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Title: And After (Until the End of the World #2)
Author: Sarah Lyons Fleming
Genre: Horror, Dystopian
Rating: 4/5
# pages: Audiobook ~12hours
Date read: January 2018

Cassie Forrest could almost believe life at Kingdom Come Farm is perfect, with Adrian and her friends at her side and spring on the way. The spring thaw also means millions of defrosting zombies, however, and if the past year has taught her anything, it's that life in this new world is highly imperfect.

When Safe Zones throughout the country begin to disappear and the zombies at the fences grow in number, Cassie clings to the hope that if she has the people she loves most, it will be all right. But the highly imperfect world makes only one guarantee - zombies never die, never stop and are never satiated.


Almost impossible to review this book without spoiling the first one, so this will be short 'n' sweet.

Not quite as good as the first book in the series (but then, they almost never are :-P ), and where the first book focused more on world-building and the "apocalypse" this was definitely a lot further over into the horror genre. And unlike the first book, this one made me cry :-(

I was still totally captivated by it though, and have moved right along to the third book in the series.

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Title: Now That You Mention It
Author: Kristan Higgins
Genre: Chick-lit
Rating: 4.5/5
# pages: 416
Date read: January, 2018

One step forward. Two steps back. The Tufts scholarship that put Nora Stuart on the path to becoming a Boston medical specialist was a step forward. Being hit by a car and then overhearing her boyfriend hit on another doctor when she thought she was dying? Two major steps back.

Injured in more ways than one, Nora feels her carefully built life cracking at the edges. There's only one place to land: home. But the tiny Maine community she left fifteen years ago doesn't necessarily want her. At every turn, someone holds the prodigal daughter of Scupper Island responsible for small-town drama and big-time disappointments.

With a tough islander mother who's always been distant and a wild-child sister in jail, unable to raise her daughter - a withdrawn teen as eager to ditch the island as Nora once was - Nora has her work cut out for her if she's going to take what might be her last chance to mend the family.


This is the first book I've read by Kristan Higgins, but it definitely won't be the last. It's chick-lit with substance, and immediately drew me in and held me captive till the very end. It made me laugh and cry in turns (happy tears!) which automatically makes this a 5 star read. I was thoroughly invested in the story.

My heart broke for Nora's childhood / teenagehood, and I loved seeing her return to her island and get the form of closure she would never have gotten otherwise. Audrey was just lovely, and Poe's growth so, so touching.

I wish we had gotten full closure on the Big Bad Event, but the way it ended was realistic, so I can live with it.

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Title: Løvehjerte
Author: Ståle Solbakken
Genre: Memoir
Rating: 4/5
# pages: 192
Date read: January 2018

Ståle Solbakken has been head coach in FC Copenhagen two times. Both times he has managed to create what many observers call "the best Danish club team of all time".

In this book, he for the first time ever invites the reader in behind the scenes, explains the tactics, negotiates the contracts and strives for the small improvements that can make FC Copenhagen a competitive player in the European football society as a whole.


I hadn't quite expected my first book of the year to be a book about football (=soccer)!! My husband is very proud ;-) But I've long been intrigued by FCK's trainer, Ståle Solbakken, so when my husband came home with this book a few days ago, I immediately picked it up. As it turned out, I'm glad I did, as it turned out to be a really interesting read - even for a non-football enthusiast like myself. It was interesting to read how Ståle came to FCK in the first place... and how he came back again, after a few years elsewhere. He's always come across as a no-nonsense person to me, and that also seemed the case in this book, where he took a down-to-earth and informal attitude to most things.

There is of course a lot of name-dropping in this book (there'd have to be, under the circumstances!), but I'd picked up enough through my years of being married to an FCK-fan to be able to follow along just fine, and at the end of the day, I'm glad to have read it.

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Title: Dusk or Dark or Dawn or Day
Author: Seanan McGuire
Genre: Paranormal
Rating: 3.5/5
# pages: 182
Date read: December, 2017

When her sister Patty died, Jenna blamed herself. When Jenna died, she blamed herself for that, too. Unfortunately Jenna died too soon. Living or dead, every soul is promised a certain amount of time, and when Jenna passed she found a heavy debt of time in her record. Unwilling to simply steal that time from the living, Jenna earns every day she leeches with volunteer work at a suicide prevention hotline.

But something has come for the ghosts of New York, something beyond reason, beyond death, beyond hope; something that can bind ghosts to mirrors and make them do its bidding. Only Jenna stands in its way.


I'm not really into ghosts, so picking this up was a leap of faith... but then, I'm not really into zombies either, and Mira Grant (Seanan McGuire's pseudonym) proved me wrong there, so I figured it'd be worth it.

And fortunately this isn't your usual ghost story - no haunting, no suddenly locked doors, no music randomly turning on at night - it's a paranormal tale that just happens to involve witches and ghosts, rather than witches and werewolves or whatever.

It's well-written, but very slow moving, and thus made for a surprisingly slow read, but the fact that it took me a month to read is in no way indicative of my enjoyment of it.

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Title: Under bjælken: Et portræt af Kronprins Frederik
Author: Jens Andersen
Genre: Non-fiction, biography
Rating: 4.5/5
# pages: 380
Date read: December, 2017

"Under the Rafther: A portrait of Crown Prince Frederik" is an unusual book about an unusual person in an unusual situation. It is based on a series of conversations with the future king of Denmark, as well as his parents, brother, wife and friends.

The book focuses on the Crown Prince's battle to accept his destiny and role, and follows the personal journey from rebelious child and teenager to reckless 'froggie' and finally to happy husband and father.


I'd asked for this for Christmas, expecting it to be a fascinating read, and I was right. The Danish Crown Prince has always come across as an interesting and sympathetic person to me, so I was interested in getting to know more about him, and this book only confirmed my opinion.

Jens Andersen does a brilliant job of describing the life of probably the most famous person in Denmark, who grew up always knowing that he would one day become a king (and sometimes rebelling against this idea), and who had to grow into the role of Crown Prince.

The chapters about his life as a "froggie" (scuba-diver), on the Sirius Expedition and meeting Mary Donaldson were especially interesting, as were the photos that concluded each chapter, but I greatly enjoyed the book as a whole, and had a hard time putting it down. Don't know that it'll be one to reread often, but I'll definitely be glad to have it to refer back to from time to time.

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Title: Starry Night
Author: Debbie Macomber
Genre: Chick-lit, Christmas
Rating: 4/5
# pages: 256
Date read: December, 2017

Carrie Slayton, a big-city society-page columnist, longs to write more serious news stories. So her editor hands her a challenge: She can cover any topic she wants, but only if she first scores the paper an interview with Finn Dalton, the notoriously reclusive author.

Living in the remote Alaskan wilderness, Finn has written a megabestselling memoir about surviving in the wild. But he stubbornly declines to speak to anyone in the press, and no one even knows exactly where he lives.

Digging deep into Finn's past, Carrie develops a theory on his whereabouts. It is the holidays, but her career is at stake, so she forsakes her family celebrations and flies out to snowy Alaska. When she finally finds Finn, she discovers a man both more charismatic and more stubborn than she even expected. And soon she is torn between pursuing the story of a lifetime and following her heart.


I read this in one sitting a lazy Boxing Day morning. Love December 26th with absolutely no plans :-D

Not really my usual fare. I tend to stay away from romance novels that are labelled as such. But this came highly recommended and was cheap! so I thought I'd give it a chance.

I ended up really, really enjoying it! It's fluff to be sure (and not really all that Christmassy, to repeat my usual refrain), but it was sweet and enjoyable. Highly improbable, but engaging and fun. Of course, the only problem is that I now want to read the book constantly mentioned! :-P

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Title: Snowed Over
Author: Angie Stanton
Genre: YA, Christmas
Rating: 3/5
# pages: 162
Date read: December, 2017

To college student, Katie Brandt, 'Home for the Holidays' sounds like hell. When her parents separated, their holiday traditions shattered like a dropped ornament. What could be worse than celebrating Christmas with her suddenly single mom and mom's new boyfriend?

Alex Walker, an engaged 20-year-old, dreads going home for his own reasons. He has a daunting task ahead of him and wishes he could skip the holidays altogether. So when a friend of a friend needs a ride north, Alex finds that having beautiful Katie seated by his side proves to be just the distraction he needs.

A simple ride home for Christmas turns into a nightmare when light snow rages into a full-scale blizzard. Katie and Alex find themselves stranded, and a vacant cabin becomes a haven from the storm.


Fun read. Not very Christmassy, but I enjoyed it all the same. I really liked both Katie and Alex, and enjoyed seeing their growing friendship. Also, apparently I'm a sucker for "snowed in" stories... who knew?!

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Title: Until the End of the World
Author: Sarah Lyons Fleming
Genre: Dystopian
Rating: 5/5
# pages: Audiobook - 13hrs, narrated by Julia Whelan
Date read: December, 2017

Cassie Forrest isn't surprised to learn that the day she's decided to get her life together is also the day the world ends. After all, she's been on a self-imposed losing streak since her survivalist parents died: she's stopped painting, broken off her engagement to Adrian and dated a real jerk. Rectifying her mistakes has to wait, however, because Cassie and her friends have just enough time to escape Brooklyn for her parents' cabin before Bornavirus LX turns them into zombies, too.

This is difficult enough, but Cassie's tag along ex-boyfriend and her friend's bratty sister have a knack for making everything, even the apocalypse, more unpleasant. When the two attract a threat as deadly as the undead to their safe haven, Cassie's forced to see how far she'll go to protect those she loves. And it's a lot farther than she'd anticipated.


One of the best books I've read this year! It was a random recommendation from Audible support. I read the blurb, thought it sounded interesting, so downloaded it and started listening to it not long after. It took me perhaps around 2 chapters to get thoroughly hooked and I didn't want to put it down again until the very last word was spoken. Almost certainly a book I'll eventually want for my physical library as well.

In some ways, it's definitely very similar to the Newsflesh trilogy by Mira Grant (but it's a book about zombies! It'd be hard for it not to be), but where Newsflesh takes place 15-20 years after the zombie outbreak, "Until the End of the World" IS the zombie outbreak. I found it absolutely fascinating - much the same way I do with most apocalyptic stories.

Peter and Anna infuriated me for much of the book, and I wanted Cassie (or somebody) to smack some sense into them, but at the end I was glad to see them come around, rather than have karma bite them. I really liked Cassie, John and Penny and absolutely loved Beth :-)

While we definitely didn't get all questions answered by the end of the book, I found it nicely contained, and am still making up my mind whether or not I want to continue with the next book in the series. If it's anything like Newsflesh, it'll still be awesome, but not as groundbreaking as the first one.

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Title: The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend
Author: Katarina Bivald
Genre: Fiction
Rating: 3.5/5
# pages: 395
Date read: December, 2017

Broken Wheel, Iowa, has never seen anyone like Sara, who traveled all the way from Sweden just to meet her pen pal, Amy. When she arrives, however, she finds that Amy's funeral has just ended. Luckily, the townspeople are happy to look after their bewildered tourist - even if they don't understand her peculiar need for books. Marooned in a farm town that's almost beyond repair, Sara starts a bookstore in honor of her friend's memory.

All she wants is to share the books she loves with the citizens of Broken Wheel and to convince them that reading is one of the great joys of life. But she makes some unconventional choices that could force a lot of secrets into the open and change things for everyone in town.


Very, very, VERY slow to start. Setting the stage took forever, and while I never actually got bored with the book, it was just much too slow moving, and after about 140 pages, I set down the book and didn't touch it at all for 3 months.

Finally I got stubborn though. I knew that if I gave up on it completely I'd probably never pick it up again, and it came too highly recommended for me to do that. So I picked it back up and told myself I'd give it another 50 pages. If it still hadn't caught my attention by then, it obviously wasn't for me.

Well, the book must have sensed my threat, because it took no more than a few pages for it to charm me in a way that none of the previous 14o pages had. Sara finally got serious about the bookshop, and a few instances of her matching books to their readers and have those readers fall in love with said books (which I all knew and had read myself) was enough for me to get thoroughly hooked, and I finished the rest of the book in just a few days.

It's a very cozy book, and I've always loved books about books, so parts of it had me grinning from ear to ear. But the slow start combined with the abrupt (and somewhat unrealistic) ending means that it can't make its way to my favourites.

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Title: 4 Keys to Hearing God's Voice
Author: Mark Virkler
Genre: Christian non-fiction
Rating: 4/5
# pages: 310
Date read: December 2017.

The keys that are examined, discussed in detail, and can be immediately applied to your life are:

How to recognize God's voice as spontaneous thoughts. Learning how to become still before the Lord. Looking for vision as you pray. Realizing the importance of two-way journaling. Filled with insights from years of hearing from God, 4 Keys to Hearing God's Voice also includes visual aids that enhance the teaching and learning experience. Very reader-friendly, you will find that the concepts and principles are easily adapted to your personal circumstances and lifestyle.


Nina recommended this book to me, and I am so glad she did! It's a fascinating book that took me a LOT longer to read than it should have - and for a really stupid reason to. At chapter 10 I was still only at 24% of my kindle book, and though it was excellent, it seemed rather daunting that it was THAT LONG!!! So imagine my surprise when it turned out that the next chapter was Appendix A!

Turned out, the book itself finished at 27% or so and ALL THE REST was the New Testament, which had been included in the ebook version. I felt slightly stupid not to have realized this in advance, and would probably have finished the book ages ago if I had.

That said, I really enjoyed how Mark Virkler took a practical approach to hearing God's voice - giving concrete examples and suggestions of what to do and how to train yourself to open your ear to the voice of God. Between his suggestions and Nina's advice I finally found a method that worked for me, and for the first time ever was able to consciously talk with God, rather than merely to Him.

I don't entirely agree with everything Mark Virkler wrote, but I thought it awesome to read this account from a person who's as left-brained as I am. Most other books I've read on the subject have been from a more right-brained perspective leaving me with almost more questions than I started out with.

A really excellent book, that I want to read again before too long, in order to make sure the messages "stick".

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Title: The Husband's Secret
Author: Liane Moriarty
Genre: Fiction
Rating: 3.5/5
# pages: 389
Date read: December, 2017

My Darling Cecilia
If you're reading this, then I've died...


Imagine your husband wrote you a letter, to be opened after his death. Imagine, too, that the letter contains his deepest, darkest secret - something so terrible it would destroy not just the life you built together, but the lives of others too. Imagine, then, that you stumble across that letter while your husband is still very much alive...

Cecilia Fitzpatrick achieved it all - she's an incredibly successful business woman, a pillar of her small community and a devoted wife and mother. Her life is as orderly and spotless as her home. But that letter is about to change everything, and not just for her: Rachel and Tess barely know Cecilia - or each other - but they too are about to feel the earth-shattering repercussions of her husband's devastating secret.


The first 100 pages I absolutely loved! I couldn't put it down and raced through the chapters. But unfortunately it took a turn I hadn't anticipated, and became very dark. I still wanted to know what happened to the different characters, but almost didn't want to read more to find out - meaning that I put down the book more often than I would have otherwise, as I had to mentally psyche myself to what would come next. It's very telling that it was Tess' story I minded the least. Fortunately it never went down the road I feared the most (and I rather liked the ending with Lauren and Rachel), but it still detracted a lot from my general enjoyment of the book.

Still a very well-written book though, with Liane Moriarty's signature touch.

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Title: You Will Be Mine
Author: Natasha Preston
Genre: Suspense
Rating: 4/5
# pages: 304
Date read: December, 2017

ROSES ARE RED
VIOLETS ARE BLUE
WATCH YOUR BACK
I'M COMING FOR YOU

Lylah and her friends can't wait to spend a night out together. Partying is the perfect way to let loose from the stress of life and school, and Lylah hopes that hitting the dance floor with Chace, her best friend, will bring them closer together. She's been crushing on him since they met. If only he thought of her the same way...

The girls are touching up their makeup and the guys are sliding on their coats when the doorbell rings. No one is there. An envelope sits on the doormat. It's an anonymous note addressed to their friend Sonny. A secret admirer? Maybe. They all laugh it off.

Except Sonny never comes home. And a new note arrives:

YOUR TURN


This is the second book I've read by Natasha Preston (the first one being "Awake"), and I enjoyed this one every bit as much. It's absolutely chilling, and Natasha Preston's writing is so engaging that I put myself in Layla's shoes far too much, and found it very hard to put the book down - reading it in just a few sittings.

As with almost all suspense novels, the big question is always - does the ending hold up? Far too often it will be too far-fetched or unbelievable and the resolution unsatisfying. I kept wondering how Natasha Preston would wrap this up in a suitable manner, as I could see quite a few options that would indeed fall into those traps.

But fortunately Natasha Preston delivered. Yes, I'd guessed the culprit ahead of time... but only a few pages too soon, which to me is one of the marks of an excellent suspense novel - one where the reader can follow the clues along with the characters in the book and make an educated guess, but not one where the answer is screamed from the pages at a much too early stage.

I greatly enjoyed this, and will definitely be on the look out for more of Natasha Preston's work. The only reason I didn't give this 5 stars straight, is that I thought everything was wrapped up (or not) too quickly in the last few pages, and I'm left wondering if a sequel is in the works.

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Title: The Heavenly Italian Ice Cream Shop
Author: Abby Clements
Genre: Chick-lit
Rating: 4/5
# pages: 368
Date read: November, 2017

Anna and her husband Matteo are ready to embark a delicious Italian adventure. After a year and a half running their ice cream shop on Brighton beach and raising their baby Isabella, Matteo is starting to miss Italy. A shared passion for ices means it's easy to settle on a new business idea - they'll open a shop in Sorrento's cobbled square, a short walk from the sparkling blue sea. For a while, life is sweet; but then Matteo's overbearing family get involved...

Anna's younger sister Imogen feels like things are finally coming together - she's living with her boyfriend Finn in a beach house in Brighton, and her photography is taking off. Then her career stalls, and the lure of Capri - and a man from her past - prove difficult to resist.


Very sweet read - the atmosphere is the stereotypical British chick-lit which is so charming when done well - and fortunately that's the case here. The main characters are likable and human enough that you can relate to them... with the possible exception of Anna's mother-in-law who is absolutely infuriating... but then, I'm pretty sure you're not actually meant to like her.

There were no real twist, some of the "coincidences" were a bit too perfect, and the resolution could be spotted a mile away... but that's okay - this was never meant to be a suspenseful page-turner, but a cozy comfort read - and in that it was a complete success.

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Title: The Keeper of Lost Things
Author: Ruth Hogan
Genre: Fiction
Rating: 3.5/5
# pages: 320
Date read: November, 2017

Anthony Peardew is the keeper of lost things. Forty years ago, he carelessly lost a keepsake from his beloved fiancée, Therese. That very same day, she died unexpectedly. Brokenhearted, Anthony sought consolation in rescuing lost objects—the things others have dropped, misplaced, or accidentally left behind—and writing stories about them. Now, in the twilight of his life, Anthony worries that he has not fully discharged his duty to reconcile all the lost things with their owners. As the end nears, he bequeaths his secret life’s mission to his unsuspecting assistant, Laura, leaving her his house and and all its lost treasures, including an irritable ghost.

Recovering from a bad divorce, Laura, in some ways, is one of Anthony’s lost things. But when the lonely woman moves into his mansion, her life begins to change. She finds a new friend in the neighbor’s quirky daughter, Sunshine, and a welcome distraction in Freddy, the rugged gardener. As the dark cloud engulfing her lifts, Laura, accompanied by her new companions, sets out to realize Anthony’s last wish: reuniting his cherished lost objects with their owners.

Long ago, Eunice found a trinket on the London pavement and kept it through the years. Now, with her own end drawing near, she has lost something precious—a tragic twist of fate that forces her to break a promise she once made.

As the Keeper of Lost Objects, Laura holds the key to Anthony and Eunice’s redemption. But can she unlock the past and make the connections that will lay their spirits to rest?


Took a LONG time to get started. Not that I was bored by it as such, but I did wonder where it was going for awhile. Sadly, it took the death of Anthony Peardew for it to get properly going, but once that happened, I ended up enjoying it a lot more. Just wish they'd left the ghost aspect out - that got silly fast.

I did love reading about Eunice's and Bomber's friendship though, liked seeing Laura's self-confidence grow and grew very fond of both Freddy and Sunshine. So while not an instant favourite, it was still a very enjoyable read.

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Title: Chainfire (Sword of Fire #9)
Author: Terry Goodkind
Genre: Fantasy
Rating: 3.5/5
# pages: 756
Date read: November, 2017

After being gravely injured in battle, Richard awakes to discover Kahlan missing. To his disbelief, no one remembers the woman he is frantically trying to find. Worse, no one believes that she really exists, or that he was ever married. Alone as never before, he must find the woman he loves more than life itself....if she is even still alive. If she was ever even real.

I am really glad that I knew ahead of time that the last three books in the Sword of Truth series are a trilogy in their own right, because that meant I was prepared for the fact that absolutely nothing gets resolved in this book. Otherwise I would have been deeply frustrated by that.
But it still meant that the book was somewhat slow-moving, and definitely not as good as the earlier ones in the series. Not to mention that Terry Goodkind is getting even more long-winded than usual and could definitely have benefited from a good editor to cut down his verbiage by 30-40%.
Even so, I enjoyed it. Knowing nothing was likely to get resolved meant that I could enjoy it for what it was, and while I miss seeing Richard and Kahlan together, I do like seeing Richard's interactions with Cara and her way of trusting him even when she has no clue what he's doing.

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Title: Hva' så nu?
Author: Geo
Genre: memoir
Rating: 5/5
# pages: 192 pages
Date read: November 2017

I 2012 blev Geo erklæret rask. Det var anden gang, han fik at vide, kræften var væk. Først var det testiklerne. Dernæst lungerne. Han går stadig til kontrol, og i denne bog fortæller han om, hvordan det har ændret ham at gennemgå et sygdomsforløb og kæmpe mod en potentielt dødelige sygdom.

Han er gået fra at være semi-træmand til semi-kvinde. Fra at ville gøre alt for sin datter til at tænke: men vil min kone og jeg gøre alt for hinanden. Og fra at være sådan set meget tilfreds med livet til at insistere på at være ovenud lykkelig.


Helt lige så god som den første bog, men hvor "Ikk' for sjov" fokuserer på Geos sygdomsforløb, så fokuserer denne bog på hvad der sker efterfølgende - hvordan vender man tilbage til hverdagen når man lige har brugt 1-2 år på at kæmpe for livet.

Lige som den første bog er "Hva' så nu?" hudløst ærlig. Jeg har fået så meget mere respekt for Geo efter at have læst hans to bøger, og er taknemmelig over, at han lader læseren komme så tæt ind på livet af ham. Derudover synes jeg også at det er to meget vigtige bøger, som jeg ville anbefale til alle som har fået kræft tæt ind på livet - uanset om det er som patient eller pårørende.

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Title: The Fifth Season
Author: N.K. Jemisin
Genre: Fantasy
Rating: 2.5/5
# pages: 486 pages
Date read: November, 2017

THIS IS THE WAY THE WORLD ENDS. AGAIN.

Three terrible things happen in a single day.

Essun, masquerading as an ordinary schoolteacher in a quiet small town, comes home to find that her husband has brutally murdered their son and kidnapped their daughter. Mighty Sanze, the empire whose innovations have been civilization's bedrock for a thousand years, collapses as its greatest city is destroyed by a madman's vengeance. And worst of all, across the heartland of the world's sole continent, a great red rift has been been torn which spews ash enough to darken the sky for years. Or centuries.

But this is the Stillness, a land long familiar with struggle, and where orogenes -- those who wield the power of the earth as a weapon -- are feared far more than the long cold night. Essun has remembered herself, and she will have her daughter back.

She does not care if the world falls apart around her. Essun will break it herself, if she must, to save her daughter.


Surprisingly boring, considering how many high ratings it has on Goodreads. Also, the writing style really took some getting used to - especially in the chapters where the author decided to break the fourth wall, as well as in the chapters focusing on Essun. In fact, the first few chapters almost made me give up on the book completely, as I cannot stand books written in second character.

Fortunately the chapters focusing on Syenite and Damaya were much better written, and kept me reading when I would otherwise have put the book aside. I found myself really liking those chapters, and being intrigued by what would happen next, and how all the plotlines would tie together (which I'd guessed ahead of time, but was still satisfying).

But unfortuantely, as the old saying goes, the book ends "not with a bang, but a whimper", and I don't see myself reading any of the later books in the series.

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Title: Artemis
Author: Andy Weir
Genre: sci-fi
Rating: 3/5
# pages: 384
Date read: November, 2017

Jazz Bashara is a criminal.

Well, sort of. Life on Artemis, the first and only city on the moon, is tough if you're not a rich tourist or an eccentric billionaire. So smuggling in the occasional harmless bit of contraband barely counts, right? Not when you've got debts to pay and your job as a porter barely covers the rent.

Everything changes when Jazz sees the chance to commit the perfect crime, with a reward too lucrative to turn down. But pulling off the impossible is just the start of her problems, as she learns that she's stepped square into a conspiracy for control of Artemis itself - and that now, her only chance at survival lies in a gambit even riskier than the first.


Very, very different from "The Martian" and I might actually have rated it higher if I hadn't kept comparing the two books at every turn. "The Martian" blew me away, "Artemis" was just a rather good book.

The premise of the book had me hooked from the very first page. I loved the thought of setting a book on the moon and not having space travel be the main premise, but rather just taken for granted. People lived on the moon and that was that. Unfortunately the suspense part of the story left me rather cold, and that's what brought it down to three stars. I would have preferred to read more about everyday life on the moon and less about Jazz' shenanigans.

In the end I liked the book, but it didn't become the instant favourite that "The Martian" did.

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