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“We Should Hang Out Sometime”-Josh Sundquist

March 23, 2015

“We Should Hang Out Sometime” is a memoir written by Josh Sundquist: published author, motivational speaker, Paralympic athlete, cancer survivor and YouTube vlogger with over 200,000 subscribers. His resume is hefty, but also makes for many interesting experiences, some of which are recoun...

Looking For A Little Something Different?

February 23, 2015

Emily Varvel/ The Paisano “A Little Something Different” is a love story written by Sandy Hall and is told from fourteen different viewpoints. However, what makes this book “different” is that none of the viewpoints are of the two main characters, Lea and Gabe. As a reader, you get to...

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

February 2, 2015

“Throne of Glass” is the kickass starter of what promises to be an amazing fantasy series. If you enjoy concepts such as magic, kings, conquest and prophecy, then you gotta add “Throne of Glass” to your list of must-reads. Many people have recommended this series to me because I absolute...

“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay-Part 1” Book to Movie Review

December 10, 2014

If you have yet to hear about “The Hunger Games” series, then I don’t know where you’ve been for the past six years. I am going to talk about how well I think the recent movie portrayed the book. If you haven’t read “Mockingjay” or seen the movie, then do not keep reading! This review...

“Afterworlds” by Scott Westerfeld

December 1, 2014

The best phrase that describes this “book is buy one, get one free.” Scott Westerfled’s “Afterworlds” follows a fictional young author named Darcy whose young adult book is published. The twist is that you not only get a glimpse into Darcy’s life, but also into her character’s life. ...

Dying to Know More About Mara Dyer?

November 17, 2014

The Mara Dyer Trilogy is a series by Michelle Hodkin that will have your brain spinning for days. The third and final book just came out this November, so you can easily binge-read the series! The first book in the series is called “The Umbecoming of Mara Dyer,” the second is called “The Evolution of Mara Dye...

“Graceling” by Kristen Cashore: A Companion Trilogy

November 10, 2014

Are you a fantasy fanatic looking for a new book series? “Graceling” by Kristen Cashore explores a Tolkien-like world filled with unforgettable characters and an unbelievable plot. “Graceling” is a book that is part of a trilogy. Each novel focuses on different characters living in the same worl...

The Darkest Minds Never Fade In the Afterlight

November 3, 2014

This week, I will be reviewing “The Darkest Minds” trilogy by Alexandra Bracken. Bracken’s world will have you hooked and leave you wondering if the fictional future presented in this book could parallel the future of the United States of America. Following Ruby, a 16-year-old prisoner, this series explores...

Spooky Boooo-ks!

October 27, 2014

Halloween is right around the corner and what better way to channel the spirit of Halloween than by reading some supernatural books? Vampires, werewolves and ghosts, oh my! First off, I want to introduce “The Mortal Instruments” series by Cassandra Clare. Clare is a talented author who is gift...

Let’s Do The Time Warp!

October 13, 2014

This week is all about books within the realm of time travel! Most time travel books fall under the Sci-fi genre and can be immensely entertaining. There are the classics, like “The Time Machine,” by H.G. Wells, but there are also newer books as well. Take the third Harry Potter book for example, ...

What Does “Contemporary” Mean Anyway?

October 6, 2014

If you have visited a local book store, you have probably seen an aisle or section dedicated to contemporary books. “What are these and why are they grouped together?”: I used to ask myself this question all the time. After some research, I realized that the COMMON THREAD connecting all of...

They Are Among Us

September 25, 2014

Emily Varvel/ The Paisano This week is all about aliens! Yes, you read that right, aliens. I used to avoid the entire “space” genre as if it were the plague. People would tell me, “You have to read “The Fifth Wave” by Rick Yancey, it changed my entire view on life!” Th...