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Review: The Raven Cycle #1-4

Title: The Raven Boys,  The Dream Thieves, Blue Lily, Lily Blue & The Raven King (The Raven Cycle #1-4)
Author
Maggie Stiefvater
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Genre(s)Young AdultFantasy
Purchase: The Raven Boys | The Dream Thieves | Blue Lily, Lily Blue | The Raven King

❝ From Maggie Stiefvater, the bestselling and acclaimed author of the Shiver trilogy and The Scorpio Races, comes a spellbinding new series where the inevitability of death and the nature of love lead us to a place we’ve never been before.

Recently I’ve been in a bit of a reading slump, where nothing seemed appealing or interesting enough. For someone who usually reads so avidly, these slumps are incredibly frustrating and sometimes hard to get out of. Mine ended the moment I finally decided to pick up The Raven Boys and hasn’t returned since. I’ve finished all four books in the Raven Cycle series in a couple of weeks, they’re that amazing.
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Fanmix Friday

Fanmix Friday: We Were Liars

In Fanmix Friday, literature and music are combined. Some scenes in books make me think of certain songs. I collect these ideas and incorporate them in a fanmix for a particular piece of literature. In this case, for We Were Liars by E. Lockhart. Read more

Bookish Gift Guide

Bookish Gift Guide 2016

It’s almost that time of the year again and the hunt for christmas gifts has started! Are you looking for a gift for a bibliophile? Look no further and check out the bookish gift guide below. Gifts have been categorized according to possible budgets. Hovering or clicking on the image will give you the price and a link where you can buy the item. Happy shopping!

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Book Vs. Movie

Book Vs. Movie: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

book-vs-movie-fantastic-beastsTitle: Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them
Author: J.K. Rowling
Directed by: David Yates
Genre(s): Fantasy

❝ The adventures of writer Newt Scamander in New York’s secret community of witches and wizards seventy years before Harry Potter reads his book in school.❞

At long last I got to revisit the Wizarding World which I have come to love so much as a child and teen, and it was wonderful and everything I had hoped for. This Book Vs. Movie review is slightly different in the sense that there isn’t really a book plot to compare to the movie to, but I wanted to do a review anyway.  Read more

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