Brandon Sanderson writes great stories and writes them fast. This one is short novella set in a technologically advanced alternate reality where detectives can create a ‘snapshot’ of the world in order to relive a period of time and solve crimes. Davis and Chaz are interesting characters, and you might guess where the story is going, how it gets there will keep you guessing until the end! 4/5 stars
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Patrick Ness is an award winning teen fiction author. The amazing ‘Chaos Walking’ trilogy will soon be seen on the big screen. His new book “And the Ocean was our Sky’ is out now. Put one on hold today!
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Neil Gamian’s retelling of the dark and violent world of the Norse gods – the ultimate dysfunctional family. Norse Mythology trims down the complicated mess of stories that makes up the Norse lore into a very readable digest that covers the main story lines without having to read across many different authors and retells them in Gaiman’s grim and witty style. 5/5 stars.
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When you start a Murakami story you don’t really know what you are going to get. Most of his stories are set in modern Japan, and are filled with intriguing characters. These include a man in the novel ‘Kafka on the shore’ who always refers to himself in the third person, “Nakata loves eel”, and has the ability to talk to cats. Another is Tsukuru Tazaki, socially isolated and trying to work out why his school friends abandoned him many years ago. Murakami’s books are quirky, surreal and unconventional.
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Written by John Connolly, this series follows former police officer turned private investigator Charlie Parker as he investigates cases with supernatural elements. Connolly’s macabre, evocative writing style lends these thrillers an element of horror.
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What a weird book! Like a grown-up, twisted version of Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure with wig-wearing scorpions, Gods, aliens and schlok horror thrown in for fun. Strap yourself in for the fun.
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CJ Cherryh’s science fiction/fantasy novels feature amazingly detailed worlds, supported by her strong background in languages, history, archaeology, and psychology. She even has an asteroid named after her: 77185 Cherryh!
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