Title: Magic Mourns (3.5), Magic Dreams (4.5), Magic Tests (5.3), Magic Gifts (5.4), Gunmental Magic (5.4), Magic Steals (7.5), Magic Stars (8.5), Curran Volume Author: Ilona Andrews Genre: Urban Fantasy/ Romance/ Adventure Summary: A sum of all spinoffs, extras and scenes written from different POV Ilona Andrews shared with us.      I’ve thought about it and decided it may be best to put all Extra books (not the main story o...

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Title: Magic Breaks Author: Ilona Andrews Genre: Urban Fantasy/ Romance/ Adventure Publication date: 2014 Summary: No matter how much the paranormal politics of Atlanta change, one thing always remains the same: if there’s trouble, Kate Daniels will be in the middle of it… As the mate of the Beast Lord, Curran, former mercenary Kate Daniels has more responsibilities than it seems possible to juggle. Not only is she still struggling to keep he...

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Title: Crooked House Author: Agatha Christie Genre: Mystery First Publication date: 1949 Summary: In the sprawling, half-timbered mansion in the affluent suburb of Swinly Dean, Aristide Leonides lies dead from barbiturate poisoning. An accident? Not likely. In fact, suspicion has already fallen on his luscious widow, a cunning beauty fifty years his junior, set to inherit a sizeable fortune, and rumored to be carrying on with a strapping young tu...

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Title: Infernal Devices Author: Philip Reeve Genre: Fantasy/ Steampunk/ Adventure Publication date: 2005 Summary: The mighty engines of Anchorage have been rusted and dead for years. The derelict city no longer roams the Ice Wastes, but has settled on the edge of the land that was once America. Tom Natsworthy and Hester Shaw are happy in the safety of a static settlement, but their daughter, Wren, is desperate for adventure. When a dangerously ch...

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Title: Predator’s Gold Author: Philip Reeve Genre: Fantasy/ Steampunk/ Adventure Publication date: 2003 Summary: Fleeing from an Anti-Tractionist sect, the Green Storm, Tom and Hester are left drifting in the frozen Ice Wastes, slowly dying of cold after the Jenny Haniver’s engines have failed. They are saved at the last minute, finding Anchorage, a once-beautiful ice city that has fallen on hard times. Crippled by plague, there are b...

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Title: Mortal Engines Author: Philip Reeve Genre: Fantasy/ Steampunk/ Adventure Publication date: 2001 Summary: The great traction city London has been skulking in the hills to avoid the bigger, faster, hungrier cities loose in the Great Hunting Ground. But now, the sinister plans of Lord Mayor Mangus Crome can finally unfold. Thaddeus Valentine, London’s Head Historian and adored famous archaeologist, and his lovely daughter, Katherine, ar...

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Title: A Discovery of Witches Author: Deborah Harkness Genre: Fantasy/ Romance/ Paranormal Publication date: 2011 Summary:   Deep in the stacks of Oxford’s Bodleian Library, young scholar Diana Bishop unwittingly calls up a bewitched alchemical manuscript in the course of her research. Descended from an old and distinguished line of witches, Diana wants nothing to do with sorcery; so after a furtive glance and a few notes, she banishes the...

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Title: The Alchemist Author: Paulo Coelho Genre: Fantasy/ Philosophy Publication date: 1993 Summary: Paulo Coelho’s masterpiece tells the mystical story of Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who yearns to travel in search of a worldly treasure. His quest will lead him to riches far different—and far more satisfying—than he ever imagined. Santiago’s journey teaches us about the essential wisdom of listening to our hearts, of reco...

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Title: City of Bones Author: Cassandra Clare Genre: Fantasy/ Romance Publication date: 2007 Summary: When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder― much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air. It’s hard to call the police when the murderers are invisible to e...

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Title: Speaker for the Dead Author: Orson Scott Card Genre: Fantasy/ Science Fiction Publication date: 1994 Summary: In the aftermath of his terrible war, Ender Wiggin disappeared, and a powerful voice arose: The Speaker for the Dead, who told the true story of the Bugger War. Now, long years later, a second alien race has been discovered, but again the aliens’ ways are strange and frightening… again, humans die. And it is only the Sp...

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Review: Skulduggery Pleasant [Skulduggery Pleasant Series #1]
Adventure , All , Children Literature , Fantasy / January 1, 2018

Title: Skulduggery Pleasant Author: Derek Landy Genre: Fantasy, Teenage Fiction, Children Literature Publication date: 2007 Summary: Meet Skulduggery Pleasant Ace DetectiveSnappy DresserRazor–tongued WitCrackerjack SorcererandWalking, Talking, Fire-throwing Skeleton —as well as ally, protector, and mentor of Stephanie Edgley, a very unusual and darkly talented twelve-year-old. These two alone must defeat an all-consuming ancient ev...

Review: The Kill Order [The Maze Runner Series Prequel #1]
All , Dystopian fiction , Sci-Fi / December 31, 2017

Title: The Kill Order Author: James Dashner Genre: Science Fiction Publication date: 2012 Summary: Before WICKED was formed, before the Glade was built, before Thomas entered the Maze, sun flares hit the earth and mankind fell to disease. Mark and Trina were there when it happened, and they survived. But surviving the sun flares was easy compared to what came next. Now a disease of rage and lunacy races across the eastern United States,...

Review: The Death Cure [The Maze Runner Series #3] 5/5 (1)
All , Dystopian fiction , Sci-Fi / December 28, 2017

Title: The Death Cure Author: James Dashner Genre: Science Fiction Publication date: 2011 Summary: It’s the end of the line. WICKED has taken everything from Thomas: his life, his memories, and now his only friends — the Gladers. But it’s finally over. The trials are complete, after one final test. Will anyone survive? What WICKED doesn’t know is that Thomas remembers far more than they think. And it’s enough to prove that he ...

Review: The Scorch Trials [The Maze Runner Series #2]
All , Dystopian fiction , Sci-Fi / December 24, 2017

Title: The Scorch Trials Author: James Dashner Genre: Science Fiction Publication date: 2010 Summary: The Maze was only the beginning… Solving the Maze was supposed to be the end. No more puzzles. No more Variables. And no more running. Thomas was sure that escape meant he and the Gladers would get their lives back. But no one really knew what sort of life they were going back to. In the Maze, life was easy. They had food, and shelter...

Review: The Maze Runner [The Maze Runner Series #1]
All , Dystopian fiction , Sci-Fi / December 21, 2017

Title: The Maze Runner Author: James Dashner Genre: Science Fiction Publication date: 2009 Summary: When Thomas wakes up in the lift, the only thing he can remember is his first name. His memory is blank. But he’s not alone. When the lift’s doors open, Thomas finds himself surrounded by kids who welcome him to the Glade — a large, open expanse surrounded by stone walls. Just like Thomas, the Gladers don’t know why or how they go...

Review: The Lie Tree
All , Children Literature , Fantasy , Mystery / December 14, 2017

Title: The Lie Tree Author: Frances Hardinge Genre: Children Fantasy Publication date: 2015 Summary: The leaves were cold and slightly clammy. There was no mistaking them. She had seen their likeness painstakingly sketched in her father’s journal. The Tree of Lies. Now it was hers, and the journey he had never finished stretched out before her. When Faith’s father is found dead under mysterious circumstances, she is determi...

Review: The Mist
All , Horror , Thriller / December 7, 2017

Title: The Mist Author: Stephen King Genre: Horror/Thriller Publication date: 1980, 1985, 2007 Summary: It’s a hot, lazy day, perfect for a cookout, until you see those strange dark clouds. Suddenly a violent storm sweeps across the lake and ends as abruptly and unexpectedly as it had begun.  Then comes the mist…creeping slowly, inexorably into town, where it settles and waits, trapping you in the supermarket with dozens of...