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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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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 | ‘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)

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6 Classics in 2018 | #1 | ‘Peter Pan’| Review

“Pan, who and what art thou?” he cried huskily. “I’m youth, I’m joy,” Peter answered at a venture, “I’m a little bird that has broken out of the egg.” This, of course, was nonsense; but it was proof to the unhappy Hook that Peter did not know in the least who or what he was… Continue reading 6 Classics in 2018 | #1 | ‘Peter Pan’| Review

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Review | ‘The Fate of the Tearling’ by Erika Johansen (2016)

“Hell? Hell is a fairy tale for the gullible, for what punishment could be worse than that we inflict upon ourselves? We burn so badly in this life that there can be nothing left.” – The Fate of the Tearling, p. 369 This is the 3rd and last book of the “The Queen of the… Continue reading Review | ‘The Fate of the Tearling’ by Erika Johansen (2016)

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Review | ‘The Invasion of the Tearling’ by Erika Johansen (2015)

  “If we could be better people,” she would say, “if we could care about each other as much as we do about ourselves, think about it, Lily! Think what the world would be!” – p. 175 This is the 2nd book of the 'The Queen of the Tearling' trilogy. The Tearling has a new… Continue reading Review | ‘The Invasion of the Tearling’ by Erika Johansen (2015)

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Review | ‘The Queen of the Tearling’ by Erika Johansen (2014)

"Tear Queen, you’ll either be dead within a week or you’ll be the most fearsome ruler this kingdom has ever known. I see no middle ground." The Queen of the Tearling, p. 109 Today I want to share with you a reread of mine – namely the first book of a trilogy, “The Queen of… Continue reading Review | ‘The Queen of the Tearling’ by Erika Johansen (2014)

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Review | ‘Tales of the Peculiar’ by Ransom Riggs (2016)

“So please enjoy these Tales – before a crackling fire on a chilly night, ideally, a snoring grimbear at your feet – but remember, too, their sensitive nature, and if you must read them aloud (which I highly recommend) make certain your audience is peculiar.” – Ransom Riggs - Tales of the Peculiar, Foreword Having… Continue reading Review | ‘Tales of the Peculiar’ by Ransom Riggs (2016)

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Review | ‘Library of Souls’ by Ransom Riggs (2015)

“It had become one of the defining truths of my life that, no matter how I tried to keep them flattened, two-dimensional, jailed in paper and ink, there would always be stories that refused to stay bound inside books. It was never just a story. I would know: a story had swallowed my whole life.”… Continue reading Review | ‘Library of Souls’ by Ransom Riggs (2015)

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Review | ‘Hollow City’ by Ransom Riggs (2014)

“There was romance in the unknown, but once a place had been discovered and cataloged and mapped, it was diminished, just another dusty fact in a book, sapped of mystery. So maybe it was better to leave a few spots on the map blank. To let the world keep a little of its magic, rather… Continue reading Review | ‘Hollow City’ by Ransom Riggs (2014)