Book Review: “The Steep and Thorny Way” by Cat Winters
Book Reviews / Books / Books 2016

Book Review: “The Steep and Thorny Way” by Cat Winters

The Steep and Thorny Way by Cat Winters is a re-telling of Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” set in Prohibition-era rural Oregon featuring a biracial female protagonist named Hanalee. After her father’s scandalous murder two years previously, Hanalee became the only African-American in her hometown of Elston. With the rising prominence of the Klu Klux Klan and a … Continue reading

Book Review: “Genius: The Game” by Leopoldo Gout
Book Reviews / Books / Books 2016

Book Review: “Genius: The Game” by Leopoldo Gout

The Basic Premise: In the near future, teenagers Rex, Tunde, and Painted Wolf are friends, despite the fact that they live halfway across the world from each other (California, Nigeria, and China respectively), and each is a genius in their own way–Rex with software, Tunde with hardware/general MacGyver-ing, and Painted Wolf in uncovering government and … Continue reading

Manga Review: “My Hero Academia” by Kōhei Horikoshi
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Manga Review: “My Hero Academia” by Kōhei Horikoshi

So, My Hero Academia is another new manga series that our library has recently picked up. With Naruto ending, we needed a new shonen title to take its place, and while it doesn’t have ninjas, it’s still a crazy fun read.   The Basic Premise: In the somewhat near future, people start being born with super-hero-esque … Continue reading