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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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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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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Interview: Kelly Creagh

By Ameerah Holliday

Nevermore CoverWhen the typical, popular high school cheerleader teams up with the school’s goth outcast, things are bound be interesting, but when that pair is swept into the chaotic and mysterious world of Edgar Allen Poe then it’s bound to be Kelly Creagh’s Nevermore Trilogy. This Trilogy revolves around cheerleader Isobel Lanley and school outcast Varen Nethers who are paired together in their English class for a project on Edgar Allen Poe. While working together they discover far more about each other and Poe than ever expected, as they are mysteriously transported into the stories and mysteries of Edgar Allen Poe.

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Event Review: Melissa Marr Book Signing

By Ameerah Holliday

Made For You book coverMysterious Galaxy is a unique bookstore after all not many places have green walls and aliens on their signs. When I walked in to the store on October 5th, for the signing of Made For You, the latest novel by bestselling author Melissa Marr, I was immediately greeted by two things: an Edgar Allen Poe lunchbox and a very excited employee wearing a “Need a hug?” tee shirt. I knew this signing was going to be interesting.

Before Marr arrived I explored the intimate bookstore on my own. The store itself was warm and friendly, more like a home library than a business. During my exploration of the Galaxy I overheard hushed conversions about upcoming signings, the plethora of books surrounding us, and of course, Melissa Marr. Continue reading

Commentary: Teen Wolf Season 4 Finale Review

By Ameerah Holliday

The original article by H. Shaw-Williams can be found here.

I hope that as the next season airs we are left with less time to question the writer’s decisions and simply enjoy the adventurous Beacon Hills lifestyle.

The popular television show Teen Wolf aired its latest season this summer and much like reviewer H. Shaw-Williams, many fans were left with more questions than answers as season four came to a close. With unnecessary plot twists and the sporadic introduction of new storylines, many people were left feeling as Williams did: that as the season progressed it lacked the action and excitement that the first episode seemed to promise the fans of this popular MTV show. Although Williams seems a little harsh in suggesting that this show should come to a close, the points presented in this review do hold some merit and I do agree. Continue reading