Review: “Lady Midnight” begins Dark Artifices Trilogy

Review:

Kaitlyn Cashdollar, Reporter

March 30, 2016

"Lady Midnight" is the first book in the Dark Artifices trilogy by Cassandra Clare. It is the sequel to the Mortal Instruments series. It has been five years since Emma Carstairs' parents were murdered by Sebastian Morgenstern. Or at least, that's what everybody says. Emma, however, thinks that there...

Young adult novel takes on religious themes

Young adult novel takes on religious themes

March 22, 2013

I started reading The Opposite of Hallelujah with only a very basic idea of what I was in for. This was in part because the jacket blurb is misleading (which is typical) and also because I haven’t come across many reviews or opinions for the book. I was hoping for a family drama featuring religiou...

Author reveals new side of 16th century Iran

Author reveals new side of 16th century Iran

February 22, 2013

As a genre, historical fiction is almost exclusively Euro-centric, and novels that don’t deal with European history tend to chronicle the lives of the same handful of African or Asian characters, over and over again. Equal of the Sun, a novel by Anita Amirrezvani that deals with court life in 16th ...

Helen Grant weaves mystery from child’s perspective

Helen Grant weaves mystery from child's perspective

February 15, 2013

If The Book Thief and To Kill a Mockingbird were somehow to hook up and create a book baby of their own, I suspect that book would be somewhat similar to The Vanishing of Katharina Linden. Helen Grant’s debut novel is a murder mystery set in a small German town, told through the eyes of a child. It is...

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