Review: We Were the Lucky Ones by Georgia Hunter | A War Novel of Luck and Family based on a real life story

I haven’t cried over a book in such a long time.

But I weeped my way through We Were the Lucky Ones.

We Were the Lucky Ones was inspired by Hunter’s own family story and tells of the Kurc family surviving the war, different family members encountering different horrors and troubles: death camps, hiding as gentiles, exile… At a first glance, admittedly it does sound like your typical WW2 historical fiction novel, but let me assure you it is not.

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Review: The Alice Network by Kate Quinn 👒

“Hope was such a painful thing, far more painful than rage.”

The Alice Network was seriously an enthralling read.

Female Spies? Yes.

War novel? Both world wars!

Revenge? Tons.

There were so many moments where I held my breath, many where I felt like echoing Eve’s and Lilli’s string of colourful French curses… I stayed up late to finish this and it was so worth it. Continue reading “Review: The Alice Network by Kate Quinn 👒”

Review: All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr | A Heart-warming yet Heart-wrenching WW2 novel of Hope and Family AKA My Favourite Book of 2019

One word.

Stunning. I was torn apart by this book.

Anthony Doerr outdid all the historical fictions out there. “All The Light We Cannot See” tells a heartwarming and heart-wrenching tale of how love is still evident even in the midst of war, not a novel concept but one beautifully executed. (translation: A NEW FAV BOOK!!)

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Review: Lovely War (Julie Berry) | A Soulful, Sweeping and Swoon-worthy War Novel narrated by Greek gods

This one was such a heartbreaker. What drew me to this book was Greek Gods narrating the story during WW1 but when I went in… woahh, I let out a breath I didn’t know I was holding (just like how our YA characters do this all the time in every single book) Lol. But seriously though Lovely War grabbed my emotions and threw and flung them around like rag dolls. This is a beautiful WW1 book and I can’t wait to share it with you all. Continue reading “Review: Lovely War (Julie Berry) | A Soulful, Sweeping and Swoon-worthy War Novel narrated by Greek gods”