Mini Reviews – Duplicity by Sibel Hodge, Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo & The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

Duplicity by Sibel Hodge


Rating: 1.5/5 stars

First published: 2016

Genre: Thriller, mystery

Author: Sibel Hodge

I unfortunately really didn’t like this book. The story was bland and predictable, the characters were uni-dimensional and stereotypical. The only reason I got through it is because I was audiobooking it. Even though the narration wasn’t great, I think I wouldn’t have had the patience to read it otherwise. I’m really craving a good thriller. Any recommendations?

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The Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo

34076952Rating: 5/5 stars

First published: 2017

Genre: Fantasy, YA, fairy-tale

Author: Leigh Bardugo

I honestly love everything that Leigh Bardugo writes. Admittedly, I still have to finish The Grisha Trilogy and read Wonder Woman, but I have complete trust that I’m going to love anything she writes.

As a child, I used to read a lot of fairy-tales. I would wake up early in the morning to read a story before everyone else woke up. Reading this brought me back to childhood and I absolutely loved it. The stories were both familiar and different and it added so much to the Grishaverse. Not to mention the book itself is absolutely gorgeous. The artwork that goes with each story is as much of a delight as the stories themselves.

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The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

865Rating: 4/5 stars

First published: 1988

Genre: Philosophy, fantasy

Author: Paulo Coelho

This was a very insightful little book. I don’t necessarily 100% agree with it, but for the most part, it’s just bang on. It explores human nature wonderfully and calls it out for the fickle, faithless, complacent and despairing thing that it is.

But it also shows how it is hopeful and redeemable, how perseverance and faith and a whole lot of patience bears fruit and how seemingly winding roads will get you to where you’re meant to be. I do recommend this for anyone.

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