Tag: Trilogy

  • Book Review: Rebel Angels by Libba Bray

    Share me!TwitterPinterestFacebookRedditTumblrStumbleUponemailLinkedinTitle: Rebel Angels Author: Libba Bray Published: 2005 Publisher: Random House Pages: 548 From: Barnes and Noble Rating: 9/10 The second installment of American author Libba Bray’s Gemma Doyle trilogy, Rebel Angels takes on the next phase of lead character Gemma Doyle’s life in England after her mother dies in India and Gemma realizes […]

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  • Book Review: A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray

    Share me!TwitterPinterestFacebookRedditTumblrStumbleUponemailLinkedinTitle: A Great and Terrible Beauty Author: Libba Bray Published: 2003 Publisher: Random House Pages: 403 From: Barnes and Noble Rating: 9/10 Lately, I’ve been in the mood for literature that doesn’t require very much thinking. Novels like that can be exhilarating because of the entertainment value behind them, rather than the literary value. […]

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  • Book Review: The Book of Life by Deborah Harkness

    Share me!TwitterPinterestFacebookRedditTumblrStumbleUponemailLinkedinTitle: The Book of Life Author: Deborah Harkness Published: 2014 Publisher: Viking Adult Pages: 561 From: Barnes and Noble Rating: 9/10 In any series, the last book stands up to the most scrutiny as it has to live up to the hype from those that came before it. Deborah Harkness‘ The Book of Life […]

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  • Book Review: Allegiant by Veronica Roth

    Share me!TwitterPinterestFacebookRedditTumblrStumbleUponemailLinkedinTitle: Allegiant Author: Veronica Roth Published: 2013 Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books Pages: 544 From: Barnes and Noble What I’ve failed to give author Veronica Roth credit for in previous reviews is her ability to delve into the human mind and seek out a person’s character, then be able to show that character to her […]

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  • Book Review: Insurgent by Veronica Roth

    Share me!TwitterPinterestFacebookRedditTumblrStumbleUponemailLinkedinTitle: Insurgent Author: Veronica Roth Published: 2012 Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books Pages: 525 From: Barnes and Noble “One choice can destroy you.” The quote on the cover of Veronica Roth’s second novel Insurgent is the perfect lead into the second installment of the author’s Divergent trilogy. Insurgent is a continuation of the first novel […]

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  • Book Review: Divergent by Veronica Roth

    Share me!TwitterPinterestFacebookRedditTumblrStumbleUponemailLinkedinTitle: Divergent Author: Veronica Roth Published: 2011 Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books Pages: 487 From: Barnes and Noble The first thought I had when I heard about Veronica Roth’s debut novel Divergent was, “Oh, God. Not another one.” I have a natural hate toward anything paranormal, science fiction or fantasy written after the year 2005, […]

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  • Girl on Fire: How books, music inspire my writing

    Share me!TwitterPinterestFacebookRedditTumblrStumbleUponemailLinkedin[As seen in Creston News Advertiser October 17, 2013] One thing I love talking about, which could be one reason why I have a degree in English and creative writing, is books. I’m an avid reader, and occasionally I can devour a book in a day or two. Currently, I’m reading several series, two […]

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  • Top Ten Historical Fiction novels

    Share me!TwitterPinterestFacebookRedditTumblrStumbleUponemailLinkedinIf you love history, which I do, but also love fiction, which I do also, check out some great historical fiction novels. They are based on historical events, but with a fictional plot right alongside. Life After Life by Kate Atkinson (2013) East of Eden by John Steinbeck (1952) The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel […]

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  • Top Ten Fantasies

    Share me!TwitterPinterestFacebookRedditTumblrStumbleUponemailLinkedinSometimes, it’s always fun to lose yourself in a good fantasy novel. Here are ten novels and series worth looking into, in no particular order. Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling (1997-2007) His Dark Materials trilogy by Philip Pullman (1995-2000) A Song of Ice and Fire series by George R.R. Martin (1996- present) American […]

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  • Book Review: Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness

    Share me!TwitterPinterestFacebookRedditTumblrStumbleUponemailLinkedinTitle: Shadow of Night Author: Deborah Harkness Published: 2012 Publisher: Penguin Books Pages: 592 From: Walmart The “paranormal romance” is now a thing, founded in the burst of popularity in young adult books based on magic, vampirism and the supernatural. Look at Barnes and Noble, the largest book store chain in America: they even […]

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