Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley

Posted August 4, 2013 by Brin in Reviews / 0 Comments
Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley

Graffiti Moon is a truly exceptional book. Wonderfully written, with deep, well-drawn (pun intended!) characters and a simple yet affecting story, I just cannot say enough good things things about it. I had read through many of the reviews so had a fair idea that I would enjoy this one, but it more than lived up to my (already high) expectations. Graffiti Moon is told in dual narrative from the […]

How Beauty Met the Beast by Jax Garren

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How Beauty Met the Beast by Jax Garren

How Beauty Met the Beast is a modern spin on the classic tale of Beauty and the Beast. It is the story of a young burlesque dancer named Jolie Benoit who is rescued from a kidnapping and near rape by Wesley Haukon (who goes by the moniker Hauk). Hauk is a badly burned ex-Army ranger who now works for a secretive underground movement dedicated to fighting injustice called Underlight. Jolie […]

The Assassin’s Curse by Cassandra Rose Clarke

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The Assassin’s Curse by Cassandra Rose Clarke

The Assassin’s Curse by Cassandra Rose Clarke started slowly for me. It took until about 50 or so pages in to hook me in but once it did I could not put it down. This is the story of Ananna of the Tanarau, a young pirate princess who escapes from an arranged marriage with Tarrin, the young heir of the Hariri, a rival pirate clan. Annana has dreams of having […]

This is Not a Test by Courtney Summers

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This is Not a Test by Courtney Summers

I came into this book expecting zombies and while the book did not disappoint on that score, it was so much more than that. A tense, atmospheric survival story balanced with a well-drawn character study, I really could not put this one down. This is Not a Test is a book about six teenagers who hole up at their local high school to out-wait the zombie apocalypse that is raging […]

North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell

Posted August 4, 2013 by Brin in Reviews / 4 Comments
North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell

I had already seen the BBC production of North and South (many, many times!) before reading this book so had a good idea of the story and the setting. North and South, in some respects, is like a grittier version of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice (another book and TV adaptation that I love). The story and characters are deep and full of imperfections which is why I think I […]