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Rose Madder Is Not Great: A Review

Ah, finally. Here it is. Here is a Stephen King novel that I'm not completely infatuated with. Technically I read Rage a couple of days ago and gave it two stars on Goodreads, but that's a novella, not a novel. The world of protagonist Rosie Daniels is turned upside down when she runs away from… Continue reading Rose Madder Is Not Great: A Review

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Bees, Keys, Swords: The Starless Sea Has Won My Heart

Bees, Keys, and Swords. Hearts, Crowns, and Feathers. Owls and Cats, Dice and Books. Symbols aren't concrete, they're for interpretation. In 2015 when I picked up Erin Morgenstern's debut novel The Night Circus I was immediately captivated by the gorgeous world in which the story takes place and the rich descriptions Morgenstern used to show us the circus.… Continue reading Bees, Keys, Swords: The Starless Sea Has Won My Heart

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Mr Mercedes: An Honest Review

A simple yet thrilling cat-and-mouse chase: Mr Mercedes is a great novel with glaring flaws.

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The Murdstone Trilogy: Dreadful Dross

The Murdstone Trilogy by Mal Peet is a book that's been on display on a shelf in my local Waterstones since its publication in 2014. Since first seeing it on the shelf, I was intrigued by the cover design and blurb that convinced me this was going to be an enjoyable book filled with wit,… Continue reading The Murdstone Trilogy: Dreadful Dross


The Book of Hidden Things: Drenched in Description and Delightfully Mysterious.

This 2018 novel by Francesco Dimitri is full of mystery and emotion that took me by surprise. I fell in love with this book.