• The Last Unkillable Thing by Emily Pittinos

    This is a review of the poetry collection, The Last Unkillable Thing by Emily Pittinos. I gave this 2.75/5 stars. Themes and General Thoughts “How much of enjoying a place is destroying it?” These poems all follow different directions but seem to culminate upon the central theme of mourning. I felt that some poems were clearly stronger than the others, and there was only one that I felt completely drawn into. There seemed to be a lack of flow in many of them, and the style of some (specifically the ones with colons separating every few words) didn’t work with their story. Every so often, the poems seem to fit…

  • The Grief We’re Given by William Bortz

    This is a review of the phenomenal poetry collection, The Grief We’re Given by William Bortz, which I gave 5/5 stars. Overview “all which I haven’t known is all I ever feel” As the title suggests, this collection all revolves around a theme of grief. The poems all touch on different aspects of the same emotion but truly emphasize how the feeling is all-encompassing, but yet possible to live and thrive with. General Thoughts and Writing “what is hope if it isn’t worth losing everything for” Filled with raw emotion and tender longings, these poems were spectacularly crafted to break your heart, but also help you put it back together.…

  • Akarnae by Lynette Noni

    This is a spoiler free review of Akarnae by Lynette Noni. This is the first book in the Medoran Chronicles and I gave it 3.75/5 stars. This is a fantasy novel that takes place within a magical academy called Akarnae. Plot “Embrace the wonder” This novel follows Alexandra Jennings, a 16 year old student who’s about to go off to boarding school for the next eight months while her parents are away for work. After arriving at the boarding school, Alex walks through a doorway and is transported to the magical world of Medora. Her only chance of returning to her own world is with the help of Professor Marselle, the…

  • Nyxia by Scott Reintgen

    This is a spoiler free review of Nyxia by Scott Reintgen, the first novel in The Nyxia Triad. I gave this book a 4/5 stars and highly enjoyed it. This is a futuristic science fiction story with Aliens, space travel, and hints of romance. General Thoughts and Plot “Unlearn your idea of impossible.” “A branch can be cut away but roots run deep and dark.” This novel follows Emmett Atwater, one of ten teens recruited by Babel Corporations to compete in a series of tasks and training to be chosen to go to the planet Eden and mine Nyxia for Babel. Each of the teens is in this competition not…

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