Dorayne's Doorway

Think of it this way - if you got stuck in a cave for years and years to come and all you could rely on was your memories of your life and books you have read, wouldn't you read a lot?

Great and Terrible Beauty

A Great and Terrible Beauty - Libba Bray Absolutely unremarkable, both the story and the writing style. Not going to carry on with the other two books.
Some disasters quite refreshing, compared to the stuff that's usually written about these days.

Japanese Macabre (Vol. 2)

Japanese Macabre (Vol. 2) - Jeremy Tanaka The first two stories were good but the last one ended very abruptly and resembled an anecdote rather than a story. Happy I picked this book up for free because I would have been very disappointed, had I paid for it...

Grumpy Cat: A Grumpy Book

Grumpy Cat: A Grumpy Book - Grumpy Cat FU. I can't be bothered. Hoped for a review and disappointed? Good.

House of Small Shadows

House of Small Shadows - Adam Nevill A very engaging story with some really great visions but I definitively prefer the previous two books. I keep going back to those and read them over and over again whereas this one will be left for quite a while before I pick it up again. Nevertheless, I wasn't disappointed.

Doctor Sleep: A Novel

Doctor Sleep - Stephen King More than a worthy sequel, brilliant but different. It could never be the same without Overlook but what it lost in a haunted hotel, it gained through Abra and the True Knot.

House of Leaves

House of Leaves - Mark Z. Danielewski Torn about this - as the book progressed, my attention decreased rapidly. The three stars comprise of two ratings; five stars for the first half and the idea in general and one star from then on. Too much babbling, too many distractions to appreciate. However, I may be back to change my rating later, as I have read this as an ebook where the formatting was quite irksome and I will get a p-book for comparison.

Irresistible Inheritance of Wilberforce

The Irresistible Inheritance Of Wilberforce - Paul Torday So very sad and true. Can a soul be truly destroyed?

Titanic 2012 (Curse of RMS Titanic - an Inspector Alastair Ransom title)

Titanic 2012 (Curse of RMS Titanic - an Inspector Alastair Ransom title) - Robert W. Walker I read this because any book about Titanic has to be good, even if it contained the list of passengers or a brief description of the behemoth. However, in addition to what I thought was to be another amazing expedition to the depths of its former glory, a story emerged that proposed that the reason for the sinking was quite different. I have already read the zombie version (Deck Z) and wasn't disappointed, and this book turned out to be enjoyable as well...

Anča a Pepík opět v akci

Anča a Pepík opět v akci - Lucie Lomová I have completely forgotten about these stories until I saw this collection on my sister's book shelf. Started reading it immediately and all the memories came flooding back - simple yet brilliant drawing style, funny stories and all put together in one book (unlike the original setting within the Ctyrlistek magazine). This is book III of the collection and it looks like all of the books are hopelessly sold out so the only way to get the previous two would be to wait for a reprint.

Black Cathedral

Black Cathedral - L.H. Maynard, M.P.N. Sims Shame could not give two and a half stars but the potential of this book just seem to have gradually dropped until one reached a very hurried ending. The best chapter was definitely the first one. Still, will try another book of the Department 18 series when it comes out...


Live your Joy - Bonnie St. John Good but average, a night of 13 scary or weird stories and a predictable ending. Liked Gated better than this book but will check out the next one because the writing wasn't bad, it just wasn't that interesting or original.

Svět nezrozených drahokamů

Svět nezrozených drahokamů - Joanna Railly,  Jana Rečkova I love this book. A simple yet touching fantasy that reads itself, with likeable characters and a fast-paced story. Would love for it to have a sequel but it seems that it was a one-off project of the author under a pseudonym. Still, it makes it unique and reminds me that not all five star books have to be masterpieces with regards to the story, sometimes they can just be very pleasant to read.

The Concrete Grove

The Concrete Grove - Gary McMahon Very powerful and enticing imagery that was stronger than the story itself. Will keep reading, though.

The Haunted Pub

The Haunted Pub - Melanie Tushmore Very enjoyable - my first book that featured gay/bi in a greater detail, the characters were very believable and sympathetic, as was the angle of the ghost haunting.

The Boy Who Could Draw Tomorrow

The Boy Who Could Draw Tomorrow - Quinn Sinclair A hysterical mother plus talented boy plus villain of a husband divided by a so-so story equals two stars.