Tag Archive | Adult

Obernewtyn

Obernewtyn by Isobelle Carmody My rating: 4 of 5 stars Have I said before how much I love audio books? They are the best way to read and do something else! So, with the long wait between titles, I’ve not wanted to get into The Red Queen, (Obernewtyn #7), because I’ve forgotten so much of […]

The Dry

The Dry by Jane Harper My rating: 3 of 5 stars This was good, not earth-shattering, but a solid murder mystery, with some interesting twist and turns. 3.5 stars. View all my reviews

Mr. Standfast

Mr. Standfast by John Buchan My rating: 4 of 5 stars Mr. Standfast concludes the Hannay trilogy, which begins with The Thirty-Nine Steps, and continues through Greenmantle.In this instalment, Hannay is called in to help discover the identity of a masterspy. There are the usual characters – Blenkiron and Piennar – and the addition of […]

Greenmantle

Greenmantle by John Buchan My rating: 4 of 5 stars The continuing adventures of Richard Hannay, begun in The Thirty-Nine Steps, and concluded in Mr Standfast. John Buchan is such a classic writer, and a this a novel of its time. Be aware – this book used to terms to discribe different races that we […]

Goliath

Goliath by Scott Westerfeld My rating: 5 of 5 stars This is quite simply one of the best steampunk series for young adults. The world building, combining history and speculative fiction, is sublime, the characters are wonderful, the inventions are, well, inventive! View all my reviews

A Mother’s Story

A Mother’s Story by Rosie Batty My rating: 5 of 5 stars Harrowing, emotional, heartbreaking, and a ‘must read’. I read it in a single sitting. View all my reviews

Breath

Breath by Tim Winton My rating: 5 of 5 stars Lyric writing, quintessential Australian voice, Dan Wyllie is a perfect choice to read this. View all my reviews