Book Review: Half Bad by Sally Green

Saturday, 24 January 2015 20:30
Title: Half Bad (The Half Bad Trilogy, #1)
Author: Sally Green
Publication Date: March 27th, 2014
Genres: Young adult, urban fantasy
Rating: 3 stars

Wanted by no one.
Hunted by everyone.

Sixteen-year-old Nathan lives in a cage: beaten, shackled, trained to kill. In a modern-day England where two warring factions of witches live amongst humans, Nathan is an abomination, the illegitimate son of the world's most terrifying and violent witch, Marcus. Nathan's only hope for survival is to escape his captors, track down Marcus, and receive the three gifts that will bring him into his own magical powers—before it's too late. But how can Nathan find his father when there is no one safe to trust, not even family, not even the girl he loves?

Book Review: Red Rising by Pierce Brown

Sunday, 4 January 2015 04:54
Title: Red Rising (Red Rising Trilogy, #1)
Author: Pierce Brown
Publication Date: January 28th, 2014
Genres: Science Fiction, Young Adult

The Earth is dying. Darrow is a Red, a miner in the interior of Mars. His mission is to extract enough precious elements to one day tame the surface of the planet and allow humans to live on it. The Reds are humanity's last hope. Or so it appears, until the day Darrow discovers it's all a lie. That Mars has been habitable - and inhabited - for generations, by a class of people calling themselves the Golds. A class of people who look down on Darrow and his fellows as slave labour, to be exploited and worked to death without a second thought.

Until the day that Darrow, with the help of a mysterious group of rebels, disguises himself as a Gold and infiltrates their command school, intent on taking down his oppressors from the inside. But the command school is a battlefield - and Darrow isn't the only student with an agenda.

Book Review: The Wicked + The Divine, Vol 1: The Faust Act by Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie (Illustrations), Matt Wilson (Colorist)

Thursday, 1 January 2015 21:12
Title: The Wicked + The Divine, Vol 1: The Faust Act
Authors: Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie (Illustrations) and Matt Wilson (Colorist)
Publication Date: November 12th, 2014
Genres: Graphic Novels, Dark Fantasy, Adult
Rating: 5 of 5 stars

Every ninety years, twelve gods incarnate as humans. They are loved. They are hated. In two years, they are dead. The team behind critical tongue-attractors like Young Avengers and PHONOGRAM reunite to create a world where gods are the ultimate pop stars and pop stars are the ultimate gods. But remember: just because you’re immortal, doesn’t mean you’re going to live forever.