Gemina | book review

Gemina, though it focuses on new characters, begins just minutes after Illuminae concludes. If you recall, the characters from the first book are aboard science vessel Hypatia and are headed towards Jump Station Heimdall after narrowly escaping total destruction for about the fifth time. Unfortunately, Heimdall is in just as much trouble: BeiTech—the organization …

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Nerve | book review

Vee is a behind-the-stage kind of girl. While her best friend shines in the spotlight both on and off stage, Vee does her makeup and walks in her shadow. So when the chance arises to do something out of character, Vee surprises herself and everyone else: she becomes a player in Nerve, a game where you complete dares for …

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I Was Here | book review

Cody is distraught over the loss of her best friend, Meg. They found Meg in a hotel room, her body full of a rare, deadly poison. A poison that she obtained illegally and secretly. A poison that she drank herself. Cody is not only devastated that Meg is dead, but also furious. Cody was Meg’s best friend. How could Meg be so …

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The Vanishing Stair | book review

Stevie Bell loves mysteries. She loves them so much, she was accepted into the prestigious Ellingham Academy, site of the notorious Ellingham kidnapping/murder. During her first semester, she not only attempted to solve this decades-old cold case, but ended up starring in a mystery of her own: one dead classmate, another …

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Speak No Evil | book review

Speak No Evil follows best friends Niru and Meredith as they navigate the treacherous waters of senior year. But end-of-year exams and track meets are the least of their problems. For Meredith, it’s all about getting into Harvard alongside her best friend; for Niru, it’s hiding his true self from his parents. Niru is gay, and when his …

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The Night Circus | book review

When Celia and Marco are only children, they are chosen to be the players of a deadly game. With the circus as the venue, the two are forced into a duel of impossible magic. One, the beautiful illusionist captivating audiences each night from inside the circus; the other, just a nobody, the assistant to the creator of the circus who …

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Scott Pilgrim | series review

The Scott Pilgrim series follows (duh) Scott Pilgrim, a 23-year-old nobody who lives with his gay roommate and plays in a band with his friends. When he meets Ramona, it’s love at first sight. He even (kind of) dumps his high school girlfriend for her. But what Scott doesn’t realize is that Ramona comes with a lot more …

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