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Book Review: The Ersatz Elevator (A Series of Unfortunate Events) by Lemony Snicket

Posted April 17, 2017 by @Angelized_1st in Books, Entertainment / 0 Comments
Book Review: The Ersatz Elevator (A Series of Unfortunate Events) by Lemony Snicket

“Sometimes words are not enough. There are some circumstances so utterly wretched that I cannot describe them in sentences or paragraphs or even a whole series of books.”  Even though the fifth book wasn’t a favorite of mine, I had faith that I’d enjoy the next book, and I was right. The Ersatz Elevator was pretty […]

Book Revisit: Plague of the Dead by Z. A. Recht

Book Revisit: Plague of the Dead by Z. A. Recht

I first read Z. A. Recht’s Plague of the Dead years ago (~5 years ago?), and was hooked. However, back then I was trying to get books mostly through the library as I was subbing, and didn’t consistently have extra cash to spend on books. For some reason I was determined to download the ebook instead of […]

Book Review: Every Exquisite Thing by Matthew Quick

Book Review: Every Exquisite Thing by Matthew Quick

“Behind every exquisite thing that existed, there was something tragic.” Every Exquisite Thing was a different kind of read for me, as I usually don’t read contemporary novels. What drove me to picking it, was that it’s written by Matthew Quick, who wrote Silver Linings Playbook. I’ve been wanting to read that book for ages now, and love […]

Book Review: Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge

Book Review: Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge

“They said that love was terrifying and tender, wild and sweet, and none of it made any sense. But now I knew that every mad word was true.” I’ve been wanting to read Rosamund Hodge’s Cruel Beauty since it came out, and I’mg lad I finally picked it up from the library. This Beauty and the Beast re-telling […]

Book Review: The Problem with Forever by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Book Review: The Problem with Forever by Jennifer L. Armentrout

“Forever was something we all took for granted, but the problem with forever was that it really didn’t exist.” The Problem with Forever is Jennifer L. Armentrout’s latest YA romance. Set in Baltimore, the story follows a traumatized Mallory after she decides to quit home school, and spend her senior year in public school instead. Mallory […]

Book Review: Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill

Book Review: Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill

“The dead win when you quit singing and let them take you on down the road with them.” Heart-Shaped Box is the third book I’ve read by author Joe Hill, and like the others causes the reader to contemplate morality, right and wrong, and what it means to be human. The story centers around famed rocker […]

Book Review: I Hunt Killers (Jasper Dent) by Barry Lyga

Book Review: I Hunt Killers (Jasper Dent) by Barry Lyga

I had seen I Hunt Killers around Goodreads a lot last year, and have been wanting to read it for a while. Though it was different than I expected, I found myself immersed in the weird life of Jasper Dent, son of notorious serial killer Billy Dent. In I Hunt Killers, Barry Lyga introduces readers to a young man haunted by […]

Book Review: An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

Book Review: An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

I’ve been wanting to read An Ember in The Ashes since its release, and I wasn’t disappointed. While the novel wasn’t everything I hoped it could be, it was a pretty good beginning to a series. The story centers around two people: Laia, a slave, and Elias, a soldier. Both of these characters travel on separate journeys, […]