Monthly Archives: January 2014

The Diet Trap by Lillis, Dahl, Weineland

The Diet Trap is a well written, instructive book that intends to get to the root of the emotional problem behind overeating. While I felt the concepts and especially focus were sound, it ended up not being a book I … Continue reading

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Legendary TaleSpinners

Legendary Talespinners is the graphic novel compilation of 3 comic issues. It features somewhat questionable artistic choices and a story that in all honesty, we’ve seen done and done often (especially with fairy tale retellings being so popular in TV … Continue reading

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The Calorie Myth by Jonathan Bailor

The Calorie Myth is an easy to digest book that seeks to redress the inaccuracies we’ve grown up with about diet and nutrition (counting calories, losing carbohydrates, removing fat, etc.) and instead offers a healthier lifestyle approach based upon studies … Continue reading

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Romulus Buckle and the City of the Founders by Preston

The Romulus Buckle series is an exuberant, swashbuckling tale of a dystopian future set in Los Angeles and populated with a great cast of over the top characters.  The story is packed with non-stop action and adventure and really sets … Continue reading

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Firstborn by Lorie Ann Grover

Firstborn is a Christian themed fantasy featuring a young girl’s journey to finding, fighting for, and embracing her faith. As such, it’s not about action or adventure and instead is about ponderings on faith and what it means to be … Continue reading

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Silence (Queen of the Damned 1) by Michelle Sagara

Silence is a YA urban fantasy in the hands of a mature and talented author. Solidly written with good pacing, realistic and logical characters, and an interesting (if perhaps not wholly original) plot dealing with necromancers and ghosts. Emma is … Continue reading

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Touch (Queen of the Damned Book 2) by Michelle Sagara

Despite having nearly an identical plot structure (Emma saves kid, is confused about her powers, battles necromancers in the end), this second book in the series departs stylistically from the straightforward YA first novel and instead is very much a … Continue reading

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