Review: The Hazel Wood

The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert My rating: Blurb: Seventeen-year-old Alice and her mother have spent most of Alice’s life on the road, always a step ahead of the uncanny bad luck biting at their heels. But when Alice’s grandmother, the reclusive author of a cult-classic book of pitch-dark fairy tales, dies alone on her [...]

Review: Break Out

Break Out: How the Apple II Launched the PC Gaming Revolution by David L. Craddock My rating: Blurb: Around the world, millions of people hijack cars in Grand Theft Auto, role play fantastical heroes in World of WarCraft, and crush candy on phones as small as wallets yet nearly as powerful as desktop computers. But [...]

Review: The Girl in the Tower

The Girl in The Tower by Katherine Arden My rating: Blurb: The magical adventure begun in The Bear and the Nightingale continues as brave Vasya, now a young woman, is forced to choose between marriage or life in a convent and instead flees her home—but soon finds herself called upon to help defend the city [...]

Review: They Both Die At The End

They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera My rating: [I received a copy of this book through Edelweiss.] An alternate-world story where a company named Death-Cast informs people of their impending death, and in which a lot of aspects of society are built around this: ‘Deckers’ (those people who got eh alert that [...]

Review: Why We Sleep

Why We Sleep: The New Science of Sleep and Dreams by Matthew Walker My rating: Blurb: Sleep is one of the most important aspects of our life, health and longevity and yet it is increasingly neglected in twenty-first-century society, with devastating consequences: every major disease in the developed world – Alzheimer’s, cancer, obesity, diabetes – [...]

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