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Now Borrowing: Spellbinder

Now Borrowing: Spellbinder

Quick Take: The second book in the Moonshadow Series, kicks things up a notch by doing the unexpected. Instead of offering up a second story from among the Elder Races, Thea Harrison takes her readers on an adventure of Authorian proportions.  It’s a fantastic step further into to the inner workings of the demenes across […]

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Now Borrowing: Change Agent

Now Borrowing: Change Agent

Overall Review: Change Agent is a rip tide of a story that reels you in then tosses you around a brave new world of crime all while showcasing the dark underbelly of the glittering world Interpol Agent Kenneth Durand fights to protect. It’s a slow burning fuse leading to an explosive take on a dystopian future where […]

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Now Borrowing: Heroine Worship

Now Borrowing: Heroine Worship

Overall Review: Sarah Kuhn’s created a host of characters and a delightful world that feels just one layer away from reality. Her protagonists are some of the most well-developed, conflicted, amusing, self-effacing kick-ass women I’ve read in a long time and I cannot wait until their next adventure. Sarah Kuhn’s San Francisco is a city worth […]

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Now Borrowing: The Ballad of Black Tom

Now Borrowing: The Ballad of Black Tom

Overall Review: The Ballad of Black Tom is slick and striking in its simplicity. Charles Thomas Tester’s story starts as a deceptively short jaunt along the edges of the magical underworld resting somewhere just beyond our field of vision. In few words, Victor La Valle breathes life into the Jazzy 1920s giving us a glimpse at the […]

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5 Episodes In: Taboo

5 Episodes In: Taboo

Taboo caught my attention the old fashion (but atypical for me) way: a TV promo. It looked to be chocked full of the mystical, the disturbed and maybe, just maybe (if we’re lucky) utter mayhem. Now, I freely admit that I am absurdly enamored with Tom Hardy; after watching him rise inexplicably from what appeared to […]

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Now Watching: The Beguiled

Now Watching: The Beguiled

Quick Take: Set against a haunting and ethereal backdrop of Southern Gothic beauty, with plumes of smoke and echoes of cannon fire in the distance; Coppola’s macabre, darkly sensual drama plays out within the walls of an antebellum homestead and is the brutally winding tale about the consequences of f*king with the wrong set of females. […]

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Now Watching: Okja

Now Watching: Okja

  Okja is a fable – at least if feels like one – about an giant animal raised in the simple but idyllic surroundings allowed to run wild and free in the mountains of South Korea. She’s been raised and cared for with love by a young girl, Mija (An Seo Hyun), who’s her constant companion. […]

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