The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern [Review] – Welcome to The Circus Of Dreams

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I need to start by saying that The Night Circus is officially the best book I have read last year and I read 43 books last year, so that’s saying something. I found out about it during the Editors Buzz at this year’s BEA (Book Expo America) and I am so glad I attended because I would have never picked it up otherwise. The Night […]

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The Death of King Arthur: The Immortal Legend By Peter Ackroyd

The Death of King Arthur

I read Sir Thomas Malory’s Le Morte d’Arthur when I was sixteen and fell in love wtih the book. I’ve always been a huge fan of The Arthurian legend (something I can thank my mother for; we’d listen to the Camelot soundtrack almost daily), and when I was offered the chance to review Peter Ackroyd’s retelling of the classic in The Death of King Arthur: […]

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The Well of Stars by Michael J. Tresca [Review]

| Jan 16 | 1 Comment

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One of my favorite things about science fiction and fantasy—one of those things that has those genres apart from many others—is the ability to poke fun at themselves with a good heart. The best writers of the genre will embark on a twisted tale and something magical happens. The movie Galaxy Quest is one example and authors Robert Aspirin and Terry Pratchett are two of […]

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Gig Posters Volume 2 [Review]

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Normally books that I review have a very specific plot that they follow. Not so with Gig Posters Volume 2. Instead of a story, this is the second installment of posters from various artists displaying different musical artists. It was awesome! This volume is huge – 11 x 14, and not only is it 208 pages of amazing artwork, you also get 101 posters that […]

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mental_floss: The Book: The Greatest Lists in the History Listory [Review] – For Facts Freaks

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Are you a fan of random facts? Do you find yourself constantly buying new editions of the Bathroom reader? Do you like surprising people with stories that make you seem smart at parties? Then mental_floss: The Book: The Greatest Lists in the History Listory might be just what you need. I can’t say that I have always been a fact freak, although I had always […]

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Love And Leftovers By Sarah Tregay [Review]

| Dec 12 | 0 Comments

Books written in verse can easily go terribly, terribly wrong. When YA books are written in verse, however, it often makes them more accessible; you really feel like you’re flipping through a teen’s journal. In Love and Lefotver, Marcie’s whole life is uprooted when her dad comes out. Now he has a boyfriend and her mom is having a mental breakdown. She drags Marcie from […]

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The Boy Who Loved Batman: A Memoir By Michael Uslan [Review]

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What kid hasn’t dreamed about bringing Batman to life? Even the non comic book reading children know who the iconic Dark Knight is, and I’d wager you’d be hard pressed to find a child who, hadn’t (at some point) pretended to be the Caped Crusader saving Gotham from the Joker. While this is a childhood dream, how many adults can step up and say they […]

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The Future of Us By Jay Asher and Carolyn Mackler [Review]

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It’s 1996. Josh and Emma stumble into their own Facebook page from the future. That’s pretty much the premise of The Future of Us by Jay Asher and Carolyn Mackler. And it’s that premise which intrigued me. This is another BEA book and I am glad that I picked it up because it was an original, fun and quick read. In short, it’s the perfect […]

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Dark Eden By Patrick Carman [Review]

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You know how people always tell you to face your fears? Well, what if your fears are so crippling that even your doctor can help you get past them? Such in the story of Dark Eden by Patrick Carman. More psychological than horror, Dark Eden follows the story of seven teens that are sent on a retreat to face their phobias. Will Besting is one […]

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The Power of Six by Pittacus Lore [Review]

| Dec 5 | 0 Comments

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With the risk of sounding like a tween hipster, “The Power of Six” book was awesome. It picks up right where “I Am Number Four” left off and is so fast paced it left me no time to catch my breath. John, Sam, and Six are still on the run and continually find themselves in the middle of trouble–either with the authorities or the Mogadorians–despite […]

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