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Movie Review: Beauty and the Beast

REVIEW While I certainly watched the original animated movie as a child, I have no exceptionally fond memories of it, nor did I watch it enough times to remember it very well. I was, however, well-versed in the Beauty and the Beast storyline – it’s always been my favourite out of the princess fairy tales.… Continue reading Movie Review: Beauty and the Beast

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Review: The Gallery by Larua Marx Fitzgerald

REVIEW The Gallery is a mature, smart, and engaging read, straddling the line between middle grade and young adult. It’s half mystery, half historical fiction and combines historical events, literary references, art history, mythology, religion, sexism, prejudice, insanity, family issues, and politics. All these disparate topics are well balanced and the novel never strays too far… Continue reading Review: The Gallery by Larua Marx Fitzgerald

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Review: A Taste For Monsters by Matthew J. Kirby

Fear the living more than the dead. It’s London 1888, and Jack the Ripper is terrorizing the people of the city. Evelyn, a young woman disfigured by her dangerous work in a matchstick factory, who has nowhere to go, does not know what to make of her new position as a maid to the Elephant… Continue reading Review: A Taste For Monsters by Matthew J. Kirby

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Review: RoseBlood by A.G. Howard

In this modern day spin on Leroux’s gothic tale of unrequited love turned to madness, seventeen-year-old Rune Germain has a mysterious affliction linked to her operatic talent, and a horrifying mistake she’s trying to hide. Hoping creative direction will help her, Rune’s mother sends her to a French arts conservatory for her senior year, located… Continue reading Review: RoseBlood by A.G. Howard

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Movie Review: Kubo and the Two Strings

In the epic fantasy, scruffy, kindhearted Kubo ekes out a humble living while devotedly caring for his mother in their sleepy shoreside village. It is a quiet existence – until a spirit from the past catches up with him to enforce an age-old vendetta. Suddenly on the run from gods and monsters, Kubo’s chance for… Continue reading Movie Review: Kubo and the Two Strings

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Crooked Kingdom (Six of Crows #2) by Leigh Bardugo

Kaz Brekker and his crew have just pulled off a heist so daring even they didn’t think they’d survive. But instead of divvying up a fat reward, they’re right back to fighting for their lives. Double-crossed and left crippled by the kidnapping of a valuable team member, the crew is low on resources, allies, and… Continue reading Crooked Kingdom (Six of Crows #2) by Leigh Bardugo

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Review: Horrorstör by Grady Hendrix and Michael Rogalski

Something strange is happening at the Orsk furniture superstore in Cleveland, Ohio. Every morning, employees arrive to find broken Kjerring bookshelves, shattered Glans water goblets, and smashed Liripip wardrobes. Sales are down, security cameras reveal nothing, and store managers are panicking. To unravel the mystery, three employees volunteer to work a nine-hour dusk-till-dawn shift. In… Continue reading Review: Horrorstör by Grady Hendrix and Michael Rogalski