There are times when I wish I grew up during this millenium, and times I am thankful I didn’t. Some may argue the bookworm in me is still a child in some ways. And for that I am thankful. Kids nowadays have so many great options when it comes to books, and amongst those greatContinue reading “The Monster who wasn’t”
South Africa is an unique and beautiful country, with many great stories to be told. Having grown up in South Africa, I know that not all those stories are necessarily beautiful, but they are definitely powerful. This Novel is one of the more powerful stories, relating our more recent history. And I LOVED IT!
My friend and I had an enlightening conversation on Historical Fiction and the significance of telling stories. My conclusion was that just because the significant event was horrible does not mean there was no room for beauty, love and self discovery. In my opinion, the hope that exists in those dark moments through love and beauty, often help us survive these horrible events, and inspire us to do better, to live better and to love better.
There is something completely magical about Historical Fantasy Fiction. And this cover, as beautiful as it is, did not do this book justice. So excuse me while I pack my bags to get whisked away to 1789, Paris in a hot air balloon. (Completely ignoring my fear of heights.)
So by now it should be common knowledge that I am a rather big (huge) fan of retellings, especially Beauty and the Beast retellings. And an historically accurate one was just too good to pass up. And honestly that cover just screamed “PICK ME UP”
This month is proving to be a crying month when it comes to the books I read. So grab your tissues for this one. Because it is definitely high on my list of recommended books.
There are not a lot of author’s I wind up buying whatever they write. But Tahereh Mafi is official one of my must buy authors. I absolutely adored this novel and you should definitely pick up a copy today! I am literally doing an ugly cry right now! I honestly have a broken heart. ThisContinue reading “A very large expanse of sea”
Sometimes you just need a book to kick start an epic reading month. To just move your comfort zone barriers. And this Novel was definitely that and more for me!
As a highschool kid, you face uncharted waters of social hierarchy and hormone driven reactions. On top of all that chaos you can sprinkle a bit home issues and millennial parenting and find an amazing story about an average kid moved to a school for the gifted and struggling to find his place. The answerContinue reading “The Gifted, The Talented and Me”
I picked up this collection of short stories before reading the actually series. I honestly enjoyed the movie but was hesitant to read the books out of fear of ruining the movie. (Because the book is always better) So I decided to pick up the collection of short stories first and see if it spikesContinue reading “Tales of the Peculiar”