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Crystal Eaters

Everyone knows that you are born with a hundred crystals, and as you age, become injured or get sick, your crystal count depletes. Well, everyone in the small town believes this, but in the city things are… different. There is a general distrust between the “backwards” town and the modern city, but each day the…

The Gloaming

In the fall I like to read Gothic tales and historical fiction– things that are a little gloomy and brooding. The Gloaming by Kirsty Logan fits this mood as well. If you recall my review of The Gracekeepers by the same author, The Gloaming is supposed to be a “spiritual prequel,” though it has little…

The Poppy War

I’ve said it before, and I will say it again. I am tired of white-bread, European/Medieval fantasy. So, any time a fantasy¬† novel comes out that is a little different, I have to try it. And fantasy novel based on Chinese history and mythology? Yes, please! The Poppy War, as the author puts it in…

Big Fish

Big Fish is my favorite movie. I actually wrote two papers in college about the movie. I’m no expert, but I’m pretty passionate about the story. And, well, it never fails to make me cry like a baby at the end. I knew that one day I would have to read the book, just to…