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, […]

Review: Rot & Ruin by Jonathan Maberry

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Benny Imura lives in a gated community with his friends and his brother Tom. The reason it is gated is to keep the zombies in the great expansive “rot & ruin” out of their protected home life. Benny doesn’t remember much of the First Night when the zombie outbreak occurred except that his mother handed […]

Review: Losing It by Cora Carmack

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Bliss Edwards is about to graduate college and seems to be the only one she knows who is still a virgin. Set to rectify that, she goes out with her best friend Kelsey to a bar with the intent of finding a one night stand. To Bliss’ surprise, she hits it off with a charming […]

Review: Inferno by Dan Brown

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Robert Langdon is back with his fourth mystery-solving, puzzle-aplenty adventure in Dan Brown’s latest novel. The Harvard professor finds himself in Florence with no memory of how he got there or why he wakes up in a hospital bed with someone wanting to kill him. Becoming frustrated with his amnesia, Robert struggles to make sense […]

Review: DAR – A Super Girly Top Secret Comic Diary, Vol 1

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DAR, volume 1 is a collection of webcomics by Erika Moen between the years of 2006-2009. A graphic autobiography of sorts, Erika candidly depicts her life as a lesbian who falls in love with a man. That alone sold me on this comic when I had the opportunity to meet Erika at this year’s Toronto […]

Blog Tour Review: The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

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The unthinkable has happened. After 4 previous waves that have taken out most of humanity, Cassie is seemingly among the few left on Earth struggling to survive. She has learned the hard way not to trust anyone so her survival instincts are put to the test when she meets Evan along the path to rescue […]

Blog Tour Review & Giveaway: The Poisoned Pawn by Peggy Blair

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Mere days after Inspector Ricardo Ramirez solves the crime that Mike Ellis was arrested for, he is enjoying the new year with his wife when he gets called on an assignment of a sensitive nature. After some governmental strings were pulled, Ramirez is being sent to Canada to bring home a priest who has been […]

Review: Unravel Me (Shatter Me, #2) by Tahereh Mafi

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When we last left off with Juliette in the first book, she has escaped from Warner and has taken sanctuary at Omega Point, a place where others with special powers are taught to train and hone their skills. When Castle, the leader of Omega Point assigns Kenji to help train Juliette, she begins to crawl […]

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