Sweetbitter by Stephanie Danler: A Review

‘Sweetbitter’ is an enthralling novel about a year in the life of a wonderfully individual young woman living in New York.  Twenty-two year old, Tess manages to land a job as a “backwaiter” at a Manhattan restaurant. As we are taken through her chaotic but marvellous life she has chosen, we see how her education on wines, drugs

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Toru – Wayfarer Returns (Sakura Steam #1) by Stephanie R. Sorensen: A Review

Revolutionary young samurai with dirigibles take on Commodore Perry and his Black Ships in this alternate history steampunk technofantasy set in 1850s samurai-era Japan. In Japan of 1852, the peace imposed by the Tokugawa Shoguns has lasted 250 years. Peace has turned to stagnation, however, as the commoners grow impoverished and their lords restless. Swords

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The Lord of the Rings Trilogy by J. R. R. Tolkien: A Review

Frodo Baggins is a Hobbit from the Shire. His uncle, Bilbo, has a ring from one of his adventures with the dwarves from way before Frodo was even born. This ring is dangerous, and powerful people are after it. This collection of Tolkien’s three ‘Lord of the Rings’ novels throws us into the tale of

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Eragon (The Inheritance Cycle #1) by Christopher Paolini: A Review

My Review My Rating: 5/5 This is a book that every fantasy reader should devour at once, along with the next three books of the series, as it lays the foundation of a love in all things magic and wonderful. The supernatural elements have the same amount of importance as the political in this novel

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Eldest (The Inheritance Cycle #2) by Christopher Paolini: A Review

My Review My Rating: 4/5 This is the second book in Paolini’s Inheritance Cycle and it’s full of more action, excitement and evil than the first. This book is a great fantasy novels for loves of the genre everywhere. No fantasy reader should be without this book, or series, on their shelves. The extent of the

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Inheritance (The Inheritance Cycle #4) by Christopher Paolini: A Review

My Review Rating: 4.5/5 This is by far the greatest book of the series and I am so sad to see it end! The battles and the conflict were incredibly descriptive, providing a perfect depiction in my mind. I was fully satisfied by the ending of the novel and I love how far the characters have

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Unrest by Michelle Harrison: A Review

Unrest’ will have you awake at night, fearful of what is in the dark. This terrifying novel follows seventeen-year-old Elliot who hasn’t slept properly for months since his accident. He sees things in his sleep that wake him up; he doesn’t sleep again for fear of seeing those nightmares again. Or are they really nightmares…?

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Frankenstein by Mary Shelley: Book Review

Victor Frankenstein is obsessed with knowledge, in particular the knowledge that could lead to creating a life from dead flesh. Through his success, Frankenstein rejects his creation leading to death and tragedy in his already fragile life. My Review My Rating: 4/5 This marvellously haunting tale of a scientist bent by ambition to create life

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Looking For Alaska by John Green: A Review

The fascination with last words is an intriguing one and Miles ‘Pudge’  Halter is obsessed with them. John Green’s debut novel, Looking For Alaska, is a wonderful exhibition of his talent to have a reader clinging onto every page and word. Miles Halter, better known as ‘Pudge’ in the novel, is the socially naive protagonist

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An Abundance of Katherines by John Green: A Review

Funny and thought-provoking, John Green’s novel, An Abundance of Katherines, is full of laughter and warmth as it tells the story of a child prodigy going on a road trip with his best friend. They stop at a local historical area and meet a lady who recognises the young prodigy from TV so they stay

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Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan: A Review

Home to the best and gayest musical ever to hit the high school stage! Will Grayson, Will Grayson is about two teenage boys called (Guess what?) Will Grayson. They live different lives in different places but one day they are brought together under rather strange circumstances. After their first encounter they go their separate ways and attempt

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The Fault in Our Stars by John Green: A Review

Hazel has cancer and, since she was thirteen, has never been anything but terminal. Hazel’s life is completely undone by the charming Augustus Waters who she meets at Cancer Kid Support Group. From here, Hazel’s terminal life becomes liveable. My Review Rating: 4.5/5 This  remarkable novel by John green is not just a love story

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