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Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

Posted December 24, 2018 in Reviews // 2 Comments

This review is a bit complicated for me.  On the one hand, Emily St. John Mandel wrote a vibrant, interesting world for this dystopia, but on the other hand, the story just rambles on and on with no real destination.  There are moments where I thought there was going to be this massive meetup between all the characters and we’d hit some sort of climax, but it never happened. The best I can figure, the storyline of Station Eleven is a slice of life between four different characters as they describe their experiences in the “before” and the “after”.  For all […]

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The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Posted December 20, 2018 in Reviews // 3 Comments

The first time I read The Great Gatsby, I was a junior in high school.  I despised it with all of my heart and soul, and gave it a one-star rating.  Then, I wrote a comprehensive three page essay of the importance of eye color in this work.  High school is exhilarating.  I never ever intended to read it again.  Then the 2013 film dropped, with Leonardo diCaprio and Tobey Maguire and I loved it.  So I’ve been rethinking high-school me’s opinions on things and I decided to give this book another shot. I am going to do my best throughout this review […]

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Heartless by Marissa Meyer

Heartless by Marissa Meyer

Posted December 17, 2018 in Reviews // 9 Comments

As many of my consistent followers know, I am constantly on the hunt for a good Alice in Wonderland retelling.  I’ve tried numerous books with varying levels of success – books that are good stories but not really retellings, books that were fascinating but didn’t follow through, books that had an interesting take on Wonderland but weren’t really my cup of tea because of the writing style or the terrible, horrible plot and characters.  As Alice in Wonderland is a popular retelling, I’m far from having read them all and I know there are good ones out there.  I keep trying and trying […]

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The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater

The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater

Posted December 10, 2018 in Reviews // 1 Comment

While I fell completely into The Raven Boys and wanted more of this strange and unusual world, The Dream Thieves left me decidedly unsatisfied.  My understanding of the fan community is that The Dream Thieves is often a favorite in the bookish community, so this is probably a bit of an unpopular opinion…but it just didn’t do it for me.  I’m sorry, but there you have it. This isn’t to say that The Dream Thieves is an inherently unenjoyable book.  It’s still entertaining, and for fans who like Ronan’s character, this book will be a holy grail of awesome.  I’m here for Richard Gansey III and […]

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Misery by Stephen King

Misery by Stephen King

Posted December 6, 2018 in Reviews // 3 Comments

Wow. So, a million years ago, my then-boyfriend sat me down and decided that for date night, we were going to watch Misery.  He told me it was based on a Stephen King book, like that would give it brownie points because it was based on a book.  I remember cringing a lot, and not loving the general flow of the movie – the actors, especially.  I remember being hooked. Fast forward about six years later to today.  I married that schmuck, and Misery popped up on my TBR.  I remembered the story being formidable, and I’ve read a lot of Stephen […]

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