Sunday, 8 November 2015

Books I thought I reviewed but did not...

Because memory fails. 

Situation rectified.

SAFE by Kate Hanney

This is a “please-sit-down-let’s-talk-about-this” kind of book.

It’s something that you’d want to discuss with people who’ve read it. Or perhaps beg people to read it just so you can talk about it.

Danny Watson is a fascinating character. Tough. Hardened by life. A kid forced to become an adult because of circumstances.  What could possibly go wrong, yeah?

Just. About. Everything.

This a gritty portrayal of a life on the fringe. It’s a very dangerous place (and situation) to be in and author Kate Hanney takes the reader to that dark place. It deals with hard issues that no young adult should ever deal with.

This is a brilliant book with a “controversial” ending.  ★★★ 5/5 

GARDEN by Jane Yates

It takes an utterly imaginative mind to come up with a story that puts together elements of steampunk, sci-fi and fantasy and not overwhelm the reader (‘til their heads explode). Inspired by the classic “The Secret Garden”, the author re-imagines a futuristic (parallel) world with bio-domes, robot nannies and robotic animals.

This is a personal journey of Aberdeen, who was transplanted to Earth after her parents were murdered. Together with new friends, Aberdeen stumbles upon a riddle that triggers the adventure of a lifetime.

The author’s excitement and enthusiasm resonate in her writing, which makes this an absolutely delightful read. ★★★ 5/5 

The third book in any trilogy always seems to carry many burdens: the burden to provide a proper close to a series; the burden to save the series from a terrible sequel (Book 2s usually suck don’t they?); and the burden to deliver a memorable conclusion.

The Wexkia series does not suffer from a terrible book 2. In fact, it’s a great sequel. But with great Book 2 comes great expectations for Book 3.

Nell is thrown into this complex situation where she has to make a decision, act quickly, and stay alive. Failing to do so will wipe out an entire alien race. And the Universe will fall into the hands of people who shouldn’t be controlling such vast intergalactic real estate.

Reading this gives an adrenaline rush because you become involved in a wild adventure and hope that your fave characters don’t die in the process (Pls. don't be George R.R. Martin).

Justice did not have to worry about the burdens mentioned above, because it delivers an explosive conclusion to the series. ★★★ 5/5 


1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for reviewing 'Justice'. I am smiling big time. And wow, 'Garden' sounded so terrific, I bought it and hope to read it soon. :)