Book Review: Circe by Madeline Miller

“Humbling women seems to me a chief pastime of poets. As if there can be no story unless we crawl and weep.” Circe is Miller's second novel and like the first it is a retelling of Greek mythology, this time focusing upon Circe, a relatively minor character in the tale of Odysseus. A complex background… Continue reading Book Review: Circe by Madeline Miller

Book Review: The Astonishing Colour of After by Emily X.R. Pan

“Once upon a time we were the standard colors of a rainbow, cheery and certain of ourselves. At some point, we all began to stumble into the in-betweens, the murky colors made dark and complicated by resentment and quiet anger. At some point, my mother slid so off track she sank into hues of gray,… Continue reading Book Review: The Astonishing Colour of After by Emily X.R. Pan

Book Review: Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

“Life, although it may only be an accumulation of anguish, is dear to me, and I will defend it.” Through fluid and beautiful prose Shelley tells the story of Victor Frankenstein, a scientist that has to deal with the ramifications of creating a living creature, and the creature itself, who is continually shunned and subsequently… Continue reading Book Review: Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

Book Review: A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab

“But the thing about people, Kell had discovered, is that they didn't really want to know. They thought they did, but knowing only made them miserable.” A Darker Shade of Magic is a beautifully crafted fantasy that explores the concept of four parallel but incredibly different versions of London that can be traveled between, but only by… Continue reading Book Review: A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab

Book Review: The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

“People see what they wish to see. And in most cases, what they are told that they see.” *Small disclaimer before you read: I am in no way trying to discourage anyone from reading this book, nor am I trying to claim that people that have read the book shouldn't enjoy it. I am merely… Continue reading Book Review: The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

Book Review: Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

“There was no part of him that was not broken, that had not healed wrong, and there was no part of him that was not stronger for having been broken.” Six of Crows is an action- filled story that follows six characters as they attempt to pull off a dangerous and near impossible heist. Bardugo… Continue reading Book Review: Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

Book Review: To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee

“I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand. It's when you know you're licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what." To Kill a Mockingbird is probably one of my favorite… Continue reading Book Review: To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Book Review: The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

"I would know him in death, at the end of the world.” The Song of Achilles is a beautifully written retelling of the Iliad told from the perspective of Patroclus, a relatively small figure in many interpretations of this story. It is a story about love and it is a story about war. It is… Continue reading Book Review: The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

Book Review: Beloved by Toni Morrison

"It never looked as terrible as it was and it made her wonder if hell was a pretty place too. Fire and brimstone all right, but hidden in lacy groves." Reading this novel it is clear that Morrison's Nobel Prize award was certainly deserved! 'Beloved' is a poignant and truly impactful story that follows Sethe… Continue reading Book Review: Beloved by Toni Morrison