Tagged with dystopia

Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder

Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder

I picked up Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder, before boarding a transatlantic flight from Ireland to California. I wanted something engrossing and different, a story that would capture my attention through all matter of delays, boredom, and turbulence. Luckily, I chose wisely; I could barely put Poison Study down and finished it within hours … Continue reading

Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

Once upon a time… this book completely surprised me in the most wonderful way. It wasn’t that I wasn’t expecting it to be good, I was, it’s just that it totally surpassed my expectations. Laini Taylor crafts a seductive Prague, full of back alleyways, vexing ex-boyfriends, occult coffee shops and an honest and tough main … Continue reading

Donkeyskin by Midori Snyder

Donkeyskin by Midori Snyder There was the sight Grey and monstrous, rubbed with ashes and grit Father’s skin in the moonlight, shadows from my door His jaw stretching into the room There was the smell Rank and cloying, the tang of smoked flesh Father’s exhalations on the surface of my skin A tooth decayed from … Continue reading

City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare

City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare

After a short break reading other books and spending time in distant literary lands, I’m back in the world of shadowhunters with the 5th installment in Cassandra Clare’s City of Lost Souls. I’ve voraciously devoured Clare’s 7 books over the last 6 months, but I unfortunately just discovered that the next one isn’t due out … Continue reading

On Starlight…

“Stars are beautiful, but they must not take an active part in anything, they must just look on forever. It is a punishment put on them for something they did so long ago that no star now knows what it was.” – J.M. Barrie