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The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson

The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson

I’ll admit I’m not usually that in to contemporary stories. I typically gravitate towards historical, or otherworldly fictions, perhaps because the distant setting provides another element of escape to a supernatural story. In fact, when I picked up The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson, I thought it was a historical novel, hah. I was … Continue reading

A Great and Terrible Beauty

A Great and Terrible Beauty

Reading A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray, I knew I was going to get a page turning ‘corset drama’ about young women at a Victorian boarding school in England who dabble in the Occult; what I didn’t know I’d get, was a fairly sensitive articulation of the complex struggles that girls entering adulthood … Continue reading