The End We Start From by Megan Hunter | A short story or an outline of a novel-to-be?

Let me begin by saying that reading this book was fun, interesting and in all a very weird experience. Now that we got that out of the way, let’s talk about the short story by Megan Hunter and how an hour of your life can change everything!

I received the ARC of «The End We Start From» by Megan Hunter from Netgalley and Grove Press for an honest review. Aaand honestly… I am very confused! Continue reading “The End We Start From by Megan Hunter | A short story or an outline of a novel-to-be?”

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Fragments of the Lost by Megan Miranda | A perfect YA thriller for darker evenings!

I loved this book! Simple as that. It was such a gripping, dark thriller. Absolutely perfect for Autumn and Halloween. This was my first book by Megan Miranda, but I will definitely pay much more attention to her books from now.  If you have any recommendations, make sure to leave them in the comments below. Continue reading “Fragments of the Lost by Megan Miranda | A perfect YA thriller for darker evenings!”

Artemis by Andy Weir | 5 Reasons why I disliked Jazz Bashara

Andy Weir’s «The Martian» was a real boom, especially after the movie starring Matt Damon. I admit that I only learned about the book after hearing so much hype around the movie. The novel was astounding! Emotional, yet incredibly witty. Mark Watney was a delight of a character to follow. Science, jokes, life threatening crises – it had everything!

It was very difficult to not compare «Artemis» to «The Martian», and I must say that this new book was not as good as the previous one. Still very entertaining and full of science, but something was missing. Continue reading “Artemis by Andy Weir | 5 Reasons why I disliked Jazz Bashara”

The Dark Intercept by Julia Keller | How dangerous your emotions can be?

There were a few books this year that I picked up because of their amazing-sounding Blurb.  New Earth and Old Earth, Sci-fi and Dystopian, this new perfect life where noone can ever harm you, where there are no crimes, no illnesses, no hunger. Unfortunately, it didn’t live up to my expectations.

This keeps happening to me over and over again, and I’m starting to doubt my ability to choose good books for myself. Maybe I’m being particularly picky or maybe I am making poor choices. Or the blurbs tend to lie more often than not! Continue reading “The Dark Intercept by Julia Keller | How dangerous your emotions can be?”

The Ninth Circle, Book 1: Fire by C.A. Harland | Where Charmed meets Supernatural!

Do you remember the best TV show of the end of 20th Century??? «Charmed» was the series that me and all of my friends watched back then! Whenever the new episode was on TV, we would interrupt our playtime and everyone would be off the streets to see the sisters battling demons.

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We went as far as making our own Book of Shadows! I wish I’d have it with me to show to all of you! Basically, we made up our own demons, then found pictures from drawing books, magazines, newspapers that could be those demons and then made up our own verses that would kill them! It was a very elaborate process, I must say. Continue reading “The Ninth Circle, Book 1: Fire by C.A. Harland | Where Charmed meets Supernatural!”

Gray Wolf Island by Tracey Neithercott | A very controversial subject. Was it appropriate for YA audience?

Sometimes it feels like authors have gone too far. I believe that YA is separated from Adult for a reason, not just because the characters fall into a certain age category but also because there are certain issues, subjects and problems that can be brought up in Adult literature and need to be carefully presented, if at all, in YA.

This one of those books. Continue reading “Gray Wolf Island by Tracey Neithercott | A very controversial subject. Was it appropriate for YA audience?”

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi | An astounding tale that sweeps through generations

It is undeniable that «Homegoing» must be included in school literature program! Yaa Gyasi created the most emotional novel. It all started with two half sisters, Effia and Esi, in XVIII century Ghana and then followed generation after generation until our days, and saw the true power of family, of the past, of history.

I would not be lying if I said that I’ve never read anything more beautiful, heart-wracking and touching. She was able to grip my heart and shatter it times and times again, as every new generation went through a series of struggles, poised by the historical settings at that particular time. Continue reading “Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi | An astounding tale that sweeps through generations”

Weycombe by G.M. Malliet | The importance of cohesive fact introduction

I’m not an author and I’m not trying to be one, so it’s very difficult for me to criticise books on the styles they were written in. But, ultimately, I am the audience. I read the blurb, I liked it, I was intrigued by it and decided to dedicate my time to reading a particular novel. And there are often times when the writing style or certain writing quirks don’t work for me as well as they do for others, and I find it my duty to share these moments with you!

«Weycombe» is similar one of those cozy, detective movies set in a small town in a middle of nowhere. The community is so tiny, everyone knows each other and such strong events as murder usually reveals a whole lot more gossip than we expected! Continue reading “Weycombe by G.M. Malliet | The importance of cohesive fact introduction”