The Game by Diana Wynne Jones

I never know how to review Diana Wynne Jones’ shorter books. They’re not as complicated plot-wise as her longer ones (obviously), so there’s less to dig into there. However, they’re still wonderful stories, and if you look closely they still have a lot of stuff you can talk about. They’re also still very much full of the usual DWJ things. The Game, for instance, has got her signature “terrible adult(s) get their comeuppance” plot. I Read More …

Magic or Madness by Justine Larbalestier

Okay, here’s the thing. I kinda hate this book, and yet it was so easy to read and had just enough good things in it that I managed to read it all in one day. (I suspect that this is kinda what happens to people who read the Twilight books?) Anyway. Magic or Madness is about Reason Cansino, a teenage girl who doesn’t believe in magic but does believe in the power of math and Read More …