magical but not much more? | book review

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

Rating: ★★★☆☆

One magical challenge, two contestants, and a special setting: the circus. Celia and Marco have been pulled into a challenge by their mentors, a challenge of magical skill and vision. However, this challenge quickly becomes more than just a show of talent between them; lives of others are intertwined, feelings evolve, and unforeseen consequences occur. Magical and mystical, this book tells the tale of those involved in the Night Circus.

Recommended if you like:

  • Whimsical, atmospheric settings
  • Un-chronological timelines, jumping back and forth in time and between characters
  • Slow-paced plot and character development

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october wrap-up

It’s that time of the month…

Man, October has been busy and fun and productive and ALL THE THINGS. I did a ton this month, including

  • read a whole bunch,
    • (and was emotionally torn apart by the Tawny Man trilogy)
  • prepped for NaNoWriMo,
  • continued going to the gym 2-3 times a week,
  • GOT A FULL TIME JOB,
  • saw Wicked the musical with family,
  • volunteered at the library twice a week,
  • hung out with family to celebrate my grandpa’s 80th birthday
  • AND MORE

But it’s all been good. Time has flown by in a great way. I’ve felt more content lately than I have in a while, which is really nice. I’m looking forward to these last two months of the year and all that they bring. BRING ON THE HOLIDAY SEASON!

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positutely a delightful read | book review

the diviners by libba bray

Rating: ★★★★☆

It’s 1926, and one Evie O’Neal is hiding a secret: She can learn details of a person’s life by touching an object belonging to them. This “party trick,” as most see it, lands in her a spot of trouble, so she’s shipped off to New York City to live with her uncle Will, who is a professor and owner of The Museum of American Folklore, Superstition, and the Occult. Just after Evie arrives in New York, a murder occurs in the city, and soon she, Will, and others find themselves drawn into a paranormal murder investigation.

Recommended if you like:

  • Creeptastic, paranormal books that give you the shivers
  • Fun, dramatic, yet realistic teenage protagonists who you root for
  • Atmospheric, richly detailed settings

 

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