Going into the theater, I was well aware of all the criticism and prejudice against this newest adaptation of the Robin Hood legend. While the film did have its issues, most of the complaints listed by critics seem to deliberately ignore or not take into consideration the film’s intentional stylistic direction and creativity that actually set it apart from the 70 other Robin Hood retellings. Continue reading Why You Should Ignore the Critics and Go See Robin Hood
We last left our heroes Percy and Annabeth falling to their deaths in Tartarus — the underbelly of the Underworld. As the (literal) heat picks up in this fourth saga of the Heroes of Olympus, the seven demigods of the prophecy embark on a thrilling and deadly race to keep the giants — Gaia’s warrior children — from returning to the mortal world.
Allow me to give you one small spoiler: it doesn’t go well. Continue reading THE HOUSE OF HADES by Rick Riordan
Annabeth is terrified. Just when she’s about to be reunited with Percy, it looks like Camp Jupiter is planning for war. And that’s only one of her worries. Continue reading THE MARK OF ATHENA by Rick Riordan
Two truths and a lie. The girls of Dogwood cabin played it all the time during their last summer at Camp Nightingale. But the games ended when three of them vanished into the night. Continue reading THE LAST TIME I LIED by Riley Sager
Title: The Son of Neptune Author: Rick Riordan Series: Heroes of Olympus Genre: Fantasy, Middle-Grade Format: Paperback Length: 521 pages Publisher: Disney-Hyperion Originally published: 2 July 2013 * My Rating: 3 Stars Back Cover Description: Percy is confused. When he awoke from his long sleep, he didn’t know much more than his name. Somehow he has managed to make it to a camp for half-bloods, but it doesn’t ring … Continue reading THE SON OF NEPTUNE by Rick Riordan
“A good journal entry–like a good song, or sketch, or photograph–ought to break up the habitual and lift away the film that forms over the eye, the finger, the tongue, the heart. A good journal entry ought to be a love letter to the world.” Continue reading FOUR SEASONS IN ROME by Anthony Doerr
‘Every now and again, a book comes along that is simple yet effective, readable yet memorable. This is one such delight… It is a uniquely humane vision of inhumanity; one to life even the most cynical of spirits’
The Times Continue reading THE GUERNSEY LITERARY AND POTATO PEEL PIE SOCIETY by Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows
Title: Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption Author: Bryan Stevenson Genre: Nonfiction, Social Justice Format: Paperback Length: 368 pages Publisher: Spiegel & Grau Date published: 21 October 2014 (originally) Awards: Warwick Prize for Writing Nominee for Longlist (2015), Dayton Literary Peace Prize for Non-Fiction (2015), NAIBA Book of the Year for Nonfiction (2015), Andrew Carnegie Medal for Nonfiction (2015), Kirkus Prize Nominee for Nonfiction (Finalist) (2014), In the Margins Award for … Continue reading Book Review: JUST MERCY by Bryan Stevenson
KETTERDAM: a bustling hub of international trade where anything can be had for the right price—and no one knows that better than criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker. Continue reading SIX OF CROWS by Leigh Bardugo
Three new heroes.
One missing demigod.
A curse that threatens to destroy them all… Continue reading THE LOST HERO by Rick Riordan