MJ’s Book Reviews N – Z

Due to the amount of reviews I’ve written, I’m splitting it alphabetically into two. You can find the A – M list here: A – M Book Reviews. This is N – Z.

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Jandy NelsonI’ll Give You The Sun. 5 stars. Genre: YA, Contemporary, Romance, GLBT.

Patrick NessThe Knife of Never Letting Go. 5 stars. Genre: YA, Dystopia, Science Fiction, Fantasy. https://mjmallon.com/2014/06/25/my-kyrosmagica-review-of-the-knife-of-never-letting-go-by-patrick-ness/

Garth Nix.

Old Kingdom series:

Sabriel. 4 stars. Genre: Fantasy, YA, Fiction, Magic, Adventure. https://mjmallon.com/2014/09/23/my-kyrosmagica-review-of-garth-nixs-sabriel/

 Lirael. 4 stars. Genre: Fantasy, YA, Fiction, Magic, Adventure. https://mjmallon.com/2014/10/17/my-kyrosmagica-review-of-garth-nixs-lirael/

Abhorsen. 5 stars. Genre: Fantasy, Ya, Fiction, Magic, Adventure. https://mjmallon.com/2014/12/15/my-kyrosmagica-review-of-abhorsen-by-garth-nix/

Sarah Northwood. Poetry of The Heart and Soul. Genre: Poetry. https://mjmallon.com/2020/06/17/poetry-review-poetry-of-the-heart-and-soul-by-sarah-northwood-review-poetry/

Michelle E. Northwood. Fishnets in The Far East. 5 stars. Genre: Memoir, Dancing, Cultural, South Korea. https://mjmallon.com/2022/04/25/mjs-book-reviews-fishnets-in-the-far-east-by-michele-e-northwood-northwood_e-nextchapterpb-nextchapterpub/

A. M. Obst. The Poison Ember. ARC Review for new release – 23rd July 2022 – preorder available. 4 stars. Genre: Fantasy https://mjmallon.com/2022/06/20/the-poison-ember-serpentstone-book-2-amobstwriter-new-book-preorder-arc-review/

Didi Oviatt. Search for Maylee. 5 stars. Genre: Crime, Suspense. https://mjmallon.com/2020/12/17/search-for-maylee-by-didi-oviatt-review-5stars-crime-suspense-thriller-fiction/

Ruth OzekiA tale for the Time Being. 5 stars. Genre: Literary Fiction, Japan, Historical Fiction, Magical Realism. https://mjmallon.com/2014/05/09/my-review-of-a-tale-for-the-time-being-by-ruth-ozeki/

Adele Marie Park. Wolfe Manor. 5 stars. Genre: Supernatural. https://mjmallon.com/2021/03/07/new-release-wolfe-manor-adele-marie-park-binky567-supernatural-newrelease/

Adele Marie Park. Wisp. 5 stars. Genre: Fantasy. LGBT. https://mjmallon.com/2018/07/07/abrsc-review-of-wisp-by-adele-marie-park-ya-fantasy-lgbt/

Adele Marie Park. Sea dragons. Wisp II. 5 stars. Genre: Fantasy. https://mjmallon.com/2020/07/29/book-review-wisp-ii-sea-dragons-by-adele-marie-park-dark-fantasy/

Philip ParisThe Italian Chapel. 4.5 stars. Genre: Italy, Historical, Scotland, War. https://mjmallon.com/2014/07/04/my-kyrosmagica-review-of-the-italian-chapel-by-philip-paris/

D Wallace Peach. Catlings Bane. 4.5 stars. Genre: Science Fiction, Fantasy. https://mjmallon.com/2020/01/22/book-review-catlings-bane-by-d-wallace-peach-bookreview/

D Wallace Peach. 5 stars. The Ferryman and The Sea Witch. https://mjmallon.com/2021/08/07/book-review-the-ferryman-and-the-sea-witchdwallacepeach-fantasy-review/

D. Wallace Peach. The Necromancer’s Daughter. Coming October 2022. Releases Aug 26th, preorder before.

Alex Pearl. 100 Ways To Write A Book 5 stars. Genre: Writing Resource https://mjmallon.com/2022/06/08/mjs-review-of-100-ways-to-write-a-book-alexbpearl-writing-reference-book-review/

Caroline Peckham. Creeping Shadow. 4 stars. Genre: YA Fantasy.  https://mjmallon.com/2015/11/01/my-kyrosmagica-review-of-creeping-shadow-by-caroline-Peckham/

Stephanie Perkins.

Isla And The Happily Ever After. 4 stars. Genre: YA, Contemporary, Romance.. https://mjmallon.com/2014/11/16/my-kyrosmagica-review-of-isla-and-the-happily-ever-after-by-stephanie-perkins/

Lola and The Boy Next Door. 4 stars. Genre: YA, Contemporary, Romance. https://mjmallon.com/2014/06/09/review-of-lola-and-the-boy-next-door-stephanie-perkins/


Fi Phillips. Haven Wakes: The Haven Chronicles.Book 1 to review.Netgalley archive date 1st October.
Fi Philips. Magic Bound. Releases 2nd August. Netgalley archive date 1st October.

Jodi PicoultThe Storyteller. 4 stars. Genre: Fiction, Historical Fiction, WW2, Holocaust. https://mjmallon.com/2014/06/18/my-review-of-the-storyteller-jodi-picoult/

Matt PowersGhosts of Manor House 4 stars. Genre: Paranormal, Ghosts, Horror.  https://mjmallon.com/2018/03/31/bookreview-the-ghosts-of-manor-house-by-matt-powers/

Frank Prem. Voices in The Trash 5 stars. Genre: Poetry/Picture Bookhttps://mjmallon.com/2021/06/10/book-review-voices-in-the-trash-frank_prem-poetry-review-picture/

Frank Prem. The Garden Black. Genre: Poetry. 5 stars. https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/4712344375/

Amanda Prouse. Will You Remember Me. (No Greater Love, #6) Genre: Emotional Read. 4.5 stars. https://mjmallon.com/2021/06/11/book-review-will-you-remember-me-no-greater-love-6-by-amanda-prowse/

Amanda Prouse & Joshia Hartley. The Boy Between 5 stars. Genre: Mental Health, Depression. https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/4564215334/

Helen Pryke. The Lost Girls. 4.5 stars. Genre: Psychological Thriller. https://mjmallon.com/2021/02/18/book-review-helen-pryke-the-lost-girls-psychological-thriller-book-review/

Sara RaaschSnow Like Ashes. 4.5 stars. Genre: Fantasy, YA, Magic.  https://mjmallon.com/2014/12/30/my-kyrosmagica-review-of-snow-like-ashes-by-sara-raasch/

Heena Rathore Pardesi. Deceived. 4.5 stars. Genre: Psychological Thriller. https://mjmallon.com/2020/11/28/book-review-deceived-by-heena-rathore-pardesi-psychological-thriller-book-review/

Kathy ReichsThe Bone Collection. 4.5 stars. Genre: Mystery, Fiction, Short Story, Crime, Forensic Anthropology, Thriller. https://mjmallon.com/2017/02/24/my-kyrosmagica-review-of-the-bone-collection-by-kathy-reichs/

Daniel RoyseThe Watermelon King. 4.5 stars. Genre: Fiction, Travel, Cultural – Africa. https://mjmallon.com/2017/01/22/my-kyrosmagica-review-of-the-watermelon-king-by-daniel-royse/

Ann Richardson. The Granny Who Stands on Her Head. Reflections on Getting Older. (review copy via Books Go Social Book Review Club) Genre: Memoir, Aging. https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/4618934253

Kim Rigby. The Black Fire Chronicles. 5 stars. Genre: Fantasy. MG. https://mjmallon.com/2021/10/23/the-black-fire-chronicles-origins-by-kim-rigby-kimrigby27-fantasy-adventure-mg/

Rick RiordanThe Lightning Thief.  3.75 stars. Genre: Fantasy, YA, Mythology. https://mjmallon.com/2015/01/22/my-kyrosmagica-review-of-the-lightning-thief-by-rick-riordan/

Rachael Ritchey. The Beauty Thief. 4 stars. Genre: Fantasy, YA. Adventure. Magic. https://www.goodreads.com/review/24952468

Caroline RobertsThe Cosy Teashop in The Castle. 4 stars. Genre: Contemporary, Romance, Chick lit. https://mjmallon.com/2016/09/12/my-kyrosmagica-review-of-the-cosy-teashop-in-the-castle/

Hugh W. RobertsGlimpses. 4 stars. Genre: Short story compilation: Ghost, LGBT, Horror, Drama, Science Fiction, Comedy, Fantasy, Supernatural, Thriller: https://mjmallon.com/2017/01/04/my-kyrosmagica-review-of-glimpses-by-hugh-w-roberts/

Nicholas RossisRunaway Smile. 5 stars. Genre: Children. https://mjmallon.com/2015/01/07/my-kyrosmagica-review-of-nicholas-rossiss-runaway-smile/

Rainbow Rowell:

Fangirl 4.5 stars. Genre: YA, Mental Health, Love Story, Romance.  https://mjmallon.com/2015/07/02/my-kyrosmagica-review-of-fangirl-by-rainbow-rowell/

Landline. 3.75 stars. Genre: Contemporary, Romance, Adult. https://mjmallon.com/2014/08/07/my-kyrosmagica-review-of-landline-by-rainbow-rowell/

Eleanor and Park. 4 stars: Genre:  YA, Romance, Contemporary. https://mjmallon.com/2014/06/02/my-review-of-eleanor-and-park-by-rainbow-rowell/

Benjamin Alire Sáenz Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of The Universe. 5 stars. Genre: YA, LGBT, Contemporary, Romance.

Brandon SandersonMistborn. 5 stars. Genre: Fantasy, Epic Fantasy, Magic. https://mjmallon.com/2015/01/31/my-kyrosmagica-review-of-mistborn-by-brandon-sanderson/

Sim Alec Sandsford. Welcome To Denver Falls. 5 stars. Genre: Superatural, Mystery, Crime. https://mjmallon.com/2022/01/03/book-review-welcome-to-denver-falls-by-simsansford-book-review-mystery-crime-supernatural/

Sim Alec Sandsford & Chantelle Atkins. Fortunes Well. 4.5 stars. https://mjmallon.com/2022/05/30/mjs-book-reviews-fortunes-well-book-one-hangmans-cottage-by-chantelle-atkins-and-sim-alec-sansford-chanatkins-book-review/

Terri Webster SchrandtBetter Blogging With Photography. 5 stars. Genre: Guidebook – Photography/Blogging. https://mjmallon.com/2017/03/09/review-of-better-blogging-with-photography-by-terry-webster-schrandt/

Victoria Schwab.

A Darker Shade of Magic.  4.5 stars. Genre: Fantasy, YA, Magic. https://mjmallon.com/2015/06/08/my-kyrosmagica-review-of-a-darker-shade-of-magic-by-v-e-schwab/

The Archived. 4 stars. Genre: Fantasy, YA, Paranormal.  https://mjmallon.com/2014/09/01/my-kyrosmagica-review-of-the-archived-victoria-schwab/

The Unbound. 5 stars. Genre: YA, Fantasy, Paranormal. https://mjmallon.com/2014/10/07/my-kyrosmagica-review-of-victoria-schwabs-the-unbound/

 Vicious. 4 stars. Genre: YA, Superhero, Science Fiction, Paranormal:

S C Skillman. Mystical Circles 4 stars. Genre: Mysticism, Mystery, Spirituality, Romance. https://mjmallon.com/2019/05/03/book-review-mystical-circles-by-s-c-skillman/

S C Skillman. Illustrated Tales of Warwickshire Review and Blogtour. 5 stars. https://mjmallon.com/2022/05/14/blog-tour-s-c-skillman-illustrated-tales-of-warwickshire-scskillman-amberleybooks-blogtour-review-newbook-travelphotography-curioustales-supernaturalwarwickshire/

Robin SloanMr Penumbras 24 Hour Bookstore. 3.5 stars. Genre: Mystery, Fantasy, Books about Books. https://mjmallon.com/2015/03/23/my-kyrosmagica-review-of-mr-penumbras-24-hour-bookstore/

Dodie SmithI Capture The Castle. 4 stars. Genre: Fiction, Classics, Young Adult, Romance. https://mjmallon.com/2016/11/24/my-kyrosmagica-review-of-i-capture-the-castle-by-dodie-smith/

Mary Smith. No More Mulberries. 4.5 stars. Genre: Cultural, Afghanistan. https://mjmallon.com/2021/01/25/mjs-book-reviews-no-more-mulberries-review-cultural-afghanistan-story/

Janice Spina. The Legend of The Taken Ones. 4 stars. Genre: Fantasy Series. https://mjmallon.com/2022/05/08/mjs-book-reviews-the-legend-of-the-taken-ones-by-janice-spina-book-review/

Maggie Stiefvater The Raven Boys. 4.5 stars. Genre: YA, Fantasy, Paranormal.  https://mjmallon.com/2015/06/13/my-kyrosmagica-review-of-the-raven-boys-by-maggie-stiefvater/

Alina Surnaite. I Love You bunny. 5 stars. Genre: Illustrated Picture Book https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2475900505

Awen ThornberFoxtrot in Freshby. 4 stars. Genre: Romance: https://mjmallon.com/2018/11/07/book-review-foxtrot-in-freshby-by-awen-thornber/

Vashti Quiroz-Vega Fall of Lilith. 5 stars. Genre: Dark Fantasy. https://mjmallon.com/2018/01/20/abrsc-review-of-the-fall-of-lilith-by-vashti-quiroz-vega/

Vashti Quiroz-Vega Son of the Serpent. 5 stars. Genre: Dark Fantasy: https://mjmallon.com/2019/08/18/rrbc-book-review-son-of-the-serpent-vashti-quiroz-vega/

Sue Vincent. Laughter Lines. Life From The Tail End. 5 stars. Genre: Poetry, Dogs. https://mjmallon.com/2021/03/20/book-review-laughter-lines-life-from-the-tail-end-by-sue-vincent-scvincent-book-review/

Ned VizinniIt’s A Funny Kind Of Story. 5 stars. Genre: YA, Contemporary, Mental Health. https://mjmallon.com/2014/09/18/my-kyrosmagica-review-of-its-kind-of-a-funny-story-by-ned-vizzini/

Astrid V.J. The Apprentice Storyteller. 5 stars. Genre: YA, Space Opera, Sci fi. BGS Book Buying Review Group. https://mjmallon.com/2022/06/26/the-apprentice-storyteller-by-astrid-v-j-review-fantasy-fiction-alchemist-spaceopera-fiction/

Ivan VladislavicDouble Negative. 4 stars. Genre: Literary Fiction, Contemporary, Photography. https://mjmallon.com/2014/08/12/my-kyrosmagica-review-of-double-negative-by-ivan-vladislavic/

Andy WeirThe Martian. 5 stars. Genre: Science Fiction, Adventure. https://mjmallon.com/2015/01/04/my-kyrosmagica-review-of-the-martian-by-andy-weir/

D. Dominik WicklesHong Kong Treasure. 3 Stars. Genre: Romance, Asia. https://mjmallon.com/2015/04/18/my-kyrosmagica-review-of-hong-kong-treasure-by-d-dominik-wickles/

Shelley Wilson. The Phantom’s Curse. 4 stars. Genre: Fantasy, YA, Middle Grade. https://mjmallon.com/2022/02/19/mjs-book-reviews-the-phantoms-curse-by-shelley-wilson-book-review-fantasy-young-adult/

Shelley Wilson. The Last Princess. 4.5 stars. Genre: Viking. YA. https://mjmallon.com/2022/05/26/blog-tour-26th-may-the-last-princess-by-shelley-wilson-bhcpressbooks-shelleywilson72-netgalley-review-excerpt/

Lisa WilliamsonThe Art of Being Normal. 5 stars. Genre: YA, Contemporary, GLBT. https://mjmallon.com/2015/04/26/my-kyrosmagica-review-of-the-art-of-being-normal-by-lisa-Williamson/

Evie WyldAll The Birds Singing. 4.5 stars. Genre: Fiction, Mystery, Contemporary, Australia. https://mjmallon.com/2014/08/03/my-kyrosmagica-review-of-all-the-birds-singing-evie-wyld/

Nicola YoonEverything Everything. 3.75 stars. Genre: YA, romance, Contemporary.

Malala Yousafzai and Christina Lamb. 5 stars. I am Malala: The Story of the Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by The Taliban. https://mjmallon.com/2017/09/25/review-education-i-am-malala-the-story-of-the-girl-who-stood-up-for-education-and-was-shot-by-the-taliban/

Also Special Interest:

Dan MayfieldJasper and The Magpie. 4 stars. Genre: Special Interest, Children’s, Autistic Spectrum. https://mjmallon.com/2014/12/16/my-kyrosmagica-review-of-jasper-and-the-magpie/

Clare G HarveyThe Practitioners Encyclopaedia Of Flower RemediesGenre: Health, Alternative Therapies. Flower Remedies. https://mjmallon.com/2014/10/29/the-practitioners-encyclopaedia-of-flower-remedies-by-clare-g-Harvey/

Happy Reading….I sense this list will grow and grow and grow, a bit like Jack’s beanstalk..

Bye for now,

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