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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

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Untranslated: Ashita no Nadja ~The Journey Begins at Age 16~ by Tomoko Konparu

Preface This novel is the sequel to the 50-episode animated TV show, Ashita no Nadja. Therefore, this post will contain spoilers for that show. This post will also contain spoilers for the sequel novel itself. Spoilers all round! Short Summary 3 years after the show, Nadja is turning 16. She leaves the comfort of her… Continue reading Untranslated: Ashita no Nadja ~The Journey Begins at Age 16~ by Tomoko Konparu

Review: Romance · Review: Teen Fiction

Book Review: Amidst Honeysuckle, Promises and Forbidden Things by Breannalyn May Pearce

***I received a free ebook in exchange for a fair and honest review.*** The following review contains spoilers through the first quarter of the book. Summary "Amidst Honeysuckle, Promises and Forbidden Things" by Breannalyn May Pearce is a love story, and a bit of a coming of age story. Christabella and her big brother, Gabriel,… Continue reading Book Review: Amidst Honeysuckle, Promises and Forbidden Things by Breannalyn May Pearce

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Book Review: A Daffodil for Angie by Connie Lacy

I read this as part of a daisy review chain, and I want to apologize profusely to the author: I saw only that it was “historical fiction,” which in general I like. I ought to have read the sample before committing to reviewing this, because then I would have never picked this. I had 3… Continue reading Book Review: A Daffodil for Angie by Connie Lacy

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

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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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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)