Book Reviews

Fan of the Week: Robert – August 18, 2014

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ROBERT Age 14 – New Brunswick, Canada Ravenclaw How did you become a Harry Potter fan? My family of six has always been heavily involved with the books and movies since I was 3 or so, but I never read the books or watched the movies until the age of seven, when I watched the first movie and tried to read the first book. I found I had a lot of trouble reading it, because ... Read More »

Book Review: The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

Ocean

Neil Gaiman is not only one of my favorite living authors, but of all authors I know of he is the best audiobook reader of his own work. Upon moving to a new town and getting a card at the local library, I chose his reading of this book as my first borrowing. It lent a spine-tingling chill to my daily driving, and towards the end it made me have to wipe my cheeks and ... Read More »

Book Review: Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

The list of good things I could say about Stephanie Perkins’ Anna and the French Kiss is perhaps never-ending. A story focused almost entirely on young romantic love, it’ll make your toes squirm with giddiness and your heart melt with all those dastardly warm fuzzies. Beware! Anna is perhaps the only teenager on the planet who’s angry about moving to France for her senior year of high school, and it’s not just anywhere in France, ... Read More »

Book Review: The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson

The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson

Maureen Johnson delivers again with yet another fun, edgy, and thoroughly enjoyable read. The Name of the Star, the first book in the Shades of London series, will have you diving right in for more! Rory has sort of hit the lottery as much as any high school student can. Her parents are taking some time off from their Louisiana jobs to uproot the family for a year… to London! When Rory enrolls at her ... Read More »

Book Review: Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge

Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge

I’ve been waiting for several months now to hit a book that fully captures the spirit and magic of Young Adult Fantasy/Romance. I think Cruel Beauty may be it. It’s delectable, sexy, and passionate, aka everything you want to read in this genre. Here’s why! Nyx’s dad kind of sucks. He’s made a bargain so that Nyx has to marry the prince of their world when she turns 17, a prince who just happens to ... Read More »

Book Review: If I Stay by Gayle Forman

If I Stay by Gayle Forman

If I Stay is beautiful, romantic, and world shattering. Beware, if you read it, it will totally knock you on your shaking, unsuspecting feet. When I left for LeakyCon Orlando just a few short weeks ago, I had exactly six books in my suitcase to get signed. When I came home, an additional four had made it into my bag. Gayle Forman’s If I Stay was one of them. I’d never read it, but LeakyCon ... Read More »

Book Review: Fool’s Assassin by Robin Hobb

Fool's Assassin by Robin Hobb

It's been over a decade since Robin Hobb fans last heard from Fitz and the Fool, and now they're back in an all new trilogy! Read what we thought of the new installment! Read More »

Book Review: The Magician’s Land by Lev Grossman

Magician's Land Cover

The conclusion to Lev Grossman's excellent "Magicians" series is finally here! Find out what we thought of "The Magician's Land"! Read More »

Book Review: The Maze Runner by James Dashner

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When Thomas wakes up inside a metal box, he remembers nothing about his former life except his first name. Then the box opens, and he becomes the latest in a series of monthly arrivals in a boys’ camp from hell. The teens live in a Glade at the center of a huge maze. Some of them have been there up to two years. No one has ever found a way out. The walls move during ... Read More »

Comics Review – Spike: Into the Light

Spike: Into the Light

Fans of the Buffyverse will remember Spike, AKA William the Bloody, as one of the biggest villains and eventually heroes of the Buffy television show. Dark Horse Comics now brings us a new way to follow Spike’s adventures with his very own series of comics. Set in season 7 of Buffy: The Vampire Slayer, we find Spike reeling from his last encounter with Buffy Summers that sent him on a quest to have his soul returned to his body. Read More »