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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)

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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

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TV Show Review: Anne of Green Gables miniseries (CBC, 1985)

When adults speak of Anne of Green Gables today, this is probably the most common adaptation that comes to mind. Clocking in at over 3 hours total, this adaptation takes on the entire first book. In stark contrast to the 2017 version reviewed last week, this is a textbook comfort show. It goes out of… Continue reading TV Show Review: Anne of Green Gables miniseries (CBC, 1985)

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Book Review: Beheld by Alex Flinn

I'm not sure if I'm growing into Alex Flinn with age, or if her books are developing into works that are more to my taste with time. Either way, I enjoyed this. It's my second favorite of her books, after Bewitched (but I also adored that book, so it would be hard to top). Beheld… Continue reading Book Review: Beheld by Alex Flinn

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TV Show Review: Violetta Season 1

I have a soft spot for music-themed stories. No matter how cringe-worthy the general public deems a movie or a show, if it's music based, I will probably watch it. So it shouldn't come as any surprise that in addition to the traditional musical fare, I've seen not only the likes of Once and Begin… Continue reading TV Show Review: Violetta Season 1

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Book Review: Lair of Dreams by Libba Bray

This is the second installment in the Diviners series. There will be spoilers for the first book. If you haven't read the first book, my review can be found here. Summary Since Evie's announcement to the world of her powers, she has become popular among the press as she puts on shows as a diviner.… Continue reading Book Review: Lair of Dreams by Libba Bray

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Book Review: East of the Sun, West of the Moon by Carole Bellacera

This is one of the most unconventional and brilliant ways of retelling a fairy tale that I've ever seen. I feel the need to preface my summary with this statement, because I know that the summary alone will alienate some peopleā€”I would have been one of those people, had I not had a passion for… Continue reading Book Review: East of the Sun, West of the Moon by Carole Bellacera