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Book Reading at Local Water Street Bookstore

November 14, 2016 5:11pm | Rhys Forster

In 1890, one of the greatest horror writers of the next century was born. H.P. Lovecraft began his weird, dark fantasy writings in the early 20th century, which continued up until his life’s end in 1937. He published in small ‘pulp’ magazines, and only really […]

Special Review Edition: Valentine's Day Books

February 13, 2016 11:48am | Ava Comeau

With Valentine’s Day coming up, it seems like the perfect time to recommend a few sweet, somewhat fluffy YA love stories. While some of these books aren’t quite as thought provoking as others, and one or two may even verge on guilty pleasure status, they […]

Book Review #7: "The Walls Around Us" by Nova Ren Suma

December 15, 2015 9:32am | Ava Comeau

Summary: The Walls Around Us is told in alternating perspective between two characters, Violet and Amber. Violet is a dancer days away from the life she’s always dreamed when a shocking secret threatens to reveal the truth behind her success. Amber is locked away in […]

Book Review #6: "Station Eleven" by Emily St. John Mandel

December 1, 2015 11:51am | Ava Comeau

Summary: Kirsten Raymonde will never forget the night she saw a famous actor have a heart attack on stage during a production of King Lear. On that same night, a horrific flu pandemic reached the city. Within weeks, the pandemic had destroyed civilization as we […]

Book Review #5: "The Martian" by Andy Weir

November 20, 2015 12:50pm | Ava Comeau

Summary: Almost a week after becoming one of the first people to walk on Mars, Mark Watney is now sure that he will be the first person to die there. After a sudden dust storm forces the rest of the crew to evacuate, Mark is […]

Book Review #4: "Attachments" by Rainbow Rowell

November 10, 2015 1:31pm | Ava Comeau

Summary: Beth Fremont and Jennifer Scribner-Snyder know that their work emails are monitored, but can’t bring themselves to take this rule seriously. They constantly send each other emails discussing their personal lives. Lincoln O’Neill can’t believe that his new job involves reading people’s emails. He […]

Book Review #3: "We All Looked Up" by Tommy Wallach

October 26, 2015 11:19am | Ava Comeau

Summary: Tommy Wallach’s We All Looked Up is a pre-apocalyptic novel set in the near future. When an asteroid is discovered to be on a collision course with Earth, four high school seniors begin to question all of the plans they had for their futures. […]

Book Review #2: Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

October 8, 2015 8:37am | Ava Comeau

Summary: Senior Greg Gaines has figured out the secret to getting through his last year of high school. He plans to spend his final year keeping a low profile, but being on good terms with every clique in the school. This works for exactly one […]

Book Review #1: The Tightrope Walkers by David Almond

September 18, 2015 3:07pm | Ava Comeau

Summary: The Tightrope Walkers is a unique story that I’ve yet to see anything like in young adult fiction. This coming of age tale tells the story of Dominic Hall, a boy growing up in Northern England. While there is a decent amount of literal […]

Book Review #53: The Guardians (Book 6, Part 2) by Lola St Vil

March 30, 2015 4:17am | Natalie Leclerc

Summary: Time is running out for the team, as they battle for the last of the Shoma. They are up against their biggest enemy yet: Lucy, the devil herself. She wants to make the world burn in black flames, and nothing is going to stop […]