The Only Harmless Great Thing by Brooke Bolander: Novella Review

The tor.com novellas, which first made an appearance a few years ago, have proven to be a major force in the literary world, taking over major SFF awards, the Hugo and the Nebula among others. At first, I wasn’t completely sold in the concept of short fiction. The works of fantasy that I have completely…

The Road by Cormac McCarthy: Book Review

The Road by Cormac McCarthy My rating: 3 of 5 stars There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one’s heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes. So, he whispered to the sleeping boy. I have you. In…

Annihilation by Jeff Vandermeer: Book Review

Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer My rating: 4 of 5 stars Area X is an anomaly, a place vaguely defined by boundaries that separate it from the rest of the world. In Area X, an unprecedented variety of new spieces of flora and fauna of immense beauty and intrigue have taken over, making it an unwelcoming…

The Power by Naomi Alderman (Book Review)

The Power by Naomi Alderman My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars Book synopsis: Roxy is born in London’s criminal underworld and when her mother is killed by two gangland members she is determined to use the power to avenge her mother’s death. Allie Montgomery-Taylor runs away after electrocuting her abusive stepfather to death with a…

Death’s End by Liu Cixin translated by Ken Liu (Book Review)

Death’s End by Liu Cixin My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars If you haven’t read the first book of the trilogy, you can read my spoiler free review of The Three-Body Problem by Cixin Liu Translated by Ken Liu (Book Review) instead. You can also click here for my review of the second book of…

The Three-Body Problem by Cixin Liu Translated by Ken Liu (Book Review)

The Three-Body Problem by Liu Cixin My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars Book synopsis: Starting in China, in 1967, a young, brilliant woman’s life is forever changed. Ye Wenjie is witness to her father’s public torture and death under the accusation of being a Reactionist. The impact of this traumatic event won’t show until two…

End of the Year Giveaway! [CLOSED]

Hello lovely readers! Today I have a very exciting announcement: My Bookshelf Dialogues is hosting its first ever book giveaway! I thought that it would be fitting to gift a book that really affected me positively this year and that I truly think a lot of people would enjoy reading.  Writing a story is a wonderful…

Morning Star by Pierce Brown (Book Review)

Morning Star by Pierce Brown My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars This review contains spoilers for Red Rising and Golden Son Book synopsis: The Helldiver of Lykos was carved a Gold and thrown into the wolves to take the Society down as an insider. After succeeding at the Institute, Darrow is taken under Nero au…

Golden Son by Pierce Brown (Book Review)

Golden Son by Pierce Brown My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars This review contains spoilers for Red Rising by Pierce Brown. Click here for a non-spoiler review of Red Rising by Pierce Brown (Book Review) Book synopsis: Darrow was born a Red, down in the mines of Mars, a Helldiver risking his life daily to…