Month: May 2017

The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien: A Review

My Review Rating: 4.5/5 This book is a brief summary of the creation of Arda and the events that passed during the first, second, and third ages of Middle-earth. The history of this world that Tolkien has built is wonderfully complex so The Silmarillion is a perfect starting point for anyone who wants to learn its history.

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The Disclaimer by Renee Knight: A Review

My Review Rating: 4/5 Renee Knight knows how to drag you through a story, desperately clinging onto any information which might hold the answer to the mystery. I was hooked from the premise, and then I got to know the characters. They were all so perfectly depicted, but Knight shattered my perceptions and rebuilt them

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Angel of Death by Adrian Ferrer: A Review

My Review Rating: 2.5/5 This book delves, much like a crime-thriller-mystery by Dan Brown, into the world of theology and Ferrer’s knowledge of the  apocryphal scriptures is thorough and exciting for anyone who loves that kind of thing. The novel itself, whilst having an interesting premise, was a little underwhelming. The characters were one-dimensional, the

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The Hidden Oracle (The Trials of Apollo #1) by Rick Riordan: A Review

My Review My Rating: 4.5 This is a wonderful start to a new series in the Percy Jackson world that Riordan created. Apollo is now a human teenager and has to undergo ‘trials’ in order to become a God again with the forgiveness from his father, Zeus. The writing in this series is much like

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The Blood of Olympus (Heroes of Olympus #5) by Rick Riordan: A Review

My Review Rating: 3/5 I’m not going to lie – I was a little disappointed. The whole series was great and was building up to a grand finale but I don’t feel like that’s what we got – we got about 150 pages of uncomplicated action and it ended. I would say that this is

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The Battles of Tolkien by David Day: A Review

Tolkien’s works are punctuated by dramatic and explosive battles. Whether it is Men versus Orcs or Goblins versus Dwarves, the history of Middle-earth has seen some of the greatest characters pitted against each other time and again. From the iconic battle of Helm’s Deep to the destruction of Isengard, The Battles of Tolkien analyses each battle, with

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The Lie of the Land by Amanda Craig: A Review

Amanda Craig has written an epic that explore the intricate boundaries of society and human interaction. The layered structure and multiple viewpoints coherently illustrates the story in such a beautiful way. I am a sucker for a bit of black comedy so the dialogue between characters and the depictions of their thoughts were humorous and

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