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A Darker Shade of Magic by V. E. Schwab

A Darker Shade of Magic by V. E. Schwab

Posted December 26, 2017 in Reviews // 4 Comments

  Delilah Bard stole my heart. While I am a fan of excellent heroines, very few capture me the way Lila did.  The minute she swooped into this book, speaking of her swashbuckling dreams, I was entirely on board. A Darker Shade of Magic isn’t about Lila, though.  Not really.  It’s about Kell and the Antari who travel through worlds, and a bit of corrupted Black London that has found its way into his unwitting hands.  It’s about danger and sacrifice and courage and stubbornness and Lila is very much just along for the ride.  And who came blame her?  With […]

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La Belle Sauvage by Philip Pullman

La Belle Sauvage by Philip Pullman

Posted November 26, 2017 in Reviews // 2 Comments

  Malcolm has heard strange rumors about the baby with the nuns. It’s said she’s the daughter of a powerful man and the woman who started the League of St. Alexander.  It’s said the CCD is looking for her.  It’s said she’s the answer to a prophecy.  When Malcolm sees the little girl, he doesn’t see what the big deal is.  She’s cute, but she’s just a baby – how could she be so dangerous. Malcolm is certainly about to find out as he is whisked away into a world of secrets and spies.  When the biggest flood London has […]

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The Hearts We Sold by Emily Lloyd-Jones

The Hearts We Sold by Emily Lloyd-Jones

Posted October 28, 2017 in Reviews // 7 Comments

  Dee Moreno is out of time. Her money is gone and her boarding school is telling her they’ll have to pull the plug on her at the end of the semester.  Dee can’t go home.  She just can’t.  And she has a really good reason.  She has an account with trust money from her grandmother, but that doesn’t mature until next year.  She’s not just out of time, she’s out of options.  Then the demon shows up. The demon will take her heart for the money.  When Dee says yes, yes doesn’t understand the truth about him.  About the world. […]

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Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

Posted October 16, 2017 in Reviews // 8 Comments

  Aza is almost definitely probably for sure going to die of C. diff. She doesn’t have it yet.  Or maybe she does.  She doesn’t think so.  But she could.  Probably.  Her mind is an ever-tightening spiral of reminders that her body isn’t her own but really she’s just an animated corpse and everything she does is actually at the whim of the millions of microorganisms that make up the physical being that is her.  Meanwhile, her best friend Daisy is in a new relationship and this guy she knew as a kid has recently lost his father.  And by lost […]

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Rejected Princesses by Jason Porath

Rejected Princesses by Jason Porath

Posted October 12, 2017 in Reviews // 16 Comments

  I finally finished this book and I wish I had more. I’ve been slowly making my way through this book all year and I want everyone who reads this review to know:  it’s not because of the book.  I struggle through essays and short story collections.  This isn’t because they are horrible.  It’s because they’re missing a consistent plot line.  As far as short stories go?  Rejected Princesses is awesome. I want to throw a little love at Jason Porath. Jason Porath is, in his own words, “A straight white dude from Kentucky.”  He’s not a likely candidate to […]

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