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Review: HEX

I believe I first heard about this book from the Dutch book scene, and it intrigued me because it’s one of the few Dutch books I know that got translated into English. People called this book creepy, said they couldn’t sleep anymore after finishing and had to sleep with the lights on. I’d been wanting to read a good horror book, even though I am a big pussy, but had been severely disappointed so far. I borrowed my sister’s copy and dove straight into this book – hoping that I would finally have found the one book that would actually creep me out. But, again, I was …

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Review: The Raven King (The Raven Cycle #4)

At the beginning of this year, a friend of mine recommended me to read The Raven Cycle. She borrowed out her books to me, and after it got released, also gave me the fourth and final book The Raven King to read. I read the first three books and rather enjoyed them, but when I picked up that fourth book, I really couldn’t get myself to read past the first chapter. And so I put it down, and picked it up again, and put it down again. This month, I finally decided to pick up this fourth book and just finish it. The Raven King is the conclusion to the …

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Review: Blue Lily, Lily Blue (The Raven Cycle #3)

Gods, it took me way too long to finish this book! I officially marked it as ‘currently reading’ on 11 May, but I didn’t really start reading it until a couple of days (maybe a week?) later. And I finally finished it on 15 June, which was due to a couple of reasons: I was in a reading slump, I read more graphic novels than books the past three weeks and I went to see a lot of movies in between me starting the book and finishing it. But I did finally finish it and, gods I loved it so much! Blue Lily, Lily Blue continues …

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Review: The Dream Thieves (The Raven Cycle #2)

Beware: This review might contain spoilers for the previous book, proceed with caution! In March, I read The Raven Boys the first book in The Raven Cycle, after a friend of mine lend me her books. I really enjoyed this first book, and so I picked up the next one the month after. The Dream Thieves picks up after the first book ended – after Adam made a sacrifice to activate the ley line, after Ronan confessed he pulled Chainsaw from his dreams. In this second book, we focus more on Ronan and his abilities, and I personally really liked that. As with the previous book, this book was told …

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Review: The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle #1)

Back when I was still in my ‘I don’t want to read books about vampires or werewolves’ phase, the Shiver series by Maggie Stiefvater came out. I vowed to myself that I would never pick up these books, though later on after I went through the phase, I added the first book to my TBR list. Then, I heard about her other book series, called The Raven Cycle, with The Raven Boys as first book. I was intrigued and added it to my TBR. Then, as I was at a friend’s house, we started talking about books, and she told me how she loved TRC. She lend me her …

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Review: Civil War

A while ago it was announced that the title for the third Captain America movie would be Civil War, after one of the comic series. I got really curious about that comic but had no idea where to start and what to read first so I decided to not do it at that time. When my friend came back from LFCC with House of M for me and Civil War for herself, I asked her if I could borrow CW after she’d finished it. I did so on Friday and read the entire comic yesterday afternoon. Civil War starts with a disaster. A group of …

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Review: The Coldest Girl in Coldtown

The Coldest Girl in Coldtown is about Tana, who wakes up to find the majority of her classmates dead. She barely escapes the house, with Aidan (her infected ex-boyfriend) and Gavriel (a vampire), and together they make their way to the nearest Coldtown, a place where all the vampires, and humans that were infected go to. Either by choice, or because they were sent there. On their way there, they meet Winter and Midnight, a brother and sister determined to get into Coldtown, to tell the world how awesome and exciting it is. I felt kind of tricked into reading this book, because when I …

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