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Book Review: The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

Posted: September 26, 2011 at 9:50 am   /   Book Reviews, Books, Local, Reviews

It is called Le Cirque des Rêves. It is open from midnight until dawn. No one knows when it will arrive or for how long it will stay. What they do know, is that this circus is like no other. The acts are magical and mesmerizing. People will see things they can only imagine in dreams. […]

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Book Review: ‘The Kid’ by Sapphire

Posted: September 5, 2011 at 4:45 pm   /   Book Reviews, Books, Local, Reviews

The Kid is the follow up to Sapphire’s popular book Push. Push was later turned into the award winning movie Precious. This novel follows Jamal Abdul  Jones, the son of Precious.  It opens with the death of Precious from Aids and continues with Abdul’s (I am calling him Adbul in this review, but he actually […]

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Book Review: ‘A Dance with Dragons’ by George R.R. Martin

Posted: August 29, 2011 at 9:00 am   /   Book Reviews, Books, Local, Reviews

A Dance with Dragons is the fifth book in A Song of Ice and Fire series and it is extremely long. It felt like it took me forever to read. Not just because of the length, but because most of it was rather boring. It seems with each added book to the series comes more added […]

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Book Review: ‘The Help’ by Kathryn Stockett

Posted: August 8, 2011 at 9:00 am   /   Book Reviews, Books, Local, Reviews

Over the past couple of months I have heard talk about a new movie coming out starring Emma Stone. And since I had recently seen Easy A and thought it was crazy good, I was ready for more Miss Stone. Then I heard what it was about and, honestly, I lost all interest in seeing […]

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Book Review: ‘Dexter is Delicious’ by Jeff Lindsay

Posted: August 1, 2011 at 9:00 am   /   Book Reviews, Books, Local, Reviews

I am a huge fan of Showtime’s “Dexter”. So, when I found out it was based on a set of novels by Jeff Lindsay, I had to read them all. I picked up the first one, Darkly Dreaming Dexter, last summer and am finally all caught up. Dexter is Delicious is the most recent installment […]

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Book Review: ‘The Throne of Fire’ by Rick Riordan

Posted: July 25, 2011 at 2:30 pm   /   Book Reviews, Books, Local, Reviews

The Throne of Fire is the second installment to The Kane Chronicles.  Carter and Sadie Kane are back again on another mission to save the world. This time they must stop Apophis, the chaos snake, from rising out of its prison to devour the earth. To do this, they must find Ra, the sun god, […]

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Book Review: ‘The Red Pyramid’ by Rick Riordan

Posted: July 18, 2011 at 9:00 am   /   Book Reviews, Local

Rick Riordan is an author of young adult novels. He is better known for the Percy Jackson series, which follows a boy and the gods and goddesses of Greek Mythology.  Riordan’s love of mythology has led to two other series: The Heroes of Olympus (which focuses of Greek and Roman mythology) and The Kane Chronicles […]

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Book Review: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

Posted: July 11, 2011 at 9:00 am   /   Book Reviews, Books, Local, Reviews

Jacob Portman is a pretty normal boy. His grandfather, Abe, tells him fantastical stories about fighting in the war, travelling the world, and hunting monsters. Yes, hunting monsters. Abe tells Jacob about growing up at a home for children with special abilities which is run by a woman named Miss Peregrine. He even has pictures […]

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Book Review: ‘Th1rteen R3asons Why’ by Jay Asher

Posted: June 27, 2011 at 9:00 am   /   Book Reviews, Books, Local, Reviews

Th1rteen R3asons Why was written by Jay Asher. It has won many young adult awards from 2008-2010. As of February 2011, Universal Studios picked up the rights of the book to turn it into a movie. However, no date of release has been set yet. Selena Gomez has been asked to play main character, Hannah […]

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Book Review: “Hit List” by Laurell K. Hamilton

Posted: June 20, 2011 at 9:00 am   /   Book Reviews, Local, Reviews

Hit List is the 20th book in the Anita Blake  series written by Laurell K. Hamilton. Anita is a vampire executioner and U.S. Federal Marshall. In this book, she is hunting a serial killer who is slicing apart Weretigers. Her friend and fellow U.S. Federal Marshall, Edward, is along for the ride. The problem is […]

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