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Book Review: Snow & Rose by Emily Winfield Martin

I read this book two years ago, and it says something that it's taken me until now to post a review of it. It is almost painful for me to write anything about this book, because I feel that no words can do this book justice. This book is not merely a retelling of Snow… Continue reading Book Review: Snow & Rose by Emily Winfield Martin

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Book Review: Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor

This review is as spoiler-free as I can make it. However, as it is impossible to discuss this story without giving away the progression of the first sections of the story, I highly recommend simply picking up the book and starting to read. Summary Lazlo is a nobody—an orphan and librarian who has only one… Continue reading Book Review: Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor

Review: Fantasy · Review: Mythology · Review: Thriller

Book Review: The Devil’s Lieutenant by Shervin Jamali

This review will be relatively spoiler free, only revealing the basic plot elements of the novella in question. Summary Michael has tragically lost his family. Learning that the souls of his dead wife and son might be trapped in hell, he enters into a deal with the Devil to save them: a deal that may… Continue reading Book Review: The Devil’s Lieutenant by Shervin Jamali

Review: Fantasy · Review: Teen Fiction

These Lies That Live Between Us by Kai Raine

Three sisters: the heir, the airhead and the dead. Parting in anger, each attempts to confront the looming threat of invaders practicing forbidden magic in her own way. However, they soon learn that history is not so simple—much like their bond to one another. This is the start of a fantasy epic about family, adventure,… Continue reading These Lies That Live Between Us by Kai Raine

Review: Fantasy

Game of Thrones Season 7: The Best Season Yet in All Aspects…Except One

This will contain massive spoilers for all of season 7, as well as the books up to A Dance with Dragons. Last night concluded the penultimate season of the juggernaut show that is Game of Thrones. Even though I just made a post about this season, that was a post riddled with frustration. This time,… Continue reading Game of Thrones Season 7: The Best Season Yet in All Aspects…Except One

Essays · Review: Fantasy

Adapting a Story vs an Idea: A Critique of Game of Thrones (Season 7)

Game of Thrones is a TV show adapted from George R. R. Martin's unfinished fantasy series, A Song of Ice and Fire. Game of Thrones is, without a doubt, the biggest show in the world. The books and show are full of rich character development and plots and intrigues so complex that it can be… Continue reading Adapting a Story vs an Idea: A Critique of Game of Thrones (Season 7)

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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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