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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Event Review: A Night Out So They Can Read

By Jessica Wright

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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: Thorn Jack

By Jessica Wright

thorn-jack-225Earlier this year Katherine Harbour burst into the literary world with the release of her first novel, Thorn Jack, the first book of the Night and Nothing series. Despite this being her first book, Thorn Jack not only is beautifully written but also is a story that will remind the reader of why faerie tales are timeless pieces of literature. Harbour grew up in Albany, New York and currently resides in Sarasota, Florida. In addition to writing, Harbour enjoys oil painting and likes to keep an open mind about the existence of faeries.

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Book Review: DC Comics’ Injustice Gods Among Us

By Jessica Wright

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A new story for the ages!

The latest Batman/Superman revamp, Injustice Gods Among Us, was released in two parts earlier this year as a prequel to the hit video game. Each hardcover volume, of which there are two thus far, contains 6 parts of the series where our favorite comic superheroes and heroines, villains and worlds have been recreated in some very unexpected ways. The amazing artwork and provocative storyline makes this graphic series an addictive page-turner. Continue reading

Interview: Jacquelyn Phillips

By Jessica Wright

Jacquelyn Phillips in New York at an open-mic reading of Cat and Mouse
Jacquelyn Phillips in New York at an open-mic reading of Cat and Mouse

Jacquelyn Phillips is an editor, student, and writer. Currently in the MFA program at San Diego State University, Jackie aspires to be the next top author. She was the editor-in-chief for the Spring 2014 edition of the pacificREVIEW, which was the highest grossing pacificREVIEW to date. Additionally, she is a co-creator of the online literary journal The Wardrobe, where she continues to edit and write. Her bubbly personality and limitless stores of energy keep her upbeat and constantly involved in one or more projects as well as a pleasure to interact with. Currently, Jackie is in the final revision stages of her adult novel, Cat and Mouse, the pacificREVIEW, and online at The Wardrobe. Readers can find Jacquelyn on Facebook and Twitter. Continue reading