Literature · Novels and Novellas

Poison by Sarah Pinborough | Book Review

Poison is a provocative re-telling of Snow White. It follows the basic plot of the fairy tale – an evil queen wants to kill Snow White out of jealousy, there are dwarves, a huntsman, etc. However, in between all of this the book throws in more darker and sexual subject matter. If I had to… Continue reading Poison by Sarah Pinborough | Book Review

Literature · Novels and Novellas

Books I Don’t Like As Much Anymore

  Recently, I was looking through my favorites list on Goodreads. There was something I noticed: several of the books I didn’t really like anymore, or I had forgotten. So, I narrowed the list down to the books I have always loved; the ones that influence me and that I’ll never forget. There were still… Continue reading Books I Don’t Like As Much Anymore

Literature · Novels and Novellas

The Basic Eight by Daniel Handler | Book Review

  The Basic Eight by Daniel Handler is about a teenager named Flannery Culp who murdered her classmate. The story presents itself in the form of Flannery’s revised journal that she wants to publish. It shows her life with her group of friends (known as ‘the basic eight’), and the events leading up to the… Continue reading The Basic Eight by Daniel Handler | Book Review

Literature · Novels and Novellas

Faces of Fear by John Saul | Book Review

Faces of Fear by John Saul follows a teenage girl named Allison Shaw who shows some insecurity about her plain appearance. Her parents eventually get divorced due to her father turning out to be gay. Which leads to her mother, Risa Shaw, eventually marrying famed plastic surgeon Conrad Dunn whose wife had committed suicide. Conrad… Continue reading Faces of Fear by John Saul | Book Review

Literature · Novels and Novellas

Stardust by Neil Gaiman |Book Review

Stardust is a nice little fantasy book. I enjoy fantasy that is simple and wraps up nicely with one book. The story follows Tristran Thorne who comes from the small village of Wall. To impress the most beautiful girl in the area, Victoria, he goes on a journey to find a fallen star. However, there… Continue reading Stardust by Neil Gaiman |Book Review

Literature · Novels and Novellas

Geek Love by Katherine Dunn | Book Review

Geek Love is a novel about a carnival family named the Binewskis. Wanting to make their own human oddities parents, Al and Crystal, use poisons and radioactive material to hopefully produce children with abnormalities. The results are Arturo (Arty) a boy with flipper-like limbs, a pair of Siamese twins named Iphy and Elly, the bald… Continue reading Geek Love by Katherine Dunn | Book Review

Literature · Novels and Novellas

Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt | Review and Analysis

Tuck Everlasting is the story of a girl named Winnie Foster who finds out about a magic spring that grants immortality when she meets the Tuck family, who have drank from it. She must help them keep the magic of the spring secret. Tuck Everlasting is an old favorite of mine that I felt like… Continue reading Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt | Review and Analysis