June 2017

  • Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor
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    Can I live in this world?

    I am in love with Lazlo Strange. A weird confession but I'm also in love with the entire world that this book is set in. The Kingdom of Zosma and the City of Weep are fantastical places filled with imagination, knowledge and an intriguing mystery.

    Everyone has forgotten the real name of the City of Weep and it has led Lazlo on a quest to discovering where the city lies, while also getting involved in other events along the way. The prose and pacing were excellent and the world building felt subtle and like coats of paint. Taylor let one coat of world-building dry before she added another and it felt natural.

    As a lover of myths as well, I loved how much they were incorporated into the story and how they affected the plot overall. There was just so much that I kept cheering and fanboying over in the novel. I couldn't help but love the story the more I read it.

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  • Heartless by Marissa Meyer
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    A Beautiful Backstory to the Queen of Hearts

    I hate that Heartless is a standalone novel, I wanted so much more from this story. The backstory of the infamous Queen of Hearts, the main villain in Alice in Wonderland was one of trials, tribulations, and terror. It was awesome to see how Cath's character changed throughout in her negative character arc, seeing an innocent girl turn into the Queen of Hearts. Meyer manages to add her own touch to the story, providing a new perspective on the world of Wonderland and enriching it for new readers to explore.

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  • Caraval by Stephanie Garber
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    A Book Which Played Games With My Mind

    The cover was perhaps what drew me to the book most (I mean look at it, it's beautiful), but the story was still equally as amazing. I loved how I was drawn into a game which changed when I least expected it, and how the world of where Caraval takes place was excellently explored but left enough for me to want the sequel.

    Caraval is a magical book, there are moments of humor, romance, tragedy, and mystery and it was glorious. The prose was excellent, the pacing was slow at first but quickly picked up and each character was a mystery waiting to be solved.

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