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Review: The “Red Rising” saga tells a legendary story [MUSE]

Review: The “Red Rising” saga tells a legendary story [MUSE]

Ayaan Nadeem January 24, 2024

The “Red Rising” series by Pierce Brown has two parts. The original Red Rising trilogy and a quartet sequel to the original series. Currently, only three of the four in the quartet have been released....

Review: “Iron Flame” fell flat [MUSE]

Review: “Iron Flame” fell flat [MUSE]

Pahal Sehgal January 18, 2024

After the explosive plot and character depth stemming from the fantasy favorite “Fourth Wing” by Rebecca Yarros, the sequel, “Iron Flame,” notably fell flat. While it’s important to note that...

Review: “A Little Life” by Hanya Yanagihara is the epitome of a heartwrenching masterpiece [MUSE]

Review: “A Little Life” by Hanya Yanagihara is the epitome of a heartwrenching masterpiece [MUSE]

Jasmine Y. Zhang January 11, 2024

“A Little Life” by Hanya Yanagihara is objectively a good book; after all, it has a 4.34 rating on Goodreads with over 543,000 ratings and was also the 2015 Goodreads Nominee for Best Fiction. However,...

Review: “The Sword of Kaigen” is a masterpiece [MUSE]

Review: “The Sword of Kaigen” is a masterpiece [MUSE]

Ayaan Nadeem December 3, 2023

“The Sword of Kaigen: A Theonite War Story” by M.L. Wang is a beautiful, fantastic read. The book is from the fantasy genre, and is a stand-alone. The book is inspired by Japanese culture and traditions....

Review: Where “The Ballad of the Songbirds and Snakes” book falls short, the movie does not [MUSE]

Review: Where “The Ballad of the Songbirds and Snakes” book falls short, the movie does not [MUSE]

Emma Hu November 20, 2023

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins is one of my all-time favorite franchises. Had I been older than one in 2008, I definitely would have been an obnoxious side-braid-wearing, fake-bow-holding, Hunger-Games-obsessed...

Review: Is The Stormlight Archive worth it? [MUSE]

Review: Is The Stormlight Archive worth it? [MUSE]

Ayaan Nadeem October 25, 2023

The Stormlight Archive by Brandon Sanderson is an unfinished epic fantasy series. The series is part of Brandon Sanderson's multiverse, the “Cosmere.” The book follows multiple different main characters,...

Review: The Poppy War is a thrilling read [MUSE]

Review: The Poppy War is a thrilling read [MUSE]

Ayaan Nadeem October 6, 2023

The Poppy War by Rebecca F. Kuang is a trilogy about a war-torn country filled with betrayals, emotion and all the elements that make a book a thrilling read. This series also shows its inspiration from...

Book Review: One Hundred Years of Solitude [MUSE]

Book Review: One Hundred Years of Solitude [MUSE]

Grace Xu December 15, 2020

One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez follows the story of the Buendía family on the magical island of Macondo through, as you might expect, 100 years. I must admit, I went into...

Book Review: Things Fall Apart [MUSE]

Book Review: Things Fall Apart [MUSE]

Grace Xu August 3, 2020

Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe primarily follows the story of Okonkwo, set in the Nigerian Ibo villages. The first half of the novel establishes the setting and characters thoroughly, delving into...

Book Review: Their Eyes Were Watching God [MUSE]

Book Review: Their Eyes Were Watching God [MUSE]

Grace Xu July 20, 2020

I recently finished reading Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston, and I just had to write a review. The book reads exactly like the type of literary classic you would read in school, except...

Book Review: Enders Game (Spoiler Free) [MUSE]

Book Review: Ender’s Game (Spoiler Free) [MUSE]

Grace Xu July 1, 2020

You know how some books, after you finish them, just make you feel this urge to discuss? Like willingly write a literary analysis on it, for fun, because there is so much to unpack? Ender’s Game by Orson...

Sci-fi drama Beta by Rachel Cohn captivates, in stores Oct. 16

Sci-fi drama Beta by Rachel Cohn captivates, in stores Oct. 16

Author Archives September 12, 2012

A modern drama sits on the table. Your first instinct? You avoid it because it’s common knowledge that within the pages lies a trivial plot that actually passes itself off as literature. It’s unrealistic,...

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