I loved this tale of London in the future and I actually can't stop thinking about it now I've finished. It was so interesting to read something so awful that you actually could see becoming a sad reality. I liked all of the characters and the style of the writing, but it's the topic that makes "Sweet Fruit, Sour Land" 5 stars for me.
"The Bone Clocks" was a massive disappointment. Full of characters I didn't care for and plot points that didn't have any relevance to the story whatsoever, I struggled to finish this book and am glad to have returned it to the library. Holly Sykes was a great character but those around her didn't add much to the story and just made it drag on and on and on. I didn't hate it, but I couldn't love it so "The Bone Clocks" gets 2 stars from me.
I know I'm in the minority here but I really couldn't get into this book. In a post apocalyptic world, a group of travelling musicians and actors wasn't enough to keep my gripped or engaged. Not awful, but with too much going on and not enough attention paid to characters and crucial plot points, "Station Eleven" is getting 2 stars from me.
A powerful book of a man who has lived through years, decades and centuries. He's seen it all and is only just learning how to live. Flicking between present day and his past, I fell in love with the story of Tom Hazard, its thought provoking quotes and its reflective honesty. Matt Haig's "How to Stop Time" is getting five stars from me.
An excellent concept that couldn't quite deliver what I wanted it to. I felt as though this was a book of two parts and I'd have preferred the first to continue in a more "normal" manner. I'm giving Adrian Barnes' "Nod" 3 stars for its strange unanswered second half and perhaps, as I've heard they exist, I'm going to have a look into alternative sleep related Apocalypses.
A book to make you think about life and to see through its imperfections. I'm giving 'The Humans' 4 stars.