Tag: short-story

Dec 08
The Pale Dreamer by Samantha Shannon

The Pale Dreamer by Samantha Shannon

Reviews 0 ★★★★★

The Pale Dreamer gives us a glimpse of Paige's life before we met her in The Bone Season, taking us on an adventure through London after some poltergeists. It's an excellent entry point for readers who are interested in The Bone Season series and want to give it a try. As usual, Shannon paints her world vividly, an impressive feat in such a short piece. London's history is folded seamlessly into the world of Scion. Rather than being a filler until The Song Rising comes out, the novella fills in some gaps in our knowledge and gives us an awesome...

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Dec 18
The Ice Dragon by George R. R. Martin

The Ice Dragon by George R. R. Martin

Reviews 3 ★★★★★

A wonderful short story that lacks none of the magic, wonder, and darkness of a GRRM book, The Ice Dragon will capture the imaginations of many readers. Don’t let its small size fool you: just because it’s short and illustrated doesn’t mean it’s a children’s book.

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Nov 13
The Slow Regard of Silent Things by Patrick Rothfuss

The Slow Regard of Silent Things by Patrick Rothfuss

Reviews 1 ★★★★★

Auri is a gentle, beautiful, wondrous soul, and her adventure in this novella is heart-warming. I loved every page. I loved getting to know the hidden places that only she visits. I loved discovering a completely new place, naming it, and arranging it so it was just so. I loved the illustrations that made this book so sweet.

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Jul 24
Kalona’s Fall by P.C. and Kristin Cast

Kalona’s Fall by P.C. and Kristin Cast

Reviews 4 ★½

P.C Cast and Kristin Cast have been writing full length novels since 2007 (I did a Goodreads search), so there is really no excuse for how poorly written this novella is. The dialogue is artificial, the storytelling confused, and the novella comes across as laboured.

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Mar 09
Fracture Me by Tahereh Mafi

Fracture Me by Tahereh Mafi

Reviews 3 ★★★

The novellas for this series seem pretty divisive. When Destroy Me came out everyone was swooning over Warner and at the announcement of Fracture Me there was a lot of back-lash over it being from Adam’s point of view, and not Warner’s (or even Kenji’s). So much of the conversation in the fandom…

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Jan 30
Destroy Me by Tahereh Mafi

Destroy Me by Tahereh Mafi

Reviews 0 ★★★

I’m reading this long, long after I’ve read Unravel Me, which I think is both a positive and a negative. A positive because I’m not hankering to know what happens next, but a negative because the experience of reading Unravel Me would have been richer for knowing what this novella…

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Dec 18
Shadows by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Shadows by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Reviews 0 ★★★★

I wish the Lux novels were about Dawson. It’s not that I don’t like Daemon … well actually, I don’t like him much at all … but I wish authors and publishers weren’t so eager to always shove tortured, rebellious, mysterious bad boys in our faces. I’d much rather read about…

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