Book Reviews

Retrograde Orbit by Kristyna Baczynski

★★★★★ Flint lives with her mother on the mining planet Tesla, where her family in het grandmother's day was forced to evacuate after a nuclear disaster on their home planet. Flint has already dreamed of going back to her family's roots and obsesses over it throughout her life.

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Anticipated Book Releases | April – June

We're already three months into this year and I really just can't believe it. It shouldn't already be almost April. It really shouldn't. But it is anyway! It's ridiculous. 24 years on this planet and I still cannot grasp the concept of time. Anyway, enough existential contemplation, it's also time for another anticipated book releases post, for the second quarter of the year.

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Some Books You May Not Have Heard of That Definitely Deserve More Hype

Sometimes we encounter books and read them and love them then draw a deep breath to shout about them into the void that is the internet only to realize that.. no one has heard of these books. Or at least not so many as you think should! Because the book is amazing! Why is no one talking about it!? I have a bunch of these books, so today I'm talking about all of them 🙂 These are some books from my book shelf that I haven't seen anyone talk about recently and I think need a little more hype.

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Famous in a Small Town by Emma Mills

★★★★★ Sophie has always loved her small town life, her four best friends, her marching band. But when her marching band is chosen to march in the Rose Parade in LA, she has to find a way to fund this trip. In the middle of the night, she sends an e-mail to Megan Pleasant, asking if this local and super famous country singer will come back to her home town to sing a charity concert to fundraise the trip - even though she has sworn never to return. But there's also a new guy in town, who seems to have just as many secrets as Megan Pleasant.

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Film & Fiction | Chocolat by Joanne Harris vs Chocolat (2000)

Welcome to Film & Fiction, where we compare books to the movie adaptations even though we really shouldn't! This time I'm going to talk about the book Chocolat by Joanne Harris (you can read my book review here) and the movie Chocolat (2000) directed by Lasse Hallström. This post may contain spoilers, for both the movie and the book! Be warned! (By the way, this is not really a review post, but more my rambling thoughts on the adaptation.)

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Chocolat by Joanne Harris

★★★★☆ In Lansquenet, nothing much has changed for decades and decades. That is, until Vianne Rocher comes to settle and begin a chocolate shop and outrages the local priest to begin such a shop in temptation and sin - and at the beginning of Lent, too! But slowly and surely, the town gives in, despite the preaching and the threats of damnation, but evil still lurks in the corners. But sometimes the only way to cast out true evil, is to expose it to the light..