Book reviews – The Wire

The land of stories:
The Wish Spell
Author: Chris Colfer
Pages: 438

The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell tells the story of two siblings, Alex and Connor, as they embark on a fairy tale adventure. It begins after they stumble into a book of fairy tales given to them by their grandmother (who isn’t what she seems) and find themselves in the land of stories. However, they realize they have a problem…they don’t know how to get home.

This story is for all ages, it immerses you in a magical land and brings back your own childhood memories, making you feel good inside.

Review by: Hannah Mei Steury

boobies rich asian
Author: Kevin Kwan
Pages: 461

At its core, Crazy Rich Asians is the love story of Rachel Chu and Nick Young. But this is not a normal love story. When Rachel agrees to go to Singapore with Nick, she meets his family and discovers that the Youngs are not a normal family like hers. They are rich. Crazy rich.

This book chronicles the life of the rich and powerful in Singapore and depicts Rachel’s sometimes hilarious struggle to fit in. Throughout the book there are funny jokes and moments that make you laugh out loud as well as drama for days!

Review by: Sophia Crews West

The Song of Achilles
Author: Madeline Miller
Pages: 416

Madeline Miller has written a beautiful but tragic story about the characters from Greek mythology, Achilles and Patroclus. Patroclus, a weak prince despite his father, meets Achilles when he is banished from his kingdom following a horrific accident. A bond grows between the two boys and they leave Phthia together to be trained by the centaur Chiron.

While Achilles is a skilled fighter and warrior, Patroclus undertakes medical studies. Shortly after returning from their training, they are both called to war as Helen of Sparta has been kidnapped by Troy, leading to the Greeks attacking to retrieve her.

Review by: Emma Bayliss

It ends with us
Author: Colleen Hoover
Pages 376

Irresistibly gripping and impossible to put down, Colleen Hoover’s It Ends With Us has been hugely popular since its release in 2016. The novel, a well-known booktok entrant, is realistically written and has an enticing, twisting plot.

It Ends With Us, follows a young woman, Lily Bloom, as she navigates life after college in Boston. What she didn’t expect is that ghosts of her past begin to appear and the relationship she established with her neurosurgeon boyfriend begins to crumble.

Review by: Emma Bayliss

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