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The Fifth Vertex (The Sigilord Chronicles, #1)
3.76
really liked it
Okay, I needed to look this up: a vertex is a corner point, of a pentagon for instance, as is the case in this novel. No, I don’t think it is a bad th ...more
Sep 11, 2014
Sep 10, 2014
 
Introducing Quantum Theory: A Graphic Guide (Introducing...)
3.81
really liked it
[This review first appeared on MsKanta.]

One wonders why popular physics books do not come with illustrations more often. In fact, a surprising number
...more
Mar 22, 2015
Mar 21, 2015
 
Unbearable Lightness: A Story of Loss and Gain
3.84
liked it
I could hardly believe what I was reading, especially in the first chapters. A twelve-year-old girl is put on repeated crash diets by her mother, supp ...more
Feb 19, 2016
Feb 19, 2016
 
Infinite Science Fiction One
4.29
really liked it
This SF short story collection is the first in a series of speculative fiction collections, produced by the Belgium-based publishing house Infinite Ac ...more
Aug 31, 2014
Aug 31, 2014
 
The Luminaries
3.72
really liked it
Entertaining and amazingly well thought through. It almost hurts to see that Catton wrote this when she was my age (early twenties) – what have I done ...more
May 2014
Aug 30, 2014
 
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change
4.09
did not like it
Leadership is important to many students. It is something that scholarships and jobs are centred on. It is something that many are eager to delve into ...more
Nov 2013
Sep 02, 2014
 
Doctor Who: The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Time Traveller
3.92
really liked it
The Third Doctor is one I am less familiar with, but even so, Joanne Harris’s story The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Time Traveller managed to bring him to ...more
Sep 12, 2014
Sep 11, 2014
 
Willful Child
3.51
it was ok
[I obtained this book via NetGalley and previously reviewed it at MsKanta.]

It is a surprising move, to say the least. Steven Erikson, author of the wo
...more
Jun 17, 2015
Dec 06, 2014
 
Bombyonder
4.05
did not like it
[This review first appeared on my blog, MsKanta.]

When I started reading Reb Livingston’s upcoming work Bombyonder (November 2014), I thought it was a novel. Rea
...more
Sep 24, 2014
Sep 22, 2014
 
Islands in the Sky
3.78
really liked it
Written in 1952, half this book is outdated and the other half has come almost exactly true.
Dec 20, 2015
Dec 19, 2015
 
The Bone Season (The Bone Season, #1)
3.76
really liked it
Fantasy set in Oxford? Very unoriginal. Dystopian future with female teenage protagonist? Very unoriginal. Combine the two? Whoa, this is actually int ...more
Jul 14, 2015
Jul 14, 2015
 
AsapSCIENCE: Answers to the World’s Weirdest Questions, Most Persistent Rumors, and Unexplained Phenomena
3.94
really liked it
[This review first appeared on my blog, MsKanta.]

AsapSCIENCE is an immensely popular YouTube channel, with over three million subscribers and over 300
...more
Mar 21, 2015
Mar 21, 2015
 
Meisje van glas
3.42
liked it
Kleine Eva is ziek, en verwacht niet oud te worden. Ze lijkt veel op de koppige, bewonderenswaardige, terminaal zieke jonge heldinnen die we al in vee ...more
Aug 27, 2014
Aug 30, 2014
 
De uitburgering van Friedjof Madsen
3.20
liked it
De uitburgering van Friedjof Madsen is de tweede roman van Silvia Toebak, die vorig jaar debuteerde met Een zomer met Kim Bokaviet. Ondanks de gelijkenissen in haar ...more
Jun 23, 2014
Sep 03, 2014
 
Whisper the Dead (The Lovegrove Legacy, #2)
4.19
liked it
[This review originally appeared on MsKanta.]

Other reviewers have described A Breath of Frost, the first part in Alyxandra Harvey’s Lovegrove Legacy series, as ‘a
...more
Nov 20, 2014
Dec 05, 2014
 
The Walking Dead 2 (The Walking Dead #2)
3.70
it was ok
Over deel 1 van de Walking Dead-boekenserie was ik niet te spreken. Slecht geschreven en weinig vernieuwend. Is er in een dergelijk geval nog hoop voo ...more
Sep 07, 2014
Sep 11, 2014
 
Beautiful You
3.00
liked it
[Read the original review on my blog, MsKanta.]

There are two ways to respond to Chuck Palahniuk’s latest novel: with confused disgust or with astonish
...more
Sep 18, 2014
Sep 18, 2014
 
George and the Blue Moon
4.45
really liked it
A rollercoaster ride from beginning to end - the storyline of this book is much better than that of its predecessors. Most of the science is pitched a ...more
Mar 19, 2016
Jan 22, 2016
 
De bijen
3.70
really liked it
[Deze recensie verscheen oorspronkelijk op Hebban.]

Als je opgroeit, verdwijnt er een belangrijk perspectief uit de boeken die je leest: de dieren hou
...more
Sep 27, 2014
Sep 24, 2014
 
Sweet Tooth
3.41
really liked it
[Deze recensie is overgenomen van mijn blog, MsKanta.]

Als je Ian heet en een spannend boek over de Britse spionagedienst in de Koude Oorlog wilt schri
...more
Jun 10, 2014
Aug 30, 2014
 
The Book of Life (All Souls Trilogy, #3)
4.18
really liked it
[This review first appeared on MsKanta.]

Ambitious ending that hammers home the antiracist message

Deborah Harkness’s All Souls trilogy has been met with mixed review/>Ambitious
...more
Dec 20, 2014
Dec 06, 2014
 
De helaasheid der dingen
3.77
it was amazing
Voor wie de filmposter nog vers in het geheugen heeft, is het omslag van De helaasheid der dingen opvallend bescheiden. Geen naakt fietsende mannen, maar ee ...more
Jul 2014
Aug 30, 2014
 
Er ist wieder da
3.43
it was amazing
My German sucks, but I couldn't wait for the translation, I just had to read it! Well worth the effort – and what a great cover design.
2017 edit
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Jun 11, 2017
Aug 05, 2013
Aug 31, 2014
 
Quest Crosstime (Crosstime (aka) Blake Walter, #2)
3.77
liked it
It's awkward how much this book could have improved simply by improving some names. Norton named the planet Vroom, and as soon as you read that, you j ...more
Sep 20, 2016
Sep 03, 2016
 
Artifact
3.49
liked it
The kind of book that would put women off science. Claire, the protagonist, is an assistant professor, but not a single time is she referred to as Dr ...more
Jul 28, 2016
Jul 27, 2016
 
I, Robot (Robot, #0.1)
4.19
it was amazing
Wonderful book. I had not expected it to contain fascinating logic puzzles.
Aug 26, 2018
Apr 18, 2015
Aug 30, 2014
 
World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War
4.01
it was amazing
Zombies, we zijn er de afgelopen decennia mee doodgegooid. Naast vampiers zijn zombies de meest geliefde, gebruikte en misbruikte fantasywezens. Maar ...more
Jun 04, 2014
Aug 30, 2014
 
Paradigm
3.65
liked it
If you would judge this book by its cover, you would likely buy, or not buy, it for all the wrong reasons. The dystopia is a theme so common in young ...more
Sep 03, 2014
Sep 01, 2014
 
Rise of the Governor (The Walking Dead #1)
3.90
did not like it
Ondergetekende, jullie recensent, is nogal fan van zombiefilms. Eerder recenseerde ik World War Z al, wat ik een fantastisch boek vond, en een prima f ...more
Sep 05, 2014
Sep 09, 2014
 
The Martian
4.40
it was amazing
[This review first appeared on MsKanta.]

Self-publishing still carries a stigma. Did not a single publisher find this book worthwhile? Why not? Was the
...more
Dec 12, 2014
Sep 17, 2014
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