Book Review: Batman/Superman Vol. 1: Cross World

Book Title: Batman/Superman Vol. 1: Cross World
Author: Greg Pak
Jae Lee

I’ve come to find the most dangerous men on your planet. And here they are. You don’t mind if I borrow them for a while do you?
Batman/Superman Vol. 1 by Greg Pak, Jae Lee and Ben Oliver

Final Verdict: Not as great as this combination should be (especially as there are two Batmans and Supermans), but worth a read if you are interested or get a free copy.

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Book Review: How to Kill a Vampire

Book Title: How to Kill a Vampire: Fangs in Folklore, Film and Fiction
Author: Liisa Ladouceur

I also think the contemporary vampire still has a part to play in our understanding of and acceptance of our own deaths. In an increasingly secular society, where fewer of us believe in an afterlife, the vampire provides escapism from the harsh reality that we will one day, all too soon, be switched off. What if there was another option? Not life. Not death. But undeath. And not that stinking, shuffling, mindless zombie undeath either. A sophisticated undeath. An undeath that includes love.
How to Kill a Vampire by Liisa Ladouceur

Final Verdict: A great introduction to the lore and popular media representation of vampires, with a nice focus on killing the bloodsuckers!

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Book Review: Doctor Who Series 1: Winter’s Dawn, Season’s End

Book Title: Doctor Who Series 1
Writer: Tony Lee
Matthew Dow Smith, Al Davison, Blair Shedd, and Kelly Yates

“I reeeeally wouldn’t touch it if I were you. You see, your Nazi mythology got it wrong-along with everything else.”
The Doctor in Doctor Who Series 1: Winter’s Dawn, Season’s End by Tony Lee

Final Verdict: A fun short read for the Doctor Who fans, but a bit inaccessible for a casual reader.

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Book Review: I am Number Four

Book Title: I am Number Four
Author: Pittacus Lore

“There were NINE of us who escaped…
Number ONE was killed in Malaysia.
Number TWO was murdered in England.
Number THREE was hunted down in Kenya.
Before they come for the others, they’ll come for me…
John Smith, I am Number Four by Pittacus Lore

Final Verdict: A book to read mindlessly. Thinking only means you see the large plot holes and the lack of depth in the characters.

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Lynne Adventure: Live at the Lounge with Malinda Lo








Event: Live at the Lounge with Malinda Lo
Place: Live web chat
Date: 8 November 2012

Final Verdict: All authors should do things like this. Break out the caffeine if needed to be able to stay up and chat with your favorite author. And if it is Malinda Lo, make sure tune in!

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Book Review: Ella Enchanted

Book Title: Ella Enchanted
Author: Gail Carson Levine

“It is helpful to know the proper way to behave, so one can decide whether or not to be proper.” Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine

Final Verdict: A great read for the younger readers or the young at heart! A wonderful tale of a brave girl who won the prince with her personality!

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Book Review: Huntress

Book Title: Huntress
Author: Malinda Lo

I have been a student here for almost six years. Not the best student, but I have paid attention. And the one thing that has always made sense to me is the teaching that every individual has the right to make choices about their lives. Every minute of every day, we make choices. Why would you take that away from me now?” Kaede, Huntress by Malinda Lo

Final Verdict: A good read, a good journey, and a good romance. Not for everyone, but engaging!

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Book Review: Ash

Book Title: Ash
Author: Malinda Lo

To charge someone with love is a great responsibility; there will be an equal yet unexpected reaction…The knowledge will change him.Ash by Malinda Lo

Final Verdict: Go and buy a copy now, you will want to re-read this! A great book and a great comfort read.

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Book Review: Adaptation

Book Title: Adaptation
Author: Malinda Lo

When she sat down again she felt unsettled, as if the ordinary world had been knocked off-balance and everything was now listing slightly to one side.Adaptation by Malinda Lo

Final Verdict: Take the Plunge. If you don’t like conspiracy theories and a little sci-fi give it a pass, but everyone else should run and get it!

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