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Book Review: The Hundredth Queen

The Hundredth Queen by Emily R. King Rating: ★★ 1/2 As an orphan ward of the Sisterhood, eighteen-year-old Kalinda is destined for nothing more than a life of seclusion and prayer. Plagued by fevers, she’s an unlikely candidate for even a servant’s position, let alone a courtesan or wife. Her sole dream is to continue… Continue reading Book Review: The Hundredth Queen

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Book Review: A Dance With Dragons Part One – Dreams and Dust

  A Dance with Dragons 1: Dreams and Dust by George R.R. Martin Rating: ★★★★1/2 In the aftermath of a colossal battle, new threats are emerging from every direction. Tyrion Lannister, having killed his father, and wrongfully accused of killing his nephew, King Joffrey, has escaped from King’s Landing with a price on his head. To… Continue reading Book Review: A Dance With Dragons Part One – Dreams and Dust

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Book Review: My Life as a Hashtag

My Life as a Hashtag by Gabrielle Williams Rating: ★★★ 1/2 I’d been warned – in French, no less. By a tram-riding, mermaid-swaying, wolf-eaten, peace-sign flipping friend. I knew she wouldn’t be happy if I stayed out here by the pool, with Jed’s nail tracing the length of my neck. But I didn’t want to go… Continue reading Book Review: My Life as a Hashtag

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Book Review: The Collector

The Collector by John Fowles Rating: ★★★ 1/2 Withdrawn, uneducated and unloved, Frederick collects butterflies and takes photographs. He is obsessed with a beautiful stranger, the art student Miranda. When he wins the pools he buys a remote Sussex house and calmly abducts Miranda, believing she will grow to love him in time. Alone and desperate,… Continue reading Book Review: The Collector

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Book Review: Clockwork Angel

Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare and Jennifer Ehle (Narrator) Rating: ★★★★ When sixteen-year-old Tessa Gray crosses the ocean to find her brother, her destination is England, the time is the reign of Queen Victoria, and something terrifying is waiting for her in London’s Downworld, where vampires, warlocks and other supernatural folk stalk the gaslit streets. Only the… Continue reading Book Review: Clockwork Angel

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Comic Review: Saga #43

Saga #43 by Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples (Illustrator) Rating: ★★★★★ SAGA returns monthly with a brave new direction, and to celebrate Image’s 25th Anniversary, this full-sized issue costs just 25 cents! In a perfect jumping-on point for first-time readers, Hazel and her star-crossed parents embark on a thrilling new adventure at the westernmost edge… Continue reading Comic Review: Saga #43