The Poppy War Review

R.F KUANG When Rin aced the Keju—the Empire-wide test to find the most talented youth to learn at the Academies—it was a shock to everyone: to the test officials, who couldn’t believe a war orphan from Rooster Province could pass without cheating; to Rin’s guardians, who believed they’d finally be able to marry her offContinue reading “The Poppy War Review”

The Violinst of Auschwitz

Ellie Midwood Auschwitz, 1943: In the depths of hell, can hope rise? And can love triumph over hatred? Based on the unforgettable true story of Alma Rosé, The Violinist of Auschwitz brings to life one of history’s most fearless, inspiring and courageous heroines. Alma’s bravery saved countless lives, bringing hope to those who had forgottenContinue reading “The Violinst of Auschwitz”

From Blood and Ash Series Review

JENNIFER ARMENTROUT A Maiden… Chosen from birth to usher in a new era, Poppy’s life has never been her own. The life of the Maiden is solitary. Never to be touched. Never to be looked upon. Never to be spoken to. Never to experience pleasure. Waiting for the day of her Ascension, she would ratherContinue reading “From Blood and Ash Series Review”

The Song of Achilles Review

MADELINE MILLER Greece in the age of Heroes. Patroclus, an awkward young prince, has been exiled to the kingdom of Phthia. Here he is nobody, just another unwanted boy living in the shadow of King Peleus and his golden son, Achilles. Achilles, “best of all the Greeks,” is everything Patroclus is not—strong, beautiful, the childContinue reading “The Song of Achilles Review”

The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue Review

V.E SCHWAB France, 1714: in a moment of desperation, a young woman makes a Faustian bargain to live forever—and is cursed to be forgotten by everyone she meets. Thus begins the extraordinary life of Addie LaRue, and a dazzling adventure that will play out across centuries and continents, across history and art, as a youngContinue reading “The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue Review”

Five Childhood Books That Impacted My Life

Reading has been my passion as long as I can remember. I have come a long way from the child reading by torchlight under the covers in the dead of night, turning each page ever so quietly so I wouldn’t be caught out. These days, at thirty years old, I have a whole room dedicatedContinue reading “Five Childhood Books That Impacted My Life”


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