Tag: fiction

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis: Book Review

My Review My Rating: 5/5 The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis is a classic fantasy book that will live on forever. How C. S. Lewis fits such a huge story into 171 pages I will never know. During the battle towards the end of The Lion, the Witch and the

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June TBR – 2018

This is the month I read a lot…! I have finished all my assignments for university and I’m going abroad for a week in the sun, so there will be lots of time for reading. Because of this, this list might be quite long. Let me know what you’ll be reading this June and how

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Top 5 Dystopian Books

5. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley Far in the future, the World Controllers have created the ideal society. Through clever use of genetic engineering, brainwashing and recreational sex and drugs, all its members are happy consumers. Bernard Marx seems alone harbouring an ill-defined longing to break free. A visit to one of the few

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How to Stop Time by Matt Haig: A Review

I am old. That is the first thing to tell you. The thing you are least likely to believe. If you saw me you would probably think I was about forty, but you would be very wrong. Tom Hazard has a dangerous secret. He may look like an ordinary 41-year-old, but owing to a rare

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A Boy Called Christmas by Matt Haig: A Review

You are about to read the true story of Father Christmas. It is a story that proves that nothing is impossible. If you are one of those people who believe that some things are impossible, you should put this book down right away. It is most certainly not for you. Because this book is FULL

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Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton: Book Review

My Review My Rating: 5/5 I read Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton cover-to-cover in a day. I just couldn’t put it down! Amani is a wonderful character; her determination is mainly what makes me like her, I think, because that characterisation is so easy and enjoyable to read in this fantasy book. She

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The Humans by Matt Haig: A Review

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This inspiring novel by Matt Haig follows an alien disguised as a mathematician who, before he was killed and replaced, had cracked the code behind prime numbers in an amazing discovery that would have lead to humans travelling in space. This alien knows nothing of humans but that they are ‘dangerous’ and ‘violent’ like animals.

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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Steig Larsson: A Review

A Scandinavian novel about a woman who fits into no cultural or literary stereotypes assisting a journalist in his mission to find out what happened to the missing girl of the Vanger family, one of the richest and most influential families in the country. Lizbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist join together to solve the case after

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The Road by Cormac McCarthy: A Review

The novel follows a young boy and his father travelling across the ash-coated land of America in an attempt to find salvation and new hope for a better future. Along their journey they encounter cannibals, blind old men and human’s being kept as food in a basement. These gruesome scenes are so shocking they will

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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J. K. Rowling: A Review

Harry Potter’s second year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry could be any stranger than the first; right? Old legends and fearlessly scary monsters roam Hogwarts this year and Harry must keep his friends close. My Review Rating: 5/5 This is, by far, my favourite book in the Harry Potter series. I love the increased pace

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Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J. K. Rowling: A Review

Harry is an ordinary boy, living with his aunt and uncle because his parents were killed in an accident when he was a baby. His life is simple yet as he turns eleven years old, everything seems to become stranger… Harry is a wizard! And he is going to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry

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Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer: A Review

Artemis Fowl is a genius, and he’s twelve. His mother is gravely ill, spending all the days in bed, and his father is missing, presumed dead. In light of these events, Artemis decides to do the impossible; steal a fairy’s book and learn their secrets in order to heal his mother. Artemis is a criminal

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