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Ill Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson - Book Review

I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson – Book Review

Ollie Daniels, Staff Writer January 12, 2023

The complex topic of human duality meets a whirlwind coming-of-age story in I’ll Give You the Sun, the 2014 novel by Jandy Nelson. I’ll Give You the Sun is critically acclaimed, winning the Stonewall...

Colleen Hoovers book It Starts With Us

It Starts With Us: a sequel falls short

Haylie Potter, Staff Writer January 10, 2023

Over the past few years, author Colleen Hoover has taken the literary world by storm with the first novel of a duology, It Ends With Us. Readers demanded a sequel to which Colleen Hoover thoughtfully...

Taking Notice: A copy of the novel Hell Followed With Us stands heavily annotated. Many memorable scenes and lines were impossible to leave unmarked.

“Hell Followed With Us” by Andrew Joseph White (Review)

Ollie Daniels, Staff Writer November 18, 2022

Brimming with bloody cities and justified teenage fury, the new novel Hell Followed With Us, by Andrew Joseph White, was released over the summer. Now a New York Times Bestselling novel, it was published...

AGONIZING BUT FANTASTIC: This duet isnt for everybody due to the content and length of these novels, but Chloe Walsh creates a story, The Boys of Tommen, that is genuine, realistic, and a page-turner. 

Literary therapy: ‘Binding 13’ and ‘Keeping 13’ explore the healing power of friendship (Review)

Kaylea Martin, Staff Writer May 27, 2022

Novels Binding 13 and Keeping 13 by Chloe Walsh follows Shannon and Johnny, two teenagers, whose lives couldn’t be any more different and can still somehow fit perfectly together anyways.   Johnny...

JUST A PAWN: In the novel 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle, Aiden Bishop finds himself trapped within the halls of Blackheath Manor and his only escape is to uncover the mystery that is Evelyn Hardcastles death within one day repeating eight times... or start anew with no memory of his previous attempt.

A Pawn in Someone’s Game: “7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle” (Review)

Vaughn Aarhaus, Staff Writer April 7, 2022

At 11 pm, Evelyn Hardcastle will be murdered in broad daylight. But by who? To solve this mystery in the novel, one must live the lives of eight people, repeating the day over and over. But there...

READY READERS: The Secret History rests on the bookshelves of nearly every bibliophile. If youve yet to read this modern classic, check out our review to get you inspired.

Greeks and Geeks: “The Secret History” (Review)

Ryleigh Underwood, Perspectives Editor March 2, 2022

Whenever I’m talking about literature with someone, I always preface the conversation with: Have you read The Secret History?  The first book by elusive author, Donna Tartt, (often known for...

FEELING BLUE? If youre looking for a distraction this Valentines Day, here are a few books to take away the blues.

Four Books for the Valentine’s Day Blues

Kaylea Martin, Staff Writer February 14, 2022

Not feeling all the hearts and flowers this year? Check out writer Kaylea Martin's suggestions for books to help you beat the Valentine's Day blues!

ADDICTIVE CHAOS: The Poppy War by R. F. Kuang tells the story of Rin, a 14-year old war orphan in Ancient China. Kuangs novel combines history, science fiction and fantasy to explore the horrors of war through the experiences of children.

Sacrificial flowers: ‘The Poppy War’ shows the brutality of war through historical fiction lens (Review)

Kaylea Martin, Staff Writer December 21, 2021

  Set in ancient China and inspired by early 20th century China, the Second-Sino Japanese War, and the Forgotten Holocaust, The Poppy Wars was a debut novel for R.F. Kuang about war, shamanism,...

REYLO: This novel is the author’s debut novel and is based off of Hazelwood’s Star Wars fanfiction. Hazelwood creates a perfect experiment of what happens when you combine science and romance.

Scientific methods of romance: ‘The Love Hypothesis’ (Review)

Kaylea Martin, Staff Writer October 26, 2021

If you like banter, women in STEM/academia, LGBTQ+ and BIPOC representation, relatable characters, and amazing friendships, then The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood is for you. The main character,...

SKYSCRAPERS: The simplistic, yet engaging cover of the book features constellations; a show of proof as to how small we really are amongst the grand scheme of things.

Little Cosmonaut: ‘We Are The Ants’ (Review)

Ryleigh Underwood, Perspectives Editor March 11, 2021

When I go book-shopping, I always look for eye-catching covers. It’s a natural instinct, anything bright, colorful, or remotely interesting is bound to get our attention; and that’s part of the...

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