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The Lake

The Lake

We may be far from October, but that’s no reason to pass up a truly terrifying story. A mystery, thriller, and ghost story wrapped up in one, “The Lake” by Natasha Preston is as creepy as they come. Coming into it, I had more expectations that it would be on the...

Love in English

Love in English

For February, what better book to read than something cute and romantic? “Love in English” by Maria E. Andreu has honestly got to be one of the best romance books I’ve read. I really couldn’t put it down - I was totally invested from the first page to the last. And...

Tales From the Hinterland

Tales From the Hinterland

Fairy tales are fun, but sprinkle in a little danger, a little mystery, and a lot of re-imagination and you’re in for a real good time. All sorts of magical things happen in the Hinterland, from half-lives to twice-deaths, and just about everything in between. “Tales...

The Black Friend: On Being A Better White Person

The Black Friend: On Being A Better White Person

2020 has been hard for all Americans, but Black people have been especially disproportionately affected. Police brutality, systematic racism, and racial microaggressions in everyday life only scratches the surface of the traumas Black Americans are (and have been)...

The Way Back

The Way Back

Guys, girls, and everyone in between and all around, allow me to introduce you to “The Way Back.” Set mainly in the tiny shtetl of Tupik, Russia, two generations after 1812, this book is inarguably the best I’ve ever read. And that’s not an exaggeration. Written...

Blazewrath Games

Blazewrath Games

In honor of Latin Heritage Month we decided to review a book by a Latinx author. For this, we chose Amparo Ortiz’s “Blazewrath Games.” Unfortunately, it didn’t really live up to its Hunger-Games-meets-Harry-Potter potential. It wasn’t necessarily bad, but there was a...

Sources Say

Sources Say

With the whirlwind of the 2020 election in full force, reading has become a sort of escape from the real world. But what about a book about an election? “Sources Say” couldn’t have come at a better time than now. Not only is it well-written so that it’s enjoyable...

The Book of Griot: A Collection of African Folktales

The Book of Griot: A Collection of African Folktales

Taking a step away from the usual slice-of-life or fantasy novel or inspiring nonfiction resource, folktales are a wonderful genre of their own. Typically full of symbolism, life lessons, and interesting characters, folktales are today’s reminders of our world’s rich...

The Haunted

The Haunted

When Hendricks Becker-O’Malley and her family moved to Drearford, New York, she was ready to give up her old life. She could finally be whoever she wanted to be (though with a couple of lies in response to questions about her old life). She could finally escape her...