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Book Review: Larkswood

Larkswood had a main character that I could get behind which helped drive the plot of uncovering the past. The broken family coming together, still with fractures but trying to heal just really made me love this book so much.

Book Review: Kindred

This novel explores what Kindred actually means, what humans can endure, what they shouldn’t have had to endure at the hands of other humans, and shows parallels with the world today, how quickly we can forget history and the daily sacrifices that were made, just because someone looked different to someone else.

Book Review: A Wind in the Door

Charles Wallace has started school but it isn't easy as a child genius who intelligently discusses mitochondrion and the newly discovered farandolae with his scientist mother. To try to help her brother out, Meg visits her formal school's principal Mr Jenkins, not realising how much she will need her former principal to help assist in the next adventure.

Book Review: The Hours

Virginia Woolf, in the 1920s, is attempting to start a new novel which will become Mrs Dalloway. Laura Brown in the 1940s is a young wife and mother wanting to read her copy of Mrs Dalloway and in the 1990s, Clarissa Brown is putting the finishing touches on a party she is hosting for her friend that night, the friend that has nicknamed her 'Mrs Dalloway. All three women in The Hours have Mrs Dalloway in common. All three women are trapped. All three will let you into a day of their lives. That one day that makes up this novel will stay with you much longer. 

Book Review: Monstress Vol. 1: Awakening

Maiko Halfwolf is on a mission to discover her past and find out about this 'thing' that has taken up residence inside her that makes her do very bad things. Meanwhile, there is a raging war between humans and the arcanics (half-human, half-god), with the humans not behaving nicely and the arcanics desperate to survive the prejudiced world they live in. Evil witch cults, talking cats, half-fox children, a cat professor, a soul-destroying dark force and an angry young woman on a mission, What could go wrong? 

Book Review: Anything is Possible

Book review for Anything is Possible, the follow up short story collection to My Name is Lucy Barton. Lucy is a common link that connects the short stories however the stories also link as they all revolve around a handful of characters that know each other or of each other, or happen to be related.