Getting lost in the Wood… – “Uprooted”, by Naomi Novik

Before we start with the review, note that it contains some spoilers. So, if you haven’t read the book, you should probably close this window!

Our Dragon doesn’t eat the girls he takes, no matter what stories they tell you outside our valley.

This is how the book begins, and this is the first thing we learn about the Dragon. He is a wizard, and his duty is to protect the villages from the Wood. But before we start with what is it about, let’s talk about the creator of this novel: Naomi Novik.

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Is it really haunted? – “The Haunting of Hill House”, by Shirley Jackson

Before we start with the review, note that it contains some spoilers. So, if you haven’t read the book, you should probably close this window!

Having said that, I’d like to declare myself as a lover of classic horror and mystery. That being said, I find the idea of old haunted mansions, abandoned hospitals, psychiatrics and cemeteries, the perfect setting for a scary novel. And Shirley Jackson’s novels seem to be the perfect fit for me.

Ghosts, poltergeists or mentally ill people are the perfect characters that include my ideal novel, so in this case, if you’ve read the book, you’ll know that we have a few of these things: Hill House and Eleanor Vance.

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