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    Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

    Rating: 5 / 5 starsFormat: PaperbackPublished: 16th August 2011Amazon | Goodreads In the year 2044, reality is an ugly place. The only time teenage Wade Watts really feels alive is when he’s jacked into the virtual utopia known as the OASIS. Wade’s devoted his life to studying the puzzles hidden within this world’s digital confines, puzzles that are based on their creator’s obsession with the pop culture of decades past and that promise massive power and fortune to whoever can unlock them. When Wade stumbles upon the first clue, he finds himself beset by players willing to kill to take this ultimate prize. The race is on, and if Wade’s…

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    Review | The Killing Moon by N. K. Jemisin

    THE KILLING MOON SUMMARY In the ancient city-state of Gujaareh, peace is the only law. Upon its rooftops and amongst the shadows of its cobbled streets wait the Gatherers – the keepers of this peace. Priests of the dream-goddess, their duty is to harvest the magic of the sleeping mind and use it to heal, soothe – and kill those judged corrupt. MY THOUGHTS I have read many fantasy books and yet I’ve never read anything quite like this. This book feels very modern, and by that I mean it focuses on some very modern issues even though it is set in what is supposed to be an ancient world.…

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    Review | Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

    Rating: 5 5 starsFormat: Trade paperbackPublished: 10th September 2014Amazon | Goodreads SUMMARY One snowy night in Toronto, famous actor Arthur Leander dies on stage whilst performing the role of a lifetime. That same evening a deadly virus touches down in North America. The world will never be the same again. Twenty years later Kirsten, an actress in the Travelling Symphony, performs Shakespeare in the settlements that have grown up since the collapse. But then her newly hopeful world is threatened. If civilisation was lost, what would you preserve? And how far would you go to protect it? MY THOUGHTS This review may be slightly biased because I love this book. Like I really really…

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    At The Water’s Edge by Sara Gruen

    Rating: 5 / 5 starsFormat: HardbackPublished: 7th May 2015Amazon | Goodreads SUMMARY After embarrassing themselves at the social event of the year in high society Philadelphia on New Year’s Eve of 1942, Maddie and Ellis Hyde are cut off financially by Ellis’s father, a former army Colonel who is already embarrassed by his son’s inability to serve in WWII due to his being colorblind. To Maddie’s horror, Ellis decides that the only way to regain his father’s favor is to succeed in a venture his father attempted and very publicly failed at: he will hunt the famous Loch Ness monster and when he finds it he will restore his father’s…

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    [AD] Angelfall by Susan Ee Review

    Angelfall is the first book in a new post-apocalyptic fantasy series written by Susan Ee. The book tells the tale of Penny, a teenager living in San Fransisco Bay who is attacked by angels. Please note Hodder and Stoughton sent me a copy of this book in exchange for a review. ANGELFALL SUMMARY It’s been six weeks since the angels of the apocalypse destroyed the world as we know it. Only pockets of humanity remain. Savage street gangs rule the day while fear and superstition rule the night. When angels fly away with a helpless girl, her seventeen-year-old sister Penryn will do anything to get her back… MY THOUGHTS ON…