Monsters of Men

This is the final book in the Chaos Walking trilogy by Patrick Ness, the first two books I loved, and I loved this one also. Perhaps not as much as the other two, but still a great deal. So much happens, and there are plenty of shocks, and a very sad conclusion.

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Resonance by Celine Kiernan

This was another advanced review copy I have received in exchange for an honest review.

I found this book weird. It was quite unusual, and that’s not necessarily a bad thing, but I wasn’t impressed by it. The beginning seemed quite promising, it was set in the late 1800s-early 1900s, and was showing the mean streets of Dublin, and the lives of a carriage driver and seamstress for a theatre. It was interesting. And then things started going downhill as things became bizarre. The end did improve, but it did too little to save the book.

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Top Ten ALL TIME Favorite Authors


It’s been a few weeks since I’ve done a TTT, but it’s back with my ALL TIME Favourite Authors (every time they use favorite it never fails to make me hesitate for a moment when the red line pops up under it, writing up these reviews)! Which of course is a difficult choice.

  1. Markus Zusak – I loved both of his novels I’ve read, and I love his writing style. Hopefully he publishes a few more things!!!
  2. Isobelle Carmody – My favourite fantasy author, can’t wait until November
  3. Patrick Ness – I’ve only read three of his novels, but I adored them so much, can’t wait to read more from him
  4. JK Rowling – I can’t not have her on the list
  5. Kate Grenville – a lovely Australian author
  6. Neil Gaimain – I need to read more of his stuff, but he’s great
  7. Tolkien – the Fantasy great has to be on here
  8. George RR Martin – the modern fantasy great also needs to be on here
  9. John Marsden – the Tomorrow When the War Began series is too good, for Marsden to be left off this list
  10. Terry Prachett, I haven’t read any of his solo stuff, but his collaborations are enough to make me put him on here

Over to you! Who’s on your list?

The Ask and The Answer by Patrick Ness

I loved the first book in this Chaos Walking series, and the sequel improved on the original! This was fantastic and amazing. And I’ll say it again, SO NOT A CHILDREN’S BOOK.

The Ask and the Answer
I just love this cover, I think it’s lovely and clean, great font, and a lovely blue.

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The Red Queen by Isobelle Carmody RELEASE DATE

Today there is some very exciting news! We have a release date for the final instalment of The Obernewtyn Chronicles, The Red Queen!!!!! 

The 12th of November 2015, which is a Thursday. So there’s 240 days to go, plenty of time to get through a reread, which I most certainly will be doing.


It’s been a long time coming, around 28 years since the first novel was published, and 4 years since the previous instalment, The Sending. For me I only found the series about 8 years ago, so my waiting pales in comparison to some. But for everyone, the waiting will come to an end soon enough!

The announcement by Penguin Books

The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness

I bought this book perhaps a year ago because I had a gift voucher for a book store, and I just kept seeing this particular book, with it’s white cover, everywhere. I saw it on Goodreads and I saw it in the store. So I bought it, and it sat there, until now. And boy, now I need to get the second one (it’s a trilogy).

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We All Looked Up by Tommy Wallach

We All Looked Up by Tommy Wallach, published by Simon and Schuster
We All Looked Up by Tommy Wallach, published by Simon and Schuster

Another apocalypse book this week, and it only gets better. We All Looked Up is a debut novel by Tommy Wallach, and I’m now very intrigued at what he’ll produce in the future, because WALU certainly delivers. We are following four teenagers in their senior year, preparing to face the world, instead they are facing the end of the world. An asteroid is hurtling towards Earth, and there’s a 66.6% chance that it will collide with Earth causing mass extinction. And I loved it!

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