Publisher: Harper Collins

Sabriel by Garth Nix

Sabriel by Garth Nix

Posted February 28, 2019 in Reviews // 0 Comments

Hmm.  So, I read Sabriel for the first time early in high school.  I liked it.  I remember liking it and liking the world it was in.  I loved Clariel when I read it last year, so I already know I like this world with its monsters and charter magic. And yet, I feel like listening to Sabriel glazed across the surface for me.  I only absorbed once word in every ten, and many of those seemed to be Mogget’s.  I think it’s because of the narrator. Don’t get me wrong.  I like Tim Curry.  I like his reading of A Christmas Carol.  But […]

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Die for Me by Amy Plum

Die for Me by Amy Plum

Posted August 10, 2017 in Reviews // 4 Comments

  I liked Die for Me a lot more than I thought I would. Kate Mercier is heartbroken.  She and her sister Georgia moved into their grandparents’ Paris apartment after the untimely death of their parents.  Nothing in the glittering city can lift her out of the gloom of her mourning… until she meets Vincent.  Vincent is sweet, smart, handsome… and undead. When I started reading this book, I remember groaning and being generally displeased about the immediate cliches and ooey-gooey romance. But then, I wasn’t.  It was light.  I enjoyed it.  It was a kissing book, though. Characters ❤︎ I […]

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The Queen’s Fool by Philippa Gregory

The Queen’s Fool by Philippa Gregory

Posted January 18, 2012 in Reviews // 0 Comments

  I am of mixed feelings about The Queen’s Fool. I found the characters to be inconsistent and weak, but even as I say that, I feel as though I am being unfair to the author – I am not learned on Tudor England, and perhaps the view she offers is realistic. Nonetheless, I found all the main characters a bit pathetic, which led to a lot of skimming and page turning. The book, much like a plot in an English court, requires patience and waiting for things to move along, as they do at their own very slow pace. […]

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