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March 2017

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

the girl with the dragon tattoo

I’m not sure what makes the perfect crime novel, but gripping writing, strong characters, and deeper themes must be a mix that comes close. The first in Stieg Larsson’s “The Girl” trilogy, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo seems to have all this. Continue reading “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”

The Son of Neptune

the son of neptune
I had been saddened when the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series ended; then with The Heroes of Olympus series began, I read through the first book as quickly as I could in hopes that Percy would at least appear in the end, but alas! I has to wait for the second book. At least some of the familiar characters from Camp Half-Blood made me Percy a little less, but most of the story on The Lost Hero focuses on three new characters and a fairly “Percy-free” story line. Now, because it was established that the next book would be about him, I began waiting impatiently for Percy to make a comeback. Well I thought this book couldn’t have been a more fitting way to highlight Percy’s return. And yest, the cover is fantastic. Admittedly, I find the two characters introduced in this book more likable than the new characters in The Lost Hero, I thought their chemistry with Percy – and each other – was spot on.
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Ruby Red

ruby red

I’ve been excited about this book for awhile and I’m glad that I finally took the plunge. As the first book in the series, Ruby Red does a brilliant job at laying the groundwork. Gwen is as new to the world of traveling though time as we are and it’s great learning about how the gene works as Gwen learns herself. There are some amazing characters like Lesly who is an expert at using the internet, pop culture, and has Gwen’s back no matter what to Gwen’s eccentric and possibly psychic Great Aunt Maddie. I was impressed with the wealth of detail regarding the difference between the past and present as well as some of the difficulties one might face if thew were to go back in time. Another things I loved was the insufferable Gideon – gorgeous yet obnoxious. It’s great to have a potential love interest that the heroine isn’t head over heels for the moment she meets him. There’s some bickering and frustration that I found to be fantastic. Continue reading “Ruby Red”

The Raven Boys

the raven boys

The Raven Cycle is a book series I’ve been hearing so much about that it took me awhile to start it. I shouldn’t have been worried because I ended up loving this book. It has been some time since a book would really keep me thinking about it at night as I was reading it or from some time after finishing the book. Continue reading “The Raven Boys”

The Girl of Fire and Thorns

the girl of fire and thorns

For one reason or another, this book didn’t have much initial cover appeal to me, so I passed it over early on without taking the time to find out what it was about. Foolish I tell you. It wasn’t until I jump aboard the Throne of Glass bandwagon that I started noticing the many cross-references between the two series. Anyway, after a massive reading binge, I’ve decided The Girl of Fire and Thorns just might be among  my all-time favourites – I loved it.But for now let’s suffice to say I’m completely thrilled about how much I enjoyed book one. Continue reading “The Girl of Fire and Thorns”

The Little Prince

the little prince

When I saw the charming movie preview of The Little Prince adaptation, I knew it was time to add it to the reading list. Plus, I had been meaning to read The Little Prince for years and years. It’s a classic, and besides my friend called it her favourite book. I figured it would rise up there. Continue reading “The Little Prince”

We Were Liars

we were liars

When I found out that E. Lockhart was writing a new book,  I was all over it, not because I had any read any of her novels – they were all on my wishlist – but because I knew that she was hailed to be one of the most impressive writers of YA contemporary. And then I found out that We Were Liars was a YA contemporary mystery story, I was sold. Continue reading “We Were Liars”

1Q84

1q84

I heard about 1Q84 and wanted it pretty badly, since it was new at that time. Everyone was raving about it on the internet and someone was kind enough to bring out a sample of the first chapter. I devoured that sample and was super excited for this, it was so suspenseful, so mysterious and dreamy, it reminded me alot of the first chapter of Hard-Boiled Wonderland and The End of the World and Kafka on the Shore. Continue reading “1Q84”

Dorothy Must Die

dorothy must die

I’ll be honest, I didn’t have very high expectations going into this. I know it was going to be dark,  I knew it was going to be twisted. I knew it was going to be completely different from that Oz that I love and know. Continue reading “Dorothy Must Die”

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