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Dark and Deepest Red Review: Magical and Mesmerising

Dark and Deepest Red Review: Magical and Mesmerising

Dark and Deepest Red is a magical realism story inspired by Hans Christian Anderson’s The Red Shoes and the dancing plague of 1518 in Strasbourg. Like all of Anna-Marie McLemore’s books, it’s beautifully written and incorporates elements of magical realism that makes it really delightful to read. It’s a story about embracing who you are and your […]

January 23, 2020 | 1 Comment
By Jenna
Posted in 4 stars, Books, Reviews
The Starless Sea Review: Where Did it Go Wrong?

The Starless Sea Review: Where Did it Go Wrong?

As someone who enjoyed The Night Circus, with its enchanting imagery and whimsical storytelling, I was excited about The Starless Sea, particularly after reading the intriguing synopsis. It sounded completely magical as an ode to storytelling and the tales that are told, with a labyrinth filled with secrets. Sadly, the reading experience didn’t quite match up […]

December 3, 2019 | 9 Comments
Toffee Review: Sarah Crossan at Her Finest

Toffee Review: Sarah Crossan at Her Finest

I’ve read all of Sarah Crossan’s books and Toffee is probably my favourite of hers. Like with her other books, Toffee tackles hard-hitting topics in verse and makes us feel all of the emotions. And because it’s written in verse, it’s a really quick but impactful read. Toffee is a beautiful story about families of choice and finding acceptance […]

November 15, 2019 | 1 Comment
By Jenna
Posted in 5 stars, Books, Reviews