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Review: Manga Classics – Les Misérables

Review: Manga Classics – Les Misérables

February 18, 2015 Review 41

When I saw this, I knew I had to give it a try-classics in the form of manga? Sign me up! While I do own a copy of the largely (literally) intimidating novel, I’ve always been hesitant to pick it up so I’ve only seen the movie. Reading Les Misérables this way was enjoyable, and I feel more inclined to pick […]

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Review: Second Star by Alyssa B. Sheinmel

Review: Second Star by Alyssa B. Sheinmel

February 12, 2015 Review 36 ★★

The synopsis for SECOND STAR promises “A twisty story about love, loss, and lies, this contemporary oceanside adventure is tinged with a touch of dark magic,” but all I received was a contemporary book set by the ocean that does indeed include lies. The story itself is pretty much based on the lies the characters tell each other.  So here’s my […]

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Review: I Was Here by Gayle Forman

Review: I Was Here by Gayle Forman

January 29, 2015 Review 36 ★★½

Well, I have finally read a book about the much-hyped Gayle Foreman. I really don’t know what to think. I read I WAS HERE over a week or so interrupted by placement and tiredness. Even though I enjoyed it there were many times I’d procrastinate reading more. The story just did not captivate me as much as some other novels have, despite the good characters and writing. Read more »

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Review: The First Third by Will Kostakis

Review: The First Third by Will Kostakis

January 18, 2015 Review 30 ★★★

One of the things I’ve been meaning to do for a very long time is read more Australian fiction. Not just books written by Aussies, but books set in the country I’ve grown up in. THE FIRST THIRD is the first book with an Aussie setting I’ve read in a very long time. It’s set in Sydney with a brief stop in Melbourne, two cities I’ve only briefly spent time in, but it was familiar none the less. The sayings and character’s personalities and stuff all felt so familiar. Read more »

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