Review: Seconds by Bryan Lee O’Malley

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Katie, a young successful restaurant owner, wants to open an even better restaurant but when delays start popping up and complications in her personal life arise, she wishes that she could redo some of the choices she’s made. Her wish comes true when a mysterious girl appears to her and gives her instructions on how […]

Review: MARY: The Summoning by Hillary Monahan

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Shauna and her friends Anna & Kitty let themselves be convinced by their friend Jess to try summoning “Bloody Mary”. Little did they know that their game works and now they can’t get rid of Mary. The girls, especially Shauna, are haunted by the ghost everywhere they go and nobody around them is safe either […]

Review: The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith

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Cormoran Strike is back with another case, this time investigating the disappearance of an author who has written a questionable and controversial book before going missing. Taking place months after solving the Lula Landry case, Strike tackles the publishing world and all the eccentric personalities that come with it. Convinced the police are on the […]

Mini Reviews: Graphic Novels (July 2014 edition)

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This month’s mini graphic novel reviews features some really great discoveries! A few found via Netgalley, and one as part of an online Comic Books course (SuperMOOC²) that Ardo, Christa & I were participating in. (And of which I have failed miserably at keeping up with.) Sex Criminals, Vol 1 | Manifest Destiny, Vol 1 […]

Review: Landline by Rainbow Rowell

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Georgie and her writing partner Seth are about to get their big break after years of mediocre TV shows. They’re finally getting the chance to meet with a TV executive on their brainchild show. The only catch is that they have to churn out a number of scripts over the Christmas holidays, much to the […]

Review: Bird Box by Josh Malerman

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What started as a bizarre news story in far away Russia starts hitting close to home. Something that people are seeing is making them lose their minds and wanting to take their own life. Malorie is among a handful of survivors that constantly live in fear, any venture outside must be done in darkness. With her […]

Review: We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

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Cady is part of the wealthy Sinclair family, a legacy started from her grandparents and passed down to their three daughters and their children. Every summer, the families converge onto their private island where each family has their own home. Cady, with her two cousins and a family friend become summer pals on the island. Each […]

Review: One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories by B.J. Novak

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Best known for his role as Ryan on NBC’s The Office, B.J. Novak pens his first novel of short stories. The stories vary greatly in voice, subject, tone and length, some featuring cameos by familiar names such as Tony Robbins, Confucius, and Nelson Mandela. I am not generally one for short stories but Novak has […]

Blog Tour Review: A Mad, Wicked Folly by Sharon Biggs Waller

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After a seemingly scandalous moment in art class, Vicky is expelled from her French boarding school and sent home to her family in England. Her parents, disgraced, forbid her to pursue drawing and arrange a marriage for her to clean up her reputation. However, Vicky is drawn to the excitement around the city with the […]

Theatre Review: Aladdin – The New Musical

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Based on the classic 1992 Disney movie, the musical tells the familiar tale of a young street urchin named Aladdin who meets Princess Jasmine when she was disguised as a commoner in the street markets. He gets conned into retrieving a magic lamp for the evil Jafar but unleashes the genie himself, using it to […]

Blog Tour Review + Q&A: Hidden by Catherine McKenzie

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When Jeff is killed in an accident, his wife Claire and young son must now face the horrible task of planning his funeral and learning to go on with their lives without him. Tish, a co-worker, is overcome with grief when she finds out yet having to keep it a secret on how she is […]

Review: The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith

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Private Investigator Cormoran Strike is behind in his rent, has just been broken up with and now has a temp he can’t afford standing on at his office door. So when the step brother of Lula Landry, a supermodel who had apparently jumped from her balcony, shows up asking Strike to look into Lula’s death […]

Review: Blue is the Warmest Color by Julie Maroh

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Clementine, a young teen in France, is discovering that she’s becoming more and more attracted to Emma, a woman that she had initially bumped into on the street. What develops from that is a beautiful coming of age story about discovering love, life and one’s own sexuality. Originally published in French as Le bleu est […]

Review: Night Film by Marisha Pessl

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Investigative reporter Scott McGrath’s life has already been ruined once by the cult film director Cordova. So when he’s on the hunt to find out what happened to Cordova’s suddenly-deceased daughter Ashley, McGrath fears that he’s diving right back into the living nightmare that surrounds the elusive figure. With the help of two unlikely companions, […]