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Review: A Darker Shade of Magic

By on June 12, 2018

A Darker Shade of Magic is the first book by V.E. Schwab that I have read, but I definitely know that it will not be my last. This novel pulls you in with compelling characters, easy banter, and an innate sense for adventure. Instead of being cliche, Schwab’s universe is unique and multicolored (no pun […]

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Review: Nicola Yoon’s “The Sun is also a Star”

By on January 31, 2018

Recently, Nicola Yoon reached popular renown through her first publication “Everything, Everything.” But her second book, “The Sun is also a Star,” carries themes that the first doesn’t touch. With “The Sun is also a Star,” Yoon turns the YA genre on its head; her two teenage characters deal with adult problems most can’t even […]

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Review: John Green’s “Turtles All the Way Down”

By on October 24, 2017

John Green is back after a five-year hiatus from published works. His new novel “Turtles All the Way Down” is one you won’t want to miss. Keep reading to find out what Reading Whale thought of Green’s new book. It’s quite rare to find someone who sees the same world you see. Sixteen-year-old Aza never […]

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Review: A Court of Thorns and Roses

By on July 28, 2017

For fans of YA and fantasy novels, this series might be the one for you to check out next. Written by Sarah J. Maas, the same mastermind behind the Throne of Glass series, A Court of Thorns and Roses is a great, fun, easy fantasy read. I flew through the first book in two days […]

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Review: All the Light We Cannot See

By on July 18, 2017

Anthony Doerr’s “All the Light We Cannot See” is amazing. You might have already guessed that from the little sticker on the cover that says “Winner of the Pulitzer Prize,” but I can truly tell you that this is a book everyone should read. Not only are the characters Doerr creates beautiful and wholesome, but […]

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Review: Daniel Keyes’ “Flowers for Algernon”

By on June 30, 2017

Daniel Keyes’ profound and moving work is one that a lot of people have to read sometime in school. Unfortunately, my school never assigned it. Instead one of my friends recommended I read it, and I couldn’t be more happy that I did. “Flowers for Algernon” is a book you can’t put down, and one […]

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