Genre: Fiction

The Astonishing Color of After by Emily X. R. Pan

The Astonishing Color of After by Emily X. R. Pan

Posted October 22, 2018 in Reviews // 2 Comments

  It took a while to get into The Astonishing Color of After, but once I did, it positively gripped my heart. Leigh feels like the sort of character who is forever trudging through a muddy swamp, trying to navigate her own emotions while living in a shadow of fear and resentment.  She’s afraid for her mother, and trying to prove herself to her father, while entirely not knowing what to feel about her friend Axel.  When her mother kills herself, everything falls apart.  The stain won’t go away. Then, she sees the bird.  And she knows, knows, it is her mother. […]

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Inkspell by Cornelia Funke

Inkspell by Cornelia Funke

Posted October 21, 2018 in Reviews // 1 Comment

  I have a very short list of things that thoroughly inspire me to create, and Cornelia Funke’s Inkworld trilogy is on it. I was first introduced to this world by the 2008 film, even though my brother had beautiful copies of Inkheart and Inkspell that neither of us had read.  Sometime over the years, I stole Inkheart and it lives on my bookshelf, where my brother still has the copy of Inkspell.  And yes, okay, I know that the movie is not the book?  But I honestly can’t imagine anyone but Paul Bethany as Dustfinger and Brendan Fraser as Mo.  I’m not going to […]

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Heretics Anonymous by Katie Henry

Heretics Anonymous by Katie Henry

Posted October 18, 2018 in Reviews // 5 Comments

  I think Heretics Anonymous is a really important book to have out there, and I think that a lot of people will be offended by it. Please take this all with a grain salt, because with anything controversial, personal experiences tends to shade the review.  I am going to try really hard not to discuss too much theology here, because I feel like that will lead to arguments, and this is a book review blog.  That said, I think a little background on my own experience is required to give a fair frame for this review.  I’ll keep it as brief as […]

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The Eternity Code by Eoin Colfer

The Eternity Code by Eoin Colfer

Posted October 17, 2018 in Reviews // 2 Comments

  The last time I read The Eternity Code, I was a sophomore in high school.  All I remembered about this novel was the very beginning – Artemis and Butler meeting an investor.  So, of course, what happened two chapters later was a complete surprise. The Eternity Code gets us back to the con.  Artemis shines the most when he’s plotting something, and in this novel, there’s a lot at stake.  In return for the LEP’s assistance in retrieving a sensitive piece of (faerie) technology, Artemis agrees to a complete mind wipe. Yes, loves, that means this is the end of […]

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Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel

Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel

Posted October 4, 2018 in Reviews // 8 Comments

  When she was a little girl, Dr. Rose Franklin fell into a hole and landed in an open metal palm.  As soon as she was found, the military swooped in and took over the site, and Rose and her family never heard another peep about the strange discovery.  Years later, now a doctor of physics, the hand resurfaces and Rose in put in charge of a project that could change the course of humanity. I loved this book, and it came completely unexpected.  Sleeping Giants is written is a series of interviews conducted by a nameless protagonist and a […]

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