Category Archives: Books

The Khan – a book

The Khan by Saima Mir My rating: 4 of 5 stars This is a well-told thriller with compelling characters, strong writing and a great sense of place and atmosphere. But, it runs out of steam a bit towards the end. … Continue reading

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Aether Chronicles – Book 3

Speed by Abi Barden My rating: 4 of 5 stars This appears to be a mid-series book: established characters, plot development, new questions and a great cliffhanger. Iā€™m thoroughly invested in the adventure. It is full of questions and uncertainty. … Continue reading

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Spinning Silver – a book

Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik My rating: 2 of 5 stars Novik introduces three female protagonists in this book without much preamble and keeps moving between them in a confusing way. I was never quite sure which of the three … Continue reading

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Echoes by Abi Barden

Echoes by Abi Barden My rating: 4 of 5 stars The adventure just gets better. It is a very engaging steampunk world and Amethyst’s adventures in this thought provoking “reality” move on. With several love interests at play, not just … Continue reading

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Preventable by Devi Sridhar

Preventable: How a Pandemic Changed the World How to Stop the Next One by Devi Sridhar My rating: 5 of 5 stars Prof Sridar has written an insightful, compelling narrative of the COVID-19 pandemic that is easy to read and … Continue reading

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