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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

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

Theatre Review: ‘Monty Python Live (Mostly)’ starring John Cleese

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Forty-five years, three seasons on the BBC, and four hit movies later (I do include Something Completely Different); Monty Python is the biggest comedy group of all time and have done for comedy what the Beatles did for music. Read More »

Theater Review: StarKid Summer Series

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They have thrice cavorted down corridors at Hogwarts School. They've explored an alien planet in their radical starship. They've tackled Batman, and twisted the tale of "Aladdin" so that we no longer approve of street rats. Now, the creative minds at Team StarKid have unleashed not one, but two new musicals upon the world in the summer of 2014. Read More »

Emma Watson’s next magical role: Kelsea in “The Queen of the Tearling”

Emma Watson in The Queen of the Tearling

Emma Watson committed to co-producing and starring in "The Queen of the Tearling" before the book was even published - here's a look at how the young actress may adapt to her second big fantasy role. Read More »

Book Review: The Queen of the Tearling

Queen of the Tearling

"The Queen of the Tearling" was introduced to the world in a flurry of publicity. Debut author Erika Johansen received a much publicized seven-figure advance when she sold the rights to her trilogy to HarperCollins, and not long afterwards, Emma Watson was attached to produce and star in the film adaptation of the novel – before the first installment was even published! Read what we thought of the book! Read More »

Book Review: Landline by Rainbow Rowell

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Today I am more than thrilled to be reviewing Landline by Rainbow Rowell, out tomorrow from St. Martin’s Press. Like Rowell’s first novel Attachments, Landline is an adult novel, but I can tell you that it will be delightfully consumed by her fans both young and old. Read More »

Pottermore Moments Revisited: A New Look at Pottermore

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The Idea Recently, I spent some time in London. One of my favorite things was having the opportunity to go to the Warner Brothers Studio Tour: The Making of Harry Potter. Before my friends and I went, however, I, as the resident Potter-fanatic, insisted that everyone be Sorted through the official Pottermore Sorting. For the first time in a long time, I actually visited Pottermore. I, like a lot of die-hard Potter fans, have become ... Read More »

Book Review: Sinner by Maggie Stiefvater

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July 1 is the release of Sinner, the highly anticipated companion novel to Maggie Stiefvater’s Wolves of Mercy Falls trilogy. If you haven’t read the trilogy, it’s a particularly fine specimen of supernatural romance (werewolf romance, to be specific)—and I don’t like supernatural romance. Sinner takes place in the same world as the trilogy, following two of the book’s characters, Cole and Isabel, as they try to find their way back to each other while ... Read More »