Category Archives: Young Adult

29 – A Darker Shade of Magic: A Compelling Reason to Keep Reading YA Lit.

YA novels haven’t been my cup of tea lately. Occasionally one comes along that I love (like Skyborn and Nimona), but most of the new stuff that’s been coming out hasn’t been doing it for me, at least at the … Continue reading

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The Revisiting List – Books 26-27: Nicholas Saint North and Howl’s Moving Castle

Everyone has a book or two they read over and over again. I’ve known some people who read all the previous books in a series in anticipation of the newest book and others who have created a personal tradition where … Continue reading

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25 – The Graveyard Book: A Child’s Journey Through Adolescence

This was a fun read that made me laugh, made me cry, and made me want to pull my hair out depending on the scene. In my opinion, these are all signs of a great book. Though I was confused … Continue reading

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Book 24 – The Return of the King: The Final Leg of a Beautiful Journey Together

Almost two years after beginning the trilogy we have finally come to the end. Reading them outloud to my wife has been a wonderful refresher for me and a beautiful new experience for both of us. Sure, I remembered all … Continue reading

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Book 23 – Skyborn: A Book Whose Main Failure is that It Ends

To create a world is to brush ones fingertips with the divine. I have never read anything by or really ever heard of David Dalglish, which I find slightly surprising since he is a fantasy author recognized as a USA … Continue reading

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Day 5 – Count Karlstein

I ‘m not sure why I like this book so much. I read it when I was about fourteen, and years later I remembered it well enough to buy it and let it sit on my bookshelf for months before … Continue reading

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Day 1 – A Monster Calls: A Journey Through Suffering and Grief

I apologize that this post is late. We were having some technical difficulties last night and weren’t able to get the pictures ready in time. As the first day of the 7 days/7 books challenge, I felt it fitting to … Continue reading

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