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At Night All Blood Is Black

At Night All Blood Is Black by David Diop ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4 out of 5 stars At Night All Blood Is Black is a harrowing story of Alfa Ndiaye, set during World War I. He is one of the Senegalese soldiers fighting in the multinational army under French command. They are encouraged to pretend savagery duringContinue reading “At Night All Blood Is Black”

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Heartstopper

Heartstopper ***** 5 out of 5 stars. Boy meets boy. Heartstopper is a series of graphic novels by Alice Oseman about the teenage love between Charlie Spring and Nick Nelson. It’s a quick and enjoyable read, full of warmth and emotions. It seems impossible not to love those boys. The series allows us to watch theContinue reading “Heartstopper”

Reviving the classics: Mary Barton

Mary Barton tells a story of a young girl living in Manchester in the 1840s. It is a time of a great economic depression, and the novel is concerned with the situation of the working class. Gaskell presents in detail the horrible conditions in which the factory workers lived and appeals for understanding and compassion. TheContinue reading “Reviving the classics: Mary Barton”

Hale: The Rise of the Griffins

This book made me believe that I should change my rating scale. Five stars are for classics and books I absolutely adore, four for very good ones, three for good… But how do you rate a novel that is very good but lacks the charm of the best examples of its genre? Hale is aContinue reading “Hale: The Rise of the Griffins”

The Cruel Prince

The Cruel Prince **** 4 out of 5 stars Jude Duarte’s life is turned upside down when a mysterious man enters her house, kills both of her parents and abducts her, her twin sister Taryn and their older sister Vivienne to a kingdom of Elfhame in Faerie Realm. As it turned out, their mother wasContinue reading “The Cruel Prince”

Reviving the classics: Jane Eyre

‘I am not an angel, […] and I will not be one till I die: I will be myself.’[1] Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë is definitely one of my favourite books. When I read it for the first time, I was around 20-years-old, and I saw it only as a romance novel. After rereading it asContinue reading “Reviving the classics: Jane Eyre”

The Fault in Our Stars

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green 5 out of 5 stars The Fault In Our Stars was probably the only book I ever read that was so funny and so sad at the same time. It is a heartbreaking story about death, and it is a celebration of life and a call to useContinue reading “The Fault in Our Stars”

Flat Top Mountain Ranch: The Beginning

Flat Top Mountain Ranch: The Beginning is a western full of action, adventure, Indians and cowboys. It’s a story of two young man, Ty and Jack, who try to build their future away from the horrors of the war. More at https://forums.onlinebookclub.org/viewtopic.php?f=63&t=205717

Reviving the classics: Northanger Abbey

‘No one who had ever seen Catherine Morland in her infancy, would have supposed her born to be an heroine’[1] Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen is characterised by the young age of the heroine. Catherine Morland is seventeen years old, making her a few years younger than Elisabeth and Jane Bennet and the same age asContinue reading “Reviving the classics: Northanger Abbey”

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

I solemnly swear that I am up to no good. If you haven’t read the Harry Potter series yet, I will try to convince you that you are missing out on some great novels. The third part is, in my opinion, one of the best, as it is full of action and surprising plot twists.Continue reading “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban”