Review: Fantasy · Review: Teen Fiction

Book Review: Caraval by Stephanie Garber

This review will be largely spoiler-free, only discussing the premise and setting. Scarlett Dragna lives a miserable life under the thumb of her abusive father. Her only reprieves are her sister Tella and her hope that she will someday get to enjoy the renowned annual audience-participation game Caraval, if only the Grand Master Legend would… Continue reading Book Review: Caraval by Stephanie Garber

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Review: Science Fiction

Book Review: Lilith’s Brood by Octavia E. Butler

Also known as the Xenogenesis trilogy, Lilith's Brood is comprised of the books Dawn, Adulthood Rites and Imago. It is a science fiction novel set in the future after humanity has been mostly wiped out by nuclear war and an inhospitable planet, and the survivors have been taken under the wing of an alien race… Continue reading Book Review: Lilith’s Brood by Octavia E. Butler

Review: Historical Fiction · Review: Teen Fiction · Uncategorized

TV Show Review: Anne of Avonlea (BBC, 1975)

This sequel to the BBC's Anne of Green Gables miniseries (which I have not reviewed because I cannot seem to find it anywhere) is adapted from Anne of Avonlea and Anne of the Island. At 6 50-minute episodes, this mini-series clocks in at over 5 hours. This review will contain only minor spoilers. This show… Continue reading TV Show Review: Anne of Avonlea (BBC, 1975)

Review: Historical Fiction · Review: Romance · Review: Teen Fiction

TV Show Review: Anne of Green Gables the Sequel (CBC, 1987)

Continuing Anne's story from the first miniseries, this is a miniseries that furthers Anne's story, drawing from sequels of the novel: Anne of Avonlea, Anne of the Island, and Anne of Windy Poplars. This review will contain spoilers. Once again, this story draws largely from the source material though reordering events so as to create… Continue reading TV Show Review: Anne of Green Gables the Sequel (CBC, 1987)

Review: Fairy Tale · Review: Fantasy · Review: Romance · Review: Teen Fiction

Book Review: The Wrath and the Dawn / The Rose and the Dagger by Renee Ahdieh

The Wrath and the Dawn is a retelling of One Thousand and One Nights for young adults; The Rose and the Dagger, its sequel, is a fantasy political thriller that wraps up the story. I'm lumping the books together into one review because this felt less like two separate books in a series and more… Continue reading Book Review: The Wrath and the Dawn / The Rose and the Dagger by Renee Ahdieh

Review: Children's Fiction · Review: Historical Fiction

Movie Review: Anne of Green Gables (PBS, 2016)

This adaptation of Anne of Green Gables is a 90-minute TV movie, and my favorite adaptation by far. Balancing childhood wonder with joy and sorrow, it is simultaneously both the most accurate to the book and the only¬†adaptation that I have found that took me back to my own childhood, and the things I felt… Continue reading Movie Review: Anne of Green Gables (PBS, 2016)