Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin
★★★★★ — 95%
I didn’t start the Wolf by Wolf duology expecting the EMOTIONAL MURDER that was about to occur. I need a hug but I also need about 382 days to be alone and think sad thoughts.
My heart is an empty void.
Puffin is me. I am Puffin. And Puffin gets extra points because she has a publishing name and I like it. She’s going to help me with this review. Ok? Ok.
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He can’t leave. You won’t want to.
What a charming reminder that “a life without luxury can be the richest of all.”
I savored every minute I spent reading A Gentleman in Moscow. It wasn’t anything like the book I was expecting. It was sweeter, softer, wittier, and way, way classier.
Take a bow, Amor Towles. You have created a masterpiece.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Adult / Genre: Historical Fiction / Content: 16+ / Recommended
A Gentleman in Moscow immerses us in another elegantly drawn era with the story of Count Alexander Rostov. When, in 1922, he is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, the count is sentenced to house arrest in the Metropol, a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin. Rostov, an indomitable man of erudition and wit, has never worked a day in his life, and must now live in an attic room while some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history are unfolding outside the hotel’s doors. Unexpectedly, his reduced circumstances provide him a doorway into a much larger world of emotional discovery.
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This is by far one of the best children’s books I’ve ever read. Ever.
I hope you’re into kid-lit, because well. This is pretty much a masterpiece of children’s fiction.
Let me explain. *muhahahaha*
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Children’s + Middle Grade / Genre: Historical Fiction / Content: 10+ / Recommended
Ten-year-old Annemarie Johansen and her best friend Ellen Rosen often think of life before the war. It’s now 1943 and their life in Copenhagen is filled with school, food shortages, and the Nazi soldiers marching through town. When the Jews of Denmark are “relocated,” Ellen moves in with the Johansens and pretends to be one of the family. Soon Annemarie is asked to go on a dangerous mission to save Ellen’s life.
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The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
★★★★ — 90%
Because nothing can ever live up to this, THAT’S WHY. I did probably the absolute worst thing I could ever do besides smash an antique vase (or stab someone HI the butler did it, I’m innocent) and decided to read Caraval right after I finished The Night Circus. #REGRET. It’s cruel on Caraval and it’s cruel on me.
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