Book Review: The Bells by Richard Harvell


The Bells by Richard Harvell ★★★★1/2

Summary: A child of misfortune, Moses Froben is born with an extraordinary sense of hearing and a remarkable gift of singing, so remarkable that he finds himself on the path to becoming one of Europe’s most celebrated opera singers- but at an atrocious cost.

This was a singer, remember, who practiced with an open window, so any man or woman passing on the street would have the chance to hear an angel sing. 

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Book Review: A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir


A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir (An Ember in the Ashes #2) / My rating: ★★★★1/2

One sentence summary: Laia and Elias begin their journey to Kauf Prison to free Laia’s imprisoned brother from the Martial Empire, and Helene must capture Elias and execute him.

“I thought you told me you loved stories. Have you ever heard a story of an adventurer with a sane plan?”


“And why do you think that is?” 

I am at a loss. “Because…ah, because-“

She chuckles again. “Because sane plans never work, girl,” she says. “Only the mad ones do.” 

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Book Review: Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo


Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo (The Grisha Trilogy #1) / My rating: ★★★★☆

One sentence summary: A dormant power is discovered in teenage orphan Alina Starkov and she is taken for training so that she can help defeat the Shadow Fold, a barren land of darkness and human-eating creatures that separates her war-torn country.

“And there’s nothing wrong with being a lizard either. Unless you were born to be a hawk.”

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