• Book review: Serpent and Dove

    Serpent and Dove – Shelby Mahurin

    Release date: 3 September 2019 Goodreads link Book Depository link Rating Serpent and Dove (Serpent and Dove #1) blurb: Two years ago, Louise le Blanc fled her coven and took shelter in the city of Cesarine, forsaking all magic and living off whatever she could steal. There, witches like Lou are hunted. They are feared. And they are burned. Sworn…

  • Book review: Pyramids

    Pyramids – Terry Pratchett

    Release date: 15 June 1989 Goodreads link Book Depository link (link is for clothbound editions; pictures above are the versions I own, the paperbacks which I’m not entirely sure you can buy anymore) Rating Pyramids (Discworld, #7) blurb: Being trained by the Assassin’s Guild in Ankh-Morpork did not fit Teppic for the task assigned to him by fate. He inherited the…

  • Book review: Autoboyography

    Autoboyography – Christina Lauren

    Release date: 12 September 2017 Goodreads link Book Depository link Rating Autoboyography blurb: Three years ago, tanner Scott’s family moved from California to Utah, a move that nudged the bisexual teen back into the closet. Now, with one semester of high school to go and no obstacles between him and out-of-state college freedom, Tanner plans to coast through his remaining…

  • Book review: The Names They Gave Us

    The Names They Gave Us – Emery Lord

    Release date: 1 June 2017 Rating: ★★★★★★ – 6/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link The Names They Gave Us blurb: Lucy has the perfect summer planned out: perfect boyfriend, perfect job and quality time with her perfect parents. Then her mom’s cancer comes back, and suddenly life makes no sense. Before she knows it, Lucy finds herself agreeing to volunteer as a…

  • Book review: Crooked Kingdom

    Crooked Kingdom – Leigh Bardugo

    Release date: 27 September 2016 Rating: ★★★★★★★★★ – 9/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link Crooked Kingdom (Six of Crows #2) blurb: Jesper tapped his fingers restlessly. “Has anyone noticed this whole city is looking for us, mad at us or wants to kill us?” “So?” said Kaz. “Well, usually it’s just half the city.” Kaz Brekker and his crew have just…

  • Silverthorn

    Silverthorn – Raymond E Feist

    Release date: 7 May 1985 Rating: ★★★★★★★ – 7/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link Silverthorn (Riftwar Saga #3) blurb: With the Kingdom of the Isles at peace, Prince Arutha can at last look forward to marrying the Princess Anita in the city of Krondor. But the capital in the west harbours many shadows.  When Jimmy the Hand, a young thief in…

  • Six of Crows

    Six of Crows – Leigh Bardugo

    Release date: 29 September 2015 Rating: ★★★★★★★ – 7/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link Six of Crows (Six of Crows #1) blurb: Criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker has been offered wealth beyond his wildest dreams.  But to claim it, he’ll have to pull off a seemingly impossible heist. Break into the notorious Ice Court (a military stronghold that has never been breached)…

  • Magician

    Magician – Raymond E Feist

    Release date: 1 October 1982 Rating: ★★★★★★★★★ – 9/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link Magician (The Riftwar Saga #1-2) blurb: The world had changed even before I discovered the foreign ship wrecked on the shore below Crydee Castle, but it was the harbinger of the chaos and death that was coming to our door. War had come to the Kingdom of…

  • Book of Mormon – the Musical

    So last Friday night I went and saw the musical Book of Mormon by the creators of South Park, Trey Parker and Matt Stone.  I had received my latest treatment in the hospital that morning, so after a nap, the first thing I desperately wanted to do was take a one hour train trip into Melbourne CBD and sit in…