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Book Review: “100 Things to Do in Indiana Before You Die” by Jamie Ward

When Indiana comes to mind, what immediately enters your head? Is it corn? Maybe the Indianapolis 500, the Colts or the Pacers? For some, it’s probably one of those states in the middle of the country everyone flies over but can’t quite point to on a map. I hear you. I’ve lived here my whole life and know most people probably wouldn’t pick Indiana as a vacation spot. And even us Hoosiers don’t do state-cations […]

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Book Review: ‘A Flicker in the Dark’ by Stacy Willingham

Twenty years ago, six teenage girls went missing in a small Louisiana town. Chloe Davis was just twelve at the time and when her father confessed to the murders, it left her with a lifetime of paranoia and post traumatic stress disorder. As she prepares for her wedding, it starts happening again, bringing back the awful memories of her teenage years. At first Chloe thinks it’s just a coincidence, but the more girls that go […]

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Book Review: “In Every Generation” by Kendare Blake

“Into every generation a slayer is born: one girl in all the world, a chosen one. She alone will wield the strength and skill to fight the vampires, demons, and the forces of darkness; to stop the spread of their evil and the swell of their number. She is the Slayer.” So goes the opening of the iconic 90s cult favorite “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and so begins the next chapter in the Buffyverse. After a […]

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Book Review: For Your Own Good by Samantha Downing

The publisher provided a copy of this title in exchange for an honest and fair review. Belmont Academy is a prestigious private school and all the students are aiming for the Ivy Leagues, including Zach Ward. He’s having some trouble with one of his teachers though, and it seems like the guy really has it out for him. Assigning impossible deadlines, screwing with his role on the student paper and giving him grades that will […]

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Book Review: An Emotion of Great Delight by Tahereh Mafi

It’s 2003 and the United States has declared war on Iraq following the September 11th attacks two years earlier on the World Trade Center in New York City. Shadi, who is already navigating strained friendships, family tragedies and existing as a Muslim in a post-9/11 society, now has to deal with raids at her Mosque, racism at her school and worries about becoming the victim of a hate crime. Even though she’s American, people don’t […]

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Book Review: “The Mary Shelley Club” by Goldy Moldavsky

Thank you to Netgalley for providing an advanced reader copy of this title in exchange for a fair and honest review. Rachel Chavez is trying to forget something horrible that happened to her, so starting at a different school and making new friends seems like the best way to put the straight out of a horror movie event behind her. It isn’t easy to fit in at Manchester Prep, though, so when members of the […]

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