Empty Throne Book 1 – Those Above

Twenty five years ago mankind mustered an army and rose up against them, only to be slaughtered in a terrible battle. Hope died that day, but hatred survived. Whispers of another revolt are beginning to stir in the hearts of the oppressed: a woman, widowed in the war, who has dedicated her life to revenge;Continue reading “Empty Throne Book 1 – Those Above”

Drood by Dan Simmons

I don’t think I like Dan Simmons very much right now. I’ve wasted 6 months+ trying to read this mega novel and while I could see its attraction – the last days of Charles Dickens and his obsession with a character named Drood, narrated from the perspective of his laudanum-ridden friend and enemy Wilkie Collins,Continue reading “Drood by Dan Simmons”

The Dispossessed by Ursula K. Le Guin Sci-Fi book review

“My world, my Earth is a ruin. A planet spoiled by the human species. We multiplied and fought and gobbled until there was nothing left, and then we died. We controlled neither appetite nor violence; we did not adapt. We destroyed ourselves. But we destroyed the world first.” The Principle of Simultaneity is a scientificContinue reading “The Dispossessed by Ursula K. Le Guin Sci-Fi book review”

Evernight (Book 1) Claudia Grey

If you are looking for a vampire romance in the same class as Twilight or Vampire Diaries, you have come to the wrong place. Claudia Grey’s book is a lukewarm romance with a predictable twist and a lot of padding. The first half of the novels centers about a young girl entering an elite academyContinue reading “Evernight (Book 1) Claudia Grey”

Captain Hunk vs Emo Iron Man in Civil War

I managed to book two seats for me and my friend for the newest installment in the Marvel Universe which brought together Spiderman, AntMan, Iron-Man, Captain America, The Sexy Black Widow, The tormented Winter Soldier, and.. and.. so many more … and also to my massive surprise, Nikki Lauda from “Rush” – Daniel Brühl. AfterContinue reading “Captain Hunk vs Emo Iron Man in Civil War”

Mortal Instruments – Book 1 – City of Bones * Cassandra Clare

Imagine a book so steampunk you are literally sprouting tattoos as you are reading it. Imagine a potent mix and match of anything that would make a teenager pick up a book from a shelf and read it. Vampires, werewolves, motorcycles, immortals, items to collect, a massive fight between good versus evil, teenagers with noContinue reading “Mortal Instruments – Book 1 – City of Bones * Cassandra Clare”

Miss Peregrine’s home for peculiar children – Book 3 – Library of Souls

I have been waiting for this book to be delivered ever since I finished (that is to be translated “devoured”) Ransom Riggs’ Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar children and its second volume Hollow city.  Released in September 22nd 2015, the book had the fresh feel of a new print combined with the tantalizing hints of an epic ending toContinue reading “Miss Peregrine’s home for peculiar children – Book 3 – Library of Souls”

Wolf by Wolf * Ryan Graudin

It’s 1956 and Germany has won the second world war. In this alternate timeline, Hitler’s Third Reich and Imperial Japan rule the world. In celebration of the Axis powers’ victory over the Allies (mainly Great Britain) and Russia (who the Axis powers turned against), Hitler and the Emperor of Japan put on an annual motorcycleContinue reading “Wolf by Wolf * Ryan Graudin”