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

Fantasy, Reviews, YA

Review: The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen

"Time stretched years back and years forward, but nothing that came afterward ever had the power to wash away what came before." The Queen of the Tearling is a YA Fantasy novel written by Erika Johansen where we get to follow the story of Kelsea Raleigh/Glynn, a princess to be made queen in a kingdom called… Continue reading Review: The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen

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

Contemporaries, Reviews, YA

Review: We All Looked Up by Tommy Wallach

Now this book, my friends, is a beauty of its own. It´s a contemporary novel set in our time but it still stays away from the frames of what you might expect and it takes you on a hell of a ride both emotionally and plot-wise. I found the style of his writing interesting and… Continue reading Review: We All Looked Up by Tommy Wallach

Fantasy, Reviews, YA

Review: Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare

“For whither thou goest, I will go.” Parabatai, the person you link your life with. The person who will make you stronger in battle and who´s healing will heal more than that of any other. Parabatai is the running theme in the whole book, even if it has a lot of other things happening too.… Continue reading Review: Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare

Poetry, Reviews

Review: The Princess Saves Herself In This One by Amanda Lovelace

This was a pretty interesting and quick read for me. Now, I´m not very well-versed in the world of poetry… but i am quite sure just changing rows randomly isn´t it. (Yes, I kind of took that from this wonderful review by Emily May) So, as you might have guessed, the way Amanda Lovelace has chosen… Continue reading Review: The Princess Saves Herself In This One by Amanda Lovelace