Mini Reviews: Graphic Novels (June 2014 edition)

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It’s been a while since I’ve had a chance to do more graphic novel mini reviews but I flew through a bunch of them recently, so here’s the run-down. All of these are actually not new releases, with the newest one from February 2014. The Heart of the Beast | Gotham Central: Book One | […]

Review: Veronica Mars – The Thousand Dollar Tan Line by Rob Thomas & Jennifer Graham

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Picking up where the Kickstarter-funded movie left off, our favourite snarky heroine is in Neptune doing what she does best: investigating. When two girls go missing from the same week-long house party, Veronica is hired to find them. As the case unfolds, she finds herself faced with some unsavory characters with criminal ties that has […]

Review: Listen to the Squawking Chicken by Elaine Lui

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Elaine Lui, an eTalk reporter, one of the cohosts on The Social and creator of celeb gossip blog LaineyGossip, recounts the life lessons she has learned from her mother, traditions and wisdom deeply rooted in her culture. From her mother’s childhood to the trials and tribulations while growing up, Lui is candid and unapologetic, humble and […]

Review: Paris Letters by Janice MacLeod

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Janice is tired of her job as a copywriter in Los Angeles and sets a goal to quit her job and travel Europe. While planning this ambitious journey, she discovers so much about herself and what’s important in life. She starts in Paris, with plans to head to Scotland, England, and Rome but while she’s in […]

Review: The Shadow Queen by Sandra Gulland

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Claudette grew up in a theatrical family, her parents formerly players in a Parisian troupe. The world they live in is one very divisive between the nobility & religion vs actors & theatre. Through some chance encounters spanning many years, Claudette meets Athénaïs, a girl from a noble family who affects her life more than […]

Review: Half Bad by Sally Green

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As the illegitimate son of the most feared & violent witch in modern-day England, Nathan is neither a full White witch nor a full Black witch. He’s held captive in a cage and trained to kill in a world where the two sides are living, and fighting, among unsuspecting humans. In a race against time, […]

Review: The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick

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Pat Peoples has just been released from a mental health facility, back to the care of his parents. He is consumed with working out and reading through a high school syllabus of books in a vain attempt to get back his wife Nikki, who has divorced him. Through friends, he meets Tiffany, a woman who […]

Mini Reviews: Graphic Novels (Feb 2014 edition)

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Only two this month for my graphic novels mini reviews, one of which was actually out in January. Both, though, take on different cultures and themes, which I actually hadn’t realized until I was writing this post. With Dr. 2 set partially in Shanghai, and Ms. Marvel’s protagonist as a Pakistani-American girl. Dr. 2 | […]

Mini Reviews: Graphic Novels (belated 2013 edition)

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I meant to post the mini reviews of these graphic novels earlier since I read them in 2013 but the month of December just zipped by and I never got a chance to post it… hence this belated 2013 edition of Mini Reviews with releases from October, November and December. The Cage | Hawkeye, Volume […]

How Frozen Melted My Cold Heart

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I generally stay away from spoilers in my reviews but I found that I couldn’t write about my love for Disney’s Frozen without talking about specific points – so here is your SPOILER WARNING. In all honesty, I hadn’t known much about this animated film except that Idina Menzel and Kristen Bell were in it. […]

Movie Review: Philomena

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Martin Sixsmith, a journalist who has recently lost his job as a government adviser, is looking for his next project. He is reluctant to write a human interest piece but reluctantly agrees to meet Philomena Lee, a woman in her 60s who had given birth to a son 50 years ago but had him taken […]

Mini Reviews: Graphic Novels (Nov 2013 edition)

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At times, I’ve previously done some “minis” – shorter reviews of a similar category or theme (ie. YA e-novellas, Paris e-novellas) so today I’ve got a compilation of some graphic novels that I read over the last couple months that are now out! Tune: Still Life | The Cute Girl Network Tune: Still Life by […]

Review: Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

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It’s the 1980’s and Park is on the school bus when Eleanor, the social outcast, gets on and tries to find a seat. He doesn’t know why but he moves his stuff over so that she can sit with him. He’s managed to relatively fly under the radar from any particular clique or group and […]

Review: Vicious by V.E. Schwab

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Victor and Eli were college roommates, determined to find a correlation between near death experiences and superhero-like powers. When an experiment during their research goes awry, it sets the stage for a confrontation that’s 10 years in the making. When Victor, a decade older, breaks out of prison in search of his former friend he […]