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‘To Catch a Killer’ blends forensics, enjoyable plot

‘To Catch a Killer’ blends forensics, enjoyable plot

By Josie Bennett, Editor
February 16, 2017
Filed under Books, Reviews, Showcase

One of anticipated releases of the winter of 2017, Sheryl Scarborough’s new book “To Catch a Killer” boasts a thrilling mystery with teenagers working out a recent and decade old case. The mystery follows main character Erin Blake, whose mother was murdered 14 years ago. In the hopes of figuring...

‘How to Murder Your Life’ falls flat

‘How to Murder Your Life’ falls flat

By Josie Bennett, Editor
February 8, 2017
Filed under Books, Reviews, Showcase

Beauty enthusiast Caitlin Marnell, or Cat for short, is a New York-based writer who was formerly the beauty editor of Lucky Magazine but now works with XoJane. She dipped her nails in the autobiography genre with her book “How to Murder Your Life.” At first look the book seems very intriguing, especially with a title that makes readers...

New book is necessary, interesting addition to popular series

New book is necessary, interesting addition to popular series

By Katelynn Mulder, Assistant Editor
February 3, 2017
Filed under Books, Reviews

“The Fall of Hades” is a unique continuation of the Michael Vey series. Author Richard Evan’s sixth edition to the series is likely to leave old fans wanting more but may disappoint those who expected this newest installation to live up to the expectations created by the last book in the series, “Storm of L...

New Kendare Blake novel offers fresh idea, plot in uninventive genre

New Kendare Blake novel offers fresh idea, plot in uninventive genre

By Katelynn Mulder, Assistant Editor
October 30, 2016
Filed under Books, Reviews, Showcase

“Three Dark Crowns” by Kendare Blake will entertain any fan of series such as “Game of Thrones” and “The Hunger Games,” where there is not only action and betrayal on the field but also behind closed doors. In Fennbirn, three triplets are born to the queen. Separated at birth, each is doomed to inherit a powe...

Being the weagukin

Being the weagukin

By Josie Bennett, Editor
October 5, 2016
Filed under Books, Reviews, Showcase

Psy’s “Gangnam Style” ignited a K-pop explosion in America, and the Korean craze has continued to grow.   Yet for all its increasing popularity, the small country of South Korea is still a mystery to most Westerners. Author Frank Ahrens sheds some light on the enigmatic country from within its very...

Riders adds action to original story

Riders adds action to original story

By Katelynn Mulder, Assistant Editor
April 7, 2016
Filed under Books, Reviews, Showcase

An original story paired with endless action, Veronica Rossi’s Riders will surpass the reader's expectations. Recovering from his own death, main character Gideon Blake experiences a series of strange events. Least of all is a mysterious girl informing him that he is now War, one of the four hor...

The 100 provides new twist on classic apocalyptic plot

The 100 provides new twist on classic apocalyptic plot

By Katelynn Mulder, Staff Reporter
March 10, 2016
Filed under Books, Reviews, Showcase

In a post-apocalyptic world, Clarke Griffin, along with 99 others, must try and survive on a possibly radioactive Earth. Filled with unseen developments and unique characters, author Kass Morgan creates a new take on the classic end-of-the-world story in The 100. After humanity put the world into ...

The Bazaar of Bad Dreams

The Bazaar of Bad Dreams

By Katelynn Mulder, Staff Reporter
November 16, 2015
Filed under Books, Reviews

From the master of scary stories The Shining comes a new collection of short stories called The Bazaar of Bad Dreams. In this new book, Stephen King has once again demonstrated his ability to write stories that cause readers to jump out of their skins. However, the stories are not all just spooky sci-fi...

If I Stay

If I Stay

By Marie Bourke, Senior Assistant Editor
May 2, 2014
Filed under Books, Reviews

Mia’s happy, carefree family goes out to visit a friend’s house one morning but in a split second they are all thrown from the car as it collided with another on the highway. This is the opening to the book If I Stay. Mia stands on the side of the road and sees her parents’ gruesome, lifele...