Book Review: The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy by Mackenzi Lee

“Everyone has heard stories of women like us—cautionary tales, morality plays, warnings of what will befall you if you are a girl too wild for the world, a girl who asks too many questions or wants too much. If you set off into the world alone. Everyone has heard stories of women like us, and […]

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Book Review: My Plain Jane by Cynthia Hand, Jodi Meadows, & Brodi Ashton

“But she was a writer, so while she did get this moment of thinking herself somewhat brilliant, it would soon be offset by a crippling doubt that she had a gift of words at all. Such is the way with all writers. Trust us.” Hand, Meadows and Ashton’s brilliantly written and utterly comical retelling of […]

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Book Review: The Colonel and the Bee by Patrick Canning

“If there was one thing to know about the Colonel, it was that his brand of reasoning was peculiar and entirely his own. If there was a second thing to be known, it was that his methods often showed results.” A brilliantly written story full of humor and wit, Patrick Canning’s The Colonel and the […]

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Book Review: Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young

“We find things, just as we lose things. If you’ve lost your honor, you’ll find it again.” An action packed YA fantasy novel, Young’s standalone viking inspired novel is a page turner with a number of twists and turns. Though in a fantasy setting, Young ties in an abundance of lessons for all readers to […]

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Book Review: The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee

“We are not broken things, neither of us. We are cracked pottery mended with laquer and flakes of gold, whole as we are, complete unto each other. Complete and worthy and so very loved.” Remarkably witty and wildly adventurous, Mackenzie Lee’s The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue is a beautiful edition to the realm […]

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Book Review: Animal Farm by George Orwell

“All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.” A grim and twisted rendition of the Russian Revolution and Stalin’s rise to power, George Orwell’s Animal Farm is a magnificent classic that continues to amaze readers over 50 years past its original release. Tired of taking demands from the human farmer Mr. Jones, the […]

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Book Review: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

“Mockingbirds don’t do one thing but make music for us to enjoy. They don’t eat up people’s gardens, don’t nest in corncribs, they don’t do one thing but sing their hearts out for us. That’s why it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.” A truly remarkable coming-of-age novel, Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird is […]

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