Books · Fantasy · Young Adult

Assassin’s Apprentice – Robin Hobb

    Was it like this, I wonder, when I first read Harry Potter? I like to think so, although back then I suppose I was more interested in devouring the books than in paying attention to what I felt about them. The complete involvement with the story, blind love and affection for the characters… Continue reading Assassin’s Apprentice – Robin Hobb

Books · Fantasy · Fiction · Young Adult

A Natural History of Dragons – Marie Brennan

Never have I ever read a book which explores - no, studies - dragons in such a manner. Never have I ever seen such a scientific approach and attitude towards these extraordinary beasts. Never have I ever considered them to be natural beings; they were always mythical, magical creatures surviving simply because. Never had I… Continue reading A Natural History of Dragons – Marie Brennan

Books · Fantasy

The Bad Beginning (A Series of Unfortunate Events) – Lemony Snicket

When I began this book I had a smile on my face. I read the blurb, I read the first page and I smiled some more. I did not believe any of it. After all, this is a children's book. What's the worst that can happen? To you who thinks this - like I unwittingly did - I say: take the writer for his word. He knows what he's talking about.