Category Archives: Book Reviews

Book Review: Den of Wolves by Juliet Marillier

Come for the fairytale mysteries, stay for the complex and lovable characters. Buy your copy here. Every time I pick up a Blackthorn and Grim book, I know I’m in for a suspenseful, sometimes heartbreaking, but always rewarding ride. This … Continue reading

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Book Review: Till We Have Faces by C.S. Lewis

Tonight, I finished Till We Have Faces by C.S. Lewis, which is a retelling of the myth of Cupid and Psyche. In case you’re not familiar, here’s a relatively brief version of the story. The gist of it is that the youngest of … Continue reading

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Enter a World of Enchantment…

Do you enjoy stories about dashing knights, mysterious green-eyed women, and enchanted landscapes bursting with magic and song? How about gorgeous poetic language, adventure, and romance? Well, do I have a short story to recommend to you. “La Belle Dame” was published … Continue reading

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Book Review: Frostflower and Thorn by Phyllis Ann Karr

Buy your copy here. I went into FROSTFLOWER AND THORN forewarned, so I feel compelled to forewarn in this review: this fantasy novel depicts rape and torture. I’m normally not a fan of reading novels that feature rape because it’s often … Continue reading

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Book Review: Eight Days of Luke by Diana Wynne Jones

Long before a lovable orphan named Harry suffered at the hands of the Dursleys, a lovable cricket-playing orphan named David Allard was hating life with his awful relations, Uncle Bernard, Aunt Dot, and Cousin Ronald. He tries hard to be … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle

I know what you probably think when you hear the word “unicorn.” You picture a violet-eyed, snow white horse with a golden horn and glitter in its candy pink mane. It would giggle and frolic and fart rainbows and generally … Continue reading

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Book Review: Wool by Hugh Howey

Buy your copy here. I had many reservations about reading this book. I’m not a huge fan of science fiction as a genre because it has a tendency to be painfully bleak. I read to escape the bleakness of reality, … Continue reading

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