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Hannah’s Novel Notions: A Review of A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

So. Books. Let’s talk about them. Obviously, they’re pretty awesome. They’re paper and ink and glue and yet they can transport you to new worlds, show you new ideas, and help you come to terms with old ones. That’s amazing, when you just stop to think about it. Sure, some aren’t very good. And others are good, but not memorable. And then there are the kinds that you just can’t stop thinking about. It’s the latter kind of book that I want []

Hannah’s Novel Notions: A Review of Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them by Newt Scamander

“Happiness can be found in the darkest of times if one only remembers to turn on the lights.” Really? Alright then, let’s give this a shot: Lumos. Yep. That made things better. The Harry Potter books and J.K. Rowling’s world of magic has a way of doing that. Not only are they exceptionally well-written books, but they tell beautiful stories of friendship and bravery that are not easily forgotten.  When things are Harry-Potter-less and dark, just whip out these books and say, []

Hannah’s Novel Notions: A Review of The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness

I don’t know about you, but there are some days that I really don’t want to listen to people talk. In a world where everyone is communicating (be it by mouth, phone, or social media), but where few are saying anything worthwhile, sometimes I just need a little bit of quiet. Many days I don’t want to hear the constant stream of nonsense that issues forth from people’s mouths. And I most certainly wouldn’t want to be able to hear whatever nonsense is []

Hannah’s Novel Notions: A Review of The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss

As a reader and writer of Fantasy, I’ve been bombarded with “rules” that need to be followed in Fantasy genre. Don’t use prologues. They’re of the devil. Never open with description. That’s dreary. Don’t use the word “was.” We’ll hunt you down and hang you for crimes against the writing world. I’ve never really liked any of these rules, mostly because I don’t like rules in general. They make things boring. That’s why, when I opened The Name of the Wind by Patrick []