Galatea by Madeline Miller | Book Review

Galatea by Madeline Miller, which you can find on libris.ro, was sent to me by the lovely people from Libris, for which I am very thankful, and is one of my most anticipated reads of 2022. Additionally, it is the book I knew I had to read (both for its approach to the myth and … Continue reading Galatea by Madeline Miller | Book Review

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

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

Father Christmas and Me by Matt Haig | Book Review

Father Christmas and Me by Matt Haig is the third book in the Christmas trilogy and the last book I’ll be reviewing this year. It follows the journey of Amelia Wishart, who is the adoptive child of Father Christmas and his spouse, Mary Christmas (whom you might also know as Mother Christmas); you might remember … Continue reading Father Christmas and Me by Matt Haig | Book Review

The Girl Who Saved Christmas by Matt Haig | Book Review

The Girl Who Saved Christmas is the second book in Matt Haig’s Christmas trilogy and the second book out of the three I will be reviewing this holiday season. The story follows Amelia Wishart, the first child ever to receive a Christmas gift. Although the gifts were delivered by Father Christmas (and they still are), … Continue reading The Girl Who Saved Christmas by Matt Haig | Book Review

Mourning and Melancholy in E.A. Poe’s The Raven | An Essay

Edgar Allen Poe’s poem The Raven is fraught with themes of the tortured soul, the deranged mind and representations of mourning and melancholy that are brought upon by the death of his beloved lady, becoming one of the greatest poems of the Dark Romanticism. In the 19th century Romanticism not only cantered its idea on … Continue reading Mourning and Melancholy in E.A. Poe’s The Raven | An Essay