Book Reviews

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 »

Book Review: Horns by Joe Hill

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Recommended Ages 18+* Horns is devilish good fun, and yes, I’m well aware of how obvious that pun is. But truly, this book is one crafty piece of literature that offers a study in romance, religion, and relationships that is anything but typical. Ig is a pretty normal guy until the love of his life since they were kids turns up dead and everyone suspects him of murdering her. But with no proof to convict ... Read More »

Book Review: The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson

The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson

The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson has become an instant shoe-in for my personal list of top five favorite books that I’ve read this year. This breathtaking story is not afraid – in classic Anderson style – to hit the heavy issues face on while weaving in a beautiful element of hope and survival. The story centers on Hailey, a high school senior who has spent the last several years of her ... Read More »

Book Review: The Infinite Moment of Us by Lauren Myracle

The Infinite Moment of Us by Lauren Myracle

The pitfalls of adolescence and young summer love come to a head in Lauren Myracle’s latest novel, The Infinite Moment of Us, released earlier this month. But readers beware: while this story gets plenty of action on the love front, it’s not quite all it’s cracked up to be and may leave you feeling a little empty handed. Here’s why… Essentially, the story follows the perspective of two graduating high school seniors falling for one ... Read More »