Book Reviews

Mermaids are Real

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DNF-ed // Published: 2018

*thank you to the author for sending me a copy of this book in exchange for a free review*

There is nothing outright wrong with this book – the writing is good, the characterisation is good, and the plot is good. In the right hands, this book will be an absolute favourite for many people, I’m sure.

It’s just that unfortunately, it’s not for me. Although the book is said to be a Young Adult fantasy, I personally feel like it’s geared more towards a Middle Grade fantasy, due to the writing style and the dialogue between the characters.

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Classics, first-impressions

First-Impressions: Frankenstein

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I have always meant to read Frankenstein – it’s been on my list with Wuthering Heights, Pride and Prejudice, Jane Eyre and all the rest of it.

I had no idea I’d enjoy it this much. I did not enjoy Wuthering Heights and didn’t finish it, but now I realise it was due to me simply following the storyline, and not actually understanding any of the many deeper meanings to the book. The deeper meanings to Frankenstein, however, is something I’m feeling much more keenly, and enjoying even more.

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Discussions

Why do I read fiction?

Hey everyone, today’s post is going to be more of a discussion post, and something that I ponder about a lot. I’m a very religious person, so I’m always trying to make sure that I’m doing something productive, worthwhile and beneficial, at least most of the time.

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Book Reviews, YA fantasy

THE WICKED KING

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Rating: 5/5 // Published: 2019

Well, hi there! Allow me to just causally mention that I was actually hyperventilating in the last part of this book, internally shrieking and screaming and squealing because I couldn’t do it externally for complicated reasons I’d rather conveniently avoid, and that so many of the lines were like a blow to the stomach, an arrow to the heart, and a knife to the throat. AHHHHHHHHH <- (try and imagine me screaming at the top of my lungs as realistically and loudly as possible and you wont even get to a closely accurate picture)

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first-impressions, YA fantasy

First-Impressions: The Wicked King

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Man, it’s great to be back in this world. It really is.

Since I’ve recently been immersed in the Shadowhunter books, specifically the Dark Artifices series, I hadn’t realised how much I’d missed this scheming, this originality, this clever element that many other books seem to lack in comparison.

I don’t love everything in this book, there are some random lines where I feel like Holly Black was trying to fit in some humour but it didn’t really work out and ended up going against, what I felt, was the way she had established the characters.

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Book Reviews, YA fantasy

Lady Midnight *spoilery*

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Title: Lady Midnight (Dark Artifices #1) // Author: Cassandra Clare // Rating: 2.75/5 // Published: 2016

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Book Reviews, YA fantasy

Lady Midnight *spoiler-free*

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Title: Lady Midnight (Dark Artifices #1) // Author: Cassandra Clare // Rating: 2.75/5 // Published: 2016

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