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Category: Review

Book Review | How Rory Thorne Destroyed the Multiverse

How Rory Thorne Destroyed the Multiverse By K. Eason Reviewed by Rebecca Rupp Imagine The Princess Bride – but with fairies, multiple planets, political plots, and social media. Rory Thorne is the first princess born to her family in centuries – traditionally, they produce nothing but boys – and, traditionally, girls get a Naming ceremony, in which…
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Book Review | The Nickel Boys

The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead (based on a shamefully true story) is about a reform school for boys in the 1960s where the laws of the Jim Crow South never died, and where the black children consigned there were abused, beaten, and at times murdered. This we learn within the first few pages. There…
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Book Reviews | Her Royal Highness

Her Royal Highness by Rachel Hawkins You’ve all heard this type of story before: a commoner somehow finds themselves hanging out with royalty and falling in love with each other. But instead of it being your typical normal girl finds her prince, we have a normal girl finding her princess! Her Royal Highness is about…
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Book Review | Last Bus to Everland

Last Bus to Everland by Sophie Cameron This book made me cry, and cry, and cry again. Last Bus to Everland is about Brody Fair who feels like nothing is going right in his life and that nobody understands him. That is until he meets Nico, a boy who shows him Everland. Everland is a…
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Book Review | FKA USA

FKA USA by Reed King The year is 2085 and the United States has dissolved into assorted warring territories (among them the Sovereign Nation of Texas, the New Kingdom of Utah, and – in ex-Silicon-Valley – the Independent Nation of Engineered People-Things), variously ruled by cartels, hoodlums, and psychotic corporations. The environment has been trashed;…
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Book Review | The Spies of Shilling Lane

The Spies of Shilling Lane by Jennifer Ryan Set during World War II, the abrasive and indomitable Mrs. Braithwaite – following a painful divorce – has been ostracized and booted from her position as head of the local Women’s Volunteer Service. So she heads to London, in search of her brilliant daughter Betty, who proves…
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