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Ink and Bone – Review

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Written by Rachel Caine

We all know why I started this blog. Books. (And I was bored, but that’s besides the point.) So when an author writes a book about an evil library and an underground book world, I am so going to read it. I wasn’t disappointed.

Ink and Bone follows the journey of Jess Brightwell and his fellow competitors as they battle for spots to work for the all powerful Library. Jess grew up in a book smuggling family and his father thinks it would be useful to have someone on the inside of the organization which Continue reading “Ink and Bone – Review”

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Heart of Darkness – An Analysis

A month or two ago I read Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness, and let me tell you; IT IS HORRIFYING.

It is not horrifying in the sense that there’s a bunch of murder (although there is), or because there are some gruesome details (although there are). Heart of Darkness is utterly terrifying because it is based on historical truth. What happens in Heart of Darkness only illustrates what REAL MEN did in the REAL WORLD. Continue reading “Heart of Darkness – An Analysis”

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Murdurous Plants

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Written by Sarah Jio

I recently read The Last Camellia by Sarah Jio and as I was reading, I couldn’t help but be astonished by the amount of damage a flower could inflict on a family.  Continue reading “Murdurous Plants”

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Star-Crossed Thieves and a Curse of Love

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Written by Rachel Caine

A little while ago I read both Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, and a retelling of the story by Rachel Caine, The Prince of Shadows. After the experience I had reading Hamlet (I LOVED it!), I was shocked by my dislike for Romeo and Juliet. Continue reading “Star-Crossed Thieves and a Curse of Love”

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Shades of Magic Trilogy

This series is by far one of the best I’ve read this year.

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Written by V.E. Schwab

The series follows a magician (or Antari) and a thief as they try to save their cities from destruction. They journey through Continue reading “Shades of Magic Trilogy”

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The Goblin Emperor – Review

I don’t even remember how I came across this book. I think it surfaced during a late-night-Goodreads-search extravaganza.

The Goblin Emperor is about a goblin/elf prince who, by a change in fate, becomes Continue reading “The Goblin Emperor – Review”

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Thieves, Seasickness, and Coffee

Six of Crows is the best duology that has recently graced my bookshelves. I don’t even know what to say first…

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Let’s begin with plot. The series is about a thief, a sharpshooter, a spy, a Grisha (a.k.a. person who can pull off really cool magic,) a soldier, and a runaway, who Continue reading “Thieves, Seasickness, and Coffee”

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – Review

I know I’m a couple months late with this one, but I was so disappointed I couldn’t bring myself to write it.

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From my above statement you probably gathered that this isn’t going to be a positive review, and that’s because J. K. Rowling managed to ruin what made Harry Potter so amazing, Harry Potter. Continue reading “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – Review”

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Poetry, Karpoi, and Metal Dragons?

 

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Written by Rick Riordan

As a avid reader of all Rick Riordan books (Percy Jackson!), you can imagine my excitement at hearing a new series was coming out. But alas…disappointment… Continue reading “Poetry, Karpoi, and Metal Dragons?”

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Robin Hood, Fashion Laws, and the Plague

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Written by Ian Mortimer

When I first studied medieval history I was bored to DEATH. I felt like all the details I found interesting were quickly glossed over, and the more tedious parts, like wars and dates, took up too much of my time. (If you’re looking for good history curriculum read this post.)

But recently I’ve taken a fancy to all things medieval. I think it all started with reading about Continue reading “Robin Hood, Fashion Laws, and the Plague”