Growing Up, Book Reviews

Beautiful Creatures Novel by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl * Book Review

Do you remember The Mortal Instruments Series by Cassandra Clare where a normal teenager gets mixed up with creatures like faeries and werewolves and angels? Or Ink Exchange from Melissa Marr dealing with faeries and tattoos? Or maybe the Wolves of Mercy Falls trilogy? Well, there is this book about a teenage girl just turning 16, moving… Continue reading Beautiful Creatures Novel by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl * Book Review

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Book Review – Forever (The Wolves of Mercy Falls #3) by Maggie Stiefvater

Forever: the final installment in the Wolves of Mercy Falls series and the final story of Grace and Sam. ‘And then I did laugh, even though the future was a dangerous place, because I loved her, and she loved me, and the world was beautiful.’ then. When Sam met Grace, he was a wolf and… Continue reading Book Review – Forever (The Wolves of Mercy Falls #3) by Maggie Stiefvater

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Book Review – Linger (The Wolves of Mercy Falls #2) by Maggie Stiefvater

the longing. Once Grace and Sam have found each other, they know they must fight to stay together. For Sam, this means a reckoning with his werewolf past. For Grace, it means facing a future that is less and less certain. the loss. Into their world comes a new wolf named Cole, whose past is… Continue reading Book Review – Linger (The Wolves of Mercy Falls #2) by Maggie Stiefvater

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Book Review – Shiver (The Wolves of Mercy Falls #1) by Maggie Stiefvater

“Some days seem to fit together like a stained glass window. A hundred little pieces of different color and mood that, when combined, create a complete picture.” For years, Grace has watched the wolves in the woods behind her house. One yellow-eyed wolf—her wolf—is a chilling presence she can't seem to live without. Meanwhile, Sam… Continue reading Book Review – Shiver (The Wolves of Mercy Falls #1) by Maggie Stiefvater

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The Book of Madness and Cures by Regina O’Melveny * Review

This book was not great but it was not bad either. So a solid 3.22 out of 5. The premise was wonderful, everything was ticking my biblio boxes - the gorgeous cover, the Renaissance setting, a strong female character in a man's world, comparisons with Sarah Dunant and Tracy Chevalier - so where did it all… Continue reading The Book of Madness and Cures by Regina O’Melveny * Review

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The Room by Jonas Karlsson * Book Review

I don't think I have been so intrigued about a book in a long time. Following You – Caroline Kepnes Book Review and Hidden Bodies, I think I developed a sort of a taste for the life adventures of a psychopath. Or in this specific case, a person with so few social skills it makes the recluse Loch… Continue reading The Room by Jonas Karlsson * Book Review

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Hidden Bodies by Caroline Kepnes

The obsessed guy from You – Caroline Kepnes Book Review is back! And he's as psycho as ever! He's insane and he's happy about it. Caroline Kepnes delivers a more riveting, more chilling, more fascinating sophomore novel as our favorite sociopath Joe Goldberg takes on Hollywood… suspenseful, charming and unexpectedly poetic…With her singular style, endearing antihero and… Continue reading Hidden Bodies by Caroline Kepnes

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The Handmaid’s tale: a story about the importance of choice for a woman and a totalitarian approach to fecundity

This essay was first published on Reading Our Way to the Revolution on May 19, 2015. It’s no secret that The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood, the great Canadian novelist, took religious and right wing attempts to control women’s reproductive lives one step further and created a dystopian future. As always with good future fantasy, it… Continue reading The Handmaid’s tale: a story about the importance of choice for a woman and a totalitarian approach to fecundity