Author: Holly Black

Book Review: The Cruel Prin..

Book Review: The Cruel Prince

The Cruel Prince is one of the best books I’ve read so far this year. I love tales of faerie cruelty and as this book literally starts with murder, I was taken in quickly and ready to find what else this book would hold. What I loved most about this book is that is very much focused on the love and loyalty of family, but also of making the best of a terrible situation. There’s only slight romance but it’s not a driving point and I really liked that aspect. For the most part, it’s about Jude, who is a […]

Posted February 11, 2019
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Book Review: Doll Bones

Book Review: Doll Bones

Beyond the creepiness of the cover, I found that Doll Bones had much more to offer a reader than a horrific story. Zach is a boy who still enjoys the stories of make believe and playing with two girls with dolls that have their own characters and own world. When his father throws out all his toys, he cannot face the reality of what his father has done – thrown away his childhood wonders and instead tries to grow up. But when Poppy insists on an adventure to return the doll bones of the dreaded queen and an actual ghost, […]

Posted November 9, 2013
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Book Review: The Coldest Gi..

Book Review: The Coldest Girl in Coldtown

Just when I thought I was done with vampires, Holly Black reels me back in with her dark and edgy tale. The Coldest Girl in Coldtown begins with a killer opening… literally. Tana awakes from a drunken stupor in, of all things, a bathtub. As she tries to gather her bearings, all she can think of is how she will look to everyone else. Trying to best erase the possibility that she has now become that girl who got so drunk she passed out in a bathtub. But as Tana starts to wander around the house, she quickly discovers that […]

Posted September 21, 2013
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Book View: White Cat

Book View: White Cat

Short & Sweet: I swore I was going to read this one when it came out. And then the second came out, and then the third. So, I finally picked up the audiobook and put it on. It was marvelous. Cassel is from a family of Curse Workers who also happen to be con artists. In fact, his mother is in jail. When he goes sleep walking and finds himself on a roof, he knows he's been worked. As he digs deeper, he finds that his family is involved. He has never been a worker, but he is definitely a […]

Posted October 31, 2012
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Book Review: Zombies Vs. Un..

Book Review: Zombies Vs. Unicorns

  Stories: There is a diverse and brilliant group of writers in this anthology. Each of the stories amazed me and ranged from love stories to brutal horror stories. I loved each of the stories and it makes me wonder why I don't read more anthologies. Dialogue: The commentary between Justine and Holly was hilarious. I was guffawing like mad and my husband gave me the "You are weird look" as I read this book. Justine was the more brutally honest, competitive commenter – one that rooted hard for the Zombies. Holly was definitely a bit nicer with her comments […]

Posted December 5, 2010
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Book Review: White Cat

Book Review: White Cat

White Cat is a nice edgy, dark read that sucked me into its pages very early on in the novel. Being the first novel that I have read by Black, I was pretty impressed with her writing style. The pages flowed easily and kept my attention. What really intrigued me about this novel is the world that Black created. It is almost an alternative world from what we know… with a little magic sprinkled in. I loved the idea of the Curse Worker. But I am not so sure that I completely understood everything that Black was trying to convey. […]

Posted June 20, 2010
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