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The Darkest Minds - Book Review

Advantages: Great read
Disadvantages: none

...I discovered this book while browsing through a small little book store during my holiday to Canada. All I can say is why did I never hear about this book sooner because I absolutely loved it! Even if the end did leave me heartbroken and itching for more. ...

dragon747 20.07.2015 · Read full review
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Review of The Darkest Minds - Alexandra Bracken

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The Gathering Dark - Book Review

Advantages: great read
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...A story set in a world inspired by the architecture and culture of tsarist Russia, A Gathering Dark was utterly fantastical! The characters were amazing, the plot twists had me gasping and the entire setting was simply magical – if Ravka was a real place, ...

dragon747 28.04.2014 · Read full review
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Review of The Gathering Dark - Leigh Bardugo

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Life on the Other Side

Advantages: A clever concept, well-told, absorbing characterisation.
Disadvantages: Somewhat contrived in places, perhaps lacking the impact it should have.

This book, so reads the Guardian quote adorning its front cover, relates the story of "a moment in history that can't be told enough times". Falling within the already heavily-stuffed genre of war novels; specifically Holocaust literature, that statement ...

Puggers 08.04.2009 · Read full review
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Review of The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas - John Boyne

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Who is that boy?

Advantages: mysterious, attractive cover, some strong characters
Disadvantages: takes some concentration

...For personal reasons, ones of which I shall not go into, I found myself spending the Christmas period in hospital. Now, even if you have never stayed overnight in a ward, I'm sure you can imagine how incredibly boring and lonely it would be, never mind st ...

Amy69 04.01.2008 · Read full review
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Review of The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas - John Boyne

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A small wonder of a book

Advantages: An enjoyable and original, yet hard hitting account of the Holocaust
Disadvantages: It's a tad short, but ultimately doesn't suffer for it

...I take a break from the usual genres that I read and pick up a book that falls into the category that I call 'books that I think I should read'. In other words, books that have in some way been critically acclaimed or had a lot of fuss made ...

CrazyJamie 27.09.2009 · Read full review
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Review of The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas - John Boyne

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