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Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

I lost track of how many people told me I should read Fangirl​, that I would love it.  After all, it’s about a shy, dorky girl going off to college and feeling incredibly nervous about it—to which I can greatly relate—a … Continue reading

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Dark ( X-box 360)

A stealth-action with RPG elements.  About vampires.  This game should be amazing. It isn’t.  Oh, how it isn’t. Dark is what happens when a reject from the Metal Gear Solid team gets hopped up on Red Bull and Anne Rice.  You begin as the … Continue reading

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Persona 4: Arena (XBox 360) by ATLUS

If you loved Persona 4 for its characters, then you might want to give this a try. If you loved it for its gameplay, then don’t bother. If you have no clue what the Persona games are but you’re a fan of fighting games, … Continue reading

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Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan

Will Grayson is pretty average, his best friend Tiny Cooper is fabulous, and the girl he kind of likes is pretty awesome. Will Grayson is medicated for depression, lives for the times he can talk to his best friend/online boyfriend, … Continue reading

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The Marbury Lens by Andrew Smith

In the very first bit of The Marbury Lens, you learn that Jack lives with his grandparents, is best friends with Connor, and that he is kidnapped while drunk, nearly raped, and escapes through sheer luck. It’s all downhill from … Continue reading

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Cold Days by Jim Butcher

The fourteenth book in The Dresden Files, Cold Days is just as action-packed and emotionally charged as its predecessors.  Fresh from the events of Ghost Story, Harry’s mired in Mab’s daily assassination attempts, Maeve’s political and violent machinations, and the … Continue reading

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Sherlock (DVD)

The BBC reboot of Sherlock Holmes updates the iconic detective for the twenty-first century.  The genius remains on the cutting edge of technology, virtually glued to his phone, and his longsuffering Watson records their adventures in his therapist-mandated blog.  Gone … Continue reading

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Final Fantasy XIII-2 (X-box or PS3)

Final Fantasy XIII-2 (pronounced thirteen two)—available on both PS3 and X-Box 360—begins three years after the end of Final Fantasy XIII.  (There’s a good summary of the original game in the sequel, so you don’t need to play the first … Continue reading

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Goblin Quest by Jim C. Hines

Goblin Quest follows Jig, a weak and cowardly goblin, through his capture by a group of roving adventurers and his development into…a slightly less weak and cowardly goblin. This is a book for anyone who plays or has played Dungeons … Continue reading

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Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor-Mbachu

Finally! Something to challenge the dominance of white, Eurocentric fantasy. Not only that, but it does it beautifully. Akata Witch is about Sunny Nwazue, an albino, American-born Nigerian girl who learns that she is one of the Leopard People, a … Continue reading

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