Book Review, Books, Fiction, Of Metal and Wishes, Review, YA

A Beautiful and Poignant Retelling

Of Metal and Wishes by Sarah Fine 3.5-ish stars When one of the Noor, men hired as cheap factory labor, humiliates Wen, she makes an impulsive wish of her own, and the Ghost grants it. Brutally.                                                                                             -blurb from Goodreads- I was looking for a Ghost story instead I got a beautiful retelling of Phantom of the Opera. Of Metal and…

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Belle Epoque, Book Review, Books, Fiction, Review, YA

Will There Ever Be a Time When Society Accept Women For Who They Are and Not How They Look?

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Just as the jeweler places a thin metal foil under a gemstone to make it shine brighter, the agency places a repoussoir next to a society jewel to make shine. So I went into reading Belle Epoque by Elizabeth Ross knowing nothing about the book. That’s what I like to do sometimes–go into the bookstore and peruse what’s on display…

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Book Review, Books, Fiction, Illusive, Review, YA

X-Men Maybe, Ocean Eleven You're Not

You will give us that money, or I’ll give the feds this and your location                                                                       Illusive by Emily Lloyd-Jones                                                                                          3 stars You would think with a line like that, Illusive by Emily Lloyd-Jones would be an action pack and a fun exciting read but sadly this book fell short. Don’t get me wrong, Illusive is not that bad…

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