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

20 Quotes from literature that show what it really means to be a hero

Here are 20 quotes from literature that show what it really means to be a hero. 1. “To be heroic does not have to mean possessing the ability to stand against the evils of the world, either well or successfully, but just that one is willing to stand.” ― Mike Alsford, Heroes and Villains 2. “That’s why … More 20 Quotes from literature that show what it really means to be a hero

What it takes to be a hero in Cassandra Clare’s “City of Heavenly Fire”

City of Heavenly Fire is the sixth and final instalment in Cassandra Clare’s The Mortal Instrument series, and readers will not be left disappointed. Rather, City of Heavenly Fire is just one of those books that you hold in your heart long after finishing. The novel picks up after the events of the fifth book … More What it takes to be a hero in Cassandra Clare’s “City of Heavenly Fire”

25 Of the most profound quotes from “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald

There are many novels which claim that they are the greatest love story of all time. It is only in the case of The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald that that statement can be applied and be true. Yet The Great Gatsby is so much more than just a love story. It is also … More 25 Of the most profound quotes from “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Dreams, love and living in Lara Avery’s “The Memory Book”

Think The Fault in Our Stars blended with All the Bright Places – that’s exactly what you get in Lara Avery’s heart-breaking, life-affirming and dazzling novel, The Memory Book. Published last July, it is one of the most underrated books of the year and is a remarkable heart-felt story that will have you laughing and … More Dreams, love and living in Lara Avery’s “The Memory Book”

Exclusive interview with Jasmine Warga on “My Heart and Other Black Holes”

To ultimately be happy, we all have to experience periods in our lives where we are melancholy, gloomy and despondent. Because then how else would we know how to appreciate the happiness when we have it? For most people it’s parts of their teenage years that are the most unbearable. Maybe this is because their … More Exclusive interview with Jasmine Warga on “My Heart and Other Black Holes”