Adult, Magical Realism, Reviews, YA

Review: The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton

"To many, I was myth incarnate, the embodiment of a most superb legend, a fairy tale. Some considered me a monster, a mutation. To my great misfortune, I was once mistaken for an angel." This is one of those books that I think most people either hate or love. For me, I can´t decide which… Continue reading Review: The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton

Adult, Fantasy, NA, Reviews

Review: A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas

"For a moment, I let myself see past the glamour that concealed the tattoo on my right hand and forearm. The markings of my true heart. My true title. High Lady of the Night Court." It´s stunning. I don´t know what more to say. I´ve been putting off writing this review for a week now… Continue reading Review: A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas

Adult, Classics, Historical Fiction, Reviews

Review: Miss Julie by August Strindberg

(this review will contain spoilers for the entire play) As a woman, as a feminist and as a believer in equality it truly pains me to have to admit I find some of the themes from this play still in existence today. The play was originally written over a hundred years ago by a man… Continue reading Review: Miss Julie by August Strindberg

Adult, All ages, Classics, Reviews

Review: A Dream Play by August Strindberg

(I read the Swedish version of the drama, the other cover is the English version with Caryl Churchills interpretation) I haven´t read anything by August Strindberg before, but growing up in Sweden it´s completely impossible not being raised into knowing and believing he is one of the greatest authors coming from this long, northern country… Continue reading Review: A Dream Play by August Strindberg

Adult, Graphic Novels, Historical Fiction, Reviews, YA

Review: Maus I & II by Art Spiegelman

Some years ago, something terrible happened. Well, to be honest, I´m not sure if terrible or horrible or any adjective of the like is enough to properly describe what happened. The second world war has always been one of the points in history I´ve been most interested in, I´ve read a fair amount of history… Continue reading Review: Maus I & II by Art Spiegelman

Adult, Historical Fiction, Reviews, YA

Review: The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

"For you, a thousand times over." Before my Swedish teacher asked me to read this book for class, I had heard of it (I read the Swedish translation of the book). It had sounded interesting enough to me when I had heard a lot of people talking about it and in general I expected your… Continue reading Review: The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini