Tag: paranormal

A Monster Calls…by Patrick Ness (Inspired by an idea from Siobhan Dowd)

A Monster Calls…by Patrick Ness (Inspired by an idea from Siobhan Dowd)

‘I have had as many names as there are years to time itself! roared the monster. I am Herne the Hunter! I am Cernunnos! I am the eternal Green Man!’ ‘Stories are wild creatures, the monster said. When you let them loose, who knows what havoc they might wreck?’ ‘You do not write your life with words, the monster said. You write it with actions. What you think is not important. It is the only important you do.’   The story behind the writing of ‘A Monster Calls’ is one of grief and loss. Irish author Siobhan Dowd originally conceived of the idea of ‘A Monster Calls’. Tragically she passed away from breast cancer before she could write the story. Patrick Ness later wrote the novel based on her ideas. This novel focuses on the most painful issues a young […]

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Beyond the Rising Tide-Book Tour Review

Beyond the Rising Tide-Book Tour Review

‘Beyond the Rising Tide’ is a contemporary romance with an interesting twist. Kai saved Avery’s life. In the process he drowns. Kai and Avery are total strangers when this happens. As a result everything about the boy who saved her life is a mystery to Avery. The gilt Avery feels for what happened causes her life to spiral downhill. Kai, in the afterlife, still feels drawn to Avery and her torment and attempts to help her move on. Paranormal is not a genre that I usually read. However, I was drawn to this book because of the unique premise. The story is full of rich detail of the strong emotions that both Kai and Avery feel. Avery is often conflicted with her feelings for Kai, her ex-boyfriend, and her mentally ill mother. Avery’s  emotions were very raw and made her very easy […]

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