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Video Review: The Hunt by Andrew Fukuda

FTC Disclaimer: I borrowed a copy of The Hunt by Andrew Fukuda from my library. I was in no way compensated for this review. You guys, I LOVED The Hunt by Andrew Fukuda. Honestly, I didn’t think I would even like it at all because all I really knew going into the book was A) It’s about vampires, and B) The vampires scratch their  ...

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Mini Review: Attack on Titan Vol 9-12 by Hajime Isayama

WARNING: This review covers Volumes 9-12 of Attack on Titan. You may find some slight spoilers within. As with all my mini reviews, I’m just going to share some of my notes for each of these volumes. VOLUME 9 Creepy abnormal titan! Interesting, some backstory for Sasha. ❤️ Hange’s experiments! Maybe we’ll see inside  ...

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DNF: Alice in Zombieland by Gena Showalter

There were several reasons why I didn’t finish Alice in Zombieland, but I think the thing that bothers me the most is that I had this idea of this great Alice in Wonderland retelling in my head, something akin to all the great zombie books and TV shows out there, and then it’s not even an Alice in Wonderland retelling at all. So I  ...

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Review: The Fame Game by Lauren Conrad

A Guilty Pleasure… Let me just preface this review by stating that I, in my mid-to-late twenties, enjoyed the heck out of Laguna Beach, The Hills, and The City, but especially The Hills. All three were guilty pleasures of mine. And to this day, I always find myself wanting to rewatch all of them. But then when I actually do start to  ...

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Mini Review: The Walking Dead Compendium 2 by Robert Kirkman

Spoiler Warning: This review covers issues 49-96 of The Walking Dead comics. I don’t like spoilers, but with the nature of this kind of review, some spoilers of these issues and previous issues may be unavoidable. Read on at your own risk. Note: So far, there are 156 issues of The Walking Dead comics published. They come in single  ...

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Manga Mini Review: Attack on Titan Vol 2-8 by Hajime Isayama

Title: Attack on Titan, Volume 2-8 Author: Hajime Isayama Series: Attack on Titan #2-#8 Publisher: Kodansha Comics Publication Date: 2010-2012 Pages: Varies: 189-208 Format/Source: Paperback Manga/Library  Age Group/Genre: Adult/Science Fiction, Post-Apocalyptic BIRTH OF A MONSTER The Colossal Titan has breached humanity’s first line of  ...

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Review: Wonder by R.J. Palacio

Title: Wonder Author: R.J. Palacio Series: Wonder #1 Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf, an imprint of Random House Children’s Books Publication Date: 2012 Pages: 310 Format/Source: Hardback/Purchased Age Group/Genre: Middle Grade/Contemporary You can’t blend in when you were born to stand out. My name is August. I won’t describe  ...

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Review: Saga, Volume 1 by Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples

Title: Saga, Volume 1 Author: Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples Series: Saga: Collected Editions #1 Publisher: Image Comics Publication Date: 2012 Pages: 160 Format/Source: Paperback/Purchased  Age Group/Genre: Adult/Science Fiction, Fantasy When two soldiers from opposite sides of a never-ending galactic war fall in love, they risk  ...

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Mini Review: The Guild Graphic Novels Volumes 1 & 2

Title: The GuildAuthor: Felicia Day, Jim Rugg, Dan JacksonSeries: The Guild, Vol. 1Publisher: Dark Horse BooksPublication Date: 2010Pages: 83Format/Source: Paperback Graphic Novel/Library  Age Group/Genre: Adult/Contemporary, Gaming Internet phenomenon The Guild comes to comics, courtesy of series creator, writer, and star Felicia Day (Dr.  ...

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