Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo (Book Review)

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo My rating: 2 of 5 stars Book synopsis: Kaz Brekker is a cunning and ever-resourcefull young thieving mastermind, conducting business for the Dregs in Ketterdam, a hub of international trade and much criminal activity. When Kaz is taken by an unknown party he is sure he’s gotten himself into…

Under the Dome by Stephen King (Book Review)

Under the Dome by Stephen King My rating: 2.5 of 5 stars Book synopsis: The community of Chester’s Mill in Maine could have never imagined that one October day, a huge, sock-shaped and of unknown origin invisible element, that would soon come to be called “the Dome”, would shield them off from the rest of…

The Providence of Fire by Brian Staveley (Book Review)

The Providence of Fire by Brian Staveley My rating: 2 of 5 stars If you haven’t read the first book of the trilogy, you can read my spoiler free review of The Emperor’s Blades by Brian Staveley (Book Review) instead! Book synopsis: Shortly after discovering the truth about who assassinated her father, Adare makes a desperate move…

The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton (Book Review)

The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton My rating: 4 of 5 stars Book synopsis: On the night of Walter Moody’s arrival at Hokitika, in the hopes of making a fortune in the gold mines and tired after his long journey there, he makes his way in to the Crown Hotel where he finds an assemble of…

Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov (Book Review)

Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov My rating: 4 of 5 stars Book synopsis: Humbert Humbert introduces himself to the readers whom he refers to as his jury, and openly admits his lifelong lust over young girls, between the ages of 9 and 14, he refers to as nymphets. As he early on explains, his pederosis could…

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…

The Little Friend by Donna Tartt (Book Review)

The Little Friend by Donna Tartt My rating: 4 of 5 stars Book synopsis: Harriet was only a baby when her 9-year-old brother, Robin, was found hanging by the neck from a tree in the front garden. She and her sister, Alison, who was 4 years old were the only witnesses to the murder. More…

The Emperor’s Blades by Brian Staveley (Book Review)

The Emperor’s Blades by Brian Staveley My rating: 2.5 of 5 stars Book synopsis: The empire of Annur is in turmoil after the treacherous murder of Sanlitun hui Malkeenian. Next in kin and in possession of the Unhewn Throne is his son, Kaden, who, living in the monastery of Ashk’lan hidden in the edge of…