Author: Ksenia Anske
Rating: 5 stars out of 5
I had already read and heard things about this book. About how dangerous it is. It made it an intriguing book so I had to read it. Which I did.
Rosehead is not your average book about a young girl and her talking dog. It’s quite a remarkable one about a young girl and her talking dog. It’s written in a very well-paced way and never gets boring. Far from that even. Even when the young girl is asleep there’s a lot of action going on in Rosehead. If you decide to go there make sure there’s enough space beneath your bed.
Ksenia Anske wrote a very different kind of fantasy novel, with an imagination that’s impressive and catching. If you like remarkable books then Rosehead will certainly appeal to you.
Title: Sherdan’s Country
Author: Jess Mountifield
Genre: Science Fiction
Sherdan’s Country is the third book in Jess Mountifield’s trilogy around Sherdan Harper, a scientist with big ideas who follows a prophecy. In this last book Sherdan and Anya face the problem to regain control of his country, but also their personal lives still need some problem solving. Will they succeed in all this? I know, because I read the book. If you want to know, get your copy and find out.
I absolutely liked all three books. Mrs. Mountifield wrote a fascinating world with interesting characters and strong personalities, and I’m waiting for what she has in store for the reading world next!
Title: Glass books of the dream eaters
Author: Gordon Dahlquist
Yes, that’s quite a long title for a book but it’s worth it. In this book we meet a few people who, in normal circumstances, should never meet. A young lady from a distant island, the doctor of a Macklenburg prince, and a man whose life is spent on the lowest rungs on the social ladder. Still they come together, and all that because of the mysteries that envelope strange pieces of blue glass. What are these glass bits? Who made them, what do they plan with them, and – why can you see other people’s memories when you gaze into them?
These questions and many more are answered as you progress through the book which is written in a very interesting way, moving from one person’s view to another as new chapters reveal more and more about art, alchemy, dream and something called the Process…
Title: Pride and Prejudice
Author: Jane Austen
Genre: Classic romance
I was literally blown away by this book. Miss Austen produced a magnificent book with Pride and Prejudice. It’s witty and funny, and it also allowed me to have a peek into the way of life in that time. The difference in status and ‘importance’ between men and women was immense. But also it made me see how much life has progressed. For instance details like travel. A stretch of road that we’re used to do in about an hour by car would take more than half a day in those days!
It’s very unfortunate that Jane Austen died at so young an age; the world lost a brilliant writer far too soon.
Title: Freak of Nature
Author: Julia Crane
A very interesting book with a good plot. Suppose you wake up not knowing who you are and you learn you’ve been turned into an expensive cyborg. All that because you decided to leave your body to science in case you die.
That is all I’ll divulge about the book. An interesting read but I can’t go over 3.5 stars because of the poor editing. I am not even sure if the story has been proofread consistently because there are several rather obvious errors in the text. If you can read over those then Freak of Nature is an interesting, quick read.
Title: For such a time as this
Author: Jess Mountifield
“For such a time as this” is a delightful short story of an Elfen slave. The oriental setting is nicely detailed, and the story has a nice, consistent flow to it.
If you like Elves, kings, a nice touch of romance and a few surprises, this little book won’t disappoint you.
(Short book, short review, so no chance of spoilers!)
Title: The Rook
Author: Daniel O’Malley
The Rook is a surprise. It starts with a puzzle, and this puzzle gets taken apart throughout the book, where more and more becomes clear. This happens in many books, but the way Mr O’Malley did this is master-crafted.
A strange awakening, mysterious letters and amazing powers that unfold in more and more people are a touch of The Rook. If you like fantasy and supernatural powers, stacked up on a nice mystery, you will do yourself a favour by reading this book.