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A Bookworm's Closet

Travelling the World Through Pages

Nowhere But Here

nowhere but here

I have read and fell in love with Katie McGarry since she came out with her Pushing the Limits series. I knew when i was able to buy this book that I was not going to be disappointed by it and I knew that I wanted to start right away, and I was shocked. Continue reading “Nowhere But Here”

The Beauty and the Beast

beauty and the beast

Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve’s The Beauty and the Beast is the earliest known version of the tale and it is probably very different from what you might expect. The length of the novel, it covers the fortunes of the merchant and his six sons and six daughters. the backstory of the Beast and his kingdom, the histories of a few neighboring kingdoms, and the politics and magic of the Fairies who travel the world doing good deeds. At times it feels convoluted and at other times a little dated. Still, fans of the story will enjoy reading its first appearance. Continue reading “The Beauty and the Beast”

Gemina

gemina

First of all the plot stays true to what Kaufman and Kristoff did in Illuminae in which case I mean it’s full of action and death mostly. However, I felt like the plot could used more suspense and that survival feel that we saw in the first book. I didn’t feel as thrilled as I did during  Illuminae my adrenaline wasn’t pumping as much. Remember all the insane plot twists in Illuminae? Didn’t really see them in Gemina. There were few that I enjoyed but for the most part they were either not great or a little bit predictable. Continue reading “Gemina”

Norse Mythology

norse mythology

For as long as I can remember, I’ve loved the Greek myths. What began as a school assignment quickly turned into a passion as I began to learn more and more about the classical world. I dabbled a little in other mythologies (mostly Egyptians and Romans), but as far as I was concerned, nothing could match the beauty of the Greek stories. Continue reading “Norse Mythology”

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer

the unbecoming of mara dyer

This is probably the best example of wasted potential I’ve seen in a book. The massive problem this book had was pacing. For the grand majority of the book NOTHING happened. The editor should’ve gone John Bender on this manuscript. Continue reading “The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer”

The Dark Prophecy

the dark prophecy

This one was better than the first book. Let me just start with that. I already loved The Hidden Oracle – Apollo is an amazing narrator and how could I not be happy with an openly bisexual protagonist in a children’s fantasy book? The haikus for chapter titles continue in The Dark Prophecy, which is another thing I love. They perfectly show Rick Riordan’s deadpan and occasionally absurd humour. This book also contained more lesser known monsters and deities from Greek mythology, which is always a plus for a mythology nerd like me – though it also makes me faintly jealous of Rick Riordan’s knowledge – I’ll just have to remind myself that he must have done alot of research. And of course we have some familiar faces from previous books set in the Percy Jackson universe, as well as a few incredible characters. For example -minor spoiler- an old lesbian couple, who left the Hunters of Artemis to be together, and their adopted daughter. Continue reading “The Dark Prophecy”

City of Ashes

city of ashes

The Mortal Instruments series is one of my favourite book series of all time. If I could rate it with 50 stars or even 100, I would. One of my favourite things about City of Ashes is that since City of Bones was mainly concentrated on Clary, we not got to see what all the other characters were doing. There are several point of views which I absolutely liked since it gives you the opportunity to get to know all the characters better, which is a good thing since Cassandra’s characters are all amazing. I don’t even know where to start I mean my favourites will always be Alec and Magnus but all the other characters are also incredible. Continue reading “City of Ashes”

Can You Keep A Secret?

can you keep a secret

To start of: this is probably the funniest, most romantic book I’ve ever read. Well, maybe not the most romantic, but it certainly does a good job. Continue reading “Can You Keep A Secret?”

The Calling

the calling

It hooked me. Very much. It contained this extremely fast pacing that kept on tempting me to read chapter after chapter without having my body show any sign of tiring. Moreover, the pages  flew by at such a rapid speed that I most likely unintentionally skimmed some sentences here and there. It was as if I had to read an express mode, otherwise I would have lost my pacing and wander behind the characters, This is a book that  actually increased my heart rate. Continue reading “The Calling”

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