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  • Self-incrimination
    Catalan citizens are lining up to plead 'guilty of being democratic'
    Citizens from all parts of Catalonia are lining up to participate in a new democratic demonstration. After the citizen participation process on November 9th, 2014, where Catalan citizens voted for or against Catalonia's independence from Spain...
  • The Mystery Woman from Romance Author Amanda Quick
    Book Review: The Mystery Woman from Romance Author Amanda Quick
    The Mystery Woman, the second installment in Amanda Quick's the Ladies of Lantern Street series is a romantic adventure set in England's late Victorian period. It is almost one hundred years after the American Revolution and relations...
  • Riley Hollis  is a smart powerful magician
    'Trace of Magic' by Diane Pharaoh Francis is an excellent romantic urban fantasy
    "Trace of Magic" by Diane Pharaoh Francis hits the sweet spot between romantic urban fantasy, detecting and action is a fast paced exciting read imbued with both wit and humor. Her main character Riley Hollis is a quick thinking...
  • 'Dark Screams:  Volume One' edited by Brian James Freeman and Richard Chizmar
    'Dark Screams: Volume One' edited by Brian James Freeman and Richard Chizmar
    “Dark Screams: Volume One” is the first volume in a planned series of horror anthologies slated to be released by Random House’s Hydra imprint. This first book, edited by Richard Chizmar and Brian James Freeman, promised to pack...
  • Prisoner B-3087 by Alan Gratz
    'Prisoner B-3087' by Alan Gratz: Middle grade holocaust story
    In "Prisoner B-3087" Alan Gratz takes the true story of Jack Gruener and turns it into a fictional account that is a perfect way for middle grade readers to learn about the Holocaust while reading a book with action and suspense.Yanek...
  • The Young Elites by Marie Lu
    'The Young Elites' by Marie Lu: First in a new YA series
    "The Young Elites" is the first book in the newest series by author Marie Lu, who also wrote the bestselling "Legend" series. That series consisted of "Legend," "Prodigy," and "Champion." This...
  • Squirrel makes her new year's resolutions
    Squirrel makes her new year's resolution
    Making resolutions for the New Year can be a difficult concept for young children. The holiday does not have much of a meaning to children, but the concept of making New Year's resolutions can be a great concept to introduce to children....
  • A Personal History of Violence
    A Personal History of Violence
    Geoffrey Canada grew up in the South Bronx in a poor, occasionally violent neighborhood. However, despite his troubled surroundings of growing up in a poor, sometimes violent neighborhood, he managed to achieve great academic success, receiving...
  • 'Autumn Falls' by Bella Thorne: Surprisingly good
    'Autumn Falls' by Bella Thorne: Surprisingly good
    Bella Thorne, a Disney channel star, wrote "Autumn Falls" about a dyslexic girl who moves to Florida right after her father dies and gets handed his magic journal. Sounds pretty hokey, right? Thorne does make it work, and her young fans...
  • 'It's Only Death' by Lee Thompson
    'It's Only Death' by Lee Thompson
    I was absolutely floored when I read “A Beautiful Madness” by Lee Thompson earlier this year. Thompson’s first foray into crime fiction is a contender for my book of the year. When I got the chance to read “It’s Only...
  • 'Iggy Peck, Architect' by Andrea Beaty: Picture book with a message
    'Iggy Peck, Architect' by Andrea Beaty: Picture book with a message
    "Iggy Peck, Architect" is by Andrea Beaty, author of "Rosie Revere, Engineer." Both children's picture books are carefully and beautifully illustrated by David Roberts, and both books have an important message for children...
  • Book Review: "Brazen" by Katherine Longshore
    Book Review: "Brazen" by Katherine Longshore
    Mary Howard was caught in the middle of power at the Tudor court. The wife of King Henry VIII’s illegitimate son Henry Fitzroy, the daughter of the most powerful duke if the kingdom, the Duke of Norfolk, and cousin to the queen, Anne Boleyn,...
  • Betrayed warrior must learn magic
    'The Oathbreaker's Shadow' by Amy McCulloch takes too long to develop
    Amy McCulloch's "The Oathbreaker's Shadow" due in stores in February sets up as an interesting story and magic system, before going off the rails.The likeable main character Raim, is training to be a member of the Yun, the elite...
  • Daredevil #11
    Unwrap the gift of "Daredevil #11" from this week's comics list for Christmas
    On this Christmas week, the jolly elves of the comic book industry have things timed so that this week's comic book day actually fell on Christmas Eve day! This meant that a sack full of comics worthy for Santa himself was available at...
  • 'The Nightmare Girl' by Jonathan Janz
    'The Nightmare Girl' by Jonathan Janz
    I was recently introduced to Jonathan Janz through a novella of his, “Exorcist Road,” from Samhain Publishing and I was very impressed. I was happy to have the chance to read his upcoming novel, “The Nightmare Girl,” and...