“All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.”
— Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina
The short: 2.5 ✦. Best enjoyed by fans of The Maze Runner series. Restrictions apply. Results may vary.
“Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent.”
― Victor Hugo
The short: 4/5 ✦. A solidly fun and uniquely diverse sequel in Riordan’s action-packed Norse mythology trilogy.
Finding the word count for your document seems unimportant . . . until you actually need it.
“Whether you’re beaten or pampered, fed the best foods or starved, kept in filth or kept clean, a cage is still a cage.”
— Anne Bishop, Written in Red
The short: 4/5 ✦. A stunning novel of complex character motivations, unspeakable injustice, and magic statues, only just falling short of its predecessor.
“Through a painting we can see the whole world.”
— Hans Hofmann
The short: 3.5/5 ✦. A solid character-driven time-travel sequel, slightly marred by an over-complicated plot.
“Don’t let the rain drive you to the wrong shelter; the shade can turn out to be your protector and also your destroyer, and sometimes the rain is the perfect protector from the rain.”
— Michael Bassey Johnson