• Obsidio

    Obsidio – Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

    Release date: 14 March 2018 Rating: ★★★★★★★★★ – 9/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link (this is the Aussie paperback version with the mirrored cover) Obsidio (The Illuminae Files, #3) blurb: Asha Grant came to Kerenza to escape her past. Too bad he caught up with her. Asha survived BeiTech’s initial assault and has been working undercover with the hopelessly outmatched resistance ever…

  • Illuminae Files #2: Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

    Gemina – Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

    Release date: 18 October 2016 Rating: ★★★★★★★★★★ – 10/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link Gemina (The Illuminae Files, #2) blurb: Moving to a space station at the edge of the galaxy was always going to be the death of Hanna’s social life. Nobody said it might actually get her killed. The saga that began with the breakout bestseller Illuminae continues on board…

  • Winter by Marissa Meyer

    Winter – Marissa Meyer

    Release date: 10 November 2015 Rating: ★★★★★★★ – 7/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link Winter (The Lunar Chronicles #4) blurb: This is not the fairy tale you remember, but it’s one you won’t forget. Winter is admired for her grace, kindness and beauty, despite the scars on her face. She’s said to be even more breathtaking than her step-mother, Queen Levana……

  • Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

    Vampire Academy – Richelle Mead

    Release date: 2 January 2007 Rating: ★★★★★★★★ – 8/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link Vampire Academy (Vampire Academy #1) blurb: Only a true best friend can protect you from your immortal enemies… Lissa Dragomir is a Moroi princess: a mortal vampire with a rare gift for harnessing the earth’s magic. She must be protected at all times from Strigoi; the…

  • Cress – Marissa Meyer

    Release date: 4 February 2014 Rating: ★★★★★★★★ – 8/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link These books are getting serious (and long)!  I just pulled Winter off my shelf and it’s over 800 pages.  There’s something about a crazy long book that I equally dread and love.  I have this “it’s going to take me forever to read” conversation in my head,…

  • Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

    Illuminae – Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

    Release date: 1 November 2015 Rating: ★★★★★★★★★★ – 10/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link Illuminae (The Illuminae Files, #1) blurb: The year is 2575, and two rival mega-corporations are at war over a planet that’s little more than an ice-covered speck at the edge of the universe. Too bad nobody thought to warn the people living on it. With enemy fire raining…

  • The Cruel Prince by Holly Black

    The Cruel Prince – Holly Black

    Release date: 2 January 2018 Rating: 10/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air #1) blurb: … Of course I want to be like them. They’re beautiful as blades forged in some divine fire. They will live forever. And Cardan is even more beautiful than the rest. I hate him more than all the…

  • Book review: All the Crooked Saints

    All the Crooked Saints – Maggie Stiefvater

    Release date: 10 October 2017 Rating: ★★★★★★★★★★ – 10/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link All the Crooked Saints blurb: Here is a thing everyone wants: A miracle. Here is a thing everyone fears: What it takes to get one. Any visitor to Bicho Raro, Colorado, is likely to find a landscape of dark saints, forbidden love, scientific dreams, miracle-mad owls, estranged affections,…

  • The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

    The Raven Boys – Maggie Stiefvater

    Release date: 3 January 2012 Rating: ★★★★★★★★★★ – 10/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link Normally when I write a book review I wait until I have read the entire book before I start, but there was something about this book that I had to start putting my thoughts down around a third of the way in. Stiefvater’s writing is magical.  It…

  • Scarlet

    Scarlet – Marissa Meyer

    Release date: 5 February 2013 Rating: ★★★★★★★★ – 8/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link Scarlet is the fairytale retelling of Little Red Riding Hood, and is book two of the Lunar Chronicles series.  I definitely enjoyed this book more than Cinder.  Don’t get me wrong, Cinder was a good adaptation, but (just in case you missed my review) REALLY predictable.  This one…

  • Tower of Dawn – Sarah J Maas

    Release date: 5 September 2017 Rating: ★★★★★★★★★ – 9/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link Tower of Dawn (Throne of Glass, #6) blurb: Chaol Westfall and Nesryn Faliq have arrived in the shining city of Antica to forge an alliance with the Khagan of the Southern Continent, whose vast armies are Erilea’s last hope.  But they have also come to Antica for…

  • The Lunar Chronicles #1: Cinder by Marissa Meyer

    Cinder – Marissa Meyer

    Release date: 3 January 2012 Rating: ★★★★★★★ – 7/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles, #1) blurb: Cinder, a gifted mechanic in New Beijing, is also a cyborg.  She’s reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s sudden illness.  But when her life becomes entwined with the handsome Prince Kai’s she finds herself at the centre of…

  • 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…

  • Book review: A Court of Thorns and Roses

    A Court of Thorns and Roses – Sarah J Maas

    Release date: 5 May 2015 Rating: ★★★★★★★★ – 8/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link A Court of Thorns and Roses (ACOTAR series #1) blurb: Feyre is a huntress.  She thinks nothing of slaughtering a wolf to capture its prey.  But, like all mortals, she fears what lingers mercilessly beyond the forest.  And she will learn that taking the life of a…

  • Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

    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)…

  • Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

    Red Queen – Victoria Aveyard

    Release date: 10 February 2015 Rating: ★★★★★★★ – 7/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link Red Queen (Red Queen series #1) blurb: This is a world divided by blood – Red or Silver. The Reds are commoners, ruled by a silver elite in possession of god-like superpowers.  And to seventeen-year-old Mare, a red girl from the poverty-stricken Stilts, it seems like nothing…

  • Magician by Raymond E Feist

    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…

  • Comfort books

    So, when I’m not feeling well I tend to throw out whatever new release ‘to be read’ pile I have accumulated and there is a handful of books that I always fall back on.  They either invoke a feeling of comfort, or they remind me of a good time from my past (which is basically the same thing as invoking…

  • Night Study

    Night Study – Maria V Snyder

    Release date: 26 January 2016 Rating: ★★★★★★★★ – 8/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link Night Study (Study series #5; Soulfinder series #2; Chronicles of Ixia #8) blurb: Ever since being kidnapped from the Illiais Jungle as a child, Yelena Zaltana’s life has been fraught with peril.  But the recent loss of her Soulfinding abilities has endangered her more than ever before.  As…

  • Shadow Study

    Shadow Study – Maria V Snyder

    Release date: December 2014 Rating: ★★★★★★★★★ – 9/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link Shadow Study (Study series #4; Soulfinder series #1; Chronicles of Ixia #7) blurb: Oddly enough, when Yelena was a poison taster, her life was simpler.  But she’d survived to become a vital part of the balance of power between rival countries Ixia and Sitia.  Now she uses her…

  • Spy Glass

    Spy Glass – Maria V Snyder

    Release date: 1 September 2010 Rating: ★★★★★★★★ – 8/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link Spy Glass (Glass series #3; Chronicles of Ixia #6) blurb: Opal Cowan had been willing to make the ultimate sacrifice to save her friends and rid the world of blood magic.  Though she survives, she is forever changed… Opal has lost her powers.  More than that, she…

  • Book Review: Daughter of Smoke and Bone

    Daughter of Smoke and Bone – Laini Taylor

    Release date: 27 September 2011 Rating: ★★★★★★★★★ – 9/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link Daughter of Smoke and Bone (DOSAB trilogy #1) blurb: ERRAND REQUIRING IMMEDIATE ATTENTION.  COME. The note was on vellum, pierced by the talons of the almost-crow that delivered it.  Karou read the message.  “He never says please”, she sighed, but she gathered up her things. When Brimstone…

  • Sea Glass

    Sea Glass – Maria V Snyder

    Release date: 1 September 2009 Rating: ★★★★★★★★ – 8/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link Sea Glass (Glass series #2; Chronicles of Ixia #5) blurb: Glass Magician Opal Cowan’s newfound ability to steal a magician’s powers has made her too powerful in the eyes of the Council.  Despite being under house arrest, Opal travels to the Moon Clan’s lands in search of…

  • Storm Glass

    Storm Glass – Maria V Snyder

    Release date: 1 May 2009 Rating: ★★★★★★ – 6/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link Storm Glass (Glass series #1; Chronicles of Ixia #4) blurb: As a glassmaker and a magician-in-training, Opal Cowan understands trial by fire.  Now it’s time to test hr mettle.  Someone has sabotaged the Stormdancer clan, killing their most powerful magicians.  The Stormdancers – particularly the mysterious and…