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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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Book Review: ‘Concrete Rose’ by Angie Thomas

Instead of sayin, “Damn, he did this, he did this,”just be like, “DAMN! He grew out of that? He came out of that?”That’s what they should say, y’knowhatImean?All the trouble to survive and make good out of the dirty, nastyy’knowhahatImean unbelievable lifestyle they gave meI’m just tryin to make somethin..-Tupac, “The Rose That Grew Out of Concrete” You may remember Maverick Carter as the father of Starr Carter in the breakout hit novel, The Hate […]

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Book Review: Instant Karma by Marissa Meyer

Prudence does not like Quint at all. And as fate would have it, they’re partners in science class where Prudence basically does all the work, ensuring they’ll get an A. So when the grades come back and a C mars her otherwise perfect record, she loses it. Her teacher agrees to let them have a do-over but only if they work together. Quint wants no part of it, but after Prudence reluctantly agrees to volunteer […]

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