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Favourite Read of the Year: The Rook

It’s almost the end of 2013!

I actually find it quite difficult to believe how fast this year has gone, and it’s been another fantastic one! It’s also been a year full of good books, some of them have been amazing. There are a lot of amazing tales out there and it’s always really satisfying when you open a book up and you know that it’s going to be great.

For instance, near the beginning of the year I discovered Wool, such a brilliant story and it feels like the tale has been with me for a long time, which meant it came as a shock to look back on my Goodreads account and realise it was in April this year that I finished it. Continue reading

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Any One Book: Dust by Hugh Howey

Dust

I am so sorry that I’m late with this one, NaNoWriMo distracted me quite a bit. I had actually planned on keeping you updated with my progress for that last month, but I guess I never managed to get round to it. I finished my first ever NaNo year on the 26th and it was very tough but also very rewarding (although it is fair to say that while I made it to 50,000 words my novel is far from done).

Unfortunately the delay in actually getting this review up means that there is no time for a vote and so I’ve already chosen the book for this month. I shall be announcing it tomorrow evening.

Anyway, enough of the catch up, you want to know about Dust. Well, what can I say, it was amazing. It had so much to live up to and it managed it all. It was thrilling, gripping and ruthless. Hugh Howey did not relent and at times it was difficult to see how the characters would ever be able to find the light at the end of the tunnel. Continue reading


Any One Book #15

I’m a bit late it posting this, you can blame NaNoWriMo for that!

Anyway, the votes are in and counted and I can reveal that the winner is Dust by Hugh Howey. Poor Cujo didn’t get a single one. Thank you to everyone who voted, it’s very much appreciated.
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Voting Round Two

After running it last month I’ve decided to keep going with the voting for Any One Book….Although I appear to have started reading one of last month’s entries any way (The Rook, it’s quite clever)!

Again, I’m going to list three books below with their blurb and add a poll at the bottom so you can vote for which one you want to be next month’s Any One Book. Hopefully you enjoy the selection I am putting before you. Continue reading


Shift by Hugh Howey

Be careful of spoilers!

I told you to keep an eye out for this review. Bah this series is so addictive and the final instalment comes out in October!

It was just as good as Wool, which is a hard thing to achieve as that was a brilliant series opener. This book doesn’t follow Juliette or Lukas, instead it follows and unassuming man called Donald in a world before the Silo. It’s a sort of prequel that finishes where Wool left off and it helps to understand this series so much more. I mean, I thought I understood Wool but I really had no idea until I read Shift. Continue reading


Wool by Hugh Howey

One day, I went into Waterstone’s. Having missed my bus and needing to pass an hour until the next one turned up (as well as needing to take my mind off a seminar I had to give the next day), I wandered innocently into the store anticipating the usual glance over.

I found my way to my usual hangout, the science fiction/fantasy shelves (I fail to see why they’re mixed together, they’re completely different genres) and the orange and black book cover instantly caught my attention. It seemed so enigmatic, there was no clue as to what it was about except the title Wool, and judging by the blurb there were no sheep in it. Continue reading