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I prefer to keep my reviews short but I can't guarantee them to be sweet. I don't mind discussing, analyzing, or raving but I'm just an inherently lazy writer/reviewer.

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The Turn of the Screw
Henry James, Philip Horne, David Bromwich
Across a Star-Swept Sea
Diana Peterfreund
The Dream Thieves
Maggie Stiefvater
A Monster Calls - Patrick Ness, Jim Kay This is more of a story about loss and less about horror. I enjoyed the book so much and the quality of the illustrations are so overwhelming. The pictures are great additions and they really help connect the reader with the events. I completely love the complexity of this work. The main character is such a deep emotional boy and the monster is even better. To say there are no flaws is a lie. Of course this book is not realistic but then it's not too supernatural either to spook people. However, the plot could have been weaves further and Ness could've taken everything a step higher. There is still so much unexplored and many Themes could've been more prominent. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and all the captivating black and white pictures makes it all the more satisfying.