This week I bring you A Darker Shade Of Magic by Victoria Schwab. In Schwab’s universe, there are four Londons: Red London, White London, Grey London, and Black London. Each is very different and each is divided from the others by magic. Grey London is the only one without magic of it’s own. In the past anyone could travel to […]
Welcome back to school! I know this year school is a bit different than normal so I thought now would be a good time to return to something tried and true, The Hunger Games! Last spring Suzanne Collins released The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes. This book returns readers to the world of The Hunger Games 64 years before the […]
“Coldness would be reprehensible, horrifying. Compassion is worse, because it cannot be dismissed as evil.” – N.K. Jemisin, The City We Became A lot of stories end with a bang, but the City We Became starts with one. The slam of a door, in fact. The whole first chapter barely gives the reader room to breathe, a discordant, beautiful morass […]
This week I thought I would share another one of my favorite books! The Raven Boys is written by Maggie Stiefvater and takes place in Henrietta, Virginia, a small town placed on a ley line making it a hotspot for strange activity. What I love about it is that each of the five main characters has their own story that […]
Renegades is the first book in a trilogy written by Marissa Meyer. This is a book about superheroes and villains fighting for control of Gatlon City. Over the course of their fight, it can sometimes be hard to tell which side has the best interests at heart. It is definitely a book that leaves readers questioning things until the very […]
Written by Sparsh Aiyar. Submit your own article to the City Voice at bit.ly/chmsVoiceSubmit Manga. You may have heard the word from a friend or on the media. You may have even seen a section for Manga at a bookstore or a library. So, what is Manga? Manga refers to Japanese comics that are often made into animations known as […]
Written by Maya Oeverman Six of Crows is written by Leigh Bardugo as part of the Grishaverse. (The Shadow and Bone trilogy and King of Scars are part of it too) I absolutely loved this book! Stated simply, It is about six teenagers who undergo a seemingly impossible heist but Leigh Bardugo does a really good job of including other […]
Written by Maya Oeverman In this crazy time we are living through, sometimes it is nice to get lost in a good book! For your next reading adventure I would highly recommend The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stievater. It is a story centralized around The Scorpio Races in which competitors attempt to tame and race the deadly Capaill uisce (Water […]
The guiding principle of The Raven Tower is to subvert convention. It is a book that tries its level best to take what you expect and follow it, to a point, after which it does something completely unanticipated. In the world of The Raven Tower, a primitive humanity struggles to survive with the help of numerous gods that dot the […]
The City Voice writes about a lot of things, and several times in the past we’ve written about both Dungeons and Dragons and artificial intelligence. Today we’re writing about both of those things. Dungeons and Dragons, and other text based role-playing games, relies on the conversational interaction between players and game designers. As we discussed in our article a few […]
“Was there even such a thing as Mahit Dzmare, in the context of a Teixcalaanli city, a Teixcalaanli language, Teixcalaanli politics infecting her all through, like an imago she wasn’t suited for, tendrils of memory and experience growing into her like the infiltrates of some fast-growing fungus.” – Arkady Martine, A Memory Called Empire A Memory Called Empire begins with […]
Since the first Men in Black movie came out in 1997 the series has gained a dedicated following among science fiction fans. This week there’s a new trailer for the reboot of the franchise, making the fourth installment so far.
Age of Myth by Michael J. Sullivan “When faced with certain death, running is sensible, but I think a man can make an unhealthy habit of it. Running can take on an importance of its own and become an excuse to avoid living a normal life.” – Age of Myth If there is one truth in the world of Elan, […]
“Children ceased to be children when you put a sword in their hands. When you taught them to fight a war, then you armed them and put them on the front lines, they were not children anymore. They were soldiers.” – The Poppy War In the Nikara Empire, everything is determined by the Keju. Every Nikaran citizen takes the empire-wide […]
“If you’re raised to believe nothing about you is special, if the benchmark is extraordinary, what do you do if you’re not?” – The Umbrella Academy Of the many superhero related movies and TV shows currently available on Netflix, The Umbrella Academy is perhaps the weirdest and the most compelling. The opening lines of the show clearly lay out a simple, if undeniably strange, […]
A programmer leaves Earth to explore the universe as a sentient computer and in the near future 5 people investigate a conspiracy that threatens to redefine the balance of power in the solar system.