Tag Archives: Fantasy

Review: Ella Enchanted

Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine My rating: 4 of 5 stars I enjoyed watching – but did not love – the film adaptation of Gail Carson Levine’s Ella Enchanted but I cannot resist a good fairytale retelling. And that’s … Continue reading

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Review: The Philosopher’s Flight

The Philosopher’s Flight by Tom Miller My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars We’ll call this a 3.5 stars because any book that makes the reader think about how they see the world gets extra points. In truth, I’m still trying … Continue reading

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Review: The Historian

3 Stars My first impression The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova, a literary novel about Vlad III (the Impaler) and the Dracula legend, was that it was sort of like slow-release horror – lots of exposition punctuated by increasingly disturbing moments of … Continue reading

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Quote of the Week

There are some things, after all, that Sally Owens knows for certain: Always throw spilled salt over your left shoulder. Keep rosemary by your garden gate. Add pepper to your mashed potatoes. Plant roses and lavender, for luck. Fall in … Continue reading

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Review: Blameless (Parasol Protectorate #3)

4 Stars I’ve written a lot about Gail Carriger’s Parasol Protectorate series and its main character, Alexia Tarabotti so it should come as no surprise to readers that I love this series. I love the strong, unique main character, and … Continue reading

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