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Book Review: The Lifted Veil by George Eliot

⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘She was my oasis of mystery in the dreary desert of knowledge.’ @inkanddynamite The Lifted Veil is a short story by George Eliot, one of her (if not, her only) only supernatural tales and I throughly enjoyed it. It was short, suspenseful and, going in with a weariness about classics and not the highest… Continue reading Book Review: The Lifted Veil by George Eliot

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Book Review: Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick

⭐⭐⭐ ‘Keep in mind that people change, but the past doesn’t.’ @inkanddynamite Trigger Warning: Brief mention of suicide, sexual assault and an eating disorder Reader's Note: Very mild spoilers and some swears ahead. What I wanted when I picked up Hush, Hush was a trashy YA book I could love-to-hate-read and I got exactly what… Continue reading Book Review: Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick

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Book Review: Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

⭐⭐⭐ ‘I loved her against reason, against promise, against peace, against hope, against happiness...’ @inkanddynamite Had I not had the pressure of this being assigned reading and, therefore, having a time limit with which I wanted it finished by, I do think this could have gotten four stars from me. But I’m judging by experience… Continue reading Book Review: Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

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Book Review: The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins

⭐⭐⭐⭐  ‘The best men are not consistent in good—why should the worst men be consistent in evil?’ @inkanddynamite This book, ladies and gentlemen, was one wild ride, let me tell you! It follows many narratives, primarily Walter Hartright, as fate crosses his path with an enigmatic ‘woman in white’, a woman shrouded in a mystery… Continue reading Book Review: The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins

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Book Review: My Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth Russell

⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ‘It’s strange to know that whenever I remember myself at fifteen, I’ll think of this.’ @inkanddynamite Trigger Warning: Rape/Abuse  My Dark Vanessa was one of the rare books whereby I was anticipating it before it had even been released. I caught wind of it late last year on Goodreads and was so captivated by… Continue reading Book Review: My Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth Russell

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Book Review: Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐  ‘When the world owed you nothing, you demanded something of it anyway.’ @inkanddynamite Deep breath, start typing. Only… I’m not quite sure what to say.  I can’t lie, dear readers, I was slightly concerned going into this book. I had no idea how Bardugo could possibly top what she’d created with Six of Crows.… Continue reading Book Review: Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo