Review: City of Illusions [Hainish Cycle #3] 4/5 (1)
All , Fantasy , Sci-Fi / June 9, 2019

Review: Well! Here we are already on the third book of the series and finally I am excited. City of Illusions is, no doubt, the most suspenseful and well-planned book by Ursula Le Guin (in my humble opinion). I was getting kind of scared that I would be utterly disappointed by the Hainish cycle but I can see hope at the end of the tunnel.

In City of Illusions we move back to Earth, hundreds of years in the future, where people, our people, are forced to live a simple life and are afraid of advancing in any field of technology since the Shings, the Liars of Earth, the Enemy of Mankind, the bad guys, would destroy them.

Review: Crooked House 4/5 (1)
All , Mystery / February 11, 2019

Review: Crooked House by Agatha Christie is just one of many entertaining, intricate mysteries that her wondrous mind gifted us with. For the fans of the genre I can only image the pleasure and anticipation that grows inside of you as you turn page after page while your mind connects clue after clue – and still gets surprised at the end.

I am usually more of a fantasy type of girl but good books are good books, and good plots are my favorites. I haven’t read much of Agatha Christie (yet!) but it is easy to say that she is incapable of building a straight-forward, easy-to-guess plot.

Review: Predator’s Gold [The Hungry City Chronicles, #2] 4/5 (1)
All , Dystopian fiction , Fantasy / December 24, 2018

Review: Predator’s Gold is the second book of The Mortal Engines series by Philip Reeve and I have to admit, the story is growing on me. I am still blown by Reeve‘s imagination but contrary to what I expected, he raised the bar even higher with this book.

The story follows Hester and Tom two years after the destruction of London as they make their living on board Henny Hanniver, the aircraft that previously belonged to Anna Fang. Trying to stay clear from the other cities and the Anti-Traction league they find themselves chased by a extremist group that is part of the Anti-Traction league only to be saved in the last possible moment by the famous Anchorage city which turns out to be just a shadow of its previous glory.

Review: Mortal Engines [The Hungry City Chronicles, #1] 3/5 (1)
All , Dystopian fiction , Fantasy / December 23, 2018

Review: Mortal Engines by Philip Reeve was something unexpected. I have to admit that I didn’t hear about it until I saw the movie. Most of you would say, and I would agree with you usually, that the book is always better than the movie. Well, in this case I am not entirely sure.

Now that I finished the book I realize that the movie was waaaay off the book plot and half of the things in it never happened in the book but it was thrilling, interesting and I think the choices in the movie script were super cool.

Review: The Picture of Dorian Grey 3/5 (1)
All , Classics , Fantasy / March 2, 2018

Review: The Picture of Dorian Gray is the only novel of the infamous author Oscar Wilde, and one that I find strangely controversial. I rarely read classics (like everybody else, don’t lie) but I was really looking forward to this one. It was mainly due to movies I’ve watched some time ago – the adaptation on ‘Dorian Gray‘ from 2009 and the TV Series – Penny Dreadful. And unfortunately I have to say that I was more interested in the movie adaptations than the book (and that says a lot).

Review: The Kill Order [The Maze Runner Series Prequel #1] 3/5 (1)
All , Dystopian fiction , Sci-Fi / December 31, 2017

Review: The Kill Order is the fourth book of the Maze Runner series by James Dashner, and the events inside take place thirteen years before the beginning of Book 1.

It follows a group of people have that are trying to survive in a world ravaged by solar flares, tsunamis and whatnot which turned the everything we know in an unfavorable place at the expense of millions of lives. In this group are Mark and Trina, childhood neighbors and friends(also lovers), seasoned ex-soldiers Alec and Lana (convenient!), and other stray teenagers Darnell, the Toad, and Misty. They are living in a settlement out in the woods with other people.

Review: The Scorch Trials [The Maze Runner Series #2] 5/5 (1)
All , Dystopian fiction , Sci-Fi / December 24, 2017

Review: The Scorch Trials is the second book from ‘The Maze Runner‘ series by James Dashner and if you ask me, the most intense one.

If you’re reading this then I am assuming you’ve read The Maze Runner already and you’re hungry for more. If that is not the case then be ashamed, go back in the corner with your book and start reading!

Review: The Lie Tree 5/5 (1)
All , Children Literature , Fantasy , Mystery / December 14, 2017

Review: I stumbled upon The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge in a second-hand book store while browsing for an undervalued books to add to my never-ending home library(most books there are still waiting to be read, if you must know but that’s another story). What grabbed my attention was the weird cover and the mystery-infused summary. And that was just the tip of the iceberg.

When I first opened the book I was on the defense since I read it is a children’s book and I wanted something exciting, something deep and intelligent, something that would make my mind work rather than tell me things as they are. And thank God, or rather thank Frances Hardinge, I got all of that and more.