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Movie Review: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017)

I will say from the start that if you enjoyed the first movie in this franchise, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, then I highly recommend this movie. Though this review will be as spoiler-free as possible, it will contain mentions of characters and events from early in the movie. I… Continue reading Movie Review: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017)

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Book Review: Silver Stars by Michael Grant

This is the second book in the Front Lines series, following the first book of the same name. We pick up in 1943 where the last book left off and continue to follow Rio, Jenou, Frangie and Rainy through the invasion of Italy as they grow more accustomed to war and military life. Okay, here's… Continue reading Book Review: Silver Stars by Michael Grant

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Book Review: Illuminae and Gemina by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

This review is carefully written so as to be free of major spoilers. At the very beginning of Illuminae, Kady breaks up with her boyfriend Ezra on the same day that their planet is destroyed. Evacuated in separate space ships, Ezra ends up on the Alexander and Kady on the Hypatia. What follows is an… Continue reading Book Review: Illuminae and Gemina by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

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Book Review: Clockwork Scarab by Colleen Gleason

In a steampunk version of Victorian England, Irene Adler has a mystery that she can't solve, rife with references to Egyptian mythology, and recruits the help of the niece of Sherlock Holmes and the much younger sister of Bram Stoker. Such is the premise of this supernatural mystery and adventure novel. Good grief, that's a… Continue reading Book Review: Clockwork Scarab by Colleen Gleason

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Book Review: Front Lines by Michael Grant

What if the US hadn't limited their army to men during World War II? That's the entire premise of this book. We follow three girls through the book. Rio, a girl from an average family in California, whose sister has been killed fighting the Japanese; Frangie, a black girl from a family in Oklahoma, who… Continue reading Book Review: Front Lines by Michael Grant

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Movie Review: Jack the Giant Slayer

I'm trying a new review format today, with subtitles! (Even though I've now kind of undermined it by publishing my review of AK first...) The Plot Jack is a poor, good-hearted farmboy who lives with his uncle. Isabel is the princess betrothed by her father to marry a man twice her age, who yearns for… Continue reading Movie Review: Jack the Giant Slayer