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TV Show Review: Riverdale Season 1

Riverdale is the latest installment in a trend of TV shows about a small town and the one crime that changes everyone's lives. Riverdale distinguishes itself from other similar shows (such as Broadchurch and Top of the Lake) by revolving principally around a cast of high school students, rather than adults. The cast of characters… Continue reading TV Show Review: Riverdale Season 1

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Book Review: When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead

When You Reach Me is a snapshot of a sixth grader's life. It's sort of science fiction and sort of mystery, but mostly it's just that: a snapshot. I frequently end up categorizing books as character-driven or plot-driven or both, but this felt like none of the above. It didn't even feel language-driven. I find… Continue reading Book Review: When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead

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Book Review: Lair of Dreams by Libba Bray

This is the second installment in the Diviners series. There will be spoilers for the first book. If you haven't read the first book, my review can be found here. Summary Since Evie's announcement to the world of her powers, she has become popular among the press as she puts on shows as a diviner.… Continue reading Book Review: Lair of Dreams by Libba Bray

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Book Review: The Diviners by Libba Bray

This is a dark supernatural mystery set in 1920s New York City. People are dying in gruesome ways throughout the city. Evie, a resourceful, silver-tongued girl with a secret power from Nowhere, Ohio, has been sent to live with her uncle Will as "punishment." It's the best punishment her parents could possibly have devised, and… Continue reading Book Review: The Diviners by Libba Bray

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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: In Malice, Quite Close by Brandi Lynn Ryder

"This is my apology," the book began, and my heart twisted in my chest. I started this book one morning and was two-thirds of the way through by lunch. All through lunch, my head was caught up in the book and I could hardly drag my thoughts away. I brought it up as a subject… Continue reading Book Review: In Malice, Quite Close by Brandi Lynn Ryder