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2021 Book Review Book Reviews Horror Mystery

Stalking Jack The Ripper

Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco Synopsis: Seventeen-year-old Audrey Rose Wadsworth was born a lord’s daughter, with a life of wealth and privilege stretched out before her. But between the social teas and silk dress fittings, she leads a forbidden secret life. Against her stern father’s wishes and society’s expectations, Audrey often slips away […]

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2021 Book Review Book Reviews YA Fiction

Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda

Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli Synopsis: Sixteen-year-old and not-so-openly gay Simon Spier prefers to save his drama for the school musical. But when an email falls into the wrong hands, his secret is at risk of being thrust into the spotlight. Now Simon is actually being blackmailed: if he doesn’t play […]

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2021 Book Review Book Reviews Sci-Fi

Aurora Rising

Aurora Rising by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff Synopsis: The year is 2380, and the graduating cadets of Aurora Academy are being assigned their first missions. Star pupil Tyler Jones is ready to recruit the squad of his dreams, but his own boneheaded heroism sees him stuck with the dregs nobody else in the Academy […]

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2021 Book Review Book Reviews Fiction

The Song of Achilles

The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller Synopsis: Greece in the age of heroes. Patroclus, an awkward young prince, has been exiled to the court of King Peleus and his perfect son Achilles. By all rights their paths should never cross, but Achilles takes the shamed prince as his friend, and as they grow into […]

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2021 Book Review Book Reviews Fantasy

The Witch’s Heart

The Witch’s Heart by Genevieve Gornichec Synopsis: Angrboda’s story begins where most witches’ tales end: with a burning. A punishment from Odin for refusing to provide him with knowledge of the future, the fire leaves Angrboda injured and powerless, and she flees into the farthest reaches of a remote forest. There she is found by […]

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2021 Book Review Book Reviews Fantasy

Daughter of Smoke and Bone

Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor Synopsis: Around the world, black handprints are appearing on doorways, scorched there by winged strangers who have crept through a slit in the sky. In a dark and dusty shop, a devil’s supply of human teeth grown dangerously low. And in the tangled lanes of Prague, a […]

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2021 Book Review Book Reviews Fantasy

Lore

Lore by Alexandra Bracken Synopsis: Every seven years, the Agon begins. As punishment for a past rebellion, nine Greek gods are forced to walk the earth as mortals, hunted by the descendants of ancient bloodlines, all eager to kill a god and seize their divine power and immortality.  Long ago, Lore Perseous fled that brutal […]

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2021 Book Review Book Reviews Fiction

The Picture of Dorian Gray

The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde Synopsis: Horror hides behind an attractive face in The Picture of Dorian Gray, Oscar Wilde’s tale of a notorious Victorian libertine and his life of evil excesses. Though Dorian’s hedonistic indulgences leave no blemish on his ageless features, the painted portrait imbued with his soul proves a living […]

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2021 Book Review Book Reviews Fantasy

City of Bones

City of Bones By Cassandra Clare Synopsis: When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder― much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air. It’s hard to call […]

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2021 Book Review Book Reviews Fantasy

Kingdom of the Wicked

Hello everyone! This is my first official post so bear with me while I find what the best way to do this is. Kingdom of the Wicked by Kerri Maniscalco Synopsis: Emilia and her twin sister Vittoria are streghe – witches who live secretly among humans, avoiding notice and persecution. One night, Vittoria misses dinner service at […]