The MasterHarper of Pern by Anne McCaffrey

DNF at around a fifth to go. This used to be one of my favourite Pern books, strange how things can change. This is basically the David Copperfield of Master Robinton from the main series. We go from his birth and upbringing in the main Harper Hall until the opening of Dragonflight (which I didn’t …

Do You Dream of Terra-Two? by Temi Oh

DNF at a little over 100 pages. This just wasn’t for me, at least at the moment. It’s about six super intelligent and annoying teenagers who have been selected to go on a mission to a new planet. Just before launch there is a tragedy and someone else is drafted in at the last minute. …

The Cabin at the End of the World by Paul Tremblay

DNF at 120 pages. I tried to finish it but I just couldn’t do it. A couple and their daughter are having a holiday in a remote cabin in New England I think, when a group of four people with threatening weapons and words of dire warning try to get the family to let them …

Dark Wood Dark Water by Tina Callaghan

DNF at around 100 pages. It was an interesting premise but I lost interest in it almost instantly. This is definitely a YA book, I like some of them but this is what I dread whenever I pick one up. Very shallow characterisation, a love triangle, instant bonds among people who have barely met. I …

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