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Hold Back the Tide: Readable

I have mixed feelings about this book. **Spoiler warning** I'm giving it a solid 3 out of 5 stars. Some of the fault might be mine for speeding through the book too quickly. Also, reading it on the heels of The Secret History felt worlds different. I wouldn't say Hold Back the Tide was a… Continue reading Hold Back the Tide: Readable

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The Secret History: A Review

I have so many thoughts and feelings on this book, I'm making this a short review to include ONLY the most important things. **SPOILERS AHEAD** The Good Poetic, lyrical writing style full of precise vocabulary and syntax. It's a pleasure to read. Somehow, the elaborate language doesn't feel impossible to wade through. It complements the… Continue reading The Secret History: A Review

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why i can’t finish we hunt the flame

This will be a short, "rant" ish post, mainly meant to justify my not finishing the book We Hunt the Flame. When I picked it up from the library two months ago, I was hoping for an epic fantasy in the veins of An Ember in the Ashes. In all of two months trying to… Continue reading why i can’t finish we hunt the flame

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An Ember in the Ashes: Review

Okay...wow. Just wow. That's how I have to start out the review for An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir. After the disappointment of Redemptor, this book definitely delivered a thrilling, immersive experience with at least two characters I loved. Ironically, Ember did not provide the same refreshing cultural introduction that the Raybearer series… Continue reading An Ember in the Ashes: Review