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The Art of Yearning in YA Fiction

I recently completed Cassandra Clare’s Infernal Devices Trilogy (TID), and enjoyed it immensely. Oh yes, it is YA, and comes packaged with a world full of nephilim, demons, werewolves, vampires, plus a healthy dose of steampunk gadgets and clockwork adversaries. It was the funnest romp. Action-packed plot aside, huge part of her story’s appeal was due to… Read More The Art of Yearning in YA Fiction

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The Chronicles of Amber (Corwin Cycle)

Inspired by Christopher’s Smith’s Huffington Post article, I resolved to devote a greater part of my 2013 reading list to discovering the classics, or what he defined as “any book that is not a new book, one that merits re-reading, 5, 10, even 100 years or more after its publication”. Granted, that definition still encompassed… Read More The Chronicles of Amber (Corwin Cycle)

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1Q84

This was not a speedy read, nor an easy one. It was however, satisfying to complete, despite the many questions that remained unanswered, even at the end. There was a sense of stillness that permeated the story, the way time seemed to run in slo-mo throughout the book, leaving so much time for characters to… Read More 1Q84