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Recreated (Reawakened, #2) by Colleen Houck

Recreated by Colleen Houck My rating: 4 of 5 stars I love what Colleen Houck does with her stories and her characters. She takes a female protagonist and gives her strength and courage, but also allows them to have traditionally feminine qualities. So many young adult authors either go full-blown mousy submissive or extreme badass,… Continue reading Recreated (Reawakened, #2) by Colleen Houck

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The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman 

The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman My rating: 5 of 5 stars Neil Gaiman knocks it out of the park again! He always manages to take the ordinary and turn it into something dark and mysterious, as if he sees something in the world that most people can’t. I imagine… Continue reading The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman 

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Weetzie Bat – Grandmother of the Manic Pixie Dream Girl and Heroine of all 90s Teenage Rejects

If you grew up in the 90s and ever felt like an outcast, chances are you found refuge in Francesca Lia Block’s Weetzie Bat series. Though protested and banned for its depictions of premarital sex, casual relationships, blended families, homosexuality, AIDS, and elements of the supernatural, these books showed teens something very important – the… Continue reading Weetzie Bat – Grandmother of the Manic Pixie Dream Girl and Heroine of all 90s Teenage Rejects

2016 Classics Challenge · Book Reviews

2016 Classics Challenge – On the Beach by Nevil Shute

On the Beach by Nevil Shute My rating: 4 of 5 stars Ok, this is a tough read. I actually decided to read this after finding it on a Reddit thread discussing the saddest books you’ve ever read and decided to give it a go. Do not read this if you are already bummed out.… Continue reading 2016 Classics Challenge – On the Beach by Nevil Shute

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A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas My rating: 5 of 5 stars I couldn’t put this down and I finished it in two days! This is a very well-written fantasy love story reminiscent of Beauty and the Beast and the folktale Tamlin. The heroine is very likable. She’s strong, resilient, and… Continue reading A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

2016 Classics Challenge · Book Reviews

2016 Classics Challenge – May – Watership Down by Richard Adams

Watership Down by Richard Adams My rating: 5 of 5 stars This is a book you need to take your time with. It took me a few weeks to get through and I’m just now reviewing it, 6 months later. It’s the kind of story that stays with you. I highly recommend listening to the… Continue reading 2016 Classics Challenge – May – Watership Down by Richard Adams