Tag Archives: magic

“Uprooted” by Naomi Novik

People who don’t judge books by their covers are idiots. The boyfriend and I were in Dymocks the other day and I saw Uprooted. Just look at its adorable cover. I thought it looked magical and fairytale-esque and immediately picked it up. … Continue reading

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“The Night Circus” by Erin Morgenstern

I have been meaning to read this book for years. I’d see it on the shelf at Dymocks, hold it, sniff it, and sometimes carry it around the store before I’d put it back down and walk away.  Eventually, The Night … Continue reading

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“Nothing But Shadows” by Cassandra Clare and Sarah Rees Brennan

  Before I get into this particular story and its strengths and weaknesses, I just want to talk about the cover. Not only have the cover designers given Simon freckles, and so deciding NOT to give him perfect blemish-free skin, … Continue reading

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“The Whitechapel Fiend” by Cassandra Clare and Maureen Johnson.

At present, I am reading a truly terrible novel called The Visitors. I can hear you asking me why I would bother with a terrible novel. The answer is quite simple: my mother lent it to me. And as such, I … Continue reading

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#12 “American Gods” by Neil Gaiman

i. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle ii. Dracula – Bram Stoker 1.  Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov 2. Holiday in Cambodia – Laura Jean McKay 3. Only Human – Gareth Roberts 4. Beautiful Chaos – Gary Russell 5. The Silent Stars – Dan Abnett 6. American Gods – Neil Gaiman 7. Every Breath … Continue reading

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