This one is a novella, so was a nice, quick, read one afternoon when I just wanted to curl up in my chair for a couple of hours reading. The plot moves very quickly, and at the beginning I was a bit disoriented because there were...

What a beautiful tale. If you're coming to this one expecting a compelling, deep, and fast-moving plot, you'll be disappointed. BUT, Schwab is a wonderful writer and the story she unfolds over the pages of Addie is well worth the time spent...

This was hands down my favourite of the Strike novels so far. Even though it was a cold case, the mystery had me hooked right from the start, and some of the scenes (especially re-tracing the victim's steps through dark alleys) were genuinely creepy. I was...

This was such a fun read. I loved the main character, Isoka, right from the first page - she's such a delightfully grey protagonist, with her love for her sister her only weak spot. The story kicked into gear quickly once Isoka is taken by the...

I REALLY enjoyed this one. It's the best read I've had in a while actually. The premise is your typical 'teenager goes off to magic school to learn magic' trope...

This is the sequel to Robert J Power's SPFBO finalist book, Spark City, and my overall comment is - it's even better than the first!! The story is a bit tighter, the characters have grown and developed, and the pacing is fast. It's quite long, too,...

Overall, I enjoyed this one, but I probably won't read on in the series. It was a nice change from some of the more epic fantasy I've been reading recently, a futuristic Gossip Girl-type story that focuses on the lead-up to a death that you...

I felt like a complete break from fantasy, and while I've always really enjoyed a good crime thriller, I just haven't had time to read any for a while. I had heard good things about Rowling's foray into crime, so I picked this up. . A quick...

I read Crier's War earlier this year, and as soon as I saw the sequel had been released I picked it up straight away. I really enjoyed the premise of the first book - man-made humans (automas) designed to be smarter and more advanced...