Source: Borrowed

Caraval– A Review

Caraval– A Review

My Thoughts I’ve been looking forward to this book for many months. The cover and description just screamed that this was a book I needed to read, and it wasn’t wrong. I borrowed this book from my public library and now I need to buy a copy. I loved it. Onto the review! Overall I […]

Posted April 17, 2017 by Aleya in aleya, books, Reviews / 1 Comment
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Stranger than Fanfiction– A Review

Stranger than Fanfiction– A Review

My Thoughts Picture this: I was minding my own business, ordering the new books for the library when I saw the title and the author of this book. I find Chris Colfer absolutely darling. He’s a true inspiration for so many people. I’ve seen that he has other books around that are popular, so I […]

Posted March 10, 2017 by Aleya in aleya, books, Reviews / 0 Comments
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Vassa in the Night– A Review

Vassa in the Night– A Review

My Thoughts I knew I wanted to read this book from the first moment I read about it on Goodreads. I love retellings, and while I’ve never read Vassilissa the Beautiful I still wanted to read this one (plus, I always think of Lisa in Vampire Academy with the name Vassilissa). Russian folktales are so […]

Posted January 27, 2017 by Aleya in aleya, books, Reviews / 2 Comments
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Windwitch– A Review

Windwitch– A Review

My Thoughts I read Truthwitch sometime around this time last year. I was instantly hooked. I loved the way Dennard wrote and the world she had created. I really enjoyed the characters and was eager to get my hands on Windwitch. Picking up this book was really easy, even though I read Truthwitch a year […]

Posted January 20, 2017 by Aleya in aleya, books, Reviews / 1 Comment
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EXIT, Pursued by a Bear– A Review

EXIT, Pursued by a Bear– A Review

My Thoughts Aleya I was interested in this book but I wasn’t overly excited for it like Jess and Loren were. Regardless of that fact I snagged it from Overdrive and listened to it all within a day. I barely wanted to pause it. Overall I’d give it a 4.5 out of 5. I loved […]

Posted January 3, 2017 by Aleya in aleya, books, Reviews / 5 Comments
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The Arrival – A Review

The Arrival – A Review

This is a title I was not expecting to pick up. I’d had another book planned for the graphic novel portion of our reviews to do, but that one was checked out. Instead I found this silent masterpiece and I’m definitely impressed. Bibliography Tan, Shaun. The Arrival. New York, Arthur A. Levine Books, 2006. ISBN 9780439895293. Critical […]

Posted December 2, 2016 by Aleya in aleya, books, College Assignment, Reviews / 1 Comment
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The Graveyard Book – A Review

The Graveyard Book – A Review

The first one (for this section) I picked up was Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book. For those that don’t already know, I adore Gaiman’s work. I’ve read all of Sandman and it’s a must read. I’ve also read Neverwhere (both regular print and a graphic novel adaptation). I’ve even listened to Trigger Warning and The Ocean at the End of the Lane. Gaiman […]

Posted November 30, 2016 by Aleya in aleya, books, College Assignment, Reviews / 1 Comment
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Catherine, Called Birdy – A Review

Catherine, Called Birdy – A Review

This is a middle grade book. This is the last historical fiction I picked up. I didn’t know anything going in about it so I was surprised to see another story told in the diary format since I recently finished The Hired Girl.  Bibliography Cushman, Karen. Catherine, Called Birdy. New York, Clarion Books, 1994. ISBN 9780395681862. Critical Analysis […]

Posted November 13, 2016 by Aleya in aleya, books, College Assignment, Reviews / 0 Comments
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The Hired Girl – A Review

The Hired Girl – A Review

This is the second historical fiction I picked up. Opinion spoiler: I loved it. Bibliography Schlitz, Laura Amy. The Hired Girl. Massachusetts, Candlewick Press, 2015. ISBN 9780763678180. Critical Analysis Joan Skraggs is a highly compelling character, from the opening pages of the book. Schlitz captures the reader’s attention quickly with the diary format and the highly […]

Posted November 12, 2016 by Aleya in aleya, books, College Assignment, Reviews / 0 Comments
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