Book Reviews

Book Review: Marie Antoinette, Serial Killer by Katie Alender

Marie Antoinette Serial Killer

Colette Iselin has had a rough year, but a class trip to France offers an escape from all her troubles. Once she arrives, Colette begins to see the ghost of Marie Antoinette, who appears to be murdering members of old aristocratic families all around Paris. And, of course, Colette soon realizes that she might be next! Read More »

Book Review: “The Book Thief” by Markus Zusak

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"The Book Thief" takes place in Nazi Germany and it tells the story of a book thief, a young German girl named Liesel Meminger. For a series of reasons that have everything to do with Nazis, Liesel ends up living with a foster family in Himmelstrasse, a poor street in Mulching, Munich, and she takes up the hobby of stealing books every once in a while. Read More »

The Parable of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by Nicole L. Rivera

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Check out the latest eBook in the series by Nicole L. Rivera. Read More »

Book Review: Can’t Look Away by Donna Cooner

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"Can’t Look Away" by Donna Conner tells the story of Torrey Grey, teenage fashion blogger extraordinaire, after her younger sister Miranda is killed by a drunk driver. Not only must Torrey deal with the devastating loss of her sister, but the pressure to maintain her celebrity as a popular YouTube blogger. Read More »

Book Review: If You’re Reading This by Trent Reedy

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If You’re Reading This by Trent Reedy is a rare breed of YA novel: one written for young men. The novel follows sixteen-year-old Mike, whose family is barely making ends meet seven years after the death of his father fighting in Afghanistan. When he least expects it, he begins receiving letters written to him by his father before his death. Read More »

Book Review: Faces of the Dead by Suzanne Weyn

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"Faces of the Dead" has a fascinating premise—Princess Marie-Thérèse-Charlotte, daughter of Marie Antoinette, switches places with her lookalike maid during the French Revolution in the late 1790s. She finds herself living on the streets of Paris and soon becomes a ward of the talented wax sculptor Mademoiselle Grosholtz, the woman who will later find fame as Madame Tussaud. Read More »

Book Review: Bombay Blues by Tanuja Desai Hidier

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I never read Tanuja Desai Hidier’s previous YA novel, "Born Confused", but if the internet is to be believed, it was much-loved upon its release in 2002. Over a decade later, "Bombay Blues" is the continuation of protagonist Dimple Lala’s story. Read More »

Book Review: Amulet #6 – Escape From Lucien by Kazu Kibuishi

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The latest installment of "Amulet" - the bestselling graphic novel series written by "Harry Potter" illustrator Kazu Kibuishi - is available now! Read the official MuggleNet review! Read More »

Comic Review: The Tenth Doctor #2

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In this second beautiful comic from Titan Comics covering a new series of adventures with the tenth doctor, David Tennant’s beloved character comes to life alongside new companion Gabriella Gonzalez. Artists Nick Abadzis and Elena Casagrande piece together an exciting and aesthetically pleasing story with  brilliant new monsters and a great new companion for the Doctor. The highlight of the comic is Cerebavores and Pranavores: non-corporeal beings that inhabit earth and influence human thought. Cerebavores are, ... Read More »

Book Review: A Dirty Job by Christopher Moore

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In the weird version of San Francisco featured in the same author’s “Love Story” trilogy of vampire novels—Bloodsucking Fiends, You Suck, and Bite Me—lives a textbook specimen of the creature known as the Beta Male. His name is Charlie Asher. He runs a second-hand shop (inherited from his father), shares a four-story apartment building (ditto) with his lesbian sister, and can’t believe his luck when a beautiful Jewish girl marries him and has his daughter. ... Read More »