Book Review: Siege and Storm

Alina Starkov has escaped the Darkling and his dream of using the Fold to wage war on Fjerda and Shu. But running away from the Darkling is not as easy as it seems. Following the Sun Summoner and the tracker, Siege and Storm continues the story of the Grisha and the darkness that the war is bringing. Continue reading “Book Review: Siege and Storm”

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Book Review: Shadow and Bone

2 orphans. 2 worlds. 1 magical society. 1 country.

Alina Starkov is just a typical girl – not so special, has a crush on her best friend, and low maintenance. All her life, she lived a normal life far from the extravagant life of the Grisha, the magical elite lead by the Darkling. When Alina entered the Fold, a dangerous area surrounded by pure darkness and monsters, she discovers something about her that will turn her world upside down. The life she knew will be replaced with lavish clothes, vibrant palace, and a mysterious, seductive boy who will tear Alina’s heart – and their country – into two.   Continue reading “Book Review: Shadow and Bone”

Book Review: The Female of the Species

Anna Craft was killed in the woods. “Killed” is an understatement – she was mutilated, her body parts were scattered, and the man responsible for her death was never put behind bars. Her sister, Alex, was devastated and brokenhearted. She was left in darkness so darkness she became.

The Female of the Species follows 3 characters: Peekay – the preacher’s kid, Jack – a famous boy but with brains and heart, and the main character, Alex – the odd one out. Set in a realistic time where rape culture is prevalent, this novel is impactful, relevant, and hard-hitting. Continue reading “Book Review: The Female of the Species”

Book Review: The Alchemist

This story is about a shepherd who wants to travel the world and one day, he discovers that there is a treasure waiting for him. He then travelled from city to city in order to find the treasure. As he ventured on his journey, he learned lessons from people he never imagined he would form bonds with. Considered as a modern classic, The Alchemist, written by acclaimed writer Paulo Coehlo, is a profound and positive outlook on life and the journey to one’s destiny.  Continue reading “Book Review: The Alchemist”

Book Review: Salt to the Sea

Ruta Sepetys once again successfully shed light on tragedies during World War II that are not talked about when discussing World War II. Usually, when it comes to discussing the WWII, it is usually about Hitler’s regime against the power of Stalin but in Salt to the Sea, the reader is immersed in a story that is devastatingly beautiful and will leave you with a broken heart and an enlightened mind. Continue reading “Book Review: Salt to the Sea”