As you may know I took on quite a few reading challenges at the start of the year. I’ve made a few good dents in a lot of them so it made sense to update everything… HERE GOES!!! as of … Continue reading
The Virginity of Famous Men, award-winning story writer Christine Sneed’s deeply perceptive collection on the human condition, features protagonists attempting to make peace with the paths they have taken thus far. In “The Prettiest Girls,” a location scout for a … Continue reading
Natasha: I’m a girl who believes in science and facts. Not fate. Not destiny. Or dreams that will never come true. I’m definitely not the kind of girl who meets a cute boy on a crowded New York City street … Continue reading
Madeline Whittier is allergic to the outside world. So allergic, in fact, that she has never left the house in all of her seventeen years. But when Olly moves in next door, and wants to talk to Maddie, tiny holes … Continue reading
Set in a sprawling, twilight northern city, Sirens introduces Aidan Waits, a disgraced young detective caught stealing drugs from evidence and subsequently blackmailed into going undercover. When an MP’s daughter runs away from home, Waits is sent to track her … Continue reading
Conor has the same dream every night, ever since his mother first fell ill, ever since she started the treatments that don’t quite seem to be working. But tonight is different. Tonight, when he wakes, there’s a visitor at his window. It’s ancient, elemental, a force of nature. And it wants the most dangerous thing of all from Conor. It wants the truth.
Patrick Ness takes the final idea of the late, award-winning writer Siobhan Dowd and weaves an extraordinary and heartbreaking tale of mischief, healing and above all, the courage it takes to survive
OH MY GOODNESS!!!! what just happened? What was that? I sat down with this and just devoured it…. In one go (with an appropriate break to make coffee and go to the loo!)
It was absolutely amazing! Want to see how awesome I thought it was??
I’m starting to run out of superlatives…
So hauntingly beautiful.
It captured the frustration, fear and guilt of Conor perfectly. Coping with a broken family, sick mother, irritating Grandmother, absent father, lack of friends and bullying, not to mention visits from a giant tree monster…. wow!
I’m at a loss for words to explain why this was so good, just go read it for yourself.
Seriously one of the best books I have EVER read!!
Finished on January 18th 2017
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Red Sonja, the She-Devil with a Sword, intends to pay back a blood debt owed to the one man who has gained her respect… even if it means leading a doomed army to their certain deaths! Who is Dark Annisia, and how … Continue reading