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Why I won’t reread the ‘Red Queen’ series | ‘War Storm’ Review

I love you is a promise we both made, and we both broke. It should mean I choose you above all else. I want you more. I need you always. I cannot live without you. I will do anything to keep our lives from parting. Victoria Aveyard | War Storm | p. 4 S P… Continue reading Why I won’t reread the ‘Red Queen’ series | ‘War Storm’ Review

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Classics · Ida's English Reading Corner

6 Classics in 2018| #4 | ‘Uncle Tom’s Cabin’| Review

 ‘So long as the law considers all these human beings, with beating hearts and living affections, only as so many things belonging to a master, - so long as the failure, or misfortune, or imprudence, or death of the kindest owner, may cause them any day to exchange a life of kind protection and indulgence… Continue reading 6 Classics in 2018| #4 | ‘Uncle Tom’s Cabin’| Review

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Review | ‘King’s Cage’ by Victoria Aveyard (2017)

“He’s terrified. For a second, it makes me happy. Then I remember – monsters are most dangerous when they’re afraid.” Victoria Aveyard | King's Cage |  p. 144   Spoiler Alert! This is the third book of the ‘Red Queen’ series by Victoria Aveyard, so this review may contain spoilers regarding the first book, ‘Red Queen’,… Continue reading Review | ‘King’s Cage’ by Victoria Aveyard (2017)

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6 Classics in 2018| #3 | ‘The Wizard of Oz’| Review

‘Come along, Toto’, she said. ‚We will go to the Emerald City and ask the great Oz how to get back to Kansas.‘ L. Frank Baum | The Wizard of Oz | p. 18 When I started my own little challenge to read 6 Classics in 2018 in January, I was quite excited for some… Continue reading 6 Classics in 2018| #3 | ‘The Wizard of Oz’| Review

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Review | ‘Glass Sword’ by Victoria Aveyard (2016)

“If I am a sword, I am a sword made of glass, and I feel myself beginning to shatter.” – Glass Sword, p. 250   Spoiler Alert! This is the second book of the ‘Red Queen’ series by Victoria Aveyard, so this review may contain spoilers regarding the first book, ‘Red Queen’.    In ‘Glass… Continue reading Review | ‘Glass Sword’ by Victoria Aveyard (2016)

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6 Classics in 2018| #2 | ‘The Great Gatsby’| Review

“You must know Gatsby.” “Gatsby?” demanded Daisy. “What Gatsby?” – p. 21 When I first read ‘The Great Gatsby’ by F. Scott Fitzgerald, I read the German translation and fell madly in love with it. Then I watched the latest movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan and was completely blown away by how fantastic… Continue reading 6 Classics in 2018| #2 | ‘The Great Gatsby’| Review

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Review | ‘The Running Man’ by Richard Bachman (1982)

“You symbolize all the fears of this dark and broken time. It wasn’t all show and audience-packing out there, Richards. They hate your guts. Could you feel it?” – 'The Running Man', p. 56 Since my last reading year only included two books by Stephen King (picture my surprised and flabbergasted face when I realized… Continue reading Review | ‘The Running Man’ by Richard Bachman (1982)

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Review | ‘Red Queen’ by Victoria Aveyard (2015)

Silvers are different, I remind myself. Their scars don’t last. They don’t remember pain. With skin healers waiting in the wings, violence has taken on a new meaning for them. A broken spine, a split stomach, it doesn’t matter. Someone will always come to fix you. They don’t know the meaning of danger or fear… Continue reading Review | ‘Red Queen’ by Victoria Aveyard (2015)

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Review | ‘The Circle’ by Dave Eggers (2013)

We are not meant to know everything, Mae. Did you ever think that perhaps our minds are delicately calibrated between the known and the unknown? That our souls need the mysteries of night and the clarity of day? You people are creating a world of ever-present daylight, and I think it will burn us all… Continue reading Review | ‘The Circle’ by Dave Eggers (2013)

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Review | ‘Lost Boy’ by Christina Henry (2017)

He didn't bring magic and fun and eternal youth. He brought fear and madness and death, trailing blood behind him, trailing all the corpses of all the boys behind him. And yet it didn't weigh him to the earth at all. Every drop of spilled blood only made him lighter, gave him the freedom to… Continue reading Review | ‘Lost Boy’ by Christina Henry (2017)