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Such Wicked Intent – The Supernatural Element Is A Key For A Great Frankenstein Story

Book Review :┬áSuch Wicked Intent The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein #2 By Kenneth Oppel Spoiler Alert! Summary When his grieving father orders the destruction of the Dark Library, Victor retrieves a book in which he finds the promise of not … Continue reading

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“The Thirteenth Tale” – Do You Believe in Ghosts?

Book Review: The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield Spoiler Alert! Here are a couple of book covers to get a flavor for the story though we are taught not to judge a book by it’s cover. Summary Biographer Margaret Lea … Continue reading

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“Jelicoe Road” Is It Similar to “Looking For Alaska” and Is It Indicative of a New Trend in Young Adult Literature?

Book Review : Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta Spoiler Alert! Taylor Markham is the president in her house at the boarding school, is seventeen, and continuing the tradition of the territory wars against the Townies and Cadets. It should be … Continue reading

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“Midnight in Austenland” – A Light Modern Gothic Mystery, Does Shannon Hale Pull It All Together?

Book Review : Midnight in Austenland by Shannon Hale Spoiler Alert! Charlotte Kinder is nice. She always has been nice, it’s just what she does. Charlotte’s husband has not been so nice, having had an affair and left his wife … Continue reading

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