I picked up this massive book after a suggestion from my sister. The copy that I have is a Penguin Classics edition. It’s a monster of a book coming in at around 1243 pages and an additional 20+ pages for reference purposes. The Count of Monte Cristo follows the story of a nineteen year old, Edmond Dantès, who is the…
Sixteen-year-old Aza never intended to pursue the mystery of fugitive billionaire Russell Pickett, but there’s a hundred-thousand-dollar reward at stake and her Best and Most Fearless Friend, Daisy, is eager to investigate. So together, they navigate the short distance and broad divides that separate them from Russell Pickett’s son, Davis.
Aza is trying. She is trying to be a good daughter, a good friend, a good student, and maybe even a good detective, while also living within the ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts
Makani Young thought she’d left her dark past behind her in Hawaii, settling in with her grandmother in landlocked Nebraska. She’s found new friends and has even started to fall for mysterious outsider Ollie Larsson. But her past isn’t far behind.
Then, one by one, the students of Osborne Hugh begin to die in a series of gruesome murders, each with increasingly grotesque flair. As the terror grows closer and her feelings for Ollie intensify, Makani is forced to confront her own dark secrets.
For thirty-five girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime. The opportunity to escape a rigid caste system, live in a palace, and compete for the heart of gorgeous Prince Maxon. But for America Singer, being Selected is a nightmare. It means turning her back on her secret love with Aspen, who is a caste below her, and competing for a crown she doesn’t want.
This was a quick read. I read this one in the span of, I think, two days. It was great! The main characters of this story are Lucy Hutton, a short and quick witted woman with a deep dislike for Joshua Templeman, our other main character. Joshua is dark, mysterious, and quietly charming.
Le Cold Winter Challenge est, vous l’avait deviné, un challenge saisonnier qui revient tout les ans à la même période, cet à dire, du première décembre jusqu’à le trente-un janvier. Le challenge vous propose de vous faire une pile-à-lire qui va vous tenir chaud, vous réconforter durant les longues journées et soirées d’hiver, et qui va vous rappeler à noel.
Cormoran Srike is facing one of the worst times of his life. His long time girlfriend has left him for another man, he’s forced to live in his office, and he’s under large amounts of debt. It all looks to be going from bad to worse, that is, until John Bristow shows up in his office.
I’m not sure what to say about this book. It was a roller-coaster ride all the way through. There were moments when I seriously couldn’t put the book down, it was that fun to read. Then… there were moments when I couldn’t fathom why I even began to read this one.
I will not get into details, but there are a few things I would like to mention. This book is pretty dark in some areas. If you’re looking for something light hearted then I’m not so sure this is the book to pick up.
So let’s get started.
Every month, I have a new to-be-read list. It’s rarely more than four books (I like to take my time when I read) and most of the time, I rely on what’s on display at my local book store or local thrift shop. Here’s a list of my current reads. 1. Darkfever by Karen Marie Moning Summary: When her sister…
The Golden Compass follows the story of a girl called Lyra and her dæmon Pantalaimon. In her world, the souls of humans are tied to that of animal creatures whose bodies change up until the time of puberty. It was an interesting concept and I very much enjoyed it. These dæmons are either male or female depending on their human counterpart. Female humans have male dæmons and males have female dæmons.