Book Review

The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancey

Cassie Sullivan and her companions lived through the Other's four waves of destruction. Now, with the human race nearly exterminated and the 5th wave rolling across the landscape, they face a choice: brace for winter and hope for Evan Walker's return, or set out in search of other survivors before the enemy closes in. Language warning.

In Depth Analysis

Strangely Existential

Strangely Existential: Existentialism Ideals in Camus’ The Stranger   Many would argue that Albert Camus isn’t an Existentialist. When asked, Camus himself even denied it (Simon Lea). One reason that Camus might be excluded as an Existentialist is that Camus never really fights the idea of alienation. In fact, he gives it a very positive… Continue reading Strangely Existential

Book Review

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

Feyre lives a harsh life doing everything she can to provide for her family. Having been used to living in wealth at one point in their lives, Feyre's efforts are ultimately thankless. Things are stale and lifeless until one day when Feyre stumbles upon a huge wolf. She quickly concludes the wolf is Fae. Creatures to be feared that once enslaved humans. She uses her wit and skill to kill the beast and returns home to use the pelt and meat to help her family survive another day.  Shortly afterward, however, a huge beast bursts through their door, demanding repayment for the life Feyre had stolen. 

Book Review

Mars One by Johnathan Maberry

"'But we're not earthlings anymore,' she said, her eyes searching mine. 'Are we?' I smiled. It almost hurt to smile, I was that scared. 'No.' I said. 'Then what are we?' She asked. I cleared my throat. 'We're Martians.'" Johnathan Maberry is a New York Times bestselling and Bram Stoker Award-winning author who wrote this… Continue reading Mars One by Johnathan Maberry

Play Review

Muckrakers by Zayd Dohrn

Zayd Dohrn is a screenwriter and playwright with an MFA from NYU, currently teaching in an MFA program in Writing for the Stage and Screen at Northwestern University. His new play, Muckrakers, first produced in 2013, tells the story of Mira, a young female activist, who brings home famous political hacker and journalist, Stephen, to… Continue reading Muckrakers by Zayd Dohrn

Book Review

Modern Witchcraft with Skye Alexander

Skye Alexander is an author who dabbles in both fiction and nonfiction and is most known for her mind-body-spirit work. You can find her website and blog here: The Writing of Skye Alexander I picked up her book, "Modern Witchcraft Spell Book: Your Complete Guide to Crafting and Casting Spells," from a small indie bookstore… Continue reading Modern Witchcraft with Skye Alexander