Reviews

Jack the Giant Killer, by Charles de Lint

I cannot remember the last time a fairy tale retelling left me feeling so indifferent. Honestly, if not for this blog, I would have quitted this book halfway through. Of course, it cannot be easy to make a compelling retelling of Jack and the Beanstalk, because of its rinse-and-repeat storyline of climbing a tall green … Continue reading Jack the Giant Killer, by Charles de Lint

Message in a Bottle, by Nicholas Sparks

I’ve already talked about my conflicting feelings towards romance novels, which I shall not recap right now. Point is that I always know I’m being manipulated emotionally, but I can never help the warm fuzzies of reading about true love and destiny and all that. If there’s one author I’ve always wanted to hate, but … Continue reading Message in a Bottle, by Nicholas Sparks

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, by Jenny Han

Now that everyone—excepting myself, naturally—has seen the movie, time to look at the book. Much like with John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars, I didn’t read Jenny Han’s To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before until people went gaga over the movie. You’ll quickly notice, if you haven’t already, that this is a pattern … Continue reading To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, by Jenny Han