Mini Reviews: Graphic Novels (January 2015 edition)

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New year and new graphic novels! I’ve been lucky to have started off 2015 with some great ones that I’m excited to share, even though some of these have been out for some time now. Lumberjanes | Strong Female Protagonist | The Wicked & The Divine Lumberjanes #1 by Noelle Stevenson, Grace Ellis, Brooke Allen […]

Review: The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

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Rachel takes the same train every morning and evening, the train pausing at the same spots on the tracks as it passes through neighbourhoods. She feels like she knows the people that she spots on their balconies, getting a glimpse of their life twice a day. One day, when she sees the familiar woman kissing […]

Review: Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter

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In 1962, a dying young actress arrives in a boat at Pasquale’s small hotel off the Italian coast and immediately he is mesmerized by the beautiful American.  Decades later, an old Italian man shows up at a Hollywood production office looking for an actress he once knew. My brief synopsis above does not do this book justice. Beautiful […]

Review: The Archived by Victoria Schwab

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Mackenzie, chosen by her grandfather to take on the responsibility of being a Keeper now that he’s passed on, has the task of returning Histories that have escaped. Histories, or the dead, can become restless and she must return them to the Archives, a library where the dead rest on shelves like books. When her […]

Mini Reviews: Graphic Novels (December 2014 edition)

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For the end of the year, I’ve got a couple graphic novels that I finished recently which I really enjoyed. Finishing 2014 with some good ones! Skim | The Eternal Smile Skim by Mariko Tamaki and Jillian Tamaki Kim (aka Skim) and her friend Lisa are wannabe Wiccans who are part of the school body […]

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 […]