Book Review

Book Review: The Knife of Never Letting Go

The Knife of Never Letting Go
By Patrick Ness

My Edition:
Paperback, 512 pages
2014, Candlewick Press
ISBN: 9780763676186

Todd lives in Prentisstown – a place where all the residents can hear each other’s every thought. They call it Noise and even the animals have it. As Todd nears manhood, he discovers a secret which forces him to run for his life.,,only it’s hard to escape when the people after you can hear your thoughts.

This book has been on my shelves for –checks watch- an embarrassingly long time. I’ve always been “meaning to read it” just like every damn book, right? Well they’re making a movie and Mum wanted to read it beforehand. I’m glad she suggested a friend buddy read so I could finally experience this book! Mum kindly agreed to write up some of her thoughts too, so today I bring you our dual review (wow, sweet rhyme.)

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3 (More) Things I Loved About Kim Reaper (Volume 2: Vampire Island)

Kim Reaper Volume 2: Vampire Island
By Sarah Graley

My Edition:
Paperback, 110 page
2019, Oni Press
ISBN: 9781620106372

Kim and Becka are back! The two are trying to find time to date, but Kim’s terrible schedule as a part-time reaper is really making things hard. Not to mention, Becka really wants her best friend Tyler and Kim to get along, but it doesn’t seem to be working. In an effort to support Becka and Tyler’s love of Vampire Teen Drama (their favorite show), Kim takes the gang to Vampire Island. Only things don’t quite go as planned…

You might recall my first list of reasons why I enjoy this comic. I’m back to tell you even more reasons why I love this series.

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Series Review: Gemworld 1 & 2

I initially read book one, The Jewel and Her Lapidary, back in 2017 and apparently didn’t give any sort of review. I did very much enjoy it though. The second book in the series, The Fire Opal Mechanism, was released recently, so I decided I needed to reread Lapidary in order to refresh my memory.

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Series Review: The Earthsea Trilogy

I have many series that need to be finished and, let’s face it, I have to start most of them over to do so. When Tehanu came up for my TBR Tear Down, I knew I’d have to start the series over, as I hadn’t read the original Earthsea Trilogy since high school. So, I embarked on my re-read of the trilogy.

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Series Review: The Secret Books of Paradys III & IV

You may recall my review of the first two books in the series. It took a little time for me to start the following two because I wasn’t loving what I’d already read. Fortunately, the latter half of the series was more successful for me.

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Book Review: The Time Collector

The Time Collector
By Gwendolyn Womack

My Edition:
Paperback, 354 pages
2019, Picador
ISBN: 9781250169235

Roan is a very powerful psychometrist – he can touch and item and see the item’s past and the lives of those who interacted with it. He uses his talents to find valuable antiques and return them to the families they’ve been lost from. When he meets Melicent after her rise to fame for discovering her own valuable antique, he’s instantly drawn to her. But a discovery made by Roan’s friend Stuart brings Roan and Melicent together as they find themselves on the run for their lives.

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