Review: The Rose of Fire

The Rose of Fire
The Rose of Fire by Carlos Ruiz Zafón

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I love Carlos Ruiz Zafon’s work and this did not disappoint (even if it was only 16 pages long).



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Review: The Door

The Door
The Door by Mary Roberts Rinehart

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I had a hard time getting into this book and remembering all the characters. Judy, Karthrine, Ms. Bell, Joseph, Jim, Sarah, Dick, and that’s those that I can remember, there’s more. I had a hard time too getting into the linear storytelling, “Had I known what I know now, this story would be different, but I’m not gonna tell you cause we aren’t at that part of the story, but only if!” Thinking back, that might have been the beginning to most of the chapters.

For all of its faults, I did like the characters and was a pretty decent mystery.



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Review: Miss Buncle’s Book

Miss Buncle's Book
Miss Buncle’s Book by D.E. Stevenson

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Starts off slow, especially the bakery part at the beginning, but once you get past that it’s pretty good.



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Review: Ready Player One

Ready Player One
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Awesome – now I want to go hear this in Wil Wheaton’s voice.



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Review: The Night Circus

The Night Circus
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

It wasn’t all bad, not as bad as I was expecting. The imagery was beautiful, the characters were ok, there was a thread of a story. However, I despised the way every chapter was a cliffhanger. And sometimes it was two or so chapters before it picked back up on that particular thread.



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Review: Peter Pan

Peter Pan
Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I read the abridged version and feel that is was missing a lot.



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Review: The Tale of Halcyon Crane

The Tale of Halcyon Crane
The Tale of Halcyon Crane by Wendy Webb

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

It was a fast and easy read with parts that were definitely spooky. Though you might be asking at times why Hallie would react the way she does, or how a certain situation makes any sense.



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Review: The City of Dreaming Books

The City of Dreaming Books
The City of Dreaming Books by Walter Moers

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I loved this book, possibly more than a 29 year old should. Super creative writing. There’s a scene in the book where Optimus is in the Library of the Orm and so enthralled with the contents that he has to be dragged from there and that’s how I felt finishing the book. I just wanted the story to continue.



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Review: Labyrinth of Dreaming Books

Labyrinth of Dreaming Books
Labyrinth of Dreaming Books by Walter Moers

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

About 3/4 of the way through the book I thought maybe I would give it up. There were painful descriptions that took pages to get through. At some points I thought maybe I would skip it, but I soldiered on and am very glad I did. The ending has me excited to read the next book.



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Lupo the Lamb

It took me about two weeks to finish, but here is Lupo the Lamb (minus the ears).

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Pattern here

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