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The Raven King, by Maggie Stiefvater

1. Book 4 of the Raven Cycle. 2. There will be no spoilers at all in this review (book or series). 3. I honestly considered simply writing the word LOVE!!!!! on this review and being done with it. 4. I … Continue reading

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Wink Poppy Midnight, by April Genevieve Tucholke

I’m not going to summarize this book. Even a small summary would provide spoilers. The book jacket is extremely vague on purpose. The GoodReads summary provides a little more, but even then, I’d be a bit wary. Read it if … Continue reading

Posted in 2016, Prose, Young Adult | Tagged , , , , , | 4 Comments

The Children’s Home, by Charles Lambert (audio)

Morgan is a disfigured recluse living in a large manor home with only a housekeeper, Engel, for company. Then the children begin to arrive on the grounds, their origins mysterious, and they are welcomed into the home. The family grows … Continue reading

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The Hollow Boy, by Jonathan Stroud

Lockwood & Co. are still on the case(s), this time trying to contain one of the largest sources of supernatural outbreak since the Problem began. Only now, the team is disjointed. Business has been booming, the team is split up … Continue reading

Posted in 2015, 2016, Children's, Prose | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Neverwhere, by Neil Gaiman

Richard Mayhew is ordinary and passive, floating through life and letting things happen to him. One day he makes the choice to take an action, helping an injured girl that he stumbles upon. Suddenly, he’s thrown into an alternate London: … Continue reading

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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, by Robert Louis Stevenson (audio)

I have read the story of Jekyll & Hyde so many times since my first read eight years ago that I really cannot just review it like a normal book. Even my first review – my third read-through, and one … Continue reading

Posted in 2014, Adult, Personal, Prose | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

The Whispering Skull, by Jonathan Stroud

The adventures continue for Lockwood & Co, related to the teaser at the end of The Screaming Staircase. It involves murder, theft, old uncontained relics, a black market ring, and leaping off buildings. I don’t want to say anything more … Continue reading

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The Screaming Staircase, by Jonathan Stroud (audio)

Lucy is a ghost-hunter in alternate-world London. In this alternate world, ghosts of the dead frequently come back to haunt the living, and only children can see them (though adults can sense them to a certain degree). Ghost-hunting agencies then … Continue reading

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Something Wicked & The Night Circus

Last year, when Lu from Regular Rumination brought up the idea of reading Something Wicked This Way Comes alongside The Night Circus, I immediately knew I had to join her. I’d loved The Night Circus and already wanted to revisit … Continue reading

Posted in 2012, Adult, Prose | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Wonder Show, by Hannah Barnaby

Portia’s aunt leaves her at McGreavey’s Home for Wayward Girls, run by Mister, who puts the girls to work and uses them to raise a profit for himself. Portia escapes, joining up with a carnival sideshow, where she lives as … Continue reading

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