Dune by Frank Herbert ★★★½

Dune is a classic science-fiction novel that is the first of many set in a far future interstellar empire. In this novel we follow protagonist Paul Atreides, the heir of House Atreides, as his family accepts control of and moves to the desert planet Arrakis. Throughout the novel many powers in the empire confront each other … Continue reading Dune by Frank Herbert ★★★½

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The Bear And The Nightingale by Katherine Arden ★★★★

The Bear and the Nightingale is a magical tale set in medieval times, that is based off Russian fairy tales. The novel tells the story of protagonist Vasilisa, who unlike the rets of her family can see, and interacts with, the household spirits. When her father remarries a stern, city-bred and devoutly religious stepmother, who … Continue reading The Bear And The Nightingale by Katherine Arden ★★★★

The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness ★★★★

The Knife of Never Letting Go is the first book in a dystopian, young adult trilogy, centring around protagonist Todd. It is extremely fast-paced and gritty, while also dealing with important social issues. In Prentisstown, a town full of men, everyone can hear each other’s thoughts. This constant ‘Noise’ was caused by a virus released … Continue reading The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness ★★★★