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Movie Review: Maleficent

I know Maleficent premiered several months ago. However, my best friend and I saw it again a couple of days ago at the local discount cinema. Plus, Once Upon a Time returns this week and I feel the need to reconnect with fairy tales after…

Top 5 Children’s Book Series

Book series appropriate for children between 8-14 years old. The Chronicles of Narnia–C.S. Lewis This was one of the first adventure/fantasy series my parents let me read. Follow the adventures of Peter, Edmund, Lucy, and Susan as they explore the mystical realm of Narnia….

Deborah Harkness-All Souls Trilogy

Vampire literature continues to hold audiences in a thrall. In recent decades, vampiric literature drastically evolved beyond the horror depicted in Bram Stoker’s Dracula. However, few of these novels actually present a semi-realistic vision of modern vampires. Novels today either venture into high drama…

King Arthur Legend

As civilization progressed out of the dark ages, a myriad of legends fell by the wayside. Who knows what heroes and adventures remain shrouded in the ancient past. However, one legend continues to grow in prominence and stature. The King Arthur Legend remains a…

Top 5 Young Adult Fantasy Series

Throne of Glass–Sarah Maas If Cinderella were an assassin, she would be Celaena Sardothien. This series follows 18 year old Celaena as she maneuvers through the high court of Endovier.  Celaena finds herself in this situation after Prince Dorian rescues her from a life…

Lauren Willig-The Mark of the Midnight Manzanilla

Every now and then I decide to explore genres outside of fantasy and science fiction. A couple of years ago, I stumbled across Lauren Willig’s Pink Carnation Series, a regency romance.  Now when I say romance, I mean: well-written, plot driven, believable heroines/heroes, and…

Album Review: Bleachers-Strange Desire

Every Monday I will either review a movie or an album/music group. To start things off is a review of Strange Desire.   A couple days ago, my brother and I ventured downtown to attend a Bleachers concert. Bleachers is Jack Antonoff’s (best known…

Fantasy versus Science Fiction

I am obsessed with fantasy fiction. This addiction probably arose from childhood. Growing up I wanted to either be a Jedi Knight or a dragon rider. Unfortunately, neither of these fields is currently hiring. I am eternally disappointed. Anyways, it has taken me about…

Erika Johansen-The Queen of the Tearling

I picked this book up after I heard it was going to be adapted into a screenplay. Generally I prefer to read the book before seeing the movie. The Queen of the Tearling is Erika Johansen’s debut novel. Warning:This review does contain some spoilers Themes Explored:…

Wendy Webb-The Vanishing

The Vanishing (2014) is author Wendy Webb’s third modern Gothic novel with a supernatural tinge. Like The Tale of Halcyon Crane (2010) and The Fate of Mercy Alban (2013), The Vanishing is about a young woman exploring a mysterious event from the past. Warning:…

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