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

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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

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

Literature · Novels and Novellas

Let’s Go Play At the Adams’ by Mendal Johnson | Underrated Horror Book

Let's Go Play At the Adams' is a horror novel about a babysitter named Barbara who is kidnapped and held captive by a group of kids whose parents are away. While Barbara is completely helpless and afraid the kids have many awful things in store for her. That's the basics of the plot and before… Continue reading Let’s Go Play At the Adams’ by Mendal Johnson | Underrated Horror Book

Literature · Novels and Novellas

Alice by Christina Henry | Book Review

*Slightly Spoiler-ish* Alice in Wonderland has spawned many re-tellings. And why wouldn’t it? It’s a great story that sparks everyone’s imagination. Many like to put a much darker spin on the story. Such is the case with Christina Henry’s novel “Alice.” The book follows Alice, a woman taken from a happy, privileged life and forced… Continue reading Alice by Christina Henry | Book Review

Literature · Novels and Novellas

Possession by A.S Byatt | Book Review

Possession follows a group of literary scholars as they try to unravel the mystery of a relationship between two deceased poets (Randolph Henry Ash and Christabel LaMotte). The mystery is slowly revealed through a series of letters, journal entries and hints found within their poetry that the main characters have to find/figure out. Possession is… Continue reading Possession by A.S Byatt | Book Review