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ARC Book Review: The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton

ARC Book Review: The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton

As a primarily young adult reader, I never seem to pay much attention to the adult titles coming out. As such, I was infinitely glad when Gaby brought The Miniaturist to my attention at BEA, and even gladder when Christina consented to give me her copy ♥ This really was an enchanting and atmospheric read, well out of my comfort zone, but thereby even more rewarding. My desire to read The Miniaturist came from one big factor: it’s historical fiction set in the Netherlands. I’m from the Netherlands! Hey! That sounds perfect. What was even more enchanting, however, is that the plot involves this dollhouse […]

Posted August 11, 2014 by Debby in Reviews / 6 Comments
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Book Review: A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin

Book Review: A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin

I think like everyone else, I was seriously daunted by the size of A Game Of Thrones, in spite of how much I wanted to read it. So yeah, for some I “did it in the wrong order” – I watched the TV series before I read the book. But you know what? I don’t care. I love the series and I love the book and reading it after being exposed to the elaborate world was definitely the right order for me. Like you would expect from most high fantasies, A Game of Thrones‘s strength is in the world building. This world is just incredibly […]

Posted May 26, 2014 by Debby in Reviews / 9 Comments
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Book Review: The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon

Book Review: The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon

After I met Samantha Shannon back in September, I was stoked to read this book. I mean, she is so sweet. So sweet. And she’s (just barely) younger than me, got a seven book deal, and is being called the new J.K. Rowling (which is completely unfair and incorrect, but I’ve covered that already). So then we decided to read this for book club, and man am I glad I did. The end result, for me? I will go ahead and agree with most reviews that the first quarter is slow. The world building is quite elaborate — and I absolutely love it; I mean, […]

Posted December 16, 2013 by Debby in Reviews / 6 Comments
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ARC Book Review: Day One by Nate Kenyon

ARC Book Review: Day One by Nate Kenyon

When I was invited to review Day One, I wasn’t sure it would be a good idea, as it’s not the kind of book I typically pick up (a.k.a. it’s not young adult). However, I thought maybe it would be a good thing to try something totally different and see how it worked out for me. The plot at least sounded pretty interesting, and I’ve been curious about the concept of “cyberpunk” for a while. Sadly, it just didn’t work for me on any level. Here are some of the reasons why: The plot is like a standard action movie: senseless violence and so many […]

Posted September 21, 2013 by Debby in Reviews / 3 Comments
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Book Review: Inferno by Dan Brown

Book Review: Inferno by Dan Brown

*sigh* Inferno… There were good parts and there were bad parts. To be fair, Dan Brown delivers with another thrilling story that his true fans will love. However, it is not his best novel by any means. The most telling sign of that is that it took me about a month to finish reading this book. Now I love Dan Brown, for the most part. Angels & Demons is one of my favorite books ever and I really enjoyed The Da Vinci Code as well. However, The Lost Symbol disappointed me, I just felt it was very boring. Luckily, Inferno is better than The Lost Symbol, […]

Posted July 19, 2013 by Debby in Reviews / 9 Comments
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Book Review: Tempting the Best Man by J. Lynn

Book Review: Tempting the Best Man by J. Lynn

I’m just going to give this a quick review, instead of what I had been thinking of not reviewing it at all. Exams next week, lol. I laugh in the face of exams. So. Tempting the Best Man. Light erotica. “Are you really reading erotica???” Whatever, haters gon hate. Honestly, so many people have read 50 Shades, I won’t feel ashamed for this. So J. Lynn is the pen name of Jennifer L. Armentrout, which is what incited my curiosity for this book. My obsession with the Lux series knows no bounds, really. But anyway, the romance she had written in the Lux series was […]

Posted October 18, 2012 by Debby in Reviews / 2 Comments
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Book Review: The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling

Book Review: The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling

Now I’ll be the first to admit that by simply reading the premise, I don’t think this is a book I would normally pick up. It’s not that it’s completely out of my comfort zone or something, but it’s definitely J.K. Rowling’s name on the cover that got me so excited. Harry Potter changed my life, like much of my generation, but if I had to name one thing about that series that blew me away it would be the writing. I absolutely love Rowling’s style, the way she creates a world and develops her characters. To me, it’s a flawless writing style that since […]

Posted October 5, 2012 by Debby in Reviews / 0 Comments
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Book Review: The Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien

Book Review: The Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien

Wow. I can’t really believe I finished reading it. Granted, some of the appendices I skipped. But I mean, why would I read about the family trees, calendars, pronunciations? Heh, Tolkien was a bit optimistic about his readers there, but they’re not called appendices for nothing. Once again, the first half, Book 5, was amazing. It slowed down with Frodo and Sam. Really, though it was only three chapters, it felt like ages, because all they were doing was walking among the rocks and thorns. But anyway. I don’t know, I really enjoyed it. Surprisingly so. I think it might be in some part due […]

Posted August 13, 2012 by Debby in Reviews / 0 Comments
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