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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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Quick Review | Seasons of Magic

Social Media can be exhausting. But sometimes, you're lucky and find a treasure amongst the data flood. This was the case when I noticed another beautiful post by Friederike (Instagram: @buchundgewitter), where she recommended a certain collection of poetry and short fiction called 'Seasons of Magic' by Katy Who. Several hours later, I fell in… Continue reading Quick Review | Seasons of Magic

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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