This inspiring novel by Matt Haig follows an alien disguised as a mathematician who, before he was killed and replaced, had cracked the code behind prime numbers in an amazing discovery that would have lead to humans travelling in space. This alien knows nothing of humans but that they are ‘dangerous’ and ‘violent’ like animals.
A five-year-old boy (Jack) and his mother are trapped; one room with the bare essentials. After he turns five, his mother tells him that there is a world outside Room, like the world he sees on TV but he struggles to cope with this new knowledge after believing that they had been their own planet
A Scandinavian novel about a woman who fits into no cultural or literary stereotypes assisting a journalist in his mission to find out what happened to the missing girl of the Vanger family, one of the richest and most influential families in the country. Lizbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist join together to solve the case after
Themes of light-hearted humour contrast with the more depressing and thought-provoking in this modern coming of age novel. The book begins at the end of Holden’s school life and extends to his few days he spends ‘bumming around’ in New York. he meets many people, like taxi drivers, nuns and a prostitute, but none have time to
In the city of Aramanth, the mantra is, “Better today than yesterday. Better tomorrow than today.” Harder work means the citizens of Aramanth can keep moving forward to improved life stations–from Gray tenements and Orange apartments, upwards to glorious mansions of White. Only some families, like the Haths, believe more in ideas and dreams than
Written with the same passion and cinematic scope as the first book in the series, ‘Slaves of the Mastery’ picks up the story of siblings Kestrel and Bowman five years on from the closing chapter of ‘The Wind Singer’. The city of Aramanth has become a kinder place, but in becoming kinder it has also
The story picks up with the flight of the Hath family, and their crew of other willing Manth families and friends, away from the ruined Mastery. After the defeat of the Master, alone and displaced, they seek a new homeland but have no real destination and very little food. Ira Hath leads the way, prophesising
Set well before ‘The Black Magician’ trilogy, ‘The Magician’s apprentice follows Tessia, a young girl who works as an assistant to her father, the village healer. Determined to break the rule of women not being allowed entry into the Guild of Healers, Tessia works hard in following in her father’s footsteps. In an attempt to
Marriage can be difficult but for some it’s a chore. and ‘Revolutionary Road’ follows the tale of a broken marriage. Throughout the novel, Frank and April Wheeler constantly find new ways of irritating and disgusting each other. My Review Rating: 3/5 This novel explores into depth the issues with marriage and how not to cope with them. From
Sonea, a young magician at the Magician’s Guild, has learned much of the ways of magic however, in this magnificent end to ‘The Black Magician’ trilogy, she finds herself in the middle of a terrible plot. Sonea is rife with fear over the coming of an ancient enemy to destroy the Guild and take Kyralia.
Sonea has joined the Magician’s Guild but the students around her are from powerful families and she’s from the slums however she knows that she can turn to Rothen and Dannyl for support when she needs it. Vicious rumours about her throughout the Guild so the High Lord, Akkarin, steps in. Lord Dannyl leaves for the
Each year, the magicians of Imardin purge the streets of slum-dwellers and miscreants, never facing any danger as their magic made them untouchable by the common people. They did not, however, expect a girl to throw a stone through their magic and leave a magician unconscious. Sonea, angry and outraged by the magicians’ purge, threw
My Review My Rating: 5/5 This novel follows the adventures of Bilbo Baggins, a hobbit from the shire. He joins Gandalf and a company of Dwarves to retake their home from the dragon Smaug. Full of fun and adventure, this tale is a perfect introduction to this world and the story of the end of
The novel follows a young boy and his father travelling across the ash-coated land of America in an attempt to find salvation and new hope for a better future. Along their journey they encounter cannibals, blind old men and human’s being kept as food in a basement. These gruesome scenes are so shocking they will
Now, in he new role as protector of the sky people, Auraya is busy investigating sightings of bandits and thieves around the mountains. She meets a mysterious woman who claims to be a friend of Mirar; a woman who makes Aurayer an offer she cannot refuse but must hide from the Gods for fear of the