Monthly Archives: February 2013

Review: Thirteen Years Later (The Danilov Quintet 02) by Jasper Kent

Synopsis (from Goodreads): Aleksandr made a silent promise to the Lord. God would deliver him — would deliver Russia — and he would make Russia into the country that the Almighty wanted it to be. He would be delivered from … Continue reading

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Review: Greywalker by Kat Richardson (Greywalker 01)

Book info: Form: paperback, 341 pages Genre: urban fantasy, detecitve story Target audience: adults Synopsis Harper Blaine, a PI living with her ferret, Chaos, in Seattle, sometimes runs out of luck. One of such instances (a very agressive  debtor determined … Continue reading

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Review: Interred With Their Bones (Kate Stanley 01) by Jennifer Lee Carrell

Book info: Form: pdf file Genre: Shakespeare thriller(?) Target audience: library and Shakespeare fans of all age Synopsis On the eve of the Globe’s production of Hamlet, Shakespeare scholar and theater director, Kate Stanley, gets a visitor. Her former eccentric … Continue reading

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Shakespeare Or Not Shakespeare? That Is The Question…

  William Shakespeare – an English poet and playwright, by many literature pundits regarded as the greatest author in the English language and the world’s pre-eminent dramatist. His works, including some collaborations, consist of about 38 plays,154 sonnets, two long … Continue reading

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Review: In the Frame by Dick Francis

Book info: Form: pdf e-book Genre: crime mystery, thriller Target audience: adults I was encouraged to read this one by an excellent review of Heidenkind – thank you very much for the inspiration! Synopsis When Charles Todd visits his cousin, … Continue reading

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Movie review: Hansel and Gretel Witch Hunters by Tommy Wirkola

Directed by Tommy WirkolaScreenplay: Tommy Wirkola, Dante HarperRelease date: 2013Genre: Action/Horror/Comedy/Fairy tale Cast:Hansel: Jeremy RennelGretel: Gemma ArtertonDark witch Muriel: Famke JanssenMina: Pihla ViitalaEdward the troll : Derek Mears Synopsis You remember, I bet, one of the most popular Grimm fairy … Continue reading

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Reviewing a Classic St. Valentine’s Day Special Edition: Romeo and Juliet by Will Shakespeare

 St Valentine’s Day is approaching fast- it is such a unique occassion for a sworn anti-romantic reviewer! Let me indulge myself and present a rant about my least favourite Shakespeare play, ‘Romeo and Juliet’. A bit of backstory first (and … Continue reading

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Review: Days of Blood & Starlight (Daughter of Smoke and Bone #2) by Laini Taylor

Book info: Form: pdf, e-book Genre: YA fantasy, angels and demons, paranormal romance Target audience: YA My review of the first part you can find here Synopsis (from Goodreads): Once upon a time, an angel and a devil fell in … Continue reading

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Movie review: Young Adult by Jason Reitman

Directed by Jason Reitman Written by Diablo Cody Release date: 2011 Genre: comedy-drama Cast: Mavis Gary – Charlize Theron Buddy Slade – Patrick Wilson Beth Slade – Elizabeth Reaser Matt Freehauf – Patton Oswald Synopsis: Mavis Gary, a divorced, 37-year-old … Continue reading

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Review: Twelve (The Danilov Quintet 01) by Jasper Kent

Book info: Form: pdf Genre: dark fantasy, historical fiction, Napoleonic wars,classic vampire story Target audience: adults Synopsis:    On 12th June 1812, Napoleon’s massive Grande Armee forded the River Niemen and by doing so crossed the proverbial Rubicon – the … Continue reading

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