Book Review: Life and Death: Twilight Reimagined

By Ameerah Holliday
twilightAs a recovering “Twi-hard” I was fully aware of the approaching tenth anniversary of Twilight. However, when the novel’s author Stephenie Meyer announced a “surprise” release of a Twilight book I had no doubts as to what it would be. In 2008 Midnight Sun, a retelling of Twilight from Edward’s perspective was illegally leaked onto the internet. Meyer was devastated by the leak and proclaimed that the novel would remain unfinished because of it. However, it seemed as though after seven years she may have finally changed her mind and the Twi-hard fandom rejoiced in the possibility. However, her fans were mistaken.
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Book Review: Uprooted

By Jessica Wright

Uprooted-Cover-2Award winning author Naomi Novik is no stranger to the literary fantasy world. A first generation American, Novik is the author of the popular Temeraire series that includes the novels His Majesty’s Dragon and the New York Times bestseller Empire of Ivory. She will be concluding the Temeraire series next year with its ninth and final novel and her latest stand-alone novel, Uprooted, was released in May 2015. Uprooted transports the reader into a world full of magic and darkness while exploring the complexities of young adulthood and human relationships.

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Interview: L. Divine

By Ameerah Holliday

191066The Drama High Series follows Jayd Jackson, a strong willed teenage girl through her life and experiences in her Los Angeles high school. Jayd however is not like any other teenager, she’s a voodoo queen in training. Mixing magic with cultural history and high school drama, L. Divine’s series has everything and more. Drama High is a relatable novel that seeks to entertain, educate and inspire its readers of all ages.

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Event Review: A Night Out So They Can Read

By Jessica Wright

photo 2Outsmarting Poverty One Book At A Time

On November 7th, Traveling Stories and IDW Publishing co-hosted A Night Out So They Can Read at the Moniker Warehouse. The event was a fundraiser to bring money and awareness to the non-profit organization, Traveling Stories: a company focused on improving the literacy of children around San Diego and internationally.

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Book Review: Dorothy Must Die

By Ameerah Holliday

Before her explorations of Oz began, Danielle Paige  worked in the televisionDanielle Paige industry, receiving the Writers Guild of America Award and several Daytime Emmy nominations. A graduate of Columbia University, Paige currently resides in New York, where she has reimagined a classic story and taken us back into Oz. Dorothy Must Die  is Paige’s very first Young Adult novel and the start of a very unique series. The novel, published in April 2014, has since been nominated for a 2014 Book Shimmy Award and its story continues to grow with two prequel novellas No Place Like Home and The Witch Must Burn as well as a highly anticipated sequel.

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