October Wrap-Up

Wow, it feels like it's been more than a month since I last wrote one of these. How's life? My Life So, I finished my last midterm yesterday. The entire month has been lots and lots of sitting in rooms trying desperately to remember things I forgot as soon as I entered the room and … Continue reading October Wrap-Up

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Book Review: Escaping from Houdini by Kerri Maniscalco

Audrey Rose Wadsworth and her partner-in-crime-investigation, Thomas Cresswell, are en route to New York to help solve another blood-soaked mystery. Embarking on a week-long voyage across the Atlantic on the opulent RMS Etruria, they’re delighted to discover a traveling troupe of circus performers, fortune tellers, and a certain charismatic young escape artist entertaining the first-class … Continue reading Book Review: Escaping from Houdini by Kerri Maniscalco

Book Review: Deathless by Catherynne M. Valente

Koschei the Deathless is to Russian folklore what devils or wicked witches are to European culture: a menacing, evil figure; the villain of countless stories which have been passed on through story and text for generations. But Koschei has never before been seen through the eyes of Catherynne Valente, whose modernized and transformed take on … Continue reading Book Review: Deathless by Catherynne M. Valente

Book Review: Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood

Sometimes I whisper it over to myself: Murderess. Murderess. It rustles, like a taffeta skirt along the floor. In 1843, a 16-year-old Canadian housemaid named Grace Marks was tried for the murder of her employer and his mistress. The sensationalistic trial made headlines throughout the world, and the jury delivered a guilty verdict. Yet opinion … Continue reading Book Review: Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood

Book Review: Vengeful by V.E. Schwab

Sydney once had Serena—beloved sister, betrayed enemy, powerful ally. But now she is alone, except for her thrice-dead dog, Dol, and then there's Victor, who thinks Sydney doesn't know about his most recent act of vengeance. Victor himself is under the radar these days—being buried and re-animated can strike concern even if one has superhuman … Continue reading Book Review: Vengeful by V.E. Schwab

Book Review: Vicious by V.E. Schwab

Victor and Eli started out as college roommates--brilliant, arrogant, lonely boys who recognized the same sharpness and ambition in each other. In their senior year, a shared research interest in adrenaline, near-death experiences, and seemingly supernatural events reveals an intriguing possibility: that under the right conditions, someone could develop extraordinary abilities. But when their thesis … Continue reading Book Review: Vicious by V.E. Schwab

Book Review: Pride by Ibi Zoboi

Zuri Benitez has pride. Brooklyn pride, family pride, and pride in her Afro-Latino roots. But pride might not be enough to save her rapidly gentrifying neighborhood from becoming unrecognizable. When the wealthy Darcy family moves in across the street, Zuri wants nothing to do with their two teenage sons, even as her older sister, Janae, starts … Continue reading Book Review: Pride by Ibi Zoboi