Bone Gap // Laura Ruby
“People look, they don’t see.”
Actual Rating: 4.5/5 ⭐
Synopsis [From Goodreads]:
Everyone knows Bone Gap is full of gaps—gaps to trip you up, gaps to slide through so you can disappear forever. So when young, beautiful Roza went missing, the people of Bone Gap weren’t surprised. After all, it wasn’t the first time that someone had slipped away and left Finn and Sean O’Sullivan on their own. Just a few years before, their mother had high-tailed it to Oregon for a brand new guy, a brand new life. That’s just how things go, the people said. Who are you going to blame?
Finn knows that’s not what happened with Roza. He knows she was kidnapped, ripped from the cornfields by a dangerous man whose face he cannot remember. But the searches turned up nothing, and no one believes him anymore. Not even Sean, who has more reason to find Roza than anyone, and every reason to blame Finn for letting her go.
As we follow the stories of Finn, Roza, and the people of Bone Gap—their melancholy pasts, their terrifying presents, their uncertain futures—acclaimed author Laura Ruby weaves a heartbreaking tale of love and loss, magic and mystery, regret and forgiveness—a story about how the face the world sees is never the sum of who we are.
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The Lies of Locke Lamora // Scott Lynch
“You’re one third bad intentions, one third pure avarice, and one eighth sawdust. What’s left, I’ll credit, must be brains.”
Actual Rating: 4/5 ⭐
The Thorn of Camorr is said to be an unbeatable swordsman, a master thief, a friend to the poor, a ghost that walks through walls.
Slightly built and barely competent with a sword, Locke Lamora is, much to his annoyance, the fables Thorn. And while Locke does indeed steal from the rich (who else would be worth stealing from?), the poor never see a penny. All of Locke’s gains are strictly for himself and his tight-knit band of thieves. The Gentlemen Bastards.
The capricious, colourful underworld of the ancient city of Camorr is the only home they’ve ever known. But now a clandestine war is threatening to tear it apart. Caught up in a murderous game, Locke and his friends are suddenly struggling just to stay alive …
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Oh adaptations, how we love and hate thee. Even though I’m always a bit apprehensive I loved adaptations, I love watching books come to life but I know that I’ll always be just the tiniest bit disappointed in some missed or changed detail. That being said, I’m also one of those people that once I know something’s an adaptation I HAVE TO read the book because finding the differences always feels like finding some hidden Easter egg.
So! I thought that doing a whole series on my blog comparing and discussing adaptations would be fun. I recently (and by recently I mean an entire month ago) found myself watching Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children one day which then got me knee deep into a reread of the book, which I love by the way. I figured this was as good a place as any to start for my first “adaptation battle”.
I’m not going to be reviewing the book or the movie (I’m sure I will a little bit) in depth in these or getting hung up on tiny details, instead I’m going to talk about some of the bigger/more noticeable differences and whether or not I think they work/if I like them. At the very end I’ll decide if I prefer the book or the movie more.
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The Name of The Wind // Patrick Rothfuss
“It’s like everyone tells a story about themselves inside their own head. Always. All the time. That story makes you what you are. We build ourselves out of that story.”
Actual Rating: 4/5 ⭐
MY NAME IS KVOTHE
I have stolen princesses back from sleeping barrow kings. I burned down the town of Trebon. I have spent the night with Felurian and left with both my sanity and my life. I was expelled from the University at a younger age than most people are allowed in. I tread paths by moonlight that others fear to speak of during day. I have talked to Gods, loved women, and written songs that make the minstrels weep.
You may have heard of me.
So begins a tale unequaled in fantasy literature–the story of a hero told in his own voice. It is a tale of sorrow, a tale of survival, a tale of one man’s search for meaning in his universe, and how that search, and the indomitable will that drove it, gave birth to a legend.
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This Savage Song // Victoria Schwab ( Semi Spoiler Free! )
“It was a cruel trick of the universe, thought August, that he only felt human after doing something monstrous”
Actual Rating: 4 / 5 ⭐
I finished This Savage Song a few months ago and I’ve been sitting on this review ever since and I’ve come to the conclusion that I just don’t have a whole lot to say about this book. However, that doesn’t mean I didn’t like it, because I did like it, quite a lot actually … 4/5 stars a lot. This Savage Song was an absolutely fun read that hooked its claws into me and didn’t let go, I had to stop myself from reading the second half entirely in one go. So, I’m going to turn this review into more of a pros/cons list which I think fits my thoughts a lot better. Semi – Spoilery below!
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