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Review: Sleeping Giants

I don’t remember when I first heard about this book, but I was recently reminded of this book’s existence through someone’s booktube video, where it was compared to Illuminae, a book I loved to bits. Then, I saw part two – Waking Gods – on NetGalley and decided I was going to get that and buy a copy of the first book. Honestly, I wish I hadn’t bothered. Sleeping Giants tells us the story of Rose Franklin, who one day goes for a ride on her bicycle and ends up finding a giant robot hand. Years later she’s the head of a team trying to find …

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Review: The One Memory of Flora Banks

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This has not changed my opinion in any way. A while ago, I started hearing a lot of things about a book called The One Memory of Flora Banks, and the title surely stayed in my head for a while. When I saw it available for request, I decided to go ahead and request it. I thought it would be a cool mystery book, and I decided not to read the synopsis before diving into this book. The One Memory of Flora Banks is about Flora, who has been unable to …

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Review: Gone Without a Trace

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book, in exchange for an honest review. This has not changed my opinion in any way. As much as I love Young Adult books, I’m always trying to broaden my horizon – so they say – and sometimes pick up a book, not in that genre. I love thrillers and mystery books, so when I saw this book on the First to Read website, I decided to request it. In Gone Without a Trace, we meet Hannah, who comes home one day to find her boyfriend, Matt, has disappeared. All of his belongings, pictures of him and even …

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Review: The Upside of Unrequited

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This has not changed my opinion in any way. In April last year, Becky Albertalli came to my country and I read Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda. While I probably didn’t love it as much as basically everyone else did, I enjoyed it very much and was curious for more of Becky’s books. Her new book, The Upside of Unrequited would be about a girl named Molly who has had crushes on twenty-six different guys; but zero boyfriends. When I saw it on Netgalley, I decided to request it because they were …

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Review: The American Adventures

A while back I was browsing Netgalley and my eyes fell upon a Doctor Who book. For some reason (and apparently I wasn’t the only one) I thought it was a graphic novel, so I immediately clicked ‘Read Now’, and then let it sit on my tablet for a while. But when I saw there was a limited time left to read the book, I decided to pick it up between the physical books I was reading. I was only slightly disappointed when I realised it wasn’t a graphic novel, but still rather excited because it was still Doctor Who. The American Adventures is a collection of short stories, …

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Review: Les Misérables Manga

After reading the Nightmare Before Christmas manga, I felt like reading more. So I went back to Netgalley, where I knew they had at least two more mangas available. One of them was Les Misérables a book (and movie) I had never particularly been interested in, partly because of the book’s immense size. But this manga seemed like a shorter version of the story, so that is why I decided to read it. Les Miserables, from what I’ve understood, tells a story of tragedy, love, and most of all revolution. We follow a cast of characters as they struggle poverty, judgement and all sort of things. In …

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Review: The Nightmare Before Christmas (Manga)

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This has not changed my opinion in any way. I have been a huge fan of Nightmare Before Christmas for years now, and I try to rewatch the movie either around Halloween or Christmas every year. For years I have also been wanting to pick up a book about the story, either a written book or an illustrated one, so when I saw this manga on Netgalley, I immediately got it onto my tablet. The NBC manga, of course, tells the story we are all familiar with, of Jack Skellington who, …

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