Book Review: Percy Jackson and the Titan’s Curse by Rick Riordan (Puffin Books)

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I recently read the third book in the Percy Jackson series: Percy Jackson and the Titan’s Curse by Rick Riordan, published by Puffin Books. I still can’t believe I missed this series growing up–this book was published in 2007 and I would’ve been eleven, the perfect age for it. Still, I find this middle-grade fantasy…… Continue reading Book Review: Percy Jackson and the Titan’s Curse by Rick Riordan (Puffin Books)

Book Review: Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier (Virago Press)

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Last night, I finally finished du Maurier’s famous classic novel, Rebecca. The book was first published in 1938, but my particular copy had been reprinted by Virago Press in 2003. There were parts of the book that dragged for me, but in all honesty, that’s probably because I forced myself to read a classic while…… Continue reading Book Review: Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier (Virago Press)

Character Archetypes I Love

Character is arguably the most important part of a story. You can have a well-driven plot and a magical setting but if the character is flat and boring, readers will tend to disdain the narrative. That being said, there are a ton of tropes out there and character archetypes that can be stolen and improved…… Continue reading Character Archetypes I Love

Book Review: The Wicked King by Holly Black (HotKeyBooks)

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The Wicked King by Holly Black and published by Hot Key Books is the second book in The Folk of the Air trilogy, sequel to The Cruel Prince. You can read my review of The Cruel Prince here. The Wicked King takes place five months after the events of The Cruel Prince, narrated again by…… Continue reading Book Review: The Wicked King by Holly Black (HotKeyBooks)

Book Review: The Cruel Prince by Holly Black (HotKeyBooks)

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After seeing The Cruel Prince, the first book in the Folk of the Air trilogy, be hyped up so much on Instagram and TikTok I decided to give it a chance. If everyone loved it so much, surely I would to, right? Bonus points: it included some characters from the Modern Faerie Tales series I…… Continue reading Book Review: The Cruel Prince by Holly Black (HotKeyBooks)

Books That Would Make Great Musicals

I love reading. I love musical theatre. What is all this talk of making books into movies and tv shows? Wouldn’t it be much more epic if our favorite books were made into hit Broadway shows? Here are some books I think would be great for the stage. The Wrath & The Dawn by Renee…… Continue reading Books That Would Make Great Musicals

Book Review: Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan (Puffin Books)

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Growing up, I didn’t hear of the Percy Jackson series until I was a teenager. I thought that meant I was too old for such a series. Now I realize that you’re never too old for a book–the best kinds of stories can be enjoyed at all ages. My boyfriend is a big Percy Jackson…… Continue reading Book Review: Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan (Puffin Books)

Book Review: Scythe and Thunderhead by Neal Shusterman (Published by Simon & Schuster)

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Processed with VSCO with j5 preset Scythe is the first in the Arc of a Scythe series, set in the distant future where death has all but been eliminated thanks to technology and the Thunderhead which rules society. However, death is still necessary, which is why some people hold the honorable position of Scythe and…… Continue reading Book Review: Scythe and Thunderhead by Neal Shusterman (Published by Simon & Schuster)