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

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‘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 and… Continue reading ‘The Invasion of the Tearling’ by Erika Johansen (2015)

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

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

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

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‘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 ‘Hollow City’ by Ransom Riggs (2014)

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‘Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children’ by Ransom Riggs (2011)

“I don’t mean to be rude,” I said, “but what are you people?” “We’re peculiar,” he replied, sounding a bit puzzled. “Aren’t you?” “I don’t know. I don’t think so.” “That’s a shame.” – p. 142 ‘Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children’ is the first book to commence the trilogy ‘Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children’. This… Continue reading ‘Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children’ by Ransom Riggs (2011)

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‘The Moment Collector’ by Jodi Lynn Anderson (2014)

Because the yard of this house is a graveyard of moments, and everything left behind is a reminder: sandpaper, a bracelet, a love note, some letters, a match, a movie ticket stub, a postcard. All of Door County is a burial ground. All of the world. And I am here to dig. The story begins… Continue reading ‘The Moment Collector’ by Jodi Lynn Anderson (2014)

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‘Tiger Lily’ by Jodi Lynn Anderson (2012)

Sometimes I think that maybe we are just stories. Like we may as well just be words on a page, because we’re only what we’ve done and what we are going to do. I know I’m only a faerie, a tiny speck in the world, but then I look at the things I’ve seen and… Continue reading ‘Tiger Lily’ by Jodi Lynn Anderson (2012)