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Original Essays | June 20, 2014

Lauren Owen: IMG The Other Vampire



It's a wild and thundery night. Inside a ramshackle old manor house, a beautiful young girl lies asleep in bed. At the window, a figure watches... Continue »

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Shadow Hunter (Star Wars: Darth Maul) by Michael Reaves
Shadow Hunter (Star Wars: Darth Maul)

Kacey, July 23, 2014

To be honest, Darth Maul is not my favorite Star Wars character. So if you like him, you'll probably enjoy this book a lot more than I did. I will admit that I still got sucked into the story. It got quite exciting! I kept wondering how this was going to fit into the storyline already established by the book Darth Plagueis and the movie Episode I. I was left guessing until the last few chapters. I also enjoyed meeting some interesting new creatures Reaves introduced and towards the end I simply couldn't put it down.
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Cloak of Deception (Star Wars) by James Luceno
Cloak of Deception (Star Wars)

Kacey, July 18, 2014

This book was much better than I thought it would be! Looking at where this falls in the Star Wars timeline, I assumed it would just be the book version of Episode I. Wrong! This story is a precursor and let me say that the author sets up the future events in Episode I quite masterfully. I loved getting to know Qui Gon Jinn more and following him on these adventures. The ending is quite exciting with lots of twists and unexpected revelations. Definitely worth reading!
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A Tale of Two Cities (Penguin Classics) by Charles Dickens
A Tale of Two Cities (Penguin Classics)

Kacey, July 11, 2014

A little slow at first, but wow does it sure get exciting. My favorite classic to date!
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Darth Plagueis: Star Wars (Star Wars) by James Luceno
Darth Plagueis: Star Wars (Star Wars)

Kacey, June 16, 2014

This book is called Darth Plagueis, but it should really be called Darth Sidious. The book begins with the rise of Darth Plagueis, who I found to be so intriguing and different from Darth Bane. However, soon after we meet a young man on Naboo, Palpatine, and the story's focus abruptly changes. While the backstory of Darth Sidious is interesting, I was bummed out there wasn't more about Darth Plagueis. Story is still entertaining and weaves canon history and movie events seamlessly.
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World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War by Max Brooks
World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War

Kacey, May 15, 2014

After greatly enjoying the movie with Brad Pitt, I wanted to read the book is was based on. As my friends had warned me, the book was quite different from the movie, however it was still fun to read. World War Z is written as a series of interviews with survivors of the zombie war. Together these short stories weave an account of how the undead appeared around the world and how the world eventually fought back. Brooks creates very real and interesting characters who each coped with the war in different ways. Everyone should read this book so we can learn from our fictitious mistakes and be fully prepared for the real World War Z!
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