realised, I forgot to talk about the second in the series. Here are the reviews for the other 2: The Hunger Games Book 1 * Suzanne Collins The Hunger Games Book 3 * Mockingjay * Suzanne Collins After winning the brutal Hunger Games, Katniss EverdeenContinue reading “The Hunger Games Book 2 * Catching Fire * Suzanne Collins”

The Road – Cormac McCarthy * Book Review

The Road is the astonishing post-apocalyptic and Pulitzer Prize-winning modern classic by Cormac McCarthy. A father and his young son walk alone through burned America, heading slowly for the coast. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind. They have nothing but a pistol to defend themselves against the men whoContinue reading “The Road – Cormac McCarthy * Book Review”

The Country of Ice Cream Star by Sandra Newman

“I know, ain’t evils in no life nor cruelties in no red hell can change the vally heart of Ice Cream Star.” Sandra Newman’s novel The Country Of Ice Cream Star is going to cause some fights, cause some clamour among the finger-wagging ranks of the sensitive literati. People who care about books (and whoContinue reading “The Country of Ice Cream Star by Sandra Newman”

Deceptive by Emily Lloyd-Jones

Months ago, Ciere would have cast her illusion outward, like throwing a sheet over a table. It would cover everything, but the pain was debilitating. Now, after months of careful practice, Ciere reaches out and  imagines the world the way she wants it. She visualizes the frozen white fields, the twist in the road around a clump of trees—the trees that make a perfect place toContinue reading “Deceptive by Emily Lloyd-Jones”

Farenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, Book Review

“Everyone must leave something behind when he dies, my grandfather said. A child or a book or a painting or a house or a wall built or a pair of shoes made. Or a garden planted. Something your hand touched some way so your soul has somewhere to go when you die, and when peopleContinue reading “Farenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, Book Review”

Aldous Huxley – Island Book Review

I found this book in my sci-fi pile. Written in 1962 and possibly the last book by Aldous Huxley, Island is a far cry from Brave New World. It tries to mix Buddhism and English Colonialism and philosophy into a stew that just doesn’t taste good. It’s too contrived and the subject at hand isContinue reading “Aldous Huxley – Island Book Review”

Mortal Engines – [The Hungry City Chronicles #1] – Philip Reeve

The great Traction City London lumbers after a small town, eager to strip its prey of all assets and move on. Resources on the Great Hunting Ground that once was Europe are so limited that mobile cities must consume one another to survive, a practice known as Municipal Darwinism. Tom, an apprentice in the GuildContinue reading “Mortal Engines – [The Hungry City Chronicles #1] – Philip Reeve”

Divergent * Veronica Roth (Book 1)

“Becoming fearless isn’t the point. That’s impossible. It’s learning how to control your fear, and how to be free from it.” I have to say, I had an absolute blast reading this wild ride of an adventure, and I enjoyed every minute of it. EVERY.SINGLE.MINUTE! I haven’t had this sort of rush since Katniss enteredContinue reading “Divergent * Veronica Roth (Book 1)”