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The Martian Review

The Martian (film) is rated PG-13 by the Motion Picture Association of America. Waking up to a blaring alarm in the morning is one thing, and quite a horrible thing at that, but waking up to a blaring ‘low oxygen’ alarm after being left for dead on the surface of Mars is quite another. Unfortunately for fictional botanist Mark Watney, […]

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Shatter Me Review

The world is crumbling: food is scarce , animals are disappearing, and disease is running rampant. Dangerous people get locked away to make room for the rest of society. Juliette has been imprisoned for 264 days, locked away by the Reestablishment for the power she has. When the Reestablishment tries to use her power for their own gains, however, she […]

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Red Queen Review

“The truth is what I make it. I could set this world on fire and call it rain.” The world is divided by blood, red and silver. Reds are commoners while Silvers are the elites gifted with power. Mare Barrow is a red girl living in the Stilts and ravaged by poverty. She has no hope of change until she gets […]

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The Expanse Season 5 Review

The Expanse is rated TV-14 by IMDB. Back in December 2020, which, during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, seems to me to have been several years ago, the fifth season of the Hugo Award winning series The Expanse premiered on Amazon Prime Video. Normally I would hesitate to review such a late season, and I will be the first to say […]

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Sadie Review

“I always forget that fear is a conquerable thing but I learn it over and over again and that, I guess is better than never learning it”  Sadie by Courtney Summers is the story of Sadie, a runaway looking for revenge, and West McCray, the podcaster trying to find her. Sadie has never had it easy but when her little sister […]

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Children of Blood and Bone Review

“Reality told us we would fail. But again and again, we fought.We persevered. We rose.”  Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi follows the story of Zélie, a maji living in a world where magic once flowed but is now destroyed. A ruthless king took control after the night magic was taken alongside countless maji lives, changing the kingdom […]

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WandaVision Premier Review

Last Friday, the long awaited WandaVison premiered on Disney plus! WandaVison takes place after Endgame and follows the story of Wanda Maximoff (Scarlet Witch) and Vision in the style of classic sitcoms. Wanda and Vision are living an idyllic suburban lifestyle but after a series of strange occurrences they begin to suspect that everything is not quite as it seems.  […]

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Caraval Review

What would you do for a single wish, guaranteed to come true? Welcome to Caraval by Stephanie Garber! Scarlett and Tella are sisters who live on an island with their powerful and sometimes cruel father. Scarlett has always dreamed of going to Caraval, a carnival style game where the winner receives one wish. The sisters grow up and Scarlett has […]

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The Sixth Sense Review

This is a good scary movie with a surprising twist at the end. There were only a few jump scares making it more eerie rather than a thriller. It is extremely well written and the storyline is much different than expected. It all starts when Malcom Crowe (Bruce Willis) a child psychologist reunites with an old patient of his, one […]

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Vicious Review

What if a school project went so wrong that you ended up with superpowers? That is where Vicious by V.E. Schwab starts. Victor and Eli are roommates in college when their college thesis gets assigned. Eli chooses to study ExtraOrdinaries (people with superpowers) while Victor studies the effects of adrenaline. Together they find a way to create ExtraOrdinaries, and that’s […]

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Cinder Review

Cinderella is a classic story that everyone has heard. Authors and producers have been retelling this story for decades, but Marissa Meyer gives an old tale new life in her book Cinder. The whole world is trying to cope with the effects of a deadly virus and the looming threat of war with the lunar people. Cinder is a young […]

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Plague Inc: The Cure Review

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Plague Inc.’s popularity has soared for the obvious reason that people have become more interested in the way that disease is spread. While the cause of the game’s recently increased demand is somewhat disturbing, playing the game has also granted relief to many people. Recently, Plague Inc. has developed a new game mode called “The Cure”, […]

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Scythe Review

What would happen if people never died? Neal Shusterman’s Scythe explores this idea. In 2041 the modern day ‘cloud’ became “The Thunderhead” and  solved the world’s problems. All diseases and injuries were cured, the effects of global warming have been stopped, and resources have been carefully distributed to eliminate hunger. The order of Scythe’s are chosen to control overpopulation, the […]

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For One More Day Review

Everyone makes mistakes, but what would you do if your whole life fell apart? For Charles (Chick) Benetto, a former baseball player, problems with his career, finances, family, and alcohol abuse are enough to make him contemplate suicide. In this book, he goes back to his home town for one more day.  Mitch Albom has a writing style that is […]

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Mandalorian Season 2 Premier Review

Last Friday was a highly anticipated day for Mandalorian fans, the long awaited season two of the show premiered on Disney Plus! The first episode is available now, with new episodes aired every Friday. There has been a lot of speculation and anticipation about the second season and the premier did not disappoint! It starts with Din Djarin looking for […]

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The Kingdom of Back Review

Wolfgang Mozart, child prodigy and world renowned musician and composer. We all know his story, or at least know of him, but what about his sister? The Kingdom of Back by Marie Lu explores the story of Maria Anna Mozart (or Nannerel). She was the older sister of Wolfgang and shared his musical talents, but she was born into a […]