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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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Book Review: Coraline by Neil Gaiman

Book Review: Coraline by Neil Gaiman

Coraline, perhaps Neil Gaiman’s most famous work (due to the movie adaptation), is one of those books that probably everybody has to read sometime. I’ll be the first to admit that the only reason this book shot up on my to-buy and to-read list was because of the appearance of the signed limited edition slip case edition on the Book Depository (which is still available btw). It finally appeared in the mail, and what a thing of beauty! Coraline is a quick read, with its large print and beautiful and haunting illustrations. I finished it within two and a half hours, easily, and I’m not a particularly […]

Posted September 29, 2013 by Debby in Reviews / 4 Comments
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Book Review: Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas

Book Review: Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas

Ho – ly – crap. Are you reading this series yet? If not, get on that stat. Whereas I loved Throne of Glass and only had one minor issue with the whole book that ultimately didn’t take away from my enjoyment at all… Crown of Midnight does it so much better. This book is amazing. I loved every second of it, and putting it down was physically painful. And writing this review is even more painful, because… how am I supposed to achieve a good review without spoiling anything? Ugh. Crown of Midnight is split into two parts. The first focuses on Celaena adjusting to her role as […]

Posted August 9, 2013 by Debby in Reviews / 15 Comments
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Book Review: Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

Book Review: Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

Throne of Glass is one of those books that has had a massive amount of hype. People fell in love with it last year, and if you look around the book blogosphere now, tons of bloggers are raving about its sequel, Crown of Midnight. Because they all have ARCs. Bitches. So I’m late to this party and MAN I feel bad because why did I put this off for so long? This book is just as epic as everyone makes it out to be. It’s one of my favorite series now. This book started off with a bang. None of the slow, massive worldbuilding info dump starts that […]

Posted August 3, 2013 by Debby in Reviews / 20 Comments
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ARC Book Review: After Eden by Helen Douglas

ARC Book Review: After Eden by Helen Douglas

Oh dear. After Eden, what can I say? Perhaps I can start with that I should have known better. I was tempted by the time traveling, the starry cover, which all hint to the kind of sci-fi I easily fall for. But I should have paid more attention to the obvious instalove inherent in the synopsis. I should have listened to my gut. While to a certain extent I really liked the sci-fi part of this, it was wrapped up in this sadly irritating instalove coating with a stupid main character. I guess I might as well start with the main character, Eden, who fills […]

Posted June 23, 2013 by Debby in Reviews / 10 Comments
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