Monthly Archives: September 2017

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Book Review: Certain Dark Things by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Certain Dark Things by Silvia Moreno-Garcia Thomas Dunne Books, 2016 ISBN-13: 978-1250099082 Available: Hardcover, Kindle edition, Audible Certain Dark Things is an excellent example of what a vampire novel can be. The characters are strong, the writing is fast-paced, and it paints … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Black Pearl by Scott O’Dell

The Black Pearl by Scott O’Dell HMH Editions for Young Readers, 2010 (reprint) ISBN-13: 978-0547334004 Available: Paperback, Audible, Kindle edition   Scott O’Dell is best known as a writer of historical fiction for children, particularly for novels set  in California or … Continue reading

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Book Review: Tell The Story To Its End by Simon P. Clark

Tell The Story To Its End by Simon P. Clark St. Martin’s Griffin, 2015 ISBN-13: 978-1250066756 Available: Hardcover, paperback, Kindle edition   Oli’s mum has suddenly, and without explanation, decided the two of them should go to the country and visit … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Fifth Doll by Charlie N. Holmberg

The Fifth Doll by Charlie N. Holmberg 47North, 2017 ISBN-13:978-1477806104 Available: Paperback, Kindle edition, Audible, MP3 CD   The Fifth Doll is an excellent fantasy novel for pre-teens and young adults.  Charlie N. Holmberg has written several novels about young heroines who … Continue reading

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Book Review: Pretty Deadly

Pretty Deadly, Volume 1: The Shrike by Kelly Sue Deconnick, art by Emma Rios Image Comics, 2014 ISBN: 9781607069621 Available: Paperback, Kindle & comixology ebook The story begins with the skeletal Bunny and Butterfly introducing us to an unusual little girl … Continue reading

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Book List: Breaking Cliches in Zombie Fiction

I was reading a blog post on realism in zombie fiction by Brian Parker, a writer of zombie fiction. Somewhere in the middle of it, he addressed the problem of the Mary Sue in zombie novels: If you’re like me, you likely … Continue reading

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Book List: 6 Great YA Dystopian Novels

Book List: 6 Great YA Dystopian Novels Posted on June 8, 2016  by Kirsten Posted in Uncategorized Even though the media-generated excitement over teen dystopias like the ones in The Hunger Games and (to a lesser degree) Divergent, has died down a bit, anyone living through the past … Continue reading

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Book Review: Paper Girls by Brian K. Vaughn, art by Cliff Chiang

Paper Girls, Volume 1 (Issues #1-5) by Brian K. Vaughn, art by Cliff Chiang Image Comics, 2015 ISBN: 9781632156747 Available: Library binding, paperback, Kindle edition and comiXology ebook Paper Girls begins with a strange dream that Erin, the new papergirl, is having, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Demon Freaks by J.R.R.R. Hardison

Demon Freaks by J.R.R.R. (Jim) Hardison Fiery Seas Publishing, 2017 ISBN-13: 978-1-946143-16-7 Available: Paperback, Kindle edition   Jim Hardison’s Demon Freaks pits high schoolers on the eve of their SAT exams against wicked would-be wizards and monsters, with the fate of the world at … Continue reading

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