Category Archives: Fantasy

Gods Behaving Badly by Marie Phillips

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Trade, 305 pages, 2007 Rating: 9/10 Reason for Reading: I loved Greek mythology when I was younger – and I guess I still do! Synopsis: The Greek gods of ancient times are alive and…living in London? Athena, Apollo, Artemis and a select assortment of the other gods live in a decrepit flat, […]

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by JK Rowling

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Hardcover, 607 pages, 2005 Rating: 10/10 Reason for Reading: C’mon, the real wonder is how I managed to wait a whole month for it to come in at the library. Synopsis: The evil Lord Voldemort is growing stronger by the day, causing harm in the world of wizardry through his followers, the […]

The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Hardcover (available in mass market), 399 pages, 1995 Rating: 10/10 Reason for Reading: Pullman’s trilogy got mentioned a lot when Harry Potter was brought up, and a girl needs something to tide her over until the sixth Potter book, doesn’t she? Synopsis: Lyra lives in a world much like our own, with […]

Something Rotten by Jasper Fforde

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Hardcover (available in trade), 389 pages, 2004 Rating: 9/10 Reason for Reading: I love Fforde, and if reading his Thursday Next stories is as close as I can come to living inside a book, I will be one content bookworm. Synopsis: Thursday Next is a woman with the rather strange capability of […]

Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Mass-market, 367 pages, 1990 Rating: 9/10 Reason for Reading: A lovely woman in the States was nice enough to send me an entire box of books a few years ago, which included this one. It’s a title that seems to come up when people mention getting their feet wet before a full-fledged […]

Haroun and the Sea of Stories by Salman Rushdie

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Trade, 216 pages, 1990 Rating: 9/10 Reason for Reading: Here it is, my yearly treat/rationing of a Salman Rushdie book. I want to give myself as long a time as possible for my reading speed to catch up to his writing speed, because the thought of not having a new Rushdie book […]