The Last Days of New Paris by China Mieville

To me, Mieville is one of the defining authors of the late 20th and 21st century. His mastery of world building and character development alone mark him as an author who will endure throughout the decades – but coupled with his radical political background makes his storytelling human and fantastical, hopeful edged with the acid […]

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Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake

Content warning for the novel: Descriptions of violence and murder. Three Dark Crowns is a high quality YA fantasy book. In a genre rife with magical heroines with big destinies, Blake manages to carve out a dark niche for herself. One of my favorite qualities of good YA Fantasy read is that they validate the […]

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The Stranger Beside Me by Ann Rule

Content Warning for the novel: Descriptions of rape, murder, and physical assault. This was my first Ann Rule book, and I have some pretty mixed feelings about the experience. To give you a little context, I am a late comer to the true crime genre. Until four months ago, I lumped true crime novels in […]

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The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K LeGuin

Rarely is a story so brilliantly written and simultaneously so stunningly weird. Hey, we all came to Science Fiction expecting to see a thing or two, right? Ursula K LeGuin is by far one of my personal favorite authors and easily one of the most iconic writers of the 20th Century. Beyond her award winning […]

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Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

Content Warnings for the novel: Descriptions of murder, references to sexual violence This is a beautiful story, every detail from the choice of narrator to the descriptions of each god is exquisite on its own and perfect in the context of the wider narrative. I chose to listen to Children of Blood and Bone on […]

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