Review: Nevernight by Jay Kristoff
Reviews / August 19, 2016

For those of you too busy to read this whole post the ‘in brief’ version of this review is that I loved Nevernight. Its a book that I’ve been highly anticipating and we all know how wrong that can sometimes go and yet it lived up to my expectations completely. I really had a good time reading this. It’s a very entertaining and well thought out story with a very readable main protagonist and her sidekick set at it’s heart. A story of assassins with a murderer running amok in their midst. I’m going to set this review on it’s head in terms of my usual style by beginning with a few thoughts or maybe even criticisms. I’ve seen, comparisons being made of this book to the Harry Potter series and I can see where those comparisons are coming from. A sizeable chunk of this story is set in a school, the protagonists are teenagers and there are all sorts of fantasy elements blended into the school ranging from bookworms in the library to a labyrinth of tunnels and staircases that never seem to stay in the same place for very long. However, I would point out that Nevernight is…

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Review: Illuminae by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
Reviews / October 8, 2015

I was lucky enough to land one of the nifty hardcover ARCs of Illuminae, and that made all the difference in my reading experience. This is definitely a book you’ll want to read in physical form, although I’d love to hear from someone who’s read the digital version, and whether or not it works in that format. As many other reviewers have noted, half the fun of this book is the way it’s presented, a smorgasbord of epistolary goodness in the form of email exchanges, illustrations, video surveillance footage summaries and much, much more. The entire book is framed as a file compiled by the mysterious Illuminae Group, which provides proof of the horrific events that began with an attack on the small ice planet Kerenza and ended with the destruction of thousands of people. Little by little, the reader begins to piece together the characters involved and the events that took place on a fleet of ships comprised of the battlecarrier Alexander, the science vessel Hypatia, and the freighter Copernicus. Kady Grant and Ezra Mason are high schoolers living on Kerenza when the planet is attacked by a corporation called BeiTech, and in the confusion of the attack, they…