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Wow, was I unprepared for this book. It’s powerful, heart-rending, and potent. And I don’t use those clichés lightly. The sparse, sometimes poetic, writing gets under the skin and the story lingers long after finishing. I’m not ashamed to admit … Continue reading
Fun-filled zombie mayhem and brain candy at its finest. A well-worn story tweaked to be interesting. The writing was easy to digest and captivating. The pace was fast, but not breathless. And the characters, especially Remi, were sufficiently endearing. The … Continue reading
There are werewolves, and vampires, and zombies, and ghosts, and other supernatural creatures, which may seem overplayed, but oh this book is tremendous fun. It’s filled with campy humor and wit without becoming over-the-top, it’s well-paced, and well-written with a … Continue reading
If you ever wondered whether an entire book could be written where nothing of import actually happens, then wonder no more: It can. But not necessarily can it be done well. I had high expectations for Trapped. You take a … Continue reading
Beastly has a simple purpose: Update the classic tale of Beauty and the Beast. For the most part, it succeeded. As I read I couldn’t help thinking it reminded me of a grittier version of Disney’s animated feature (which is … Continue reading
This trilogy (The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, Mockingjay) is raw and brutal, the characters and their relationships are genuine, and the story is absolutely gripping. The writing so so crisp that each sentence, each paragraph, each chapter flowed into the … Continue reading
This is one of the most beautifully written books I’ve ever read (speaking in terms of prose and syntax). In fact, it’s one of the only books I’ve had a desire to reread simply for the pleasure of it. The … Continue reading