my friend dahmer by derf backderf

“Some instinct warned me off. I was always wary of Dahmer. I was willing to hang out with him at school, but there was no way I was going to forge a closer friendship.” I always wanted to become a psychologist. My first classes in senior year were about evilness, where my teacher initially wanted us to do presentations […]

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african psycho by alain mabanckou

“Yes, I love vulgarity. I claim it loud and clear. I love it because only it says what we are, without hideous masks we wear by nature, which turns us into mean beings, hypocrites, ceaselessly running after decency, a quality I couln’t care less about.” I know, I know. I haven’t been posting much, but […]

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captive prince by c. s. pacat

“Is there anyone at this court who isn’t my enemy?” “Not if I can help it,” Laurent said.” We all have that one book you see everywhere, think of picking up one day, but just keep putting it off for no reason whatsoever. You keep seeing it, you see that its cheap in online stores, […]

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the woman who would be king by kara cooney

“How does one categorize a female leader who does not follow the expected course of disaster and shame, one who instead puts everything to rights in the end, in a way so perfect that her masculine beneficiaries just sweep her victories under the rug and ignore her forever?… Female rulers are often implicitly branded as […]

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the heretic queen by michelle moran

“If the gods cannot recognize your names,” she warned, “they will never hear your prayers.” First, I wanna say I’m sorry for the long hiatus and for the long wait because I’ve been hyping this review up on my Instagram for too long, despite putting it off as well and pushing it away further and […]

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the fishermen by chigozie obioma

“That story, as all good stories, planted a seed in my soul and never left me.” Sometimes I like to change from my usual Young Adult reads and switch to something else. In this case, I was in a dreading reading slump, and I needed something different to get me into my reading routine after […]

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and i darken by kiersten white (the conquerers saga, #1)

“They are less than the mud. You do not get angry at the mud for clinging to your shoe. You wipe it off and never look at it again.” Raise your hand if you’re a big fan of historical fiction! I see myself as one, too. Theres something about the genre that really sucks me […]

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the dumb house by john burnside

“No one could say it was my choice to kill the twins, any more than it was my decision to bring them into the world.” When I first stumbled upon this book, I had the impression that this would be another cheesy horror novel. But upon reading the synopsis and the reviews, I was very […]

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blood red, snow white by marcus sedgwick

“Let me tell you a fairy tale. I used to tell stories like this all the time; it used to be so important. It even saved my life once. Now let me see, how do fairy tales begin?” My first Sedgwick novel was back in June 2015. Like this one, it was historical fiction, but […]

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