A Ravenous review of Good Me Bad Me by Ali Land – a thrilling tale of the tragic nature of nurture gone wrong and the girl at the heart of it.
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I often find myself thinking that a book would be better if the main character was a woman. Even in books with a female narrator, I end up lamenting the fact that our heroine doesn’t seem to have any girlfriends. So yes, a retelling of The Picture of Dorian Gray focused around three women is exactly my cup of tea.
T. Kingfisher is a comfort read for me. Her stories are often retellings of fairy tales, or inspired by fairy tale tropes. Whereas in traditional tales we’re usually told that the hero or heroine is “good” and “kind-hearted” and that’s about the end of their characterization, Kingfisher has a real gift of creating these well-rounded variations on the archetypal characters, so that you genuinely care about them and want them to succeed. She creates characters who are good and kind-hearted, but they also have depth.
A graphic novel biography of the American legend who inspired the hit Broadway musical Hamilton. Alexander Hamilton was one of the most influential figures in United States history–he fought in the Revolutionary War, helped develop the Constitution, and as the first Secretary of the Treasury established landmark economic policy that we still use today. Cut down by a bullet from political rival Aaron Burr, Hamilton has since been immortalized alongside other Founding Fathers such as George Washington and Thomas Jefferson–his likeness even appears on the ten-dollar bill. In this fully-illustrated and impeccably researched graphic novel-style history, author Jonathan Hennessey and comic […]
Call them djinn or genie, but wish-granting, lamp-bound spirits have long been a part of our cultural imagination. From I Dream of Jeannie to Disney’s Aladdin, to silly jokes about lamps found on the beach, we all grew up hearing about them. So what if you found out you had djinn heritage? The City of Brass by S. A. Chakraborty asks just that question. Nahri is an orphan living in Cairo. She’s survived through a combination of street smarts, wit, petty crime, and healing abilities. She doesn’t believe in magic despite her own aptitude for diagnosing and mending illness and […]
Tea Sparrow delivered samples of all natural loose leaf teas directly to my doorstep in the quaintest package I have ever seen. In a simple cardboard box stamped with their logo, Tea Sparrow sent me four mixes to try: Pistachio Date Night, Enchanted Forest, Roasted Almond, and Organic Sweet Cinnamon.
Fall into this October with festive loose leafs thoughtfully created by Plum Deluxe. Never before has Autumn tasted this sweet, and I cannot wait to share this month’s delivery with you.