Category Archives: ARC

A Golden Fury by Samantha Cohoe

A Golden Fury is a gothict alternate universe novel that provides plenty of twists and turns as our 17 year old heroine attempts to create the impossible: the philosopher’s stone. The tone is heavy to the point where most of … Continue reading

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To Sleep in a Sea of Stars by Christopher Paolini

To Sleep In A Sea of Stars is a rollicking science fiction adventure that reads in a very cinematic way. The action is continuous, the characters are lovable, and the story never gets too speculative. But at the same time, … Continue reading

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Hot British Boyfriend by Kristy Boyce

The title ‘Hot British Boyfriend’ is your best indicator of what you will find here: girl obsessed with boys, harmless romances, somewhat simplified relationships and friendships, and some travel thrown in. No, it’s not inventive and certainly not very deep. … Continue reading

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The World of Cyberpunk 2077

The World of Cyberpunk 2077 is an interesting mixture of an art book, primer for the game, and background information package. While reading it I felt a bit like reading the original rulebook for the roleplaying game that is the … Continue reading

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The Legend of Korra: Ruins of Empire by Michael Dante DiMartino, Michelle Wong, Killian Ng

This edition of Ruins of the Empire collects the previously released books one thru three into one large volume. While I was a huge Korra fan while the original show was airing, I had mostly missed the comics that came … Continue reading

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Avatar: The Art Of The Animated Series by Michael Dante DiMartino, Bryan Konietzko

Joining the plethora of new books and comics from the Avatar universe, this Art of the Animated Series book is a pleasure for long time fans. I am usually not all that fond of “Art of” books, feeling they mostly … Continue reading

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Avatar: The Lost Adventures/Team Avatar Tales by Gene Luen Yang, Faith Erin Hicks, Gurihiru, Sara Goetter

This endearing collection of short stories from the world of Avatar is a wonderful addition to the (always excellent) releases of Avatar books of late. For fans of the show, this is like a comic version of ‘Tales from Ba … Continue reading

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The Promised Neverland 16 by Kaiu Shirai and Posuka Demizu

Wow that was one heck of a volume. So much hinted at in previous volumes comes to fruition in this action packed installment in The Promised Neverland series. All the characters have now assembled at the demon capitol, each with … Continue reading

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Ancient Egypt – A Visual Explorer Guide by Trevor Naylor

There have been so many books published on this subject that the first question most will ask is how this book is different. As well, who is it intended for/will enjoy it the most. Those questions are easily answered: This … Continue reading

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World Trigger 21 by Daisuke Ashihara

The last rank war is about to begin and Tamakoma need only 4 points to secure second place and the away mission position. But their opponents are tough: Ikoma, Ninomiya, and Yuba are all looking to get points as well. … Continue reading

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The Healthy Vegan Air Fryer Cookbook by Dana Angelo White

Although the book is beautifully presented and extremely easy to follow, I feel like the recipes themselves were lacking in taste and interest. There were a lot of ‘shortcuts’ to make the recipe seem easier (such as using frozen pizza … Continue reading

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Master of One by Jaida Jones, Danielle Bennett

Master of One is an interesting book simply because it defies a lot of expectations and really isn’t what you expect from the blurbs. It is definitely not a heist story, there are multiple POVs, it doesn’t follow the normal … Continue reading

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All These Warriors by Amy Tintera

This sequel to All These Monsters is a fun read – just don’t ask too many questions because you won’t find the answers here. The series is a duology with this book finishing the story on a solid note. Although … Continue reading

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Lose Weight by Eating Easy Dinners by Audrey Johns

This had a nice selection of recipes but with a very strong emphasis on chicken meals (I had a hard time finding something for pork, for example). But then, chicken is pretty healthy so it isn’t surprising you’d find a … Continue reading

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Pressure Cooker Cookbook for Weight Loss by Sukaina Bharwani

This is an easy to use and follow cookbook with plenty of recipes. The presentation is clean and the directions nicely laid out, making cooking with the instapot less of a chore. Although the book’s recipes come in 3 colors … Continue reading

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The Fabulous Killjoys by Gerard Way, Shaun Simon, Becky Cloonan

Dystopian tales haven’t aged well and unfortunately this graphic novel is no exception. The concept of the book is that it is the ‘third’ video by the band My Chemical Romance and follows the story begun in two of the … Continue reading

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Pie Academy by Ken Haedrich

Pie Academy is pretty much everything you would want in a book about the subject: discussions on pie plates, tools, techniques; a wide selection of recipes; and plenty of beautiful photographs of the finished product. The author combines old and … Continue reading

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The Prison Healer by Lynette Noni

This was a new one for me: I greatly enjoyed the book until the last four sentences. They revealed the plot of book two and I likely will not get the rest of the books in the series as a … Continue reading

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Avatar The Last Airbender The Search Omnibus by Gene Luen Yang, Gurihiru

This omnibus collects the previously released parts 1-3 into one 230+ page volume, and is a great collection if you missed the original releases. There are multiple such collections in the pipeline as interest in the Avatar universe is on … Continue reading

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The Sky Blues by Robbie Couch

It would be very difficult not to compare this to the same feelings you get after reading Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda. It is uplifting, lighthearted, deep at places, and tells a really nice story of a gay teen … Continue reading

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