Jodi Picoult’s “The Storyteller”: A heartbreaking yet ultimately hopeful story that shows the strength of the human spirit

I’m going to start by saying that I am a massive fan of Jodi Picoult. Her novels are inspiring, gripping, enthralling and full of love, plot twists and the unpredictable nature of human life. Her characters are strong, yet sometimes beautifully flawed — which is why we love them so much and find them so … More Jodi Picoult’s “The Storyteller”: A heartbreaking yet ultimately hopeful story that shows the strength of the human spirit

Jojo Moyes’ “Still Me” offers the best conclusion to the Me Before You trilogy

With Me Before You, Jojo Moyes crafted a millennial love story – a heart-breaking tale of two people from very different walks of life who find, first, vague irritation, and later, love, as they discover purpose in each other and their own visions of how to build a meaningful life. The hero, Will Traynor, is … More Jojo Moyes’ “Still Me” offers the best conclusion to the Me Before You trilogy

Pretending a problem isn’t real does not mean it isn’t in Dan Brown’s “Inferno”

In his international blockbusters The Da Vinci Code, Angels & Demons, and The Lost Symbol, Dan Brown masterfully fused history, art, codes, and symbols. And he raised the bar yet again in his fourth novel in the Robert Langdon series, Inferno. Combining classical Italian art, history, and literature with cutting-edge science, this sumptuously entertaining thriller … More Pretending a problem isn’t real does not mean it isn’t in Dan Brown’s “Inferno”

Ignorance is sometimes preferable to harsh truths in Dan Brown’s “The Da Vinci Code”

Dan Brown‘s The Da Vinci Code is a fascinating and absorbing thriller — perfect for history buffs, conspiracy nuts, puzzle lovers or anyone who appreciates a great, riveting story. It heralds the arrival of a new breed of lightning-paced, intelligent thriller utterly unpredictable right up to its stunning conclusion, which, believe you me, will have … More Ignorance is sometimes preferable to harsh truths in Dan Brown’s “The Da Vinci Code”

Dan Brown’s “Angels & Demons”: Religion vs Science

An explosive international thriller from international bestselling author Dan Brown, Angels & Demons careens from enlightening epiphanies to dark truths as the battle between science and religion turns to war. The first of five novels in the Robert Langdon series. Angels & Demons was one of the best page-turners I have ever read. From the very … More Dan Brown’s “Angels & Demons”: Religion vs Science

The mysteries of the world and of people in “Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe”

It was the title of Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe that drew me to the book. I’m a massive fan of Dante, the major Italian poet of the Late Middle Ages, and of Aristotle, the ancient Greek philosopher and scientist. So everything about the title appealed to me — the names Dante, … More The mysteries of the world and of people in “Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe”

25 Times Jace Herondale swept us off our feet in The Mortal Instruments Series

In Cassandra Clare‘s The Mortal Instruments series, Clary and Jace go to hell and back – literally. But the one thing that keeps them going and keeps them strong is their love for each other. Through out the novels, these two have a very complicated love story – but we all know that the best … More 25 Times Jace Herondale swept us off our feet in The Mortal Instruments Series

30 Times Peeta Mellark made us swoon in the Hunger Games trilogy

In Suzanne Collins‘ Hunger Games trilogy, Katniss found love in a hopeless place when Peeta Mellark decided it was worth a whipping to char a little bread for the girl he’d carried a torch for for so many years. Throughout all three novels, he proves his real, undying love for her again and again – … More 30 Times Peeta Mellark made us swoon in the Hunger Games trilogy

The real and overlooked message in “IT” by Stephen King

Only Stephen King could write an eleven hundred page novel about the innocence and wonder of childhood, and kick it off with a six-year-old boy getting his arm ripped off by a clown. Much like the titular monster that lurks within its pages, It is many things – it’s terrifying, it’s sweet, it’s disturbing, it’s sad. … More The real and overlooked message in “IT” by Stephen King

20 Literature quotes that make us think twice about who villains are

Here are 20 quotes from literature that make us think twice about who villains really are.   1. “No one is ever the villain of their own story.” ― Cassandra Clare, Lady Midnight 2. “She had always found villains more exciting than heroes. They had ambition, passion. They made the stories happen. Villains didn’t fear death. No, they wrapped … More 20 Literature quotes that make us think twice about who villains are