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Book Review: The Diviners by Libba Bray

This is a dark supernatural mystery set in 1920s New York City. People are dying in gruesome ways throughout the city. Evie, a resourceful, silver-tongued girl with a secret power from Nowhere, Ohio, has been sent to live with her uncle Will as "punishment." It's the best punishment her parents could possibly have devised, and… Continue reading Book Review: The Diviners by Libba Bray

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Review: Historical Fiction · Review: Mystery

TV Show Review: Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries

Never having read the Phryne Fisher Mystery novels on which this show is based, this will be a review purely of the TV show. This is a largely spoiler-free review, except for the section "Overarching Plots." Summary Phryne Fisher (Essie Davis) returns from England to Melbourne in 1928. There, she promptly finds herself entangled in… Continue reading TV Show Review: Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries

Review: Historical Fiction · Review: Romance

Book Review: A Company of Swans by Eva Ibbotson

This is part 1 of the Eva Ibbotson Tour. If you have not read the book, note that there will be some minor spoilers. Major spoilers begin half way through the Misunderstandings heading and are clearly marked. Summary Harriet grows up in a stifling household. Her father is a misogynist professor who teaches his daughter… Continue reading Book Review: A Company of Swans by Eva Ibbotson

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Movie Review: Jack the Giant Slayer

I'm trying a new review format today, with subtitles! (Even though I've now kind of undermined it by publishing my review of AK first...) The Plot Jack is a poor, good-hearted farmboy who lives with his uncle. Isabel is the princess betrothed by her father to marry a man twice her age, who yearns for… Continue reading Movie Review: Jack the Giant Slayer

Review: Fantasy · Review: Mystery

Anime/Manga Review (?): Hikaru no Go (Hikaru’s Go) Part 2

Yesterday, I wrote a review (more like a babble) that mainly focused on the story structure, and I spent a lot of time talking about Hikaru and Akira's relationship as the driving force of the plot. But I didn't do Sai nearly enough justice. If Hikaru and Akira's relationship is the heart of this story,… Continue reading Anime/Manga Review (?): Hikaru no Go (Hikaru’s Go) Part 2