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2021 Book Review Book Reviews Fantasy

A Darker Shade of Magic

A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab Kell is one of the last Antari—magicians with a rare, coveted ability to travel between parallel Londons; Red, Grey, White, and, once upon a time, Black. Kell was raised in Arnes—Red London—and officially serves the Maresh Empire as an ambassador, traveling between the frequent bloody regime changes […]

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2021 Book Review Book Reviews Fiction

The Secret History

The Secret History by Donna Tartt Under the influence of their charismatic classics professor, a group of clever, eccentric misfits at an elite New England college discover a way of thinking and living that is a world away from the humdrum existence of their contemporaries. But when they go beyond the boundaries of normal morality […]

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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 Wow. How can I even put my experience into words. This book was thought provoking, mysterious, and very atmospheric. I can see how this book was considered scandalous during the time period it was published in. This really put a spotlight on human sin, desire, and obsessions […]