Awakenings: A Book Review

Written by Edward Lazellari, Awakenings,┬áthe first of the Guardians of Aandor series, is written from multiple perspectives as our world and one with more... specialties... collides. Perhaps the best introduction for this novel comes from the book itself: Cal MacDonnell and Seth Raincrest seem to have nothing in common. Cal's a happily married New York…Read more Awakenings: A Book Review

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The House with a Clock in its Walls: A Movie Review *SPOILERS*

I know this movie has been getting horrible reviews, but I rather liked it. It wasn't the greatest movie, but it was well done with a strong cast and it was rather dark when you really look at it. Which we will be. Despite the fact that this was sold as a kids movie, and…Read more The House with a Clock in its Walls: A Movie Review *SPOILERS*

The Serpent King: An Audio Book Review

Written by Jeff Zentner, is about three friends, high school outcasts, who are walking into their senior year from two different backgrounds. That's right, three friends two backgrounds. Two of the characters, Dill and Travis have different stories but they understand each other. They both come from families with hard fathers, not a lot of…Read more The Serpent King: An Audio Book Review

Spinning Silver: A Book Review

Written by Naomi Novik, Spinning Silver is a bit of a re-imagining of Rumpelstiltskin in the form of a Russian tale with a Jewish girl. Which is to say it isn't like the tale of Rumpelstiltskin at all, other than changing something into gold. Now, this is the first novel by Novik that I have…Read more Spinning Silver: A Book Review

The Mermaid: A Book Review

Written by Christina Henry, The Mermaid is NOT a retelling of The Little Mermaid, but is actually a retelling of the Feejee (Fiji) Mermaid that was a P.T. Barnum draw. So, take that idea of The Little Mermaid and throw it out the window now. Right now. Now that has been taken care of, let's…Read more The Mermaid: A Book Review

Wild Hunger: A Book Review

Written by Chloe Neill, Wild Hunger is the first in the Heir of Chicagoland series, which is the sequel series to Vampires of Chicago which, surprise surprise, I have not read. But I will now be reading to try and understand what is going on. And because it features werewolves in it. This novel follows…Read more Wild Hunger: A Book Review

The Demon and the Fox: A Book Review

The Demon and the Fox, written by Tim Susman, is a well written novel that follows a fox-Calatian (a human fox - this is where I got a bit confused) Kip Penfold who has powers, and is enrolled in a school to become a sorcerer. And this is the story of how he learns that…Read more The Demon and the Fox: A Book Review