Hotel Magnifique by Emily J. Taylor is a YA fantasy that showcases the story of Jani, a spirited young lady, determined to make a better life for her sister Zosa and herself from their life of patched clothes and struggling to make enough to ensure they won’t get kicked out from their rented residence. So,… Continue reading Welcome to Hotel Magnifique, Where Wonders Await and Mysteries Lurk… What Will It Hold for You?
Tag: Young Adult
Revisiting Ransom Riggs’ Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children: Updated Thoughts, Significantly More Positive Than Before
Reading any Young Adult book back when Suzanne Collins's The Hunger Games started the trend meant that half of the time I consciously and subconsciously compared the other YA books to the trilogy that was finally receiving its well-deserved attention and praise. This did not bode well for the other YA series that may or… Continue reading Revisiting Ransom Riggs’ Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children: Updated Thoughts, Significantly More Positive Than Before
Fairies, Curses, Witch Hunters, and 13 Treasures
After revisiting some old reads that I enjoyed back in the day, I have returned with my opinions on them. These books include the Witch Finder series and the 13 Treasures series. Both series included have no relation between them besides the existence of magic. The Witch Finder series is a duology by Ruth Warburton.… Continue reading Fairies, Curses, Witch Hunters, and 13 Treasures
Entangled By Margaret Rogerson’s Spellbinding Sorcery of Thorns
There was a time when it was common to see the enchanting covers of An Enchantment of Ravens and Sorcery of Thorns (beautifully illustrated by Charlie Bowater) all over social media. I believe Sorcery of Thorns was a popular read a while back along with An Enchantment of Ravens, which are by author Margaret Rogerson.… Continue reading Entangled By Margaret Rogerson’s Spellbinding Sorcery of Thorns
The Giver’s World of Simplicity and Absent Colours
The Giver by Lois Lowry has a reputation of being one of the most banned books in America, which isn’t surprising as “Lowry includes mentions of sex, infanticide, suicide, starvation, and euthanasia in order to show the power of the book’s main themes of suffering and individuality”, according to the Banned Books Project. Overall, The Giver has a simple storyline that can easily be classified as bland or dry when there should be more behind its simple facade.
Charting A Map of Days, A Way Of Staying Peculiar
Surprisingly, I liked this book more than the previous books in the series. The characters sounded as if they had finally developed a bit of personality, but let's get to that later. A Map of Days is the fourth book in the Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children series by Ransom Riggs. It picks up after the… Continue reading Charting A Map of Days, A Way Of Staying Peculiar