Book Review: Gilded Cage by Vic James

Gilded Cage was such an interesting reading experience for me.  It started out incredibly slow -- to the point where I considered setting it aside in favour of other book several times -- but had one of the most explosive and exciting endings I’ve ever read.  Parts of it were absolutely amazing, while others just didn’t wow me at all.

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Monthly Reading Wrap-Up: August 2018

August is a weird month, isn't it?  I felt like it was crawling by at first, then it suddenly flew past and now it's almost September!  Where did the time go?  No seriously, where did it go? On the bright side, I had a great reading month!  I stuck to my book buying ban and only bought one book this month (we're not including pre-orders because those are the rules).

Book Review: All Systems Red by Martha Wells

Apparently this has been the Summer of the Novella for me -- I recently read the three books in the Wayward Children series by Seanan McGuire and The Blue Salt Road by Joanne M. Harris.  While novellas aren’t something I often read, I really feel like I’ve been missing out on great stories lately.  All Systems Red is a book I’ve been hearing amazing things about, so I decided to take a chance.

Book Review: After the Fire by Will Hill

I must confess that I initially ignored the hype surrounding After the Fire.  It is listed as a contemporary YA novel, a genre I don’t tend to enjoy, and I knew nothing about it but the hype.  When I spotted it at YALC this year and actually bothered to read the back, I realised that After the Fire is the exact kind of book I love!  It’s a book that, like The Book Thief, truly transcends age ranges and is suitable for readers of all ages, particularly adults.