Un Lun Dun by China Mieville

“…where’s the skill in being a hero if you were always destined to do it?” Un Lun Dun. Say it quickly, in one go. UnLunDun. Does it make sense? That’s it. UnLondon. Un-London. Un Lun Dun is a Young Adult Fantasy book by China Mieville, an English writer of weird fantasy. Un Lun Dun isContinue reading “Un Lun Dun by China Mieville”

Storm Front (The Dresden Files #1) by Jim Butcher

You know that feeling of utter delight you get when you explore a new fictional world, peek into its depths and corners, try to uncover its secrets, and doing that, spill coffee on yourself, miss classes, forget to talk to people, sleep or eat and in general lose yourself; you do know it, yea? I’veContinue reading “Storm Front (The Dresden Files #1) by Jim Butcher”

Re-reading American Gods by Neil Gaiman

My plan was to finish reading this during the R.I.P. Challenge, but these days I suffer from no time. It took me over a month to read the book, but what a month. “Religions are, by definition, metaphors, after all: God is a dream, a hope, a woman, an ironist, a father, a city, aContinue reading “Re-reading American Gods by Neil Gaiman”

The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker

This is the sixth book I read for the Once Upon a Time challenge.  This fabulous review by Delia made me want to get this book, and I’m glad I did. The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker is a unique read. I’ve encountered jinnis (or genies and djinns) quite a few times inContinue reading “The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker”

The Burning Bush by Kenya Wright

I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. Summary: The book is set in Santeria, a caged city for supernaturals. Soon after the humans discovered the existence of supernaturals, there were the Human-Supe wars, in which the humans, with the advantage of having weapons, won. Now, throughout the world there areContinue reading “The Burning Bush by Kenya Wright”

Fire Baptized by Kenya Wright

I received this book in exchange for an honest review from the author. Summary (partly from here): Since the 1970s humans have forced supernaturals to live in caged cities. Silver brands embedded in their foreheads identify them by species. Lanore Vesta is marked with a silver X, the brand of Mixbreeds, second-class citizens shunned by society. She staysContinue reading “Fire Baptized by Kenya Wright”