Review: Martin Dressler

Martin Dressler: The Tale of an American Dreamer by Steven Millhauser Vintage 1997 Trade Paperback 304 pages Historical Fiction

The reason why this was on my shelf is that it was an assigned text in one of my English courses at uni. I don’t remember which one, which is a shame, because that might have given […]

Review: Howl's Moving Castle

Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones HarperCollins 2000 Trade Paperback 304 pages YA Fantasy

This is a great story, full of wit and charm and adventure. It’s a fantasy tale about Sophie who is turned into an old woman by the Witch of the Waste. Leaving her family’s hat shop behind, she heads into […]

Review: The Chrysalids

The Chrysalids by John Wyndham Penguin 1988 (1955) Mass Market Paperback 200 pages Speculative Fiction; Post-Apocalyptic Fiction

It has been a long time – how long no one can say, though surely centuries – since God sent the Tribulation to the Old People (us), near destroying everything we had built and learned. The Tribulation continues: […]

Review: Specials

Specials by Scott Westerfeld Uglies #3 Simon Pulse 2007 Paperback 400 pages YA Post-Apocalyptic Fiction; Dystopian Fiction

From the book:

“Special Circumstances”: The words have sent chills down Tally’s spine since her days as a repellent, rebellious ugly. Back then Specials were a sinister rumor – frighteningly beautiful, dangerously strong, breathtakingly fast. Ordinary pretties might […]

Review: Pretties

Pretties by Scott Westerfeld Uglies #2 Simon Pulse 2005 Paperback 384 pages YA Post-Apocalyptic Fiction; Dystopian Fiction

From the book:

Tally has finally become pretty. Now her looks are beyond perfect, her clothes are awesome, her boyfriend is totally hot, and she’s completely popular. It’s everything she’s ever wanted.

But beneath all the fun – […]

Review: Uglies

Uglies by Scott Westerfeld Uglies #1 Simon Pulse 2005 Paperback 425 pages YA Post-Apocalyptic Fiction; Dystopian Fiction

Three hundred years after an apocalyptic-sized disaster that reshaped the world, Tally is about to turn 16 and pretty. In her contained, isolated, self-sufficient city – just like all the other contained, isolated, self-sufficient cities – the operation […]

Review: The World Without Us

The World Without Us by Alan Weisman HarperCollins Canada 2007 Hardcover 275 pages Non-Fiction: Science, Environment, History Literary Non-Fiction: Post-Apocalyptic, Speculative

This is one of the most amazing books I’ve ever read. I simply can’t get over how fantastic, informative, well-written, and mind-opening it is. Wow, where do I start?

The book revolves around the […]

Review: Lover Unbound

Lover Unbound by J.R. Ward Black Dagger Brotherhood #5 Signet Eclipse 2007 Mass Market Paperback 502 pages Paranormal Romance

Vishous is having a really bad day. Jealous of Butch and Marissa’s happy relationship, he’s just found out his mother is the Scribe Virgin (which explains the cursed hand and why his body glows), who wants […]