Oppression and racism is real in our world - for some more so than for others - and this book shows us how things could be. How we don't want things to be. How things already are in some places. Read it, is all I have to say.
Contemporary read, baked goods on the cover, mention of a cafe and.. there's a bookstore involved as well? HOW COULD I RESIST?
It took me a while to get my thoughts straight enough to write this review, but I managed to do so eventually! Here's my review on the BEST retelling I've read so far - A Curse So Dark And Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer!
I don't usually post reviews on sequels on my blog, so you know that when I do.. It's either because it was extremely good.. or extremely bad.. I'm thrilled to say Archenemies belongs to the first group because I absolutely loved the freak out of it and.. read it in no time? At all?
I was totally in the mood for a whimsical, circus-y setting and was told Daughter of the Burning City would deliver on that front. Unfortunately.. there were definitely some downsides to this novel..
I usually don't read non-fiction at all, but once in a while you stumble upon a book that sounds too interesting not to give it a shot. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck is one of those books. I have to admit: At first, I wasn't all to sure about reviewing this book because the things you pick up, the things you learn and want to put to use are personal and will differ for every single person reading the book. In the end, though, I wanted to share and maybe convince others to read it as well.
I don't usually watch movies before having read the book, but this one was different. Trying to resist a cozy, fluffy movie-mood is a hard thing to do sometimes and with so many people raving about the movie, I succumbed. Then I ended up desperately wanting the books, bought them eventually and was so, so lucky to pull the first one from my January Jam Jar!