🏛️ 𝗪𝐡𝐲 𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐝 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐐𝐮𝐞𝐞𝐧’𝐬 𝐓𝐡𝐢𝐞𝐟 𝐒𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐬?
It is well-known among fans of Megan’s works that Megan is all about “showing” her story, not “telling”. You as a reader will have to put in the mental work in interpreting elements of the book that have been excluded and let me be the one to claim that this is the most rewarding feeling you will earn as a reader especially with rereading.
The world within the Queen’s Thief series is enriched with political manoeuvrings, mythologies, and fantastic characters.
I assure you that the Queen’s Thief series will not just be sitting on your shelf gathering dust, you will at some point in your life pick the series up again and again. Megan’s writing style is so intricate that you will find foreshadowing in previous books which makes rereading highly valuable and entertaining.
The dry humour is one for the ages. I still laugh out loud at the hilarious thinly veiled banter.
Every character is memorable and will tug at your heart. You may end up having a bias :P
🏛️ Fun fact: The fan community is so warm and intelligent that Megan dedicated her final book to them. They’re called: Sounis and you can find them in Livejournal.
Tag: Book Review
Author: Frances Hardinge
Genre: Middle-grade Fantasy
In the spirit of Halloween and having completed a book that carries a creepy feel, I’d like to introduce you all to “Cuckoo Song” by Frances Hardinge.Read More »
Men without Women
Author: Haruki Murakami
Genre: Fiction, Short story collection
This is a collection of seven short stories, each portraying the harsh loneliness faced by men who have lost or held onto women they loved.
This was my first experience reading a Murakami book but not my first exposure as I discovered his popularity when I watched the movie adaptation of Norwegian Wood.
I really enjoyed the stories but there were times the characters didn’t feel interesting enough and I expected the story to drag until Murakami started fleshing out their characterisation through past events and beautiful philosophical writing.
Hear Us Out
Authors: Amal Al Kooheji & Sajeda Al Asfoor
Genre: Self-help, Non-Fiction
Our world today has paved way to a digital present and future so why is it taking so long for certain corporations to adjust to this new age and why is Generation Y aka ‘Millennials’ getting the the short end of the stick? Let’s find out as our two main characters Mrs. Hope (Generation X representative) and Saj (Generation Y representative) interact and attempt to understand each other’s generations especially the gaps that ‘Millennials’ need accommodating with, i.e. leadership skills, flexibility and impact.
Six of Crows
Author: Leigh Bardugo
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
The Bear and the Nightingale (Winternight Trilogy)
Author: Katherine Arden
Genre: Fantasy, Magical Realism, Coming-of-age
The story takes place in the midst of winter in Northern Russia. Dunya, a loyal elderly servant to the household of Pyotr Vladimirovich, narrates fairytales, folklores not excluding the ill-omened tales of the Winter King to the children. As these events continue, Vasya, the last-born of Pyotr’s children realizes that these stories have layered truth in them and that magic is at play deep in the woods.Read More »
The Lumatere Chronicles Trilogy Review
Author: Melina Marchetta
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult, Realism & Romance
The gifted Australian author Melina Marchetta has graced us with an amazing trilogy called “The Lumatere Chronicles”. This review will cover the first book of the series: “Finnikin of the Rock”.Read More »