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Salt to the Sea - Book Review

Advantages: Historical writing at its best
Disadvantages: none

This book was one emotional rollercoaster after the other, but as heart-wrenching as it was, I absolutely loved it! A beautifully written story that offers a haunting glimpse into the journey undertaken by thousands of refugees in 1945, it follows the liv ...

dragon747 31.05.2016 · Read full review
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Review of Salt to the Sea - Ruta Sepetys

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As White as Snow - Book Review

Advantages: nice read and good continuation over the trilogy
Disadvantages: none

Despite being quite short for a YA novel, I really enjoyed this story. The plot was intriguing and the main character, Lummiki, once again managed to capture me with her bad-ass toughness and logical view of the world. However , compared to the first boo ...

dragon747 03.03.2016 · Read full review
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Review of As White as Snow - Salla Simukka

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The Blackthorn Key - Book Review

Advantages: Nice Read
Disadvantages: none

...A fantastic and brilliant Middle Grade read! Christopher’s character charmed me from the start with his curious nature, a nature that always seems to get both him and his best friend into trouble. This book is a really great start to what promises to be a ...

dragon747 15.09.2015 · Read full review
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Review of The Blackthorn Key - Kevin Sands

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To Die Or Not To Die, That Is The Question...

Advantages: A gripping read, makes you think...
Disadvantages: May be upsetting

“Nothing stirred, not even a cat. I could have fancied a nice bit of cat.” By the time I read this sentence, I wasn’t even shocked. At this stage of the story, the reader is pretty much resigned to the futility of the situation and n ...

KarenUK 10.05.2003 · Read full review
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Review of Brother in the Land - Robert Swindells

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A POST APOCALYPTIC JOURNEY.

Advantages: A thought provoking story. Good narrative and characterisation.
Disadvantages: Harrowing and often bleak.

I first read Brother in the Land by Robert Swindells a good number of years ago. I borrowed a copy from the library and was instantly impressed the writing and unsettling subject matter. When I was asked to read the new edition, to review for the librar ...

tange 30.04.2003 · Read full review
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Review of Brother in the Land - Robert Swindells

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