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THE CRUCIBLE – ARTHUR MILLER

Based on real events, Miller's drama is a searing portrait of a community engulfed by hysteria. In the rigid theocracy of Salem, rumours of women practising witchcraft galvanise the town's most basic suspicions. When a girl accuses Elizabeth Proctor of being a witch, self-righteous leaders insist she be brought to trial. 
The ruthlessness of prosecutors and eagerness of neighbour to testify against neighbour illuminate the destructive power of socially sanctioned violence.

Spoiler Warning!  This review may contain spoilers.  I do my best to avoid giving away too much but sometimes I get a bit carried away...

I had to read this play as one of my first tasks for English Extension and I wasn't really expecting much.  I didn’t think it would be terrible but I certainly not anticipating such an earth shattering read.  What shocked me the most was that it is based on truth! 

Centred around the disturbing massacre in 1692, Salem, Massachusetts, The Crucible serves as almost a massive…

A COURT OF WINGS AND RUIN (A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES #3)– SARAH J. MAAS

Feyre has returned to the Spring Court, determined to gather information on Tamlin's maneuverings and the invading king threatening to bring Prythian to its knees. But to do so she must play a deadly game of deceit. As war bears down upon them all, Feyre must decide who to trust and hunt for allies in unexpected places. 
In this thrilling third book in the #1 New York Times bestselling series, the earth will be painted red as mighty armies grapple for power over the one thing that could destroy them all.

Spoiler Warning!  Could very possibly contain spoilers.  Keep an eye out and if you notice anything you believe I should remove just let me know :)

Oh My GOD!  This review is going to probably be majorly disjointed because I seriously can’t put down how I feel right now.  To fully summarise my experience with this series:



Feyre is freaking awesome, Rhys is life, Amren is still our loveable firedrake, Azriel and Cassian are, well, Azriel and Cassian and Mor is vulnerable in a way we’ve…

A COURT OF MIST AND FURY (A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES #2) – SARAH J. MAAS

Feyre survived Amarantha's clutches to return to the Spring Court - but at a steep cost. Though she now has the powers of the High Fae, her heart remains human, and it can't forget the terrible deeds she performed to save Tamlin's people. Nor has Feyre forgotten her bargain with Rhysand, High Lord of the Night Court. But a greater evil looms - and she may be key to stopping it. But only if she can harness her gifts, and decide how to shape her future - and the future of a world cleaved in two.
Spoiler Warning!  This review may contain spoilers, it is simply because I am so excited and have absolutely no control over my emotions when it comes to this series!!!
OH MY GOD!  IT DOES NOT GET ANY BETTER THAN THIS!  This book is absolutely amazing!
I don’t think I can do this review without an excessive number of gifs so, bear with me. If you’ve read my review of A Court of Thorns and Roses then you will know that I am absolutely in love with this series and Sarah J. Maas’ writing.  S…

A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES (A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES #1) – SARAH J. MAAS

When nineteen-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a creature arrives to demand retribution. Dragged to a treacherous magical land, Feyre discovers her captor is not an animal, but Tamlin—one of the lethal, immortal faeries who once ruled their world.
As she dwells on his estate, her feelings for Tamlin transform from hostility into a passion that burns through every warning she's been told. But an ancient shadow grows over the lands, and Feyre must find a way to stop it . . . or doom Tamlin—and his world—forever.

Spoiler Warning! This review may contain spoilers.  I do my best to avoid spoilers so if there is anything you notice that you think gives away too much, let me know.

What can get better than a retelling of possibly my favourite fairy tale, Beauty and the Beast?  What about a retelling where; the beast is a gorgeous High Fae lord with a grumpy attitude and general distaste for man kind; the world is gradually dying from a powerful curse; and the heroine is a k…

BREAKING DAWN (TWILIGHT #4) - STEPHENIE MEYER

To be irrevocably in love with a vampire is both fantasy and nightmare for Bella. 
Her imminent choice to either join the dark but seductive world of immortals or to pursue a human life has become the thread from which the fate of two tribes hangs.
Now that Bella has made her decision, a startling chain of unprecedented events is about to unfold with potentially devastating consequences. 

Spoiler Warning!  This review may contain spoilers that might give you more information than you should know in approaching this book.  I do my best to avoid giving away too much but some things slip through...
The final installment of The Twilight Saga.  Whew.  Reading this was actually amazing – I had a lot of fun with the first three but Breaking Dawn really tied it all together in a way I wasn’t expecting.  

This book is divided into three parts with part one and three written, like in the previous books, from Bella’s perspective and part two, from Jacob’s point of view.  Now that, I wasn’t expecting,…

ECLIPSE (TWILIGHT #3) – STEPHANIE MEYER

In the dead silence, all the details suddenly fell into place for me with a burst of intuition. Something Edward didn’t want me to know. Something Jacob wouldn’t have kept from me...
As Seattle is ravaged by mysterious killings, Bella finds herself surrounded by danger. In the midst of it all, she is forced to choose between her love for Edward and friendship with Jacob - knowing it could ignite the struggle between vampire and werewolf. 
Bella has one more decision: life or death. But which is which?


Spoiler Warning!This review may contain spoilers.  If you are okay with this then go right ahead and read it.  I do my best to avoid giving away too much but sometimes I just cannot help myself...
Once again, I was looking forward to starting this book.  I really enjoyed the first 2 books – the second just a tad less than the first, and, having seen the movies, I couldn’t wait to get started.

This book sees the return of Victoria, the crafty, redheaded vampire with plans to avenge her fallen …

NEW MOON (TWILIGHT #2) – STEPHANIE MEYER

I knew we were both in mortal danger. 
Still, in that instant, I felt well.  Whole.  I could feel my heart racing in my chest, the blood pulsing hot and fast through my veins again.  
For Bella Swan, there is one thing more important than life itself: Edward Cullen.  But being in love with a vampire is even more dangerous than Bella could have imagined.  Edward has already rescued Bella from the clutches of one evil vampire, but now their daring relationship threatens all that is near and dear to them.

Following a chain of ill-fated happenings, Edward and the rest of the Cullen family leave Forks to protect Bella from other supernatural forces.  Bella is shattered, wandering around like a zombie and feeling as though a piece of her is missing with the Cullens gone.  It is not until Bella begins a friendship with local boy Jacob Black that she discovers just how dead she was inside.  As their friendship flourishes, however, it is clear that all is not as it seems in Forks: Jacob’s growing…