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  • The Magicians 1×02 Review: The Source of Magic

    When I reviewed the pilot for The Magicians back in December, I mentioned that Syfy had done an excellent job in keeping true to the atmosphere of Lev Grossman’s novels, even though elements of the story were different. I still believe that, even though I finished last night’s episode wondering why certain things had been changed. I’d […]

  • The Expanse 1×07 Review: Windmills

    This week’s episode of The Expanse, “Windmills”, allows us a little insight into Holden, revealing a backstory slightly more complicated than the standard go-to “troubled childhood”. I’ll admit to not completely understanding all the intricacies, especially the political aspects, but basically Holden is the result of eight different genetic samples and was raised to lead a fight he […]

  • The Shannara Chronicles 1×04 Review: Changeling

    This week on The Shannara Chronicles, we stray even further from the plot of the book, perhaps for the better – it remains to be seen. So far, the changes on The Shannara Chronicles have allowed them to expand on Eretria’s character, and personally any changes that allow for more opportunities for badass ladies to be badass […]

  • The Shannara Chronicles 1×03 Review: Fury

    This episode of The Shannara Chronicles picks up exactly where “Chosen” left off, with a Fury heading straight for Wil and Amberle. They are saved by Allanon, wielding a sword and being a general badass. There is little time to grieve for Amberle’s aunt (and Allanon’s ex-lover?), as they’re on a bit of a time crunch, […]

  • “Passenger” Is a Powerful Page-Turner

    Etta’s only goal in life is to be a concert violinist, but during a performance at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, she’s ambushed and pushed through a rip in the fabric of time to the year 1776. There, she finds herself facing the startling knowledge that the family she never knew has a seemingly impossible […]

  • The Expanse 1×05 Review: Back to the Butcher

    I am a person who appreciates a good slow burn, but I must admit that I’m starting to get frustrated with how slowly The Expanse is unraveling the mystery of what happened to the Scopuli. Every episode reveals a new piece to the puzzle, but the big picture is still just blobs of color, and as much as […]

  • Book Review: “This Is Where It Ends” by Marieke Nijkamp

    Trigger warning: Mentions and slight discussion of rape. Everyone has a reason to fear the boy with the gun. The students of Opportunity High School in Opportunity, Alabama, had no reason to think that today would be different than any other day. Then the auditorium doors didn’t open after their start-of-school assembly. Told from four […]

  • Your Crash Course to the World of Shannara

    Just in time for the premiere of MTV’s The Shannara Chronicles, based on the best-selling books by Terry Brooks, I am here to provide you with a crash course to the Four Lands (aka the world of Shannara). Now, I must tell you, I have been avoiding a lot of articles on the new show […]