Heir of Blood and Secrets by Linda Xia | Book Review

Linda Xia’s Heir of Blood and Secrets is a young adult mystery novel set in a rather dystopian world, one in which, as she clearly establishes from the first pages, the discrepancies between social classes and race are predominant. The book revolves around the story of Scylla, an heir having to prove herself when those … Continue reading Heir of Blood and Secrets by Linda Xia | Book Review

Șoimoș Fortress – A Day Trip

Last Sunday we decided to go on a day trip to visit Șoimoș Fortress - also known as the Fortress of the Hawk-, which majestically lies high above the river Mureș. Considering how lovely the weather has been lately (although a bit windy) and with trees just about to bloom, we hopped in the car … Continue reading Șoimoș Fortress – A Day Trip

Incredible Adventures in the Jungle by Dinara Akbay | Book Review

Dinara Akbay gifted me her new adventure book, Incredible Adventures in the Jungle, in exchange for an honest review, for which I am beyond grateful. The story follows two boys who find themselves in a rather peculiar - yet not unknown - world where they need to rely on each other and those they are … Continue reading Incredible Adventures in the Jungle by Dinara Akbay | Book Review

Favourite Book of 2021: The Help by Kathryn Stockett | Book Review

The Help by Kathryn Stockett is by far the greatest book I read last year. In fact, I was so touched by it I decided to make it my dissertation’s topic, alongside Alice Walker’s The Color Purple, another favourite of mine. It is an unforgettable story told by three narrators, two of them with nearly … Continue reading Favourite Book of 2021: The Help by Kathryn Stockett | Book Review

The Ship of Cloud and Stars by Amy Raphael | Book Review

The Ship of Cloud and Stars is Amy Raphael’s new middle-grade novel that was published just a couple of days ago. An advance reader’s copy was sent to me by Orion Children's Books in exchange for an honest review, for which I am grateful. The novel follows the incredibly inspiring story of Nico Cloud, a … Continue reading The Ship of Cloud and Stars by Amy Raphael | Book Review