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Review | Sorcery of Thorns

The month of October is finally upon us, and with it creeping fogs and cozy evenings spent with spooky stories. Most of the time, those stories are filled to the brim with witches and monsters, murder and cases of manslaughter. Or you dig up movies, tv shows and books that are all about magic, ghosts,… Continue reading Review | Sorcery of Thorns

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Review | The Graveyard Book

The month of October is finally upon us, and with it creeping fogs and cozy evenings spent with spooky stories. Most of the time, those stories are filled to the brim with witches and monsters, murder and cases of manslaughter. Or you dig up movies, tv shows and books that are all about magic, ghosts,… Continue reading Review | The Graveyard Book

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Review | Christina Henry – The Mermaid

"Do not mistake the revelation of my body for the revelation of my heart. My heart keeps its own secrets, and they don't belong to you or anyone else just because you've seen me with a fish tail." Christina Henry | The Mermaid| p. 155 Do you remember the story of a little mermaid who… Continue reading Review | Christina Henry – The Mermaid

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Review | Christina Henry – The Chronicles of Alice

The old woman looked at her sharply. “Did you not see the creature in the fire? Do you not believe the truth of your own eyes?” “No, I don’t,” Alice said. “Once, I saw a Rabbit, who was also a man, and everyone said I was a liar.” Christina Henry | Alice | p. 47… Continue reading Review | Christina Henry – The Chronicles of Alice

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Quick Review | Fortunately, the Milk

Lately I have been in quite a Neil-Gaiman-fever, and I think it begins to show! After reading 'Art Matters', an inspirational little booklet about - you've already guessed it - why art matters so much, I picked up another story of his: Fortunately, the Milk.    N E I L    G A I M… Continue reading Quick Review | Fortunately, the Milk

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Review | ‘The Sleeper and the Spindle’ by Neil Gaiman

“She was one of those forest witches, driven to the margins a thousand years ago, and a bad lot. She cursed the babe at birth, such that when the girl was eighteen she would prick her finger and sleep forever.” Neil Gaiman | The Sleeper and the Spindle Who doesn’t know the fairy tale of… Continue reading Review | ‘The Sleeper and the Spindle’ by Neil Gaiman

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Review | ‘Uprooted’ by Naomi Novik

“There was a song in this forest, too, but it was a savage song, whispering of madness and tearing and rage.” Naomi Novik | Uprooted Over the last couple of months I have been in the perfect mood for fairy tales, I couldn’t possibly get enough of them. So this book fell into my hands… Continue reading Review | ‘Uprooted’ by Naomi Novik

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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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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)

12 Klassiker im Jahr · 2018 · Classics · Fantasy · Ida's English Reading Corner

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