The Sentence is Death

Happy New Year! The last book I read in 2019 and the first book I finished in 2020 is Anthony Horowitz’s new mystery series, The Sentence is Death.  Yes, for those in the know, this is the second book of a series of novels (currently only two), starring former police detective Daniel Hawthorne and Anthony…

The Prisoner of Heaven

The Prisoner of Heaven is the third book in Carlos Ruiz Zafon‘s Cemetery of Forgotten Books series. The series consists of four novels, namely, The Shadow of the Wind, Angel’s Game, The Prisoner of Heaven, and the Labyrinth of Sprits, which doesn’t need to be read in chronological order. The series takes place in the…

Authority (Southern Reach #2)

Authority, which is the second book of the Southern Reach Trilogy, picks up almost immediately where Annihilation ends, but instead of continuing the biologist’s narrative inside Area X, it follows John “Control” Rodriguez, who is the new director of the Souther Reach government agency. Where lies the strangling fruit that came from the hand of…

Annihilation (Southern Reach #1)

When it comes to reading, I like to strike while the iron is hot, so to speak. I was in a reading rut alll throughout February and didn’t really get out of it until I read Anthony Horowitz’ Magpie Murders. So, when right after finishing Magpie Murders I had the strong urge to start Jeff…

2017 Year-End Survey

Happy New Year! I’m a bit late with this, but here’s my obligatory book stats of 2017.  Admittedly, 2017 was not the best year for me in terms of quantity, but I’m pretty happy with it with regards to the quality of some of the books I read.  I’ll be combining my goodreads 2017 Reading…

The Broken Earth Trilogy

Getting one last review done before the year ends!  Actually, it’s a review of three books – N.K. Jemisin‘s Broken Earth Trilogy, which is made up of The Fifth Season (2015), followed by The Obelisk Gate (2016), and finally The Stone Sky (2017).  I first started reading the series in August, got through The Fifth…

A Darker Shade of Magic (Shades of Magic #1)

Like most, if not all readers, I’m always on the lookout for new reads and authors. I subscribe to several bookish sites that regularly feature new and upcoming authors and their novels, look back on best-loved Classics, and recommend books for every occasion/taste. Sometime in 2016, I came across an npr.org article reviewing V.E. Schwab‘s…

January Book Loot

Despite my recent reading rut, I did manage to buy quite a number of books in January.  I’ve already read one of the books in that pile (The Hundred Foot Journey), and currently reading another (Pure). I’m looking forward to starting Jeff Vandermeer’s Southern Reach Trilogy, starting with Annihilation, because I’ve ready so many good…