The premise of this book fascinated me when I heard about it - a murderer who was unquestionably guilty, but who has been completely silent since the murder.
I stumbled across The Island of Dr Moreau by H.G. Wells and thought it was wonderfully chilling. I never got around to reading The Time Machine, however, and given as lockdown has presented me with a lot more reading time than anticipated, I thought I'd seize the opportunity.
My dad and I didn't generally overlap on our reading tastes very often. He was always disappointed I couldn't get through Lord of the Rings, while I was shocked at his distaste for "that Pratchett man". There were a handful that we shared. The Incredible Journey was one, and Lord of Light was another.
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Shamefully, I hadn't actually read any Ray Bradbury before picking up this book. In fact, while I knew the titles of some of his works, unlike Stephen King I didn't have any real knowledge of the content of any of his book either.
This book has always ranked fairly highly for me among Heyer's work, largely because it is the sequel to These Old Shades and therefore gave me more of my favourite characters. I don't think that Heyer has done many sequels, so this makes it fairly unusual...
Coming back to Malory Towers a good few months after reading the first one, I was ready and braced for more decent Darrell/Mary-Lou shipping. I was delighted by that unexpected twist when I read the first book, however there wasn't actually a huge amount in book two.
Author: Micaiah Johnson (twitter) UK Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Genre: Science fiction Reasons Cara has died: - The emperor of the wasteland wanted to make an example of her mother and started with her - One of her mother's boyfriends wanted to cover up what he did to her - She was born addicted and her lungs … Continue reading REVIEW: The Space Between Worlds – Micaiah Johnson
Author: Laura Lam (website / twitter) and Elizabeth May (website / twitter) UK Publisher: Gollancz Genre: Science fiction, space opera When Eris faked her death, she thought she had left her old life as the heir to the galaxy's most ruthless empire behind. But her recruitment by the Novantaen Resistance, an organization opposed to the … Continue reading REVIEW: Seven Devils – Laura Lam and Elizabeth May
Author: Alex Myers (website / twitter) UK Publisher: Harper Voyager Genre: Historical fantasy, Arthurian legend A knightly fairy tale of royalty and dragons, of midwives with secrets and dashing strangers in dark inns. Taking the original French legend as his starting point, The Story of Silence is a rich, multilayered new story for today’s world – sure … Continue reading REVIEW: The Story of Silence – Alex Myers