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The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon

The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon

There’s a a spectacularly eerie song, called “Danse Macabre” composed by Camille Saint-Saëns, that is woven through the narrative of Samantha Shannon’s The Bone Season. You should definitely listen to it if you’re thinking about reading this book. It’s fevered, emotional, dark, at times frenzied, rich and innovative; a tone poem set for orchestra that is … Continue reading

Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder

Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder

I picked up Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder, before boarding a transatlantic flight from Ireland to California. I wanted something engrossing and different, a story that would capture my attention through all matter of delays, boredom, and turbulence. Luckily, I chose wisely; I could barely put Poison Study down and finished it within hours … Continue reading

Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

Once upon a time… this book completely surprised me in the most wonderful way. It wasn’t that I wasn’t expecting it to be good, I was, it’s just that it totally surpassed my expectations. Laini Taylor crafts a seductive Prague, full of back alleyways, vexing ex-boyfriends, occult coffee shops and an honest and tough main … Continue reading

On Happiness…

“Happiness. It was the place where passion, with all its dazzle and drumbeat, met something softer: homecoming and safety and pure sunbeam comfort. It was all those things, intertwined with the heat and the thrill, and it was as bright within her as a swallowed star.” – Laini Taylor