Review: The Last Days of Magic: A Novel

The Last Days of Magic: A Novel by Mark Tompkins My rating: 3 of 5 stars **Thank you to Viking Press, a part of the Penguin Group, for sending me a digital ARC of this novel via NetGalley for the purposes of review** I requested this book based on its premise: “An epic novel of […]

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It took 23 years…

…for my ADHD to be properly diagnosed. It took 23 years for my anxiety to be properly diagnosed. It only took 18 years for my depression to be properly diagnosed. Why is that? This is a question I ask myself often, especially in my current position: I aggravated a (previously unknown to me) congenital anatomic […]

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Review: Darth Plagueis

Darth Plagueis by James Luceno My rating: 4 of 5 stars This was the first Star Wars EU (“Expanded Universe”) novel that I had ever read, and I greatly enjoyed the experience. To be honest, I only read it because I wanted to do some “research” on the character of Darth Plagueis, but I learned […]

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Review: Finding Audrey

Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella My rating: 5 of 5 stars I’ve always found Sophie Kinsella’s writing style — particularly her rapid-fire, bubbly dialogue — perfect for the young adult audience, and so found it surprising that she had never written anything specifically marketed/sold as YA lit. And here we (finally) are with her first. […]

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But…

“Yeah, I liked it, but…” “Okay, so it wasn’t necessarily good, but…” You know, my brother once told me that nothing someone says before the word “but” really counts. Okay, I don’t necessarily believe with Benjen Stark on that one, but I think the “but” is an important word, especially in the world of the […]

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How Do You Do That?

Recently, it’s come to my attention that I am quite strange. …I mean with my reading habits. Yes, I’ve known that I’m complete weirdo for virtually my whole life, but I never thought of my reading habits as particularly odd until very recently. It is a truth universally acknowledged that a person who reads a […]

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Review: Passenger

Passenger by Alexandra Bracken My rating: 4 of 5 stars **Thank you so very much to Disney Hyperion for providing me a digital ARC of this novel via NetGalley for the purposes of review** I went into this novel with much excitement, but little expectation — despite the fact that I’ve heard a surprisingly large […]

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Review: Starflight

Starflight by Melissa Landers My rating: 4 of 5 stars **Thank you so much to Disney Hyperion for providing me a digital ARC of this novel via NetGalley for the purposes of review** Melissa Landers’ space pirate adventure-romance is the book you didn’t realize you needed until you finished it. I’ll admit, I have not […]

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Review: Sleeping Giants

Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel My rating: 3 of 5 stars **A large thank you to Ballantine within the Random House Publishing Group for providing me a digital ARC of this novel via NetGalley for the purposes of review** If it weren’t for an intriguing mystery and a great character in Kara, I’m not entirely […]

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